Aug
23
6:30pm 6:30pm

The Sanctuary Choir

The Sanctuary Choir begins rehearsals for its 2017-2018 season on Wednesday, August 23,
6:30-8:00 p.m. The choir sings on a regular basis for Sunday worship hours and is
composed of individuals, high school age and up, who enjoy singing and who have a desire to use their vocal abilities to honor God. The group experiences a warm sense of fellowship as they share in an authentic team ministry. Members aren’t required to read music; regular (not perfect) attendance is needed. For more information, contact Dennis Campbell at 483-8816 or 432-5162.

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Aug
23
to Nov 29

Family Night

Children’s Ministry, Fall Programming on Wednesday Evenings. 
There will be a slight new look to our Wednesday evening programming for kids. 
Childcare offered for toddlers to age 3. (If infant care is needed it can be provided) 
Children ages 4 through Kindergarten are now the “Tadpoles”.”
Children 1st Grade through 2nd Grade are now the “Jr. FROGS.”
Children 3rd Grade through 5th Grade are FROG. 
Programming will be 6:30 pm until 8:00 pm. 
Wednesday Night Fall Programming will begin on Wednesday, August 23rd. Watch for more details as time gets closer. 
If you have any questions please see Lori Fehlinger. 
 

 

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Sep
4
9:00am 9:00am

Good Shepherd's Women's Retreat

Registration pamphlets for the annual Women's Retreat are available now in the Welcome Center.

Registrations will be taken from August 1-31, unless you want to stay overnight, then your registration is due August 18.

The retreat will be held at the beautiful Victory Noll Retreat Center in Huntington on September 9 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Denise Lapsley, the vocalist on Women's Ministry Sunday, will be the retreat leader.

Cost is $25 which includes a continental breakfast and lunch and a day of music, study, fun and time on the beautiful outdoor prayer labyrinth.

All women are welcome! Invite a friend and enjoy a day away!

Please include your check with your registration.

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Aug
13
4:00pm 4:00pm

Unclouded Day Vocal Quartet

Unclouded Day Vocal Quartet

August 13 – 4:00-5:30 PM

Making a name for itself in the Fort Wayne area, James Zanker’s newest vocal and instrumental group will be providing its unique style of sacred music ministry on a Sunday afternoon at GSUMC.  A special feature of the concert will be the recording of the entire assembled congregation’s singing of three beloved songs to be included on the group’s newest CD.  A love offering will be received.
 

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Aug
13
8:15am 8:15am

Dawn Hopkins

Dawn Hopkins

August 13 – All Worship Hours

One of the most creative piano/keyboard artists in the midwest, Dawn moves hearts and astounds listeners with her arrangements of traditional hymns and contemporary worship songs wherever she goes.

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Aug
9
8:00am 8:00am

Wild Wednesday! Yogi Bear Jellystone Park

We will need drivers for this event.

If you are interested or able please let Deb Miteff or Lori Fehlinger know.

Thank you.

 

We will meet at the church at 8:00 am. We will then load up and head up to Fremont. Lunch will be provided.

Kids will need to bring bathing suits, flip flops, sunscreen, towel and clothes for the ride home (if they are wearing their bathing suit up).

We will arrive back to the church between 4:30/5:00.

Cost is: $20.00

No additional monies are needed for this day.

Deadline for sign up is Sunday, August 6th.

Universal permission slip must be filled out to attend.

*Children who just completed 1st Grade through 5th Grade*

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Aug
6
8:15am 8:15am

Abby Paskvan

Abby Paskvan

August 6 – All Worship Hours

Christmas in the Smokies, Dollywood, Cincinnati Reds game, Carnival Cruises and the RNC National Convention - Abby’s incredible vocal talent has opened many diverse doors for her to share God’s love.  Abby has a voice that sound great singing country, contemporary and even classics.  Good Shepherd welcomes Abby for a full morning of music ministry.  A love offering will be received.

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Aug
5
12:30pm12:30pm

Pool Day at Glenaqua

Join Good Shepherd as we go into the community and sponsor a pool day at Glenaqua! 

