Children's Chorus of Bay Ridge Concert - Photo Brita Rose
Other happenings at the Good Shepherd:
(Church campus facilities are open
7 days a week)
Art on the Corner
A series of music, artwork and spoken word, serving the communities of Southwest Brooklyn,
Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, Bensonhurst and Sunset Park and beyond.
Here on our corner we're bringing you the best quality of musical performance, creative artwork
and spoken word that our community has to offer!
For upcoming events check the website:
Children’s Chorus of Bay Ridge
A community chorus for children in grades 1-8, inspiring the artist within each child through the power of music.
This is another partnership with our community that is open to neighborhood children regardless of membership.
In addition to the weekly chorus (Thursdays 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Parlor - 2nd Floor),
the BRCC, under the musical direction of Rita Pihra-Majurinen, also enjoys performing at community events
and for community organizations. In September 2009, CCBR adopted the theme of peace. Music is a means to promote
peace within ourselves and within our communities. In line with the theme of peace, CCBR has partnered with
Children in Need Haitian Project following the devastating January 2010 earthquake in Haiti, and each concert since
that time raises funds for this most worthy charitable organization.
For more information call: 718 745-8520
Professional Counseling Services
Church Offices (Room C3)
The Good Shepherd is pleased to announce the new location for the 'Lutheran Counseling Center - Paul Qualben Site' (LCC)
- a mission project of the Founding Council (a collaboration of Lutheran Ministries in SW Brooklyn).
The new site, located at the church offices (Room C3), begins to fill a growing need in the community for professional,
faith-based counseling services at affordable fees. At LCC caring, compassionate, licensed pastoral counselors offer
professional, faith-based counseling utilizing sliding-scale fees. Clients unable to afford sliding-scale charges are not
turned away due to their inability to pay; fees are subsidized by monetary gits made by generous individuals like you.
Individual and Family Therapy: Children/Teens/Adults/Couples
Peer Support Groups for Churches and Organizations
Psychological Testing, In-Services & Intervention for Schools
Counselor-in-residence for Schools and Conventions
Educational Mental Health Seminars
For further information or to make an appointment with a pastoral counselor,
please call (800)317-1173; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; or refer to the website: http://www.lccny.org/
Mission Statement of the LCC:
"The Lutheran Counseling Center is a healing ministry of the church offering health, hope and wholeness
by serving individuals, families, congregations and community."
- People Improving Communities through Organizing (PICO)
- Faith in New York - a new citywide PICO affiliate that seeks three things: the building of relational power, coalitional power, and missional power. See the Shepherd's Blog here to read more.
Meetup Community Gatherings
ESL Classes in Collaboration with the YMCA:
In connection with We Are New York, Good Shepherd is offering English
Language Classes commencing February 23rd, 2012 through and including April 26th.
If you are interested in taking this class please contact Donna at 718-745-8520, or register online at WANY.gov
(look for Good Shepherd). We are very excited to be able to offer this wonderful opportunity to our community!
Relief Efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy
In the New Year, Good Shepherd opened it's space to Occupy Sandy to store relief supplies that were needed in the Rockaways and Staten Island. Since then, a number of initiatives have emerged whereby volunteers may contribute their time or supplies:
Good Shepherd still receives supplies (mostly clothing) which can be dropped off in or outside Donna's office at the church 5 days a week - 9am - 3pm.
Gift supplies can also be ordered at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church's Baby Registry: Amazon
Volunteers are still needed for the enormous clean up and rebuild effort underway. Respond and Rebuild are "professional volunteers" with a long history of going to ares of crisis and "responding and rebuilding." Contact them if you are available to volunteer.
For the latest on local relief efforts with Occupy Sandy, click Occupy Sandy Relief.
A dynamic local group, Queens Congregations United for Action (QCUA), a branch of People Improving Communities through Organizing (PICO), has been very active in the legislative aspect of rebuilding affected neighborhoods.