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

                          November 2019

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Tue  05  The Hamptons HOA Mtg    6:30 - 8:30 pm   Lewis Hall

Wed  06  GS Cinema   "We Were Soldiers"  Parlor  6:30 pm

Thu  07  Choir rehearsal   7:30 pm

Sat  09  Methodist girls' Mtg  Parlor  3-4:30 pm
         Confirmation class  9 am
         K.D.U. mtg  Parlor  6-8 pm

Sun 10  Last Day to Order Christmas Poinsettias
        Praise Band today
        'Holy Club' (Young Adults, 18-30)  every 2nd Sunday  Time TBA

Mon 11  Veterans Day  (Office closed) Federal Holiday
        Deborah Circle   1 pm

Thu 14 Choir rehearsal   7:30 pm
       Rachel Circle  10 am

Sat 16  Confirmation class  9 am
        'SEW' What group   Parlor   10 am
        Prayer breakfast  Lewis Hall   10 am - 12N

Sun 17  Children's Sabbath
        Ministry Leadership Mtg.   Parlor  After Service
        Fall Festival!  3-6 pm Music, pumpkins, food, fellowship

Mon 18 Praise band practice   6:30 pm

Tue 19  LOVE Notes articles due!

Wed 20  Greater Washington District Committee mtg   Parlor  9am - 3pm

Thu 21  Choir rehearsal   7:30 pm

Sat 23  Baby Shower   Lewis Hall  5-10 pm

Sun 24  Thanksgiving Sunday.  Bring canned goods for the needy
        UM Women Mtg   Parlor   After Service
        Collegiate High School   Sanct'   2-5:30 pm

Mon 25  Praise band practice     6:30 pm

Wed 27  Tentative - Thanksgiving Eve Service  7pm

Thu 28  Thanksgiving Day!  Gobble Gobble! (Office closed) Federal Holiday

Fri and Sat  29/30    Greening of the Church; prepare for Xmas season.

Looking Ahead         

Dec 15  Chancel Choir Christmas Music Service  11 am
        Angel Chorus Concert  3 pm​

Feb 7-9  2020   ROCK Spiritual Gathering, Ocean City MD
                For Youth 12-18, with chaperones
                Register ASAP in Church office

** 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.