Good Shepherd will pay admission for the first 100 pool kid guests (members get in free). 

We will also be handing out Good Shepherd beach balls to the first 150 kids and making snow cones for all from 1-3!! 

Join us for a fun, soaked-filled day!

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Jul
26
6:45am 6:45am

Wild Wednesday! Fair Oaks Farm

Bus trip number two….Fair Oaks Farm. We really encourage you to check out their website. This is more than just a “cow farm.” Our plan is to check out all the adventures they offer...three different experiences.

We will be ordering box lunches and eating there as a group.

Please dress kids in clothing ready to explore and have fun. Watch the weather for temperatures.

http://fofarms.com/

Cost for this event is: $25.00

Parents and siblings are welcome to join us on this trip. A parent must accompany any sibling that has not completed the first grade. We need you to be at the church at 6:45 am as we will leave the church at 7:00 am. We plan to return to the church at 6:00 pm.

Deadline for sign up is: Sunday, July 23rd

Universal permission slip must be filled out to attend. (If a child is going without a parent present.)

*Children who just completed 1st Grade through 5th Grade*

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Jul
21
to Jul 22

Limitless for Young Women

Fun, Friends and Fellowship ~

Workshops, Hands on Mission, and Worship for teen women grades 9-12 to age 39

- See more at:  www.inumc.org/umw  

This two day opportunity is free of charge for up to 40 participants, so apply soon.  Located on the beautiful campus of DePauw University July 21 & 22. 

 For more information or to apply, contact Bonnie Elam at 341-1687. 

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Jul
14
to Jul 15

UMW Garage Sale

The UMW will be having their garage sale!

July 14, 8-5:00 PM

July 15, 8-3:00 PM

in the Activities Center at Good Shepherd.

Dates to drop off your donations are July 8- 13 from 5-7 PM.  The donated items should be in good working condition. NO ADULT CLOTHING is accepted.

For questions or more information, contact Deb Helton.

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Jul
12
7:15am 7:15am

Wild Wednesday! Indianapolis Children's Museum

Please arrive at Good Shepherd by 7:15 am. We will depart the church parking lot no later than 7:30 am.

Lunch will be provided at the museum. We will return to the church at 6:00 pm.

Parents and siblings are welcome on this trip.

Parent must accompany any sibling that has not complete led the first grade.

No additional monies are needed for this trip. (Unless a parent is going and you choose to take your child to a gift shop.)

Cost of trip: $20.00 for a child (ages 2-17)

$25.00 for adults

Deadline to sign up is: Sunday, July 9th

Universal permission slip must to be filled out to attend. (If a child is going without a parent present)

*Children who just completed 1st Grade through 5th Grade*

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Jul
8
7:00am 7:00am

Three Rivers Festival Parade Float

Good Shepherd would like to invite you and your family to come walk with us on Saturday, July 8th. We have a float committee and they love to see as many families come out and support our church. They ask that every one arrives before 7:00 am so we can have lots of people there for voting of the floats. We are float 131 and will be on Main St. contact Shane Salisbury at 422-8940 for further questions.

Theme: SUPERHEROES!

Wear your superhero costumes, shirts, socks, capes, etc. Come out and have a great time. The parade itself starts at 10:00 am but we hang out,  have fun with sidewalk chalk, tossing a ball around, having some morning munchies, etc.

 

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Jun
28
8:30am 8:30am

Wild Wednesday!! Arts and Crafts

Come let your minds open, explore and create. We will be doing an art and craft project. However, the fun doesn’t stop there. This will be a full day of fun and excitement. 
Please arrive at the church between 8:30/9:00.

Lunch will be provided. After lunch we will walk over to Glenwood Pool for swimming. Please be sure to pack: swimsuit, towel, sunscreen, and goggles.

You can pick up your child back at the church between 4:30 and 5:00. 
Cost for this event: $20.00
Deadline for sign up is Sunday, June 25th
Universal permission slip must to filled out to attend.

*Children who just completed 1st Grade through 5th Grade*
 

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Jun
19
to Jun 23

Vacation Bible School 2017

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL 2017

June 19—23 9:00—11:30 p.m.

