As the new leaders of the Sunday School Program, Brad and I would like to welcome you all to the start of the 2019/2020 Sunday School year. We had a wonderful time leading our church’s youngest members in several youth fellowship activities over the summer, and cannot wait to start the new school year.
Sunday school begins this Sunday, September 8th. We will begin the year with a group session so that everyone can meet each other and find out about the activities for the year.
Because we’re new to the program, we’d like to take the opportunity to meet all of the children and their parents in person. For this reason, we have decided to conduct in-person registration for the 2019/2020 year. You can register your child for the upcoming school year at the Church Block Party on Saturday, September 7th, or in the Parish Hall between 9:00 AM and 9:50 AM on Sunday, September 8th. For those unable to register in person, please email me at email@example.com with the following information: child’s name, child’s birthday, child’s grade, parent(s) name, preferred contact number, preferred email address, whether child is a returning or new student.
The schedule for the 2019/2020 school year includes six terms, each consisting of five individual classroom sessions and one group session (exception: term one will have 4 individual classroom sessions and two group activities). We have some great activities planned, but in order to ensure we have another successful year, we need your help! Please prayerfully consider volunteering for one of the many volunteer roles within our program throughout this school year. Contact me for more information
The Crop Walk Cookie Sale is September 21st at the Pitman Craft show (our table is located between the Library and Broadway). We are currently looking for volunteers to bake cookies and package their cookies 4 per bag. (please let us know what kind of cookie(s) you have made and if there are any with nuts). Cookies need to be dropped off at Connie Parent’s back porch by Friday, September 20th by 7:00 pm or contact Gail Morton at firstname.lastname@example.org for other arrangements. Thank you for your support!!!!!
Everyone welcome! New date September 7th, 4-8 pm.
Come join the fun at our bigger and better Block Party!
Compete for first place prize in our Inaugural Corn Hole Tournament led by Brian K Startare. We’ve got DJ Joey Mack and live musical performance by singer Lisa Travis, Face Painting by Cheryl Burness, Inflatable Bounce, Latin food and more, Snow Cones, and the amazing Doughlicous homemade edible cookie dough by Katie Plianthos!
We will be on Wildwood Avenue at the corner of Highland Terrace, — we have a permit to close the street! Yard games are FREE! Come and play!
Invite a friend!!!
Jen is excited for the opportunity to be the new organist/music director at the Church of the Good Shepherd. Jen has lived in Pitman most of her life and currently resides here with her husband, Bobby, and two children, Michael and Anna. God’s gift of music has always been an important part of Jen’s life. She has played piano since a young age, accompanied choirs, sang in select choir groups, and performed in musicals. Jen taught piano lessons for many years and was the church organist at several different churches as well. From 2010-2013, she was the music director at Our Father’s House Preschool in Pitman. Jen currently teaches special education at Kingsway Middle School. She hopes to bless others by sharing her passion for worshiping God through music!
Due to the extreme, and potentially dangerous temperatures today, this event has been cancelled. It will be rescheduled for September 7th.
Would everyone who put up signs for the block party to please take them down this morning, save them, and bring them back to church as soon as you can. They will be reused for the new date in September.
Out of love and an abundance of concern for those who have volunteered, (and those who were planning to attend) we are postponing the Summer Block Party scheduled for tomorrow afternoon due to the forecasted heat emergency.
The new date will be Saturday, September 7th, also from 4:00-8:00 pm.
Since we do not have access to the master eblast file, we would appreciate you sharing this news with any ministries and committees that you are involved with. (Better to hear it more than once rather than not at all…)
We thank everyone who has worked so diligently in planning the event, and trust that the same enthusiasm and support will be put towards the September festivities.
Please stay cool and safe!
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Church of the Good Shepherd
ATT: Building and Room Use Request Form
315 Highland Terrace
Pitman, NJ 08071
Job Description: The Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in Pitman, NJ seeks a part-time Music Director / Organist for one 10 a.m. Sunday service and one evening rehearsal per week. Additional required services include, but, are not necessarily limited to, Christmas Eve, Christmas, Ash Wednesday, Holy Week and Easter morning. Director will partner with the Priest and choirs to lead and develop the music program of the parish.
Primary obligations include all worship accompaniment; leading the congregation in the musical elements of worship; making music selections (in collaboration with the Rector); and leading an adult, youth, and Handbell Choir between September and June. This will include coordinating and conducting their rehearsals. Current Adult and Bell choir rehearsals are on Thursday evenings. Youth choir rehearses after the 10 a.m. Sunday morning service. During July and August, the organist plays at Sunday services, but there are no rehearsals. Occasional compensated participation in weddings, funerals may be requested.
