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

Sun  02  First Sunday in Advent   "Wandering"

Mon  03  ESL classes   (Youth Rm)   6-9 pm
         Hispanic Ministry Exe. Comm.   (Parlor)  1 pm

Tue  04  Spanish Prayer   (Sanctuary)   6 pm

Wed  05  ESL classes  (Youth Rm)   6-9 pm
         Pastor's Bible Study  7:30 pm

Thu  06  Choir practice   7:30 pm

Fri  07  Church Women United Human Rights Day   9:30 am

Sun  09  Second Sunday in Advent  "Waiting"
         Tabitha Circle
         Methodist Girls H.S. Assoc.  3-5 pm  and 5-7 pm

Mon  10  ESL classes   6-9 pm

Tue  11  Spanish Prayer  (Sanctuary)  6 pm
         ESL classes   6-9 pm

Wed  12  ESL classes   6-9 pm
         Pastor's Bible Study  7:30 pm
         Holiday Shop At Broad Acres

Thu  13  Choir practice  7:30 pm

Sat  15  Doves (Young Adults)  Shopping for Advent Families
         Choir practice  3 pm

Sun  16  Third Sunday in Advent  "Watching"
         Trustees Mtg.  (Parlor)  After service
         Chancel Choir Xmas Service @ 10:30 am Service
         Angel Choir Xmas Service @ 3 pm
         Advent families presents, grocery cards, and stocking stuffers
         should be finalized and brought to church for deliveries
         to families. 

Mon  17  ESL classes   6-9 pm
         Deborah Circle
         Rachel Circle
         LOVENotes articles due 

Tue  18  Spanish Prayer    (Sanctuary) 6 pm
         ESL classes   6-9 pm

Wed  19  ESL classes   6-9 pm
         Day of Prayer and Fasting
         Pastor's Bible Study  7:30 pm

Thu  20  ESL classes   6-9 pm
         Choir practice 7:30 pm

Sun  23  Fourth Sunday in Advent  "Wondering" 

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

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.