Children Age 3 (by June 1) through 5th Grade

Friends are Welcome

Helpers are needed; must have completed 6th Grade to be a helper.  Volunteer signs ups are in the main hallway.

At Maker Fun Factory, kids discover that God made them—and for a purpose! Kids participate in memorable Bible-learning activities, sing catchy songs, play teamwork-building games, devour yummy treats, experience one-of-a-kind Bible adventures, collect Bible Memory Buddies to remind them of God’s love, and test out Science-Fun Gizmos they’ll take home and play with all summer long.

 Plus, you’ll meet lots of new friends!

Cost:  $10.00 per child

  Pick up extra cards at the church to invite your friends, or check out the on-line registration 

Questions can be answered by contacting Deb Miteff at the church office. 483-8816 ext. 214 or E-mail at:  damiteff@fwgoodshepherd.org

Please be aware that pictures taken during VBS could be used in Good Shepherd publicity and our 9:30 service is live streamed.

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Jun
4
8:30am 8:30am

Graduate Breakfast and Recognition

 All High School and College graduates and their families are invited to a recognition breakfast on June 4th at 8:30 followed by recognition in the worship service at 9:30 a.m.  We would like a short bio of each student along with a picture.  These can be submitted to Zach Schwarts at: Zschwartz@fwgoodshepherd.org or by mail to the church address.  When making reservations for breakfast, send reservation to Deb Miteff at damiteff@fwgoodshepherd.org and please indicate number attending, family members are welcome.  Reservations deadline is:  May 28th.

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May
20
6:30pm 6:30pm

Ron Layton Memorial Gospel Sing

 Ron Layton Memorial Gospel Sing

Saturday, May 20, 6:30 PM

Good Shepherd UMC

Gospel music is the “heart language” of many people who attend Good Shepherd.  The songs are often joyful, sometimes clever, and always heart-felt.  Bring together enthusiastic voices, some super instrumentalists, and great gospel songs and you’ve got an evening to remember.  Invite your friends to join you and come ready to sing and celebrate the Savior on May 20 at 6:30 PM.  Through gospel songs and hymns, we’ll celebrate the good news of the triumph of life over death and salvation through faith in Jesus Christ.

 

 

 

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May
20
9:00am 9:00am

Seeking Volunteers!!

Seeking Volunteers Fort4Fitness
Saturday, May 20, 2017
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 
We are accepting volunteers to work this event along with volunteers supplied by the event. There will be an event stop at our north entrance.

It will be a water stop for the Fort4Fitness participants.

If you are interested in helping with this event, please let me know and I will submit your name.

NOTE: As a host of one of the “Pit Stops”, we will be able to give three free entries to the event itself. 

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May
17
5:30pm 5:30pm

Last Family Night of the Season

Another Great Season Comes To An End

May 17 is the last Family Night for this season.  Together we want to say thanks to the cooks, setup and tear down crews, directors, accompanists, teachers, childcare workers and a host of others who have helped make Wednesday night a time of good food, laughter and learning.  Together we’ve grown closer to each other and to God.  These hours of study and ministry preparation have made us more skilled and available for God to use in worship and in numerous ways beyond the halls of the GSUMC building.  To God be the glory!

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May
17
8:00am 8:00am

Road Trip to Lucille Raines

All aboard for a fun day of fellowship and learning all about the amazing residence of Lucille Raines in Indianapolis!  

Celebrating 40 years of service, residents will share how Lucille Raines Residence has changed their lives, give us a tour of the building and there will be refreshments.  

We will either carpool from Good Shepherd or go by bus from Aldersgate UMC and should be home in time for Wednesday Family Night.

Sigh up at the counter outside Raasch Hall.  

Contact Bonnie at 341-1687 for more information. 

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May
13
10:00am10:00am

LuLa Roe

Saturday May 13 from 10 am - 2 pm
4700 Vance Avenue
Bring em’ out, bring em’ out, bring em’ out!!! Good Shepherd Preschool is bringing out 11 LuLaRoe consultants together under one roof! Come get your LuLa fix!!! Find your unicorns and meet new consultants to find your perfect Mother’s Day outfit! Also...one lucky shopper will win $50.00 to shop with a consultant here! Come out and help support Good Shepherd Teachers!!! Can’t wait for you all to see what’s new!

