Social Functions & Events


Wednesday Night Dinner - 1st & 3rd Wednesdays:

The next dinner will be January 17th from 5-6:15 PM. Prices: Ages 13+: $5; Ages 5-12: $4; Ages 4 and under: Free. Family Maximum: $20. Menu: Shepherd's Pie, Salad Bar, Dessert and Beverages. Cooks: Kitchen Crew

Miriam Circle

The Miriam Circle will meet on Thursday, January 18th at 6:30pm at Helen Riley's home. We will continue our study "Christians in Conflict". For more information call Linda Ford at 301-645-6408.

Wednesday Night Bible Studies

  
GSUMC's Wednesday Night Bible Studies will resume January 31 from 6:00 - 7:00 PM. Child Care is available in the Nursery/Child Care room beginning at 5:55 PM. The study groups are open to anyone in high school and older.

The Ladies Study will meet in the Parlor (new location) led by Kara Paulsen & Pastr Laurie Gates Ward for Jennie Allen's study Restless. Discover a practical plan to identify the threads of your life and how to weave them together for God's glory and purposes. Using the story of Joseph, Jennie explains how his suffering, gifts, story, and relationships fit into the greater story of God-and how your story can do the same. She also introduces Threads - a tool to help you see your own personal story and to uncover and understand the raw materials God has given you to use for his glory and purpose.

The Guys Study, led by Jerome Spencer & Neil Martin will meet in the Chapel (new location) for the Adam Hamilton study Creed. Take an in-depth look at the core beliefs of the Christian faith through the lens of the Apostle's Creed, an early statement of foundational Christian beliefs. Examine the truths that give meaning and purpose to life, why we believe, and why it matters. .

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper

Sponsored by GSUMC Youth Ministry. Proceeds benefit World Vision's 30 Hour Famine. All are welcome. Invite a friend, neighbor or someone in the community.

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 sarahbyaneza@gmail.com or 703-209-9189 by September 30.

USA Group Travel with Rev. Bob and Sandy Paulen

This spring we shall be visiting some of our great American National Parks. See the splendors of the Grand Canyon, Zion, Bryce and Lake Powell before the crowds arrive. This scenic experience will be begin in Phoenix of May 3rd and conclude in Las Vegas on May 10th. This is a fully escorted land only tour currently costing $1,395. You arrange and pay for your own flights which give you the flexibility to travel out west prior to the tour, after the tour, or both. We shall be using Caravan Tours which has a 65 year history in National Parks touring and has the leverage to offer housing within the parks as opposed to many tours that use motels in the vicinity of the parks. These tours have a history of selling out quickly. Therefore, reservation must be made prior to January 10th, 2018. For more information and a complete itinerary visit www.caravantours.com or email Bob at bobpaulen@comcast.net or call him at 302-226-2269./p>

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.
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Next Meeting: February 10, 2018.