GRIEFSHARE, A Grief Recovery Support Group is Restarting

This program features biblical, Christ-centered teaching that focuses on grief topics associated with the death of a loved one. The DVD seminar is followed by a small group discussion about what was viewed. Your bereavement experience may be recent or not so recent. You will find encouragement, comfort and help in grieving the death of a spouse, child, parent, other family member or friend. Please join us for the first session held at church in the conference room. It begins Tuesday, September 6, 6-7:30 p.m. There is  a $15.00 fee for the workbook. Please register by phoning the church secretary 618-344-3151 or e-mailing  Babysitting is available with notice.

GriefShare - This program is designed to help those who have lost loved ones. Each session begins with a video followed by discussion. The current next session will meet Tuesday, September 6 from 6-7:30 p.m. in the conference room on the lower level. To register, call the Church Office at 618-344-3151 or email For more information click here.

For more information about the Congregational Life Ministry of Good Shepherd or to contact the Parish Nurse call: the church office at 618-344-3151 or e-mail Lynn Cook, R.N. at


Visitation - We regularly visit our members who are homebound. If you're interested in helping with visits, please contact Lynn Cook.


Valentines and Hugs at Cedarhurst
February 14, 2018

On Valentine's Day, Joel Adle brought joy and surprise to the residents of Cedarhurst
as he and Parish Nurse Lynn Cook delivered Valentine balloons. Friends of the
residents purchased the balloons as part of a fund raiser for the Alzheimer's Assn.
Joel, with a "Happy Valentine's Day" greeted everyone with a big smile and a hug
to those who asked. Thank you Joel Adle for a heartwarming experience.  



Blood Pressure is taken on the first Sunday of every month following the 8am service in the connecting hallway.











Parish Nurse Lynn Cook

Lynn Cook received her degree in nursing from Lewis and Clark Community College.  She retired in 2008 from working for the Macoupin County Health Department as case manager and WIC nurse in Carlinville, IL. After moving to Collinsville she and her husband joined Good Shepherd and the following year began as Good Shepherd’s parish nurse. She serves in the areas of health education, personal health counseling, facilitator for GriefShare, and as visitor to our home bound members. She and her husband George have four boys and  nine grandchildren.