Men's Retreat - The Call To Lead
Mar
22
to Mar 24
Men

Men's Retreat - The Call To Lead

Men’s Retreat 2019 – The Call to Lead
Dates: March 22 - 24, 2019
Speaker: Todd Lowery
Cost: $50 – Scholarships are available

Please join us March 22-24 for the annual Men’s Retreat in Ellijay, GA. This is a time for men to seclude themselves from the busyness and stress of daily life for rest, fellowship, and to deepen their walk with Christ. Have Questions? We have answers. Contact info@goodshepherdathens.com or anyone on the Men’s Ministry Leadership Team. (Mike Hodges, Austin Doctor, Taylor Rogers, Ron Sharpe, Lane Chasteen, Chris Farr, Elijah Morris, Matt Turner)  

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Petition and Potluck
Mar
31
12:00 PM12:00

Petition and Potluck

On Sunday, March 31st, the church will have a potluck lunch immediately following the service to celebrate officially "petitioning" our regional churches (called a presbytery) to make our status change from a 'mission church' to 'established church.' We encourage any and all to come and members of GSPC will sign a document that will be sent to presbytery later in April.

Please use this link to RSVP and Sign-Up to bring something! We’re using sign-up genius which will send you an email reminder once you’ve signed up!

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Women's Winter Gathering
Feb
8
to Feb 9

Women's Winter Gathering

Please join us the evening of Feb 8th and morning of Feb 9th for our first Women’s Winter Gathering hosted right here at Good Shepherd. Guest speaker, Courtney Doctor, will speak on the overarching mission of God, how Jesus was sent to accomplish that mission and how we are now entrusted with that mission today. We also look forward to singing hymns; and having a Q&A with Courtney.

Friday, Feb 8, 5:45pm - 9:00pm
Saturday, Feb 9, 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Registration &Cost: The early bird cost is $25 per person before January 20th and will be $30 afterward. Please use the registration button below for registration and payment info.

Topic Details: From Garden to Glory: From Genesis to Revelation, the Bible is the telling of a beautiful, epic, and cohesive story — one that holds together from beginning to end. It is the story of how our eternal God is on a grand mission to redeem and restore his wayward children. And it is a story that invites you to be more than a listener — it invites you to be a participant! We will look at the overarching mission of God, how Jesus was sent to accomplish that mission, and how we are now entrusted with that mission today. You will marvel at the steadfast love of our God who longs to dwell with his children again — and who will stop at nothing until he does. 

About Courtney: Courtney is an author, Bible teacher, frequent conference and retreat speaker, and periodic blogger. She received an MDiv from Covenant Theological Seminary in 2013 and is the author of From Garden to Glory: A Bible Study on the Bible’s Story (2016). She currently serves as the Coordinator of Women's Training and Content for The Gospel Coalition and as a Visiting Instructor of Communication at Covenant Theological Seminary. Her greatest desire in all of this is to be able to faithfully study, apply, and teach the word of God and help others to do the same. She’s known around these parts as “CC” by her favorite grandson, Bo, which does in fact, make her Austin’s mom. For more info about her go to her website at https://www.courtneydoctor.org/



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Children's Christmas Party
Dec
15
5:00 PM17:00

Children's Christmas Party

Let’s celebrate Christmas with the children of Good Shepherd and our surrounding neighborhood. Drop off the kids (ages 2-12) for ornament making, tree and cookie decorating, a reenactment of the first Christmas, and the singing of Christmas songs! Take the time to run holiday errands or feel free to join in with the kids!

A light pizza dinner will be provided for the children. Invite your friends!

Please RSVP below so we can make sure to have enough food and supplies.

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Women's Wreath Making Party
Nov
30
7:30 PM19:30

Women's Wreath Making Party

Come to the Werner's house and make a beautiful holiday wreath or just come and sip a warm drink, talk with a friend, and sit by the fire. Liz's mom will be there to guide us through creating a wreath that will perfectly fit your home. Feel free to invite friends!

If you would like to help (food, drinks, setup, cleanup, etc) in any way please contact Ruth Doctor (ruthiedoctor@gmail.com)

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Men's Burgers and Bonfire
Nov
8
6:00 PM18:00
Men

Men's Burgers and Bonfire

Please join us from 6-9 p.m. at the Bennett Farm for a large bonfire. We will grill hamburgers and hang out. This is a casual event that we hope you will invite your churched and unchurched friends to attend. Join our Men's Ministry group by clicking the link below to make sure you don't miss out on information about this and other men's events.

Men’s Ministry Group

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Pumpkin Decorating Party
Oct
28
12:00 PM12:00

Pumpkin Decorating Party

Please help us make Good Shepherd look festive for our neighborhood Trick-or-Treaters by joining in our Pumpkin Decorating party following the service on the 28th. Pizza will be provided. Please bring your own pumpkin and carving tools if you plan to carve. Paint and brushes will be provided for those who prefer to paint! Let us know if you plan on coming by using the RSVP form below. 

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Women's Beach Trip
Oct
26
to Oct 28

Women's Beach Trip

  • Edisto Beach, South Carolina (map)
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Come with us to relax, laugh, and be refreshed on October 26, 4 pm - October 28, 10 am at Edisto Beach, SC. The cost is $35/day + food. We plan to laugh, relax, eat, hear a story, sit at the beach, have a trivia night, and laugh some more!! We have a limited number of spaces available.

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Normal Talk
Oct
20
7:30 PM19:30

Normal Talk

Come to Normal Bar on October 20, from 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. to listen and discuss real topics with real people. This time, Cinelle Barnes will lead our conversation on the immigrant experience as she shares her own story of growing up in the Philippines and fleeing to America as an unaccompanied minor, and later, as an adoptee. Cinelle is an essayist and memoirist from Manila, Philippines whose debut memoir, Monsoon Mansion, was an Amazon First Reads Editor’s Pick and a Booklist Starred Review.

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Ocoee River Rafting Trip
Sep
8
10:00 AM10:00

Ocoee River Rafting Trip

Join us for a Middle Ocoee River Adventure!

There are 5 more spots available for this trip! The cost is $20 per person.

Meet at the church at 10 am.
Bring a bagged lunch to eat along the way.

We'll be rafting down the Middle Ocoee River with Wildwater Rafting. We're looking forward to traveling down five miles of World Class III and IV rapids and will end with a run through Hell Hole and over Powerhouse Ledge. 

Our appointment to raft is at 2 pm and we should arrive back at the Wildwater Center at 5pm.

We'll eat dinner together after we get off the river and should return to the church between 8:30pm and 9pm.

Please follow this Groups link to sign-up!

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Vacation Bible School @ Redeemer Presbyterian Church
Jun
25
to Jun 29

Vacation Bible School @ Redeemer Presbyterian Church

  • Redeemer Presbyterian Church (map)
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Good Shepherd is partnering with Redeemer Presbyterian to bring outer space to
Athens! Join us each day at Redeemer Presbyterian Church from 9 a.m. to noon.
Your young “astronauts” will come away from the week knowing that God not only
created them, but sees them and knows them always, and has reached out in love
to save them. Register online and sign up to volunteer at redeemerathens.com/vbs.
We need YOU in order to make this week a possibility!

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