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


                         Sept 2018

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Sun  09  Tabitha Circle --After Worship--

Mon  10  Deborah Circle  1 pm

Tue  11  Spanish prayer   6 pm

Thu  13  Choir  7:30 pm 
         Rachel Circle  10 am
         'Way Forward' video showing 7:30 pm  (Parlor) 

Fri  14  Church Women United -- "Sister to Sister" Open House
         2-4 pm at Leisure World Clubhouse  (Chesapeake Room)

Sat  15  'SEW What'  10 am  (Parlor)

Sun  16  Trustees Mtg -- after service -- (Parlor)

Tue  18  Spanish prayer  6 pm
         'Way Forward' video showing  10 am and 7 pm  (Parlor)

Wed  19  GS Day of Prayer and Fasting  (See homepage)
         7:30 pm  Avery Park HOA mtg  (Parlor)

Thu  20  Choir  7:30 pm

Tue  25  Spanish prayer  6 pm

Wed  26  'Way Forward' Video showing  10 am and 7:30 pm  (Parlor)

Thu  27  Choir  7:30 pm

Sat  29  Annual Church Conference  1 pm  College Park
         This will be a Cluster Conference with our sister churches.
         Bishop Easterling will lead. Any/all GS members are invited
         and encouraged to attend. 

Sun  30  Concert Across America . . (Doves attending + any others welcome)
         . . Against Gun Violence  2 - 5 pm but setup begins 9 am
         --After Service-- UMM Mtg  (Parlor)

Looking Ahead         
Sept  30    Young Adults group ('Doves') are in planning to 
            participate in national Concert Across America to
           End Gun Violence. This event is currently in planning.
           Please contact the Church office if interested.

** 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.