Christmas @ Good Shepherd

Have little kids who would love to spend the day at Christmas Bible School? Do you love to hear festive music backed up by members of our choir and orchestra? Then you need to join us for the many activities Good Shepherd hosts for all age ranges! May you be touched by Christmas spirit this season.
See you soon!


Christmas Bible School - December 1st 9am-2pm

Need time to Christmas shop? Then bring your kids to Jesus’ birthday party! Registration Form Here

Christmas Bible School will be held on December 1st from 9am to 2pm at Good Shepherd. The cost is only $10 and includes a hot lunch! All children ages 3 (by August 1st) through grade 5 are invited to Christmas Bible School for a day of fun.

We will focus on the true meaning of Christmas by learning about the story of Jesus’ birth, how it changed the world, and how it fulfilled so many of God’s promises in the Bible. There will also be birthday-themed crafts, games, music, and CAKE!

Please contact Peter Daining at 483-8816 or with questions or find the Registration Form Here.


christmas tea & cookie Exchange - december 6th 6:30pm

ALL women, young and wise in years, are welcome to attend the Christmas Tea & Cookie Exchange on December 6 at 6pm!! Participation in the cookie exchange is optional but if you would like to participate, just bring two dozen of your favorite cookies and go home with two dozen WONDERFUL varieties to share with your family and friends. If you have extra cookies you would like to share, we will be happy to place them on a tray for you as part of our refreshments. Join the fun, entertainment, and fellowship!


open gym

Join us for some Christmas-themed games and lots of fun! Come out of the cold on December 8 from 9-11am. All elementary & middle school kids invited!!! Parents do not need to stay but do need to sign in their kids.


CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL CHOIR AND ORCHESTRA - December 15th 5pm & december 16th 9am

Christmas is a season for lots of things - and it’s certainly a season for singing!  The Good Shepherd Festival Choir and Orchestra present the joyous songs of the season in a slightly Appalachian style.  This year the marvelous orchestra that we’ve come to love and expect is enhanced by the addition of recorder and guitar to add a touch of the mountains.  With only two presentations for 2018, we’re anticipating full houses at both.  Share the hope and joy of Jesus’ birth by inviting your friends and loved ones to this special GSUMC tradition. There will be two showings: Saturday, December 15 at 5:00pm and Sunday, December 16 at 9:00am. Admission is free. Nursery is available.

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preschool sings christmas songs in service

Please make sure to attend worship on Sunday, December 23. We have invited the entire preschool and their families to share some of their Christmas program songs during our worship service! We hope that you and your family can plan to be there to welcome and support those who come to us from our onsite missionary field: Good Shepherd Preschool!

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christmas Eve services - december 24th 1pm, 5pm, 7pm

1:00pm Children’s Pageant
The 1:00pm children’s pageant retells the nativity story.  All children  are welcome to participate.  Come as you are and arrive by noon.  No rehearsal necessary.

5:00pm & 7:00pm Traditional Christmas Eve Services
The traditional evening services are filled with candlelight, carols & open communion.  Experience a peaceful moment to reflect on God’s gift to us! There will also be a photo spot for you to capture this festive night with your family.

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christmas blood drive

In the spirit of Mindfulness, Good Shepherd will host it’s annual Christmas Blood Drive on December 29 from 2:30-6:30pm. Be Mindful of the fact that every unit of blood collected that day has the potential to save 3 lives! And after you have given, you can enjoy a Christmas cookie or two!!

Please schedule your appointment at 1-800-RED-CROSS, on the Red Cross website/app, or sign up in the hallway outside Raasch Hall at church.