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
3:00-4:00 pm   Latino Service
4:00-6:00 pm  Full Gospel Believers -- in Parlor
6-9 pm Agape 7th Day Adv' -- Sanctuary

Every Wednesday: 6pm Agape 7th Day Adventists (Sanctuary) 
Every Saturday:  7am-1pm; 3-4 pm; and 6-9 pm  Agape 7th Day Advt' 


                    March  2018

Thu  01  7:30 pm  Chancel Choir practice

Sun  04  9-10 am Adult Bible Study  (Parlor)
         2-4 pm  Doves meet  (Young Adults group)
         3-4 pm  GS Latino Worship  (Parlor)

Thu  08  1 pm Rachel Circle (McConnell's)
         7:30 pm  Chancel Choir practice

Sat  10  2-3 pm  MGH.S.  OGA Mtg  (Parlor)

Sun  11  --After Service--  Children's Sign Choir
         --After Service-- Tabitha Circle  (Shep' Nook)
         2-4 pm  Doves
         3-4 pm GS Latino Service  (Parlor)
         9-10 am Adult Bible Study

Thu  15  7:30 pm  Chancel Choir practice

Fri  16  4:30 pm  Shepherd's Table

Sat  17  Church Beautification day of service -- volunteers wanted
         10 am  'SEW What' group  (Parlor)
         9 am Street-feeding ministry food prep

Sun  18  Choir Cantata
         --After Service-- Children's Sign Choir
         2-4 pm  Doves
         3-4 pm  GS Latino Service  (Parlor)
         9-10 am Adult Bible Study

Tue  20  10-11 am  Food pantry is open

Wed  21  Day of Prayer and Fasting

Thu  22  7:30 pm  Chancel Choir practice

Fri  23  5 pm Shepherd's Table

Sat  24  Church Beautification day -- pending, if needed

Sun  25  Palm Sunday
         --After Service-- Children's Sign Choir
         2-4 pm Doves
         3-4 pm GS Latino Service
         9-10 am Adult Bible Study

Tue  27  10-11 am  Food pantry is open

Thu  29  7:30 pm  Maundy Thursday Worship Service

Fri  30  7:30 pm  Good Friday Worship Service

Looking Ahead     
April   1  Easter   Sunrise service (6:30);  Breakfast; 
                    Worship at 8:30 and 10:30 today

April 28   Xmas in April service day   begin 7am
           Contact Janice Taggart  301.434.2151

May 18-20   Make plans to celebrate women of the UMW in mission
            and at home at "Quadrennial Assembly in Columbus, OH"
            This inspiring assembly and gathering of UMW women "doers"
            occurs every so often. Google this event for more info.

Sept  30    Young Adults group (i.e., 'Doves') are in planning to 
            participate in national Concert Across America to
           End Gun Violence. 

** 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.