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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
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/
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.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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.
Join us at 5:00 p.m. at GSPC or the Hodges’ home (120 Stoneland Dr.) to hand out candy and get to know our neighbors! If you would like to volunteer to pass out candy please sign up with the link below. Everyone at GSPC is welcome to stop by either location!
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.
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.
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.
College Students - Welcome Back!
Join us for a lunch at the Turners' house (255 Skyline Parkway Athens, GA) on Sunday, September 9th. BBQ will be provided. Please join us for lunch and an opportunity to get to know each other.
RSVP by joining the College Group so we know how much food to get!
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!
Join us for this meeting to learn about the core values of Good Shepherd and have an opportunity to ask questions about what it means to become a member of Good Shepherd.
Childcare, coffee and donuts provided!
Please RSVP for this event by signing up at: Fall New Members Meeting