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

“Octoberfest” for All Ages
Sunday, October 7 ~ 11:30-3:00pm
Enjoy a festive lunch of hotdogs, brats, chips, beans, pretzels, cupcakes and root beer at this community building event. Entertainment includes a live polka band, bouncy house for kids, cakewalk and corn hole competition.

“Scavenger Hunt” for Grades 3, 4 & 5
Sunday, October 21 ~ 11:30-1:30
Participants are served a tasty lunch and then are challenged to searching inside and outside the Good Shepherd building for hidden clues, while being on the lookout to avoid being tagged by a “noodler”.  Several adult and youth volunteers are needed to help out as noodlers and medics.

“Trunk or Treat” for All Ages
Wednesday, October 31 ~ 6:30-8:00
All are invited to partake in this exciting evening of outdoor fun which includes decorated car trunks providing candy, a campfire sing-along and snacks. Suggested attire is non-scary costumes. Trick or Treaters should bring their own treat bag. To sign up your trunk, contact Karen Davis.

“Charlie Brown’s Christmas Party” for Grades K, 1 & 2
Sunday, November 25 ~ 11:30-1:30
All will enjoy a holiday lunch while watching the classic movie, “A Charlie Brown Christmas”. Then materials will be provided to decorate a Christmas tree of their own take home for the holidays. Several adults & youth helpers are needed. Pre-K children can attend with a parent or grandparent.

“Christmas Caroling” for All Ages
Sunday, December 16 ~ 3:00-5:00pm
Join us to contribute our blessings to others. Meet at the church to carpool to homes of Good Shepherd members who will benefit from friendly visitors and music for holiday cheer. Return to the church @ 5:00 for dinner and 5:30 worship.

“Snow Sledding” at South Valley Park for All Ages
Sunday, January 20 ~ 11:30-1:30
Sign up for a pizza lunch at the church at 11:30 and then carpool to the hill at 2810 70th Street East, IGH. You can also choose to meet us there. Dress for the weather, bring your own sleds.  We will bring the hot cocoa and marshmallows!

“Chili and Bingo” for All Ages
Saturday, January 26 ~ 5:00-7:00
All are invited to come on down to the Good Shepherd Commons area. We will enjoy several varieties of chili and then play Bingo. Cost for dinner is $5.00. Bingo cards will be $1 each. Bingo winners can choose from a grand selection of prizes. All proceeds from the evening will be contributed as blessings to Neighbors Inc!

“Valentine Tea” for All Ages
Sunday, February 10 ~ 11:30-1:30
This community event is open to all who would love to enjoy being served a delicious lunch of finger foods and tea prepared by our children. Then we carpool to a Senior Living Center for a heartfelt sing-a-long with wonderful residents.

“Annual President’s Weekend Sleepover” for Grades 3, 4 & 5
Saturday, February 16 @ 7:00-Sunday, February 17 @ 10:00
Children and Youth helpers come for an overnight at Good Shepherd church. The event will include active games”, a “winter” movie, snacks and SLEEPING! Sunday morning we eat breakfast, attend 8:00 worship & 9:15 Sunday†School in our pajamas! Several parents are needed to help with this event by volunteering and/or donating snacks.

“Tacos & Talent” for All Ages
Sunday, March 3
All are welcome at this exciting event of contributing our blessings by sharing gifts and talents. After tacos, a variety of entertainment will be provided by individuals and groups of all ages. There will be opportunities for performing arts such as music, dance, comedy, magic tricks, etc. as well as visual arts of painting, drawing, photography, pottery and crafts of all types. Sign-up will begin in January.