Advent Giving
Nov
18
to Dec 16

Advent Giving

Our Advent Giving this year will concentrate on our Angel Tree & Warm Wishes.


Angel Tree meets the needs of St. Joe Central, Lane Middle School, and GS preschool & families. Please take an ornament off our tree in the lobby & purchase the gift listed. Return it wrapped with the top portion of the angel attached. Gifts need to be returned by December 16.

Warm Wishes is our collection of warm sweatshirts & athletic socks for the men of the Rescue Mission. Purchase one of each and returned them wrapped together in one box by December 9. On the Warm Wishes table in the lobby, you will find a size label to be placed on your gift.

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Christmas Bible School
Dec
1
to Dec 2

Christmas Bible School

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

This year, 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 pdaining@fwgoodshepherd.org with questions or find the Registration Form Here.

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Congregational Care Brunch
Dec
2
12:00 PM12:00

Congregational Care Brunch

A holiday appreciation brunch is planned for Sunday, December 2, 2018 at noon for the Lifters Ministry, the Hospital Visitation team and the Caring Ministry for the homebound. If you are a volunteer with any of these ministries, you are invited to a wonderful meal and fellowship time in the Activity Center with Pastors Ed and Susan Keirn-Kester. We always need additional volunteers in all these ministries, if you are interested, we invite you to join us for the brunch. Everyone attending needs to RSVP by November 28 to Stephanie @ the church office or contacting Paulette Ross @493-4597 or prross2@gmail.com.

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Modern Worship Launch Update
Dec
5
7:00 PM19:00

Modern Worship Launch Update

We are less than 2 months away from the official launch of Good Shepherd Modern! The launch committee has been working hard and are currently striving to provide the most welcoming atmosphere to each Sunday service.

You may be wondering, why are we putting so much emphasis on becoming more welcoming. It is not because Good Shepherd is an unfriendly church. It is because we want to continually strive to be better. Our goal is for guest attendees to know that they have found where they belong.

We want you to partner with us! You are encouraged to attend the church council meeting on Wednesday, December 5th to hear about the vision for Good Shepherd Modern.

Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 “Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed. If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble.”

Where there is no vision, the people perish..” - Proverbs 29:18a

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Christmas with Frosty!
Dec
6
6:00 PM18:00

Christmas with Frosty!

ALL women of all ages 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!

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Covenant Discipleship Field Trip
Dec
12
6:15 PM18:15

Covenant Discipleship Field Trip

Why did a group of Fort Wayne residents decide to start their own alternative grocery store? We will learn the answer to this question and many more during Covenant Discipleship group as a way to dive deeper into the food justice issue. 3 Rivers Co-op is at 1612 Sherman Blvd. in Fort Wayne. Contact Peter Daining at pdaining@fwgoodshepherd.org with any questions.

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60 & Better Lunch & Learn Club
Dec
13
4:00 PM16:00

60 & Better Lunch & Learn Club

The Dewitt’s would like to invite the group to our home for a time to enjoy holiday music from Pat’s player piano and automatic musical instrument collection. We will also play a few holiday games and of course there will be food!

 We will be meeting later in the day starting at 4:00pm to allow those who might be interested to join a car caravan to the Fantasy of Lights display at Franke Park following our gathering.

We are also asking for 8-10 volunteers to bring an appetizer dish to share with the group. 

Contact Cathy DeWitt (pcdewitt1@frontier.com) with questions or to signup.

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Red Cross Blood Drive
Dec
29
2:30 PM14:30

Red Cross Blood Drive

The current and very positive health and wellness recommendation is to practice “Mindfulness”.  Without going into detail (although I urge you all to learn more) I will give this simple explanation.

Being Mindful is to take the time to look around and NOTICE what is important, STOP and smell the roses, and just take a BREATH.

 There is no better time of year for practicing Mindfulness than the month of December.  It just so happens that every year on the Friday between Christmas and the New Year Good Shepherd Church hosts a blood drive, a perfect opportunity to be Mindful.

  On Friday December 29th you take a break from the madness of the Holiday busyness and join us in Raasch Hall. You will NOTICE what is important as you look around and realize that every unit of blood collected that day has the potential of saving 3 lives!

 There probably will not be any roses that day, but you can STOP smell and taste a few Christmas cookies!

 Lastly you will have time to take a BREATH as you give THE most important gift of the season!

 Please schedule your appointment at 1-800-RED-CROSS, or on the Red Cross Blood website/phone app, or on sign up outside of Raasch hall.

If you have any questions about eligibility or scheduling please call Cathy DeWitt at 260-433-6940

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Senior Thanksgiving Feast
Nov
16
5:30 PM17:30

Senior Thanksgiving Feast

Thanksgiving Feast!  Prepared and served by the Good Shepherd Staff and their families!!

 Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner with entertainment to follow.

 November 16, 2018

Wassail (hot cider) starts at 5:30 p.m.

Family Style dinner served at 6:00 p.m.

Entertainment to follow.

Just $7.00/person

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60 & Better Lunch & Learn Club
Nov
15
11:30 AM11:30

60 & Better Lunch & Learn Club

Topic:   BUYER BEWARE: Avoiding Scams and Credit or Identity Theft                              

 Guest Speaker: Sergeant Jim Seay, FW Police Department

 When:  November 15, 2018 (Note this is the 3rd Thursday)   11:30 AM

Where: Good Shepherd UMC

Meal:   Seeking 3-4 people willing to prepare a pot of soup or  

            a desert to share with the group.

Contact: Cathy at: 260-433-6940 if you can

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