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
3:00-5:00 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' 


                    November   2017

Wed  22  7:30 pm  Thanksgiving Eve Service

     NOTE:  Pastor Kathy will be gone Nov 23 and 24 for a short trip back
            to Illinois. She will return late Sat Nov 25. 

Thu  23  THANKSGIVING  (Church closed)

Sun  26  Last Day of Coat Drive!!    
         9-10 am  Adult Bible Study
         11:30 am  Sign-Choir rehearsal
         2-4 pm Young Adults (Youth room)
         3-5 pm  GS Latino service

Tue  28  10-11 am Food Pantry will be open

Thu  30  7:30 pm Chancel Choir

                    December  2017

Fri  01  9:30 am  "Greening of the Church" (i.e., prepare for Xmas season)
         12N to 1pm  World Aids Day -- Prayer in Sanct' with Pastor

Sat  02  "Greening . ." beginning 1pm if still needed

Sun  03  9 - 10 am  Bible Study
         10:30 am Service  **Baptism Sunday**
         11:45 am  Children's Sign choir
         2 pm Young Adult "Doves" (Youth Room)
         3 pm  GS Latino Service

Tue  05  7:30 - 8:30 pm  Pastor's Advent Bible Study

Thu  07  7:30 pm Chancel Choir

Fri  08  LOVE Notes due 

Sun  10  11:30 am  Children's Sign Choir
         10:30 am Service
         --After Service-- Tabitha Circle  (Shep' Nook)
         2 pm  Young Adult "Doves"
         3 pm GS Latino Service
         4 - 6 pm  MGH.S.OG  Lessons and Carols  (Sanctuary)

Mon  11  1 pm  Deborah Circle  (Parlor)

Tue  12  7:30 - 8:30 pm  Pastor's Advent Bible Study

Thu  14  10 am  Rachel Circle  (McConnell house) 
         1 pm   Rachel Circle  (Parlor)
         7:30 pm  Chancel Choir practice

Sat  16  10 am  "SEW" What?  (Parlor)

Sun  17  10:30 Service (will have Choir Cantata)
         11:30 am  Children's Sign Choir
         12N  Young Adults "Doves" will tour Af Amer History Museum, etc.
         3 pm  GS Latino Service

Mon  18  Shepherd's Table  (to be announced)

Tue  19  10-11 am Food Pantry will open
         7:30 pm  Pastor's Advent Bible Study

Thu  21  7:30 pm  Chancel Choir practice

Fri  22  5 pm Shepherd's Table

Sun  24  10:30 am AND 7:30 pm Xmas Services
         9-10 am  Adult Bible Study
         -- No Spanish/Latino Service
         -- No Children's Sign Choir
         -- No Young Adults mtg.

Mon  25  CHRISTMAS!   (Office closed)

Thu  28  7:30 pm  Chancel Choir practice

Sun  31  NEW YEAR'S EVE! Day
         9 - 10 am Adult Bible Study
         10:30 service AND 11 pm "Watch night" service 
         2 pm  Young Adults "Doves" meet
         3 pm  GS Latino Service

Looking Ahead     
January 26-28, 2018   R.O.C.K. !! Attention all youth -- ROCK dates are out
                      and website sign up and lodging are available. 
                      Contact Valerie Campbell for more info.

May 18-20 2018  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.

** 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.