How you can help those impacted by the Hurricanes

Dear Church Family,

The Mission Committee and United Methodist Women are working together to collect items for hurricane relief.  There are many ways you can help.

First, you can pray.  There are so many hurting, displaced and scared people in the southern United States - they need our prayers.  You can donate items or a monetary gift and with SCRIP, items will be purchased to put together relief kits.  UMCOR is asking for three different relief kits:  Cleaning Kits, Hygiene Kits and School Kits.  Also, there is Early Response Team training. That's for people who want to go in after the emergency responders are done. ERTs do work like mucking out flooded homes, cleaning up debris, tarping roofs, and of course being a caring presence for those we serve. Teams usually consist of seven or more people. If you don't have enough at your church, it's great to partner with other churches or connect through a training. ERT badges are sometimes required to enter certain areas after a disaster. Badges last for three years.  UMCOR is planning as many training's as their trainers can manage right now. You can find a listing of all those at

Please prayerfully consider helping however you can.  The lists can be found at the Welcome Center and on the UMW bulletin board in the back hall.  They will also be on the Good Shepherd website.  

If you have any questions, please call Phil Elam at 450-5388, Bonnie Elam at 341-1687 or the church office at 483-8816.

Thank you for your prayers and support.

Good Shepherd Mission Committee
United Methodist Women

*You can click on each kit for a link to a full list of what items are needed!*


Introducing Marvin McNew as Contemporary Worship Coordinator

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The SPRC is happy to announce the hiring of Marvin McNew as our Contemporary Worship Coordinator. Marvin holds a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education and a Master’s degree in Education, both from Huntington University. He taught middle and high school band for 10 years before switching to full-time worship ministry. For the past 7 years he's been the Pastor of Worship and Communications at The Well in Huntington. Marvin is now excited to work toward launching Good Shepherd’s first contemporary worship service. 

Marvin lives in Huntington with his wife Aimee, who is an author and nutritionist, and their almost two-year-old son, Harry. They are expecting another son in January 2018. Marvin is currently adjunct faculty at Huntington University, where he teaches saxophone performance. He enjoys teaching music lessons, watching Cubs games, and singing Crowder songs with his son.

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