Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

7600 Cahill Avenue, Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076 651.451.6225 Get Directions

Children’s Event Ministry

Inter†Gen Ministry Special Events

Relationships are very important while walking on our faith journey!  Event Ministry opportunities help kids “do” their faith when they are having fun with other kids and adults.  Good Shepherd Event Ministry opportunities provide a balance between events that are social and service-oriented. Parents and Youth are always needed to help with these events.  We encourage children to invite friends to every and any event!

To sign your child up for an event please email

Ministry Events

“Twisted Thanksgiving” Dinner for Grades 3, 4 & 5
Sunday, November 19 ~ 11:30-1:30pm

Children are asked to bring a food to share that starts with the first letter of their last name for the feast. We will learn about the history of Thanksgiving before we play fun games and make a group project of what we are thankful for. Several parents and youth are needed to help with the fun.

“Gingerbread Houses” for Grades K, 1 & 2
Sunday, November 26 ~ 11:30-1:30pm

Children will enjoy a holiday lunch and then decorate cute gingerbread houses to display & snack on throughout the holiday season. There will be a small supply charge for attending this event. Several parents and youth are needed to help with the fun.

“Inter†Gen Snow Tubing” for All Ages
Sunday, January 14 ~ 1:00-3:00pm

There will be fun for the whole family at Green Acres Recreation in Lake Elmo. There will be a cost for this event. More information regarding this event will be available in December.

Sleepover for Grades” 3, 4 & 5
Saturday, January 20 @ 7:00pm – Sunday, January 21 @10:15

Children and Youth helpers come for an overnight at Good Shepherd church. The event will include games like “Sardines”, a “winter” movie, snacks and SLEEPING! Sunday morning they eat breakfast, attend 8:00 worship & 9:15 Sunday†School in their pajamas! Several parents are also needed to help with this event by volunteering or donating snacks.

“Valentine Tea” for Grades 3, 4 & 5
Sunday, February 11 ~ 11:30-1:30pm

Children decorate the room and prepare “tiny tea” food to serve with “tea” to their families and guests from church. After they serve the food, they serve others by performing talents such as singing, reading or playing instruments.

“St. Patrick’s Day Party” for Grades K, 1 & 2
Sunday, March 11 ~ 11:30-1:30pm

Children dress in their finest greenery and eat a festive “Irish” meal. They learn a bit about St. Patrick and the holiday while they play fun games with “Irish” twists. Maybe even make an Irish craft. Several youth and parents are needed to help with this event.

“Clue” Mystery Event for Grades 3, 4 & 5
Sunday, April 8 ~ 11:30-1:30pm

Children work in groups to prepare a “mystery lunch” for all to enjoy. Then they don costumes to either be a character from the “Mystery of the Pilfered Pooch” or a Super Sleuth to solve the mystery. Several adults and youth are needed to help out with the fun by being characters or assistants.

Looking ahead to Summer 2018
Save these dates for 2 exciting Faith-Based offerings for your children. We also need youth & adult helpers to be part of the VBS team for fun and learning.

VBS will be held Monday, June 11 – Thursday, June 14 for Pre-K thru Grade 5 plus helpers of all ages!

June 24-29 Bible Camp @ Luther Park in Danbury, WI for Grades 3-5