Discovery Group
Jun
2
12:15 PM12:15

Discovery Group

Are you looking to become an important part of Good Shepherd and essential to God’s plan?  Then look no further than Discovery Group!  This day of fun starts out with a full lunch (free to you!) with the church staff.  We then move to a time of reflection, revelations, and a rousing game of Jeopardy!!  This day is centered on understanding Good Shepherd, yourself, and Methodism in a fun and meaningful way.  It’s also a time to bring your questions.  There is the option of church membership at the end.  If you would like to attend Discovery Group on June 2 from 12:15pm-5pm, please contact Corrina Weikle at cweikle@fwgoodshepherd.org. 

You will receive a packet of information when you signup.  Childcare is available upon request.  RSVP soon!    

Whether you are interested in the fun alone or in becoming an official member of the Good Shepherd family, you will learn the foundation of this faith and what Good Shepherd represents.

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Retired's Bible School
Jun
3
to Jun 7

Retired's Bible School

June  3-7, Good Shepherd will embark on it’s 27th year of Retired’s Bible School.   RBS is a favorite with adults who are available during the day.  Come for one day or come for 5!  You enjoy awesome breakfast (at 9am) and lunch (at noon), engaging bible study, fellowship, and you work behind the scenes making the children’s upcoming Vacation Bible School out of this world.  It’s FREE, FREE, FREE!!  NEW THIS YEAR,  our study leader will be Pastor Donna Goings, previously appointed at Good Shepherd.  Sign up at the display in the main hallway or contact Deb Miteff @ damiteff@fwgoodshepherd.org.

 

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Pennsylvania Work Camp
Jun
15
10:00 AM10:00

Pennsylvania Work Camp

No two work camps are the same. Sometimes there are wheelchair ramps to build, steps to repair, windows to replace, porches to fix, yard work to do, storm damage to clear, or painting to be done. God leads people to those in need. He knows their needs just as He knows ours. Leaving the comfort of your own home and stepping into the mission field is both exciting and a bit scary. But working and getting to know those in need is just part of what happens on a mission trip. Ask anyone who has ever gone and they will tell you that the blessings and fellowship one receives is priceless. Prayerfully consider being a part of the mission trip. For questions or for more information, contact Bonnie Elam at 260-341-1687.

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Vacation Bible School
Jun
17
to Jun 21

Vacation Bible School

VBS 2019: To Mars and Beyond

 Good Shepherd's VBS this year will help kids discover the wonders of God's universe. They'll become Voyagers on a journey through space and explore where God's power can take them. Beginning in an outpost on Mars, they'll lift off to distant planets on special missions to collect power sources. Along the way, they'll learn how God walked with heroes of the Bible, and that God is always with them, too. Space crafts, recreation, and science lessons will add to the out-of-this-world adventure.

Who: Children 3 years old through 5th grade
When: 9-11:30 a.m. Monday-Friday, June 17-21
Where: Good Shepherd Church
Cost: $10 per child

Theme verse: Glory to God who is able to do far beyond all that we could ask or imagine by his power at work within us! Ephesians 3:20

Register online here: https://www.fwgoodshepherd.org/new-page-1

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Dinner & Dessert Auction
May
19
5:30 PM17:30

Dinner & Dessert Auction

Are you ready for a great night? Do you have a sweet tooth? Then we have the fundraising event for you! Every year, our children and youth get together to provide a spaghetti dinner followed by a dessert auction. This year, the proceeds will benefit future children and youth mission trips. Good will donation accepted for dinner. Dinner starts at 5:30 with the auction beginning at 6:15.

Every year, bakers compete for the great dessert trophy! How do you win? The dessert who brings in the most funds for our kids earns it! If you’d like to enter the contest, please have your dessert to church by 5:30pm on the 19th.

And yes we will be accepting Visa and Master Card!

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Great American Cleanup
May
4
8:30 AM08:30

Great American Cleanup

The Great American Cleanup is a great way to SEND ourselves into our community! Take a few hours to keep Fort Wayne beautiful and BE the church.
8:30 — Meet at church for coffee,  donuts, groupings, and instructions
9:00 — Groups will drive or walk to locations and begin clean up
11:00 — Leave bagged trash at designated areas
11:30-2 — Optional citywide celebration at Headwaters Park with free lunch

 

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Preschool Spring Program
Apr
28
1:00 PM13:00

Preschool Spring Program

On April 28, our preschool will present their Spring Program and Art Show! Show times are 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm. Move over Monet....the kids are displaying their art work in the gym! And to top off the day, there's even a book fair!

Also as they celebrate their 50th anniversary at the start of next school year, they invite ANYONE who has taught, worked for, or attended the preschool to fill out a large colored tag that sits on the counter outside the fellowship hall. Those will be on a large display this fall!

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Snack Attack
Apr
25
2:00 PM14:00

Snack Attack

As school comes to a close we are going to be meeting with and encouraging youth and kids that walk to and from school.  We will be setting up games and a table with snacks.  As kids walk by, we want to give them a snack they can take with them.  They will also be welcome to stay and hang out while we play games in the yard.  This is going to be a wonderful way to meet and reach out to the youth in our community.  Questions? Please contact our youth director: Zac Schwartz at zschwartz@fwgoodshepherd.org.

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Holy Week
Apr
14
to Apr 21

Holy Week

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Easter is just around the corner! In so many ways it is the Super Bowl of Christianity, and it is going to be one incredible celebration at Good Shepherd!

Take a look at our Holy Week schedule!!

Palm Sunday 4/14 - Good Shepherd will host a Palm Sunday party after the 11am service!  Free pizza for everyone & activities for the kiddos with an egg hunt!

Holy Thursday 4/18 - The youth are in charge of this service at 7pm.  Come & support them as they bring the meaning of service to you through their eyes.

Good Friday 4/19 – The day of Jesus’ crucifixion is a turning point for history and for individuals.  Out of this day comes one of the most important questions a person can ask: “Who is Jesus?”  The choirs of Good Shepherd and Covenant UMCs join with professional instrumentalists to musically help consider an answer.  Presentation times: Covenant UMC at 4pm, Good Shepherd UMC at 7pm.

Easter 4/21 - Easter Sunday!  Good Shepherd has two services to enjoy.  The 9am service will have special choir performance with brass instrumentation.  The modern worship band (11am) will take you on a musical journey of the Gospel as they explore Jesus’ death, resurrection, and how we still need His love today.

 

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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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Summer Camp Kick-Off
Apr
5
6:00 PM18:00

Summer Camp Kick-Off

All students; middle and high school, are welcome to join us at Leo UMC for summer camp kick 0ff. We will meet with Leo UMC and Trinity FW UMC who will join us in our cabin for high school camp. This is a great chance for 8th graders to meet those people they will bunk with and a great time to get together with those we were with at camp last year.

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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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