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
11:00 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

                          January 2020

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Thu  09  10:30 am  Tabitha Circle at McConnell's
         7:30 pm  Choir rehearsal

Sat  11  10 am  Confirmation class at Pastor's Study

Sun  12  --Baptism-- during service
         9-10 am  Adult Bible Study   (Parlor)

Mon  13  9 am  Staff Meeting
         1 pm  Deborah Circle   (Parlor)

Thu  16  7:30 pm  Choir rehearsal

Sat  18  10 am  'SEW What'   (Parlor)

Sun  19  2nd Sunday of Advent
         9-10 am Adult Bible Study     (Parlor)
         'Praise' Band today in Service
         12:30 pm  Leadership team meeting after service

Mon  20  OFFICE CLOSED -- MLK Jr. Day

Wed  22  3 pm  Greater Wash' District Board of Ordained Ministry

Thu  23  7:30 pm  Choir rehearsal

Sat  25  10 am  Confirmation class   (Pastor's Study)

Sun  26  3rd Sunday after Epiphany
             Praise band is scheduled
         9-10 am Adult Bible Study    (Parlor)
         12:30 pm   After Service -- Orientation for "ROCK" in O.C. MD
         12:30 pm   After Service -- UMM meeting  (Parlor)

Mon  27  9 am  Staff Meeting
         No Praise band practice tonight

Thu  30  7:30 pm  Choir rehearsal

​                    February 2020

Sun Feb 02  4th Sunday after Epiphany
            9-10 am  Adult Bible Study     (Parlor)
            'Super Bowl' Sunday  game at 6:30 pm EST

Mon Feb 03  9 am Staff meeting
            7 pm Praise band practice

Wed Feb 05  7 pm  4 DX meeting

Thu Feb 06  7:30 pm Choir rehearsal

Fri Feb 07  4 pm  Commissioning of Youth to ROCK retreat, O.C., MD

            Feb 7 - 9   'ROCK' Youth retreat in Ocean City, MD

Sun Feb 09  5th Sunday after Epiphany
                Praise band is scheduled
            9-10 am Adult Bible Study  (Parlor)
            3 pm  ROCK participants return

Mon Feb 10  9 am Staff meeting

Thu Feb 13  7:30 pm  Choir rehearsal

Fri Feb 14  Valentines Day   Don't forget your sweetheart! 

Sat Feb 15  10 am  'SEW What' group    (Parlor)

Sun Feb 16  6th Sunday after Epiphany
            9-10 am  Adult Bible Study    (Parlor)
            Service today -- youth and children lead "I have a Dream"

Thu Feb 20  7:30 pm  Choir rehearsal

Sun Feb 23  Transfiguration Sunday
            9-10 am  Adult Bible Study    (Parlor) 

Wed Feb 26  Ash Wednesday  'Imposition of Ashes' Service 7:30 pm

Thu Feb 27  7:30 pm Choir rehearsal

Sat Feb 29  Leap year extra day! 

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.