Social Functions & Events

Wednesday Night Dinner - 1st & 3rd Wednesdays:

The next dinner will be December 6th from 5-6:15 PM. Prices: Ages 13+ $5; Ages 5-12: $4; Ages 4 and under: Free. Family Maximum: $20.

United Methodist Women

The November meeting will be held on 11/21/2017 at 6:30 PM in the parlor. The UMW Christmas party will be held on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 6:30 PM in the Fellowship Hall. Please mark your calendars

Decorating the church for Advent

Interested in putting your creative talents to use? Please come help decorate the church for Advent on Saturday, Dec. 2nd at 9:00. Contact Linda Graham at 301-706-2752.

Drive Thru Nativity & Birthday Party for Jesus

Saturday, Dec. 9 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM, the GSUMC Youth & families will be hosting the DTN & BDP4Jesus. This is a tremendously fun way to share the story of Jesus' birth with our community. Any and every one in the church family is welcome to participate. If you like a little drama, or love crafts, like to bake, lead games, put together costumes or build scenes, talk to people, can direct traffic or have/know someone with barnyard animals that could be part of the Nativity - just contact Carol Wunderlich 301-843-6797 or Set up for the event will begin at 3:00 PM on Dec. 9.

Wednesday Night Bible Studies

Wednesday Night Bible Studie from 6:00 - 7:00 PM. The studies are open to anyone who would like to attend. Child Care is available in the Nursery/Childcare room from 5:55 - 7:05 PM for the children of study participants. The Women's group study is "Stuck: the Places We Get Stuck And The God Who Sets Us Free" by Jennie Allen. The group will meet in Room 7, next to the Fellowship Hall. For more information please contact Kara Paulsen (706-726-3383). Cost for the study book is $15.00. The Men's group will be using Pamela Eisenbaum's study: "Invitation to Romans." The group will meet in the Parlor, next to the Sanctuary. For more information please contact Bud Campbell ( or Ken Paulsen (706-726-3143). Cost for the study book is $17.00..

Dinners for 8ish

* Every person/couple will be assigned to a group of 8ish that will gather at least 4 times between Oct. - May for dinner. Kids are absolutely welcome (and encouraged!). * Each month, a different host/hostess will coordinate the group and pass the torch to the next month's host/hostess. If you are unable to host, make that known and you can be "skipped" on the rotation. Others in the group may be able to host multiple times. * The host/hostess prepares the main dish and others in the group bring the sides. Mains and sides can be coordinated a week ahead to complement one another. * Food allergies can be considered in food planning. * The purpose of D48 is to enjoy each other's company.

To participate, sign up in the church lobby or contact Sarah Yaneza at or 703-209-9189 by September 30.

Mission Trips 2017

Some of the 35 students and leaders who will be going out to repair homes through the Pittsburgh Project and the Appalachia Service Project. Thank you Good Shepherd UMC for sending us out with your love and support to represent our family of faith!

Click to see photos from the Pittsburgh Project 2017 Facebook page.

Photos from Vacation Bible School

Click to view photos from our Facebook page.

Prayer Weavers

The Prayer Weavers knit and crochet prayer shawls, blessing blankets, lap robes, pocket prayer squares, hats for the narthex Christmas tree and other items. We hope that the recipients of our creations will feel God's arms wrapped around them as they receive and use our "prayer weavings." The Prayer Weavers meet in the chapel from noon until two on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. If you are inter-ested in participating, join us. If our meeting times don't fit your schedule, be a prayer weaver "in absentia." Knit or crochet at home, waiting at an appointment, riding as a passenger in the car...Use your own patterns or get patterns from Nancy Bennett, Dottie Dipoli, Amy Peregoy, Nancy Blizzard, Pinterest or Ravelry, or another one of our group. Minimum sizes for prayer shawls: 72" x 16", Blessing blankets: 24" x 22", Lap robes: 50" x 50" We recommend using yarn that is machine washable and dryable.

Chancel Choir

The Chancel Choir would like to welcome any new singers. Practice is Wednesday evenings from 7:30-9 PM. Although the ability to read music is a benefit, it is not necessary. Come and sing God's praises! Please talk to Brian Turnmire for more information.

United Methodist Men

On the second Saturday of every month, the men share a breakfast at 8:00AM in the Fellowship Hall. The group often takes on service projects and holds programs of various sorts throughout the year.
Next Meeting: December 9, 2017.