10:00 AM10:00

National Alliance on Mental Illness: “Bridges of Hope”

The statistic is that 1 in 5 people are going through some kind of mental illness, also 1 in 2 people will suffer from a mental illness at some point in their life.  If we apply this statistic to our church, over 200 people will have this issue.  Often times we don’t know how to respond to people who are going through this crisis.  This 30 minute presentation will teach us about simple things we can do to help those who are suffering.  We hope you can attend.

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to Jun 16

Pennsylvania Work Camp ~ June 10-16

ALL are welcome to join the team for this year’s Pennsylvania Work Camp.  It’s the second week in June, getting you back home in time for Father’s Day and Rib Fest.  

ALL skill levels are needed and youth are welcome when accompanied by an adult.  Every work camp is different but promises to be a rewarding experience you will never forget!  

If you would like to check out the many ministries of Connellsville Area Community Ministries (a ministry of the  Pennsylvania Western Conference UMC), go to:  

The website for the place where you will be staying, Mt. St. Macrina House of Prayer, is:

There will be an informational meeting in the Library between services (10-11:00 a.m.) on Sunday, May 6.  Please feel free to stop by with your questions.

Contact Bonnie Elam at 341-1687 or with any questions or concerns. 

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to Jul 22

Church Camp Out

Who:     All of Good Shepherd is invite

When:     Friday afternoon to Sunday morning, July 20-22

Where:     Chain O’Lakes State Park, 2355 E 75 S, Albion, IN 46701 

What:     Camping, camp fires, canoeing, beach, hiking, etc.

Why:    Enjoy God’s Creation and connect with other church families

Cost:        $35 to camp, $7 park entry  (Half of camping cost was paid by script grant)

Food:    We will have a sign up for food items/meal planning

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4:00 PM16:00


Everyone is invited to the Rose Wallace Memorial Concert on Sunday, April 22, at 4:00 PM in the Good Shepherd sanctuary.  Featured will be The Festival Choir of the Associated Churches of Fort Wayne and Allen County of which Rose was a charter member. The concert will offer a variety of styles, from upbeat Southern-style gospel to reflective a cappella pieces and is sponsored by Ray Wallace.

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8:00 AM08:00


8:30-11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 21

8:30 - Meet at church for coffee, donuts, groupings, and instructions

9:00 - Groups will drive or walk to locations and begin clean up

11:00 - Leave bagged trash at designated areas

11:30-2:00 - Optional citywide celebration at Headwaters Park with lunch

Signup by April 15 by signing up outside Raasch Hall or contacting Peter Daining at 483-8816 ext 307.  Trash bags, gloves, and t-shirts are provided.

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11:30 AM11:30

60's and Better Group - April Fools

TOPIC: “APRIL FOOLS” – The Importance of Laughter and Fellowship in our Lives.  Join us April 12, 11:30 AM (all ages welcomed!) for some good old fashioned laughter as we watch some video comedy shows during lunch then play (Or watch others play) a variety of board games. Let’s just have fun together!!  Lunch will be served and a free will donation is appreciated.  Sign up outside Raasch Hall or Contact Cathy DeWitt at 433-6940.

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11:00 AM11:00

Lifters Prayer Ministry Appreciation Brunch

To all members of the Lifters prayer ministry, please join Pastor Phil for an appreciation brunch on Sunday, April 8 @11am in room 139. Your ministry is such a vital part of Good Shepherd that we want to celebrate you and your commitment. We always have need for more Lifters, if you would like to serve our church, this ministry requires no physical abilities and a small portion of your daily devotions.

If you have questions or would like to RSVP for the brunch, please call the church office or Paulette Ross @493-4597.

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9:00 AM09:00


There is still time to register to attend the Spiritual Retreat led by author, Sharon Garlough-Brown.  This promises to be a special day you don’t want to miss!  Hosted by the Stepping Closer Book Club and open to everyone.  We are excited to know you are treating yourself to a wonderful day and know it will be a meaningful one for you!


WHEN:  March 24, 2018  ~  9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Good Shepherd UMC

COST:  $25 – Lunch included.   (Scholarship available)

CONTACT:  Cathy DeWitt - 260-433-6940  or Paulette Ross - 260- 750-2156

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11:00 AM11:00

Appreciation Lunch - Hospital Visitation Team and Caring Ministry

The hospital visitation team and members of the Caring ministry are invited to join Pastor Phil for an appreciation brunch on Sunday, March 11 in room 139 from 11-12:30. We want to thank you for your concern for the Good Shepherd family and invite your comments and thoughts. If you have questions or would like to join either team or want to RSVP for the brunch, please call the church office or Paulette Ross @ (260) 493-4597.

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6:00 PM18:00

The Northmen's Homecoming Concert

The Northmen & Cathy are celebrating 29 years in 2018, as a full-time Christian music ministry. They are busier than ever, singing several concert dates per year, and sharing the gospel in venues across the country in 40 states, including Alaska and Hawaii. The Northmen & Cathy have sung in six foreign countries to date and sang  on several cruise lines.


This is not a GSUMC sponsored event, but we hope you will attend and enjoy!.

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11:30 AM11:30

Sixty and Better Group - "Healthy Meal Planning for One or Two"

Shortly after our homes became “Empty Nests” and our kids were all “Flying the Coop” my two best friends and I made a common observation. We noticed that ALL of our Tupperware and other plastic containers had disappeared.

The mystery was solved when we each confessed we were still cooking in quantities for a crowd of kids, their friends, their sports teams, and that stranger (we never really knew his name) who would often be seen looking into our open refrigerator (pretty sure he lived in the neighborhood).  To disperse my “overcooking’ I began packing up leftovers to send home with my kids any time they came near the house.  All of you fellow “empty nesters” know the rest of the story; we never saw those plastic containers again. There has never been a young adult child that has returned anything borrowed from our homes!

Let’s show those kids a thing or two at the “Sixty and Better Group” to get some new ideas on meal planning for one or two.  The money we save on food and not having to buy new plastic storage containers can be applied to going out for more restaurant meals where we don’t have to cook at all!

For lunch we will be doing some sampling of dishes easy to break down into smaller servings.  By request I will be demonstrating my “No Knead Bread” technique. We also invite you to share recipes or tips on cooking for one or two.  We can make copies of your written recipes to share with the group. 

Sign up outside Raasch Hall or Contact Cathy DeWitt 433-6940.

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