Advent Workshop

Families created a unique Advent calendar during the Advent workshop on December 1st. The calendar will help families count down the days until Jesus’ birth. The craft included a painted cookie sheet with Christmas wrapped matchboxes. There was a matchbook for day of Advent that can hold. A piece of candy or a Bible verse. Tins were also decorated with ribbons and bells.

Gloria helps her daughter wrap a matchbox.

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Congregational Meeting

The Semi-annual Congregational Meeting will be held Sunday, November 10th starting at 12:15pm in the sanctuary. Agenda items include the 2020 Budget, update on the transition process and For the Good of Good Shepherd. The full agenda and proposed budget is being mailed to member households. Mark your calendar and plan to attend.

Meals for Homeless Shelter

Good Shepherd will be home for the Mother Theresa Haven men’s shelter for 2 weeks – November 4th thru November 17th.  Our goal is to provide evening meals every day for the men. This is an opportunity to use your cooking talent to help those in need. We need enough food for 25-30 men each day. We encourage volunteers to get together to prepare various items for a meal. If you can help with one meal please sign up in the Narthex or contact Guy French through the church office.

Help Needed

Good Shepherd needs volunteers to assist with sexton duties while we are without a sexton.Please call the church office at (570) 824-2991 and leave a message if you are able to help with any of the following tasks. Help is appreciated even if you can help with just one of these tasks.

InsNide Tasks needed:

    Dusting in the church sanctuary and balcony
    Dusting in the fellowship room
    Cleaning glass doors and windows
    Vacuuming and dry mopping the floors of the Good Shepherd Center
    Dusting in the Good Shepherd Center
    Emptying waste receptacles in the church and Good Shepherd Center
    Cleaning church offices
    Cleaning restrooms (needed three times each week)
    Cleaning blinds

Outside Tasks needed:

    Sweep sidewalks
    Clean up leaves from sidewalks and grass areas
    Pick up litter
    Clear snow and ice from sidewalks and steps when needed

If you know of anyone interested in working part time as a church sexton or secretary please contact Brooke Yeager or leave a message at the church office.

Creation Celebration Kicks Off Faith Journey

Children learned about creation and how God wants us to care for it during our Creation Celebration today. The event kicked off our Faith Journey program for 2019/2020.

The event started with a puppet show to introduce the creation story from Genesis. Children then made a “sea in a bottle with used water bottles teaching them how we can care for creation by reusing and recycling old things. They also participated in a game of creation bingo to help reinforce the creations story. The kick off ended with snacks related to the theme of the day.

Faith Journey will continue Sundays at 9:45am as children continue to learn more about creation and other Bible stories from Genesis.

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Study on Gospel of John

The Adult Forum is doing a study on the Gospel of John. The study discusses how people misunderstood Jesus during his earthly life, and how we struggle to fully understand him today.

The forum meets Sunday mornings at 9:45am in the conference room and is open to adults of all ages. Parents and Grandparents, bring the children to our Faith Journey program and stay to build you own faith.

Confirmation Orientation

Confirmation orientation will take place on Sunday, September 22nd at 9:45 am in the church sanctuary.

Children who are in seventh grade and later are eligible to attend classes. Confirmation fulfills one of the promises made by the parents, sponsors, and congregation at baptism, “to provide for their instruction in the Christian faith.”

An overview of the purpose, curriculum, and requirements for confirmation will be presented. Class schedules will be provided and the instructors will be introduced during the meeting. Parents are asked to attend orientation with the students.

A special order of a Confirmation Promise will also take place during the 11:00 am worship service on September 22nd. Students, parents, and the congregation will make a promise before God committing themselves to to being actively involved in the confirmation process.

If you have any questions regarding confirmation please email faithformation@goodshepherdwb.org.