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May
3
6:00pm 6:00pm

VBS Praise Team Try Outs!!!

VBS Praise Team!  

It's time to consider if you would like to be in the VBS Praise Team.  

The requirements are:  you must learn the songs and motions (you will be provided with a DVD or a YouTube link).  You must be able to attend practices starting on Wednesdays beginning May 3 at 6:00 p.m.  You must be able to attend every day of VBS (June 19-23) and you must be able to attend the VBS celebration on June 25 at 9:30 a.m. 

 TRY OUTS will be held May 3 at 6:00 p.m.  NEW THIS YEAR!  

To participate in the Praise Team try outs, you'll want to either use the YouTube link or get a DVD from Mrs. Miteff and learn two songs that you can sing and do the motions for.  You'll be notified that night if  you met all the requirements to be on the Praise Team.  Praise Team practices will then be held every Wednesday until VBS.

 If you have questions about tryouts, please see Deb Miteff or Lori Fehlinger.

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Apr
30
to May 17

Gospel Sing Choir Forming

GOSPEL SING CHOIR FORMING

For many years, Ron Layton was deeply involved in developing and leading a community Gospel Sing.  As a celebration of Ron’s life and legacy the joyous strains of southern gospel music and hymns will fill the Good Shepherd sanctuary on Saturday, May 20.  A choir is forming of those who love gospel music and would like to participate in this tribute to Brother Ron.  Rehearsals are all at Good Shepherd on: 1) Sunday, April 30, 2:00-4:00 PM 2) Sunday, May 7, 2:00-4:00 PM 3) Wednesday, May 10, 6:30-8:00 PM and 4) Wednesday, May 17, 6:30-8:00 PM.  Those desiring to participate are asked to attend at least 2 of the rehearsals.  The final required rehearsal is Saturday, May 20, 10:00-Noon.  The choir meets again that evening at 5:30 PM to prepare for the 6:30 PM Sing.  Your help in sharing the word with those who have participated before with Ron in a Sing is appreciated.  Please register with Dennis Campbell (483-8816 or dcampbell@fwgoodshepherd.org) so plans can be made for music.

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Apr
29
to Apr 30

Family Fun Camp out

FAMILY FUN CAMP OUT

Make plans now to get started on the summer season and join your Good Shepherd friends for a family camp weekend.

April 29th and 30th.  We will head to Camp Lakewood for fun, activities, hiking, sleeping in cabins and campfires. 

Sign up now!

Details:

Depart Good Shepherd on Saturday, April 29th at 10:00 AM and return to Good Shepherd on Sunday, April 30th approx. 1:30 PM. 

Mark your calendars now and watch for further details.

 

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Apr
28
2:00pm 2:00pm

Red Cross Blood Drive

Good Shepherd UMC RAASCH Hall 

Good Shepherd UMC has again been asked to host a Red Cross Blood Drive at a very critical time of the year. The need for blood and blood products does not stop as Spring Break travel and events are enjoyed. So bring your refreshed self, roll up your sleeve, show us your Florida tan, and donate the Gift of Life.

In support of this Blood Drive we also appeal for volunteers to work a two hour shift on the day of the drive. As our number of donor’s increases the need for helpers in registration and canteen also increases (a good problem to have)! We also like to have extra snacks for the donors and readily accept snack gifts. Donations of cookies, veggies, or cheese and crackers can be dropped at the church on the day of the drive.

Schedule your blood donation time online at www.redcrossblood.org , or telephone: 1-800-RED- CROSS, or on the signup sheets outside Raasch Hall. Volunteer and snack sign up will also be outside Raasch hall. Lastly you can call Cathy DeWitt at 260-433-6940 with questions or to make an appointment.. There … NO Excuses not to sign up!!!

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Apr
23
12:00pm12:00pm

Lunch and Laugh

Would you like to volunteer at this over-sized event??  Take a look at the volunteer needs through the link below.

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0c4eaaa62fa6ff2-family


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