|Good Shepherd Fair to benefit Bethesda Lutheran communities|
|Written by Holyoke Enterprise|
Zion Lutheran Church and St. Paul’s Lutheran Church are co-hosting the Good Shepherd Fair and garage sale Saturday, Oct. 2 from 8 a.m.-12 noon.
The sale and craft fair will be held at Zion Lutheran Church in Holyoke. The craft fair bonanza will feature baked goods, jams, jellies and crafts of all kinds.
All proceeds from the craft fair and garage sale will benefit the Bethesda Lutheran Communities of Colorado.
Bethesda Lutheran Communities, formerly known as Good Shepherd Communities, currently supports approximately 2,000 developmentally disabled individuals in 14 states and four foreign countries. In Colorado, Bethesda supports 232 people in 13 group homes and host homes and also operates three employment and community life centers to provide daytime opportunities for the people served in the Fort Collins, Littleton and Denver metro area.
A range of services responds to unique needs in each region. Community members can be in long-term care, independent living environment or supported living environment.
They are provided with mental and physical care, vocational skills and social development. Residents live in a family environment and are encouraged to be an active participant in community and home life.
Bethesda Lutheran Communities serves individuals of all races and all religions, and the staff work very hard to help these individuals. They are helped and encouraged to worship at the church of their choice. The Good Shepherd Auxiliary supports Bethesda Lutheran Communities with spiritual and financial support, which now helps pay for a new Spiritual Life curriculum for the clients and any others who might need the material.
The annual event is held each year in one of nine northeastern Colorado Lutheran churches who participate in raising funds for the Bethesda Lutheran Communities.
For more information, contact Gail Schlachter at 854-3770.