This weekend at Church of the Good Shepherd we are winding up our Spring Stewardship Campaign!
“Many Gifts, One Spirit”
We have many gifts and we are of one spirit!
On Saturday, May 6, after the 5:30 PM service, we are offering a Wine & Cheese Thank You Reception in the Parish Hall.
On Sunday, May 7, after the 10 AM service, our Sunday School is offering their Teacher Appreciation Celebration Featuring a Beautiful Sunday School Video!
And Then We Will Share in a Delightful Thank You Ice Cream Social!
Come to one or both celebrations!
Please prayerfully consider your commitment to Good Shepherd then return your Pledge Card to the Offering Plate in Church or the Parish Hall.
Let us Praise God for our many Blessings!
Pledges made in 2017 (either Spring or Fall) are intended for the calendar year 2018. If you want to begin your pledge commitment earlier, thank you! But we do not ask you to pledge twice. Please know that your fellow parishioners welcome and appreciate your commitment and support.
In just three short days, we will be closing the chapter on the 2016/2017 school year. As I sit here preparing to celebrate our teacher volunteers this Sunday and award our spectacular students the following Sunday, I can truly say I am overcome with emotion.
Last August, on some of the hottest days of summer, several dedicated parishioners spent weeks scrubbing, painting, hammering, hauling and preparing for our 2016/2017 school year. Several nights were spent gathering in the conference room poring over ideas, survey results and countless curriculums (no really….countless). We planned committees, dissected small details and dug in–finalizing the kick off of the school year. No detail was left unplanned and it truly did “take a village”. We had two simple goals: more teachers, higher attendance.
Just three days shy of our final day, I am so unbelievably proud to say…mission accomplished! We had more than THIRTY FIVE teacher volunteers this year (and even had two teachers per classroom). Our attendance on a few weeks hit over 40 and averaged in the low thirties. Some days our high school room was ‘standing room only’.
I am so proud of the work done by our committee members Elizabeth Nelson, Pat Braidwood, Jen Handley, Lori Bathurst, Dana Szilier, Jack Daugherty and Chris Southwick and the incredible generosity of all our teacher volunteers! And I am so very thankful for my Sunday School partner, Jenn Harrington.
I hope you all join us this Sunday for a wonderful tribute to our teachers and next Sunday as we recognize our students.
I’m looking forward to the 2017/2018 school year!