Alzheimer's & Dementia Care Class
Mar
10
to Apr 21

Alzheimer's & Dementia Care Class

This 6 week class on Alzheimer’s & Dementia care will begin on March 10 at 10 am in room 139. Topics covered include: impact, challenges, practical & specific ways local congregations can be involved, & ways individuals can communicate, interact, & worship. Classes run approximately 50 minutes.

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6th Annual Free Family Movie Night
Mar
23
4:30 PM16:30

6th Annual Free Family Movie Night

Is your Spider-sense tingling?  You knew it was time for another awesome Good Shepherd Free Family Movie Night!! Get your free tickets here!

On March 23 from 4:30-7:30pm, Good Shepherd will open its doors wide to our neighborhood and host the annual pre-party and movie.  This year the movie is Spider-Man Into The Spider-Verse.  This animated movie collides Spider-Mans from 6 different dimensions!  That's a lot of web-slinging action!

From 4:30-5:30pm, we will pre-party!  Concessions, including pizza, will be available for a minimal charge.  Swing like Spider-Man, beat your enemies in a silly string war (weather permitting), a photo opp, preschool kid activities, and Spider-Man popcorn buckets!  At 5:30pm, the movie will begin in the Worship Center.

GET YOUR FREE TICKETS HERE: Eventbrite

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Dine For A Cause
Mar
24
7:00 PM19:00

Dine For A Cause

The Youth are hosting a fancy dinner to raise money for their Puerto Rico mission trip in July!

How do you get tickets??? From the envelope display board in the Lobby!!
(or emailing Zac Schwartz at zschwartz@fwgoodshepherd.org)

Here’s how it works:

Each envelope contains one ticket for one person to attend our “Dine for a Cause” event on March 24th at 7:00pm.  You will select an envelope (in the church lobby, by the welcome desk) with the dollar amount you wish to contribute to the youth mission trip.  Keep the ticket inside and return the envelope to Zac Schwartz with your donation.  Example: a couple decides to donate $200.00 total.  They can select the envelope labeled $144 and $56 to get two tickets and their total would be $200.00.

 Ideas:  select 8 envelopes and request a table be reserved for you.  Treat your neighbors, friends, family, or employees/coworkers while supporting the youth.  Seats will be first come, first serve, unless you reserve a table for 8.  Questions and reservations contact Zac Schwartz: 260-483-8816x211

 Dinner will include hors d'œuvres, soup, salad, dinner, drinks, dessert, table service, and live music.  At the dinner our musician will be accepting donations for song requests. All donations go directly to the youth mission trip.

 Good Shepherd’s vision statement is Connect, Grow, Send.  We get the opportunity to SEND our youth to assist with hurricane relief and community outreach near San Juan, Puerto Rico.  They will see people who live in a different culture than their own, and they will grow spiritually.  One of the greatest gifts we can give our youth are these experiences. Please consider supporting them both financially and in prayer.

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Discovering the Bible Life Group
Apr
7
10:10 AM10:10

Discovering the Bible Life Group

Starting on Sunday, April 7, a class will be offered from 10:10 to 10:50 AM for those who are new to the Bible, as well as, for those who would like a light refresher.   The class will start with a blank slate followed by a look at the structure and organization of both the Old Testament and the New Testament.   We will pay specific attention to the author, audience and time period of the writings.   The class will also become familiar with the books of Law, History, Poetry, and Prophecy of the Old Testament followed by a review of the Gospels, Epistles and End-time Eschatology of the New Testament.   So, get a cup of coffee, grab a donut, and come join us as we Discover the Bible.   A sign-up sheet has been placed outside of Raasch Hall.  Class will be taught by Linda Fraley

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60 & Better Lunch Group
Mar
21
11:30 AM11:30

60 & Better Lunch Group

WORKING TOGETHER TO BE THE HANDS OF JESUS

WHEN: MARCH 21st (this is another 3rd Thursday!)

TIME: 11:30 am

WHERE: Good Shepherd Church, Room to be determined

LUNCH: Bring your own “Brown Bag” Lunch – Drinks and Desert provided.

PROGRAM: Speaker from the Fort Wayne Sexual Assault Center will share information about the important work this community agency is doing. Following the presentation, our group will put our hands to work to make simple blankets that will be donated to the center. These blankets are then given to children and teens as a source of comfort during the process of assessment and treatment following a traumatic assault.

PROJECT DETAILS: If you are able, please bring a 1 ½ yard piece of kid/teen printed or plain colored fleece fabric and a pair of fabric scissors.

We need a “Few Good Men” to join us for measuring and cutting material while others tie the blankets. Contact Carol Frank with questions regarding the needed supplies.

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SuperStart
Mar
8
9:30 AM09:30

SuperStart

Calling all 4th, 5th, and 6th graders!! Mark your calendars….We are headed to Indianapolis for SuperStart, a pre-teen Christian conference. Join the group for worship, age-appropriate teaching & CRAZY games! We will be taking a van to Traders Point Christian Church to join the event, staying in a hotel near the church, and going Duck Pin Bowling for a group activity. Last year, we had so much fun and hope you can join us this year. This year’s theme is Conquering Gargantor. The event will take place March 8-9. The cost is $50 to attend the event. We will cover transportation, food, and housing!!! Please RSVP with your $50 to Zac Schwartz or Peter Daining by January 27. Scholarships available. For more information: www.ciy.com/superstart. Zac Schwartz: zschwartz@fwgoodshepherd.org. Peter Daining: pdaining@fwgoodshepherd.org

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Ash Wednesday
Mar
6
12:00 PM12:00

Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the Lenten series”The Journey of the Stones”. At noon, the service consists of spoken word only and imposition of ashes. The 6:30pm service is a fuller experience with music and imposition of ashes. The children will be gathered during the service as they explore the meaning of Ash Wednesday through age appropriate activities.

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Fat Tuesday Pancake Dinner
Mar
5
5:30 PM17:30

Fat Tuesday Pancake Dinner

The 3rd-5th Grade Covenant Discipleship group will be putting on a pancake dinner on Fat Tuesday. Enjoy pancakes, bacon, sausage, fruit, drinks, and even KING CAKE! This is a free event, but we will be collecting nonperishable food donations for the Feed My Sheep food pantries.

We’ve been focusing on Food Justice all year, and preparing and enjoying food is an important part of the equation. The kids will take ownership of the event by preparing the food and giving back to those in need through the food drive.

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Annual Prayer Breakfast
Mar
2
9:00 AM09:00

Annual Prayer Breakfast

All women are invited to the Annual Prayer Breakfast on March 2 at 9am. Our special guest speakers are from The Women of Redemption House. This is a faith-based housing program for women who are overcoming past mistakes and making a new life for themselves. We will be collecting garbage bags, aluminum foil, dish soap, cleaning products, toilet paper, and zip lock bags for them.

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