How we help

In The World!

Sharing your gift is a way to give back to the world, not because you have to but because it allows others to learn, grow, and advance in ways they have yet to experience.

Easter Sanctuary

Synod and ELCA Mission Commitment

Good Shepherd designates a portion of regular financial offerings to support the work of the Upstate New York Synod and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

ELCA Disaster Response

The Lutheran Church partners with others to provide a greater stewardship of resources to domestic and international disasters. Through ELCA Disaster Response, resources are distributed for immediate post-disaster and long-term relief efforts.

ELCA World Hunger

During the Lenten season you’ll probably see a table set for dinner right in the church entryway! Funds raised during this “Invite the Poor to Your Table” devotion are given to the ELCA World Hunger Appeal to support the ELCA’s commitment to relief, development, education, and advocacy for people who live with chronic hunger and poverty.


The ONE Campaign seeks to raise public awareness about the issues of global poverty, hunger, disease and efforts to fight such problems in developing countries. ONE is Americans of all beliefs and every walk of life – united as ONE – to help make poverty history. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church is ONE of many participating partners joining together in the campaign to make poverty history.