Daytime Study - Women Growth Groups
"Let your roots grow down into, Him, and let our lives be built on Him. Then you faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness."  Colossians 2:7 Growth Groups is a weekly gathering of women seeking to grow spiritually through study, discussion and fellowship with other women on a similar journey. There is no cost and free childcare is available.

The Life and Teaching of Paul

Tuesday mornings beginning January 28, 9:30-11:30am

9:30-10:30am Large group teaching with Pastor Glen in the Worship Center 10:30-11:30am Small group fellowship and discussion If you're new this session, please register below. Otherwise no need to re-register.


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Evening Study - Women WEBS

Women's Evening Bible Studies (WEBS)

Tuesday WEBS


Tuesdays, 7pm, Room 110

Are you interested in starting the New Year joining a small group? We will be beginning an 11-week study on Paul's travels to the churches in southern Galatia. The study guides will cost $7.00 which will be collected at the study. Questions? Please contact Diane Schlake,

Wednesday WEBS

1st & 2nd Corinthians, Galatians, and Ephesians

Wednesdays, 7:15pm, Room 110

Please join our 13-week Bible study of 1st & 2nd Corinthians, Galatians, and Ephesians. If you are interested in joining or have any questions, please contact Jenni Nelmark,
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Off-Site Women’s Retreat February 8 | Register today!

February 8, 9am-1pm | Gurnee Community Church | $25 (lunch included)

All women are welcome to a seat at this retreat. Led by our very own Dawn Pulgine and Tia Walter, they will challenge, equip, and empower you to press into your identity, belonging, and purpose in Jesus.

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Pillowcase Dress Ministry Sew Dresses for Those in Need
Use your love of sewing to serve others in countries around the world. Sew simple pillowcase dresses at home to be distributed with Good Shepherd mission trips. Fabric is often donated.
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Prayer Shawl Ministry Knit & Crochet to Make a Difference
This creative, fun and energetic group of women enjoys knitting, discussion, laughter, refreshments and great friendships. Bring your creative skills and use them in a powerful and important ministry as we work together each week to produce Prayer Shawls, Baby Blankets and Chemo Caps that go out to hundreds of individuals each year. This is a great opportunity to make a difference and get connected! Meets Wednesdays
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Quilting Ministry Make Quilts for Those in Need
No experience is needed and all women are welcome to join in the fellowship of quilting. Donations of cotton or cotton polyester are transformed into the colorful quilts to be sent around the globe to hospitals or orphanages through Lutheran World Relief Mission Quilts. Also, annually the group's quilts are dedicated during Worship Services and shipped off with prayer to those in need. Meets Thursdays.  
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Renewal Weekends Christ Renews His Parish® Retreats

A weekend retreat of spiritual renewal!

Most of us realize something is missing in our lives and want help with that feeling. We all want a community; we all want a home; a sense of connection and a sense of family in the church. We want to find our place in the family of God.  Good Shepherd wants to help welcome people into that journey of spiritual connection and fellowship. A Renewal Weekend by CRHP (Christ Renews His Parish) is a great starting point. This powerful weekend retreat results in spiritual growth and is often described as life-changing. Participants attend a 2-day, 1-overnight renewal weekend at Good Shepherd to focus on where they are in their spiritual journeys. Music, faith sharing, communion, and individual and group activities help them reflect on their current relationship with God and inspire them to be open to the way God is working in their lives. Men and women attend separate weekends. Church membership is not required. CRHP groups tend to stay connected beyond the retreat, either in continued fellowship or service to the church.

Men's Renewal Weekend: every May

Women's Renewal Weekend: every September

Hope Renews CRHP 2.0

Saturday, February 29, 8:30am-5pm

This will be a full day to celebrate what God has done in our lives and to seek renewal in our faith today. Anyone who has attended a men’s or women’s CRHP at Good Shepherd is welcome to attend. Participants will reconnect with their CRHP friends; revisit and reflect on their spiritual growth as a result of their CRHP experiences; hear stories of growth; worship; sing praises to God; and leave inspired to continue their journeys to serve the Lord. The cost per person is $20. This fee will cover food(light breakfast, lunch, snacks, and beverages), gifts, and the supplies needed to create the event. Online registration is strongly encouraged and will be available through February 24. Scholarships are available. For details, please contact Pastor PJ Malin at:


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