Good Shepherd United Methodist Church
The people of God, who are the Church made visible in the world, must convince the world of the reality of the gospel or leave it unconvinced. There can be no evasion or delegation of this responsibility; the Church is either faithful as a witnessing and serving community, or it loses its vitality and its impact on an unbelieving world.
-- The Book of Discipline of The United Methodist Church-- 2008

Every Sunday

8:00-10:00 am  Comforter's House Chapel -- Rm 8
8:00-10:00 am  Messengers of God -- Nook
9:00 am  Adult Sunday School -- in Parlor
10:30 am  GSUMC Standard Worship Service
2:00-3:00 pm   Latino Service
4:00-6:00 pm  Full Gospel Believers -- in Parlor
Agape Fri  10-11 pm  Sat 7:30 - 12 pm; Wed 6-9; Sun 6-9


                        Dec  2018

Mon  24  Family Xmas Service   7:30 pm
         Candlelight Service   11 pm


Wed  26  Church Office  CLOSED

Thu  27  Choir practice  7:30 pm

Mon  31  New Year's Eve Watch Night Service  11 pm

​                        Jan 2019

Tue  01  NEW YEARS DAY   (office closed)

Wed  02  Office closed

Sat  05  Way Forward Conference Center  9am - 12N

Sun  06  UMW Mtg.   (Parlor)

Tue  08  Spanish Prayer    6pm

Thu  10  Choir practice  7:30   (Lewis Hall)

Fri  11  Young Adults (Doves) Location/time TBA

Sat  12  Young Adults (Doves)  10am - 4pm

​Sun  13  Tabitha Circle  After Service
         Trustees Mtg    After Service   (Parlor)

Mon  14  SPRC Mtg.  7pm
         Deborah Circle Mtg.   (Parlor?)

Tue  15  Spanish Prayer  6pm

Wed  16  GS Day of Fasting and Prayer

Thu  17  Choir practice  7:30  (Lewis Hall)

Sat  19  Sew-What!   10am  (Parlor)

Sun  20  New Members Class   9-10 am  (Library)
         Ministry Team Leadership Mtg.  After Service

Mon  21  LOVE Notes due today

Tue  22  Spanish Prayer  6pm

Wed  23  Worship team mtg.  7pm
         Greater Wash' District Committee on Ordained   9am - 3pm

Thu  24  Choir practice  7:30pm

Sat  26  Meals to the Neighborhood

Sun  27  New Members Class  9-10 am  (Library)

Tue  29  Spanish Prayer  6pm

Thu  31  Choir practice  7:30 pm 

Looking Ahead         
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** the Food Pantry is constantly in need of replenishment. You can help.
  -- Buy one or more $10 food cards next time you grocery shop
  -- Buy extra of these (Just one grocery bag a month can help!)
     - dried beans and/or rice, coffee, flour, corn meal
     - Dried foods, Mac'n Cheese or 'just add water'
     - canned soups, sausages (Vienna), corn, beans (red and black)
     - crackers, peanut butter, cookies, cereals
     - ready to heat:  Chef Boyardee, Spaghettios, chili, heat-n-eat
     - nothing perishable, nothing out of date
     - NOTE: tend towards Latin American staples to make entire meals or
       extend a family meal: things like the beans, rice (2-lb bags),
       cornmeal (2-lb), canned tomatoes, flour (2-lb), soup stock, etc.
  -- Better-yet, if able, push a second cart for the food pantry.
     - Pay separately at checkout, keep receipt for tax purposes. 

  -- Most Costco and Sam's bulk items of canned and boxed food stuff still tends to be too big, even after breaking down the multi-packs. (e.g., commercial sized and 'value' sized portions of peanut butter, canned chili, et al, wherein, the cans or jars are the size of footballs and are really meant for businesses, buffets, picnics and bulk preparations.) It is best to shop at Safeway, Giant, Shoppers, Wal-Mart, Aldi, etc. for family or single-portion sizes. -- Try to use weekly coupons or discounts to save even more money on individual sized cans and jars, portions, and boxes.