Come and be refreshed with us at Hilton Head Island! We will stay two nights at 21 Crabline Court, Hilton Head Island, SC, September 27-29. We plan to laugh, relax, eat, hear a story, sit at the beach, and laugh some more!! The cost is $100. We have a limited number of spaces available, so please register soon. Please email Brittany Rogers (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are interested in scholarship information or have any other questions. If you are interested in giving towards scholarships for this event, please donate to the Women's Beach Retreat Fund in our Giving app.
Please join us at Normal Bar on October 1st at 7:30 pm for our next Normal Talk. This time Dr. Demond Means, Superintendent of Clarke County Schools, will lead us in a discussion on the purposes and challenges of childhood education within our local community.
The Children’s Ministry invites you and your kiddos to join us for a festive pumpkin painting party at Memorial Park on Sunday, October 13, 12:00-2:00 p.m. This event is BYOP (bring your own pumpkin). We will supply the paints and brushes. An alternative water-based painting project suitable for younger children will also be provided, along with pizza pizza pizza! We will be located at Pavilion #3 (by the playground and bathrooms).
Please RSVP by October 6th so we have enough supplies!
THANK YOU to all who help us prepare for worship on Sunday mornings. We will have a lunch following the service on August 18 to express our gratitude for our greeters, building cleaners, nursery workers, Children's Church leaders, coffee makers, worship leaders, and all who serve our church body on Sunday mornings.
If you’re a bit older (& hopefully wiser?), let’s enjoy a cookout: Lee & Julie Lovett’s home (130 Holly Lane, Athens) on Saturday, June 8, 6-8 p.m. The Lovetts will grill something & you may sign up for a side. RSVP to Julie at (770) 842-9535 or via the link below.
College students, join us for our annual lunch in honor of the graduating seniors and in celebration of the end of the school year. Come enjoy lunch, yard games, and sparkling conversation. Lunch will be held directly after church at 585 Barber St. Studio G (behind Buvez). Food and beverages will be provided, we just ask that you let us know that you are coming by RSVPing below.
Come to Normal Bar on April 16th, from 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. to listen and discuss real topics with real people. This time, Dr. Diane Bales, associate professor of human development at the University of Georgia, will guide us through a discussion on what we know about how screen time affects a child's development and the best practices for navigating technology with our children.
Please join us for a ladies’ bowling night! This will be a great time to hangout, eat some snacks and burn the wood with the speed of your bowling ball. Invite friends and let us know by Sunday, April 7th if you are going to come so we can reserve the correct amount of lanes. $6 per person.
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!
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 email@example.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)
Please use the link below to sign up for our next membership class -- Sunday, March 3, from 12:30 pm - 3 pm at the Werner's home - 128 Lenox Place, Athens. Lunch is provided! If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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/