Adults

Whether Good Shepherd member or not, you’re welcome and invited to participate in any and all of our activities.


Check the GSLC calendar for upcoming events and schedule specifics.

  • 20s/30s Group

    Folks in their 20s and 30s gather over brunch for informal discussion of current and popular events, how they intersect with our faith, and questions that arise from there.


    Typical schedule: Monthy at 12:30 PM (Sept.-June) or 11:30 AM (July-Aug.) at a local restaurant

    Contact: Pastor Jen

  • Anti-Racism Activities and Team

  • Assisting Ministers

  • Carpenter's Shelter

  • Chili Cookoff, Brownie Bakeoff

    Join us for this fun evening whether you have a winning recipe and a competitive streak, enjoy live music, or just want some good food and fellowship.


    Typical schedule: Annually, usually in January, February or March

    Contact: James Zellhart, youth ministry chair

  • Circle 3 Women's Group/Women of the ELCA (WELCA) 

  • Communications Committee

    Have skills in (or an interest in learning) social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube), writing (especially for the web and email, blogging, etc.) or communications strategy? We’re building a team of folks to help more effectively share our #biggerTable story with the community and within GSLC.


    Typical schedule: Varies

    Contact: Corinne Berkseth Baker, communications ministry chair

  • Communion Presenters

  • Community Outreach Activities

    We take part in a wide variety of in-person and donation/in-kind events to accompany and assist those in need in our community, Alexandria and beyond. Go to details on serving locally.


    Typical schedule: Varies

    Contact: Denise Gray, community outreach chair

  • Community Outreach Committee

    Interested in planning activities and efforts to accompany and assist those in need in our community, Alexandria and beyond? Let us know!


    Typical schedule: Varies

    Contact: Denise Gray, community outreach chair

  • Confirmation Leaders

  • Conversations with Friends

  • Counters

    Teams of two or three count the offering each Sunday after worship.


    Typical schedule: Once per month

    Contact: Denise Gray, financial secretary

  • Education Committee

    Do you have interest, experience or expertise in helping to plan learning opportunities for kids, youth or adults? Let us know.


    Typical schedule: Varies

    Contacts: Amy Hadley, education ministry chair

    Denise Steene, education ministry coordinator

  • Finance Committee

    Do you have expertise or expertise in accounting or finance? An interest in applying sound and spiritual practices toward stewardship of our financial resources? Let us know!


    Typical schedule: Occasionally

    Contact: Bruce Purdy, finance committee chair

  • First Communion Leaders

  • God’s Work, Our Hands

  • Mission Endowment Fund Committee

    The Mission Endowment Fund (MEF) is a fund of contributions specified and invested to create long-term giving opportunities. Separate from GSLC’s operating and designated funds, the interest generated by the MEF is donated as another way to do God’s work in the world. The committee oversees the MEF investments and selects recipient organizations.


    Typical schedule: Quarterly meeting

    Contact: MEF Committee members

  • Mosaix

    We’re part of six churches in the ELCA Metro DC Synod actively working to be a more diverse church community – more like the vision of the heavenly kingdom described in Revelation 7:9 …and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb.


    Typical schedule: Implementation team meets monthly

    Contact: Pastor Jen

  • New Connections

    As part of the ELCA Metro DC Synod’s New Connections campaign, we’ve committed to grow our congregation by 50 active participants over three years and raise $50,000 to make new connections in our community. We’ll connect deeper with one another and with God, and we’ll broaden our reach to others in our neighborhood and Alexandria.


    Typical schedule: Varies

    Contact: Pastor Jen

  • Prayer Shawl Ministry

  • Property Activities

    Are you handy with a paint brush, scrub brush or rake? Like any house, the little church on the triangle always has handy-person or spring-cleaning projects.


    Typical schedule: Varies

    Contact: Ed Sutherland, property committee chair

  • Property Committee

    Are you a fix-it person, DIYer or good at managing projects? Apply these skills while helping to plan for and implement important ongoing and long-term maintenance for our building and yard. Let us know!


    Typical schedule: Varies

    Contact: Ed Sutherland, property committee chair

  • Readers (sometimes called lectors)

  • Refugee Family Support

  • Staff Support Committee

    A group that attends to the human resources needs of the Good Shepherd staff.


    Typical schedule: Every other monthly

    Contact: Sherry Sterling, staff support committee chair

  • Stewardship Committee

    Do you have expertise or experience in charitable giving or fundraising? Or an interest in helping connect people’s time, talent and treasure with Good Shepherd’s efforts to build a bigger table? Let us know!


    Typical schedule: Varies

    Contact: Beth Hickey, stewardship ministry chair

  • Sunday School Teachers

  • Synod Assembly Representatives

    Each year, GSLC voting members elect representatives to attend the ELCA Metro DC Synod Assembly and vote on the congregation’s behalf. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the wider work of the ELCA and GSLC’s role in those efforts.


    Typical schedule: 1-2 day-long meeting in June

    Contacts: Synod reps

    Pastor Jen

  • VBS/Summer Camp Teachers/Helpers

  • Welcome and Connect Activities

    The focus of our ministry is sharing God’s love with all by growing connections with each other and in our community. Our welcome and connect efforts invite questioners, believers and questioning believers to engage with us and build bonds/friendship/mutuality/ties between new folks, recent-comers, regular participants and long-time members and to be a blessing to the broader community.


    Typical schedule: Varies

    Contact: Lori Strauss, evangelical outreach ministry chair

  • Welcome & Connect Committee

    Are you one of those people who seem to connect people? Or interested in planning authentic ways of introducing people to the grace of God in action today? Let us know!


    Typical schedule: Varies

    Contact: Lori Strauss, evangelical outreach ministry chair

  • Worship & Music Committee

  • Youth Committee

    High school youth and AAA adults—authentic, affirming and available—to spend time with our young people and accompany them on their faith journey as we participate in a variety of activities. (All individuals working with youth must read and sign our Child Protection Policy.)


    Typical schedule: Varies

    Contact: James Zellhart, youth ministry chair