to Dec 10

Christmas Festival Choir 2017


Christmas Festival Choir 2017
December 9, 5:00 p.m.
December 10, 9:30 and 11:00 a.m.
The singers have gathered, the orchestra is selected and rehearsals have begun for the 2017 Christmas Festival Choir presentations.  Now it’s your turn to get to work.
November is a great time to begin conversations with relatives, friends and neighbors about joining you at Good Shepherd for a musical celebration of Christmas.  Invitations to help in spreading the word will be available in the narthex starting in early November.  Let’s invite others to join in the joy as we welcome Jesus to earth and into our lives.

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to Dec 10

The Winter Rose

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While the world lies frozen beneath the chilling breath of winter, a spotless Rose blooms.

From earliest Christian time, the rose has been a symbol of divine love.  This Christmas season the GSUMC sanctuary echoes with the melodies and words of many beloved carols that tell of the Rose of Sharon, God’s touchable love.

The Festival Choir and the Festival Orchestra, featuring Philharmonic musicians, invite you to join them for this special musical celebration.  Invitations to share with others are available in the narthex

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9:00 AM09:00

Christmas Bible School


Christmas Bible School
Saturday, December 2nd
9 am till 2 pm
Children age 3 (by August 1) to 5th grade are all welcome. 
Watch for sign ups outside of Raasch Hall. 
Cost will be $10.00 a child.  Lunch will be served. 
Volunteers are needed, those sign-ups will be outside Rassch Hall also. 

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to Dec 9

Rehearsals for Christmas Festival


Rehearsals for the Christmas Festival Choir begin on October 14!  Anyone who enjoys singing is encouraged to join with the Sanctuary Choir to prepare the annual Christmas choral offering – once again with orchestra members from the FW Philharmonic.


Rehearsals are set up like last year.  All Festival Choir rehearsals will be at least 2 hours in length and none of them will be shared rehearsals with the regular choir.  Festival Choir rehearsals on Wednesday evenings will last from 6:30-8:30 PM.  Other Festival rehearsals will be on Saturday mornings and Sunday afternoons and be 3 hours long.  There are 18 hours of rehearsal options (prior to the last Wednesday rehearsal and the orchestral rehearsal which are required) out of which everyone is asked to attend at least 12 rehearsal hours.  This allows time for conflicts, but will still provide ample rehearsal to learn the music.  And of course, anyone can attend more than the minimum number of rehearsal hours.

Rehearsal Schedule:


  • 10/14 9:00 am to 12 pm
  • 10/25 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm


  • 11/5 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm
  • 11/15 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
  • 11/18 9:00 am to 12 pm 
  • 11/29 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm


  • 12/3 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm


  • 12/6 6:30 PM TO 9:30 PM
  • 12/9 9:45 AM TO 12:30 PM


  • 12/9 5:00 PM
  • 12/10 9:30 AM AND 11:00 AM 

Complete rehearsal and presentation schedules are available around the church building.  Contact Dennis Campbell at 483-8816 or 432-5162 to reserve your spot in the 2017 Christmas Festival Choir.


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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
If you have any questions please see Lori Fehlinger. 


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