510 Albany Shaker Road • Loudonville, New York 12211

For Young People environment of faith, fun, and learning


Sunday School

Good Shepherd's Sunday School (for ages 4 through 6th grade) meets on Sunday mornings from 9:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. during the school year (while parents and others take part in adult discussions or prayer groups). Groups are small and intimate, so every child gets lots of love and attention! The learning experience is kept fresh with the inclusion of many special activities.

Vacation Bible School

Please Note: We will not be holding VBS in the summer of 2016, but are looking forward to the opportunity to have the program again in 2017. Flexibility for parents and fun for kids! Children ages 3 through 6th grade enjoy music, crafts, age-appropriate Bible studies and lunch during this week-long camp. A full day program option is also offered, adding activities before and after the mid-day ‘core’ Vacation Bible School activities – particularly helpful for working parents. When Summer Camp is scheduled again you may Register online...or download the Registration Form in PDF format or as a Word document. Look for these links every June.

First Communion

Classes are held in the spring for 5th grade students in preparation for First Communion on Pentecost Sunday in June. These classes are led by Pastor Knarvik and their Sunday School teacher.


Growing in faith, fellowship and self-awareness is our focus as the 7th and 8th graders from Good Shepherd join with youth of the churches of the Albany Lutheran Cluster to work on material from Luther’s Small Catechism, including the Apostle’s Creed, Ten Commandments, Lord’s Prayer, and the Sacraments. They also gather at Good Shepherd to work on additional academic, spiritual and service projects.

Youth Group

Whether is camping, canoeing, or helping others, Pastor Knarvik leads older youth on some awesome adventures. Ask him!

Cradle Roll

No one is too young to be included! Children under 4 are recognized at their baptism and with cards at their birthdays and baptismal anniversaries.

Cocoa House

Family entertainment starts young at the Cocoa House – it's a place to have fun with kids of all ages! You’ll discover a wealth of activities spiced with tasty treats all sprinkled with a healthy serving of laughter.

The Cocoa House doors are usually open on the 3rd Saturday of the month from 10am until noon … don't forget to check the schedule!



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