Ideal candidates should be familiar with Episcopal liturgical tradition, comfortable with various liturgical styles, and open to adapting to fit the needs of the congregation. Experience with both the organ and directing a choir is preferred.
We have a library of choral music, and during services we use the Episcopal Hymnal (1982) and Lift Every Voice and Sing II. Our pipe organ is a fully reconditioned 550-pipe 12 Rank Tracker built in 1896 by Bernard Mudler of Philadelphia. There are pianos in the choir room and sanctuary available for rehearsal. Our bell choir has a three-octave set of Schulmerich brass handbells.
Compensation is negotiable starting at $15,000 per annum, commensurate with experience, and includes sick time. For more information about our parish, please visit: https://www.goodshepherdpitman.org.
Applicants should send a resume and cover letter, including references, and if applicant desires, links to recordings that highlight organ performance and choral direction to:
Church of the Good Shepherd
Att: Music Director Application
315 Highland Terrace
Pitman NJ 08071
or email to email@example.com with the subject Music Director Application.
This position is available beginning April 22, 2019. We are currently accepting applications. Interviews and auditions will follow. Position will remain open until filled
A PDF copy of the job listing is available here:
Age 85 of Glen Mills, PA formally of Ocean View, DE and
Pitman, NJ died on March 17, 2019. Bill died at home
with bravery and at peace with his wife and son by his
side. Born in Woodbury, NJ, he was the son of Blodwyn
Hughes Brower and William H. Brower, Sr. Bill was a
graduate of Haddonfield High School and attended
Glassboro State College now Rowan University. He
proudly served in the U. S. Navy Air during the Korean
During his career he enjoyed being an entrepreneur and
he started various businesses. In 1971 he founded NER
Data Products in Woodbury, NJ. Bill devoted time,
energy, and love: to NER while growing· the business.
He had a large heart and a larger zest for life. His goal
each day was to get people to smile. Family and friends.
knew Bill as· “the hugger”. Bill was naturally outgoing
and sociable an” took great pleasure in spending time
with family, friends, and neighbors. People knew him to
be a kind, compassionate, and a generous man with a
positive attitude about life.
Bill is survived by his loving wife, Joan (Radcliffe),
devoted son, Bill (Madge), and grandsons, Will, Jack,
and Nate. He loved his grandsons and was proud of
their every accomplishment. His daughter, Katharine,
predeceased him in 2005. He will be sadly missed by
his sisters-in-law Karen, Maureen, and husband Joseph
Cigala, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 6th at:
Maris Grove Chapel
100 Maris Grove Way
Glen Mills, PA 19342.
Visitation will be from 10 am to 11 am. The
Service will begin at 11 am. Interment will, be private.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Bill’s memory may be
sent to the Rowan University Foundation, with
Katharine Brower Endowment on the memo line, 201
Mullica Hill Road, Glassboro, N.J 08028.
Founds-Feryo Funeral Home
229 South High Street
West Chester, PA 19382
Christmas Eve – 7PM (Children’s Service) and 10 PM
Christmas Day – 10 AM
A HUGE thank you to everyone who helped make this year’s Holly Fair a success. Our church family never ceases to amaze us with your generosity of time, talent and dedication to Good Shepherd. You are so very appreciated!
Jennifer and Rich Harrington
The Church of the Good Shepherd Episcopal Church of Pitman is pleased to announce that it will hold its 50th annual “Holly Fair” on Saturday, December 7th from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm.
Popular with area residents celebrating the start of the Christmas season, the Holly Fair features 25 area crafters with a wide array of unique handmade gifts, including home-made crafts created by Church parishioners.
Food abounds in the Good Shepherd Restaurant, featuring homemade soups, sandwiches for breakfast and lunch and more! Take out service is also available. A variety of delicious holiday favorite homemade baked goods will also be offered and our popular cookies by the pound offer is returning!
The popular St. Nick’s Children’s Craft Center is returning, and bargains galore can be found in the Christmas Store, the Dollar Store and the More than a Dollar Store featuring new and gently used holiday decorations, household items, gifts and trinkets.
A limited supply of fresh wreaths and grave blankets will be available for sale, but come early as they are always a sell-out.
The Good Shepherd Choir will be performing throughout the day to entertain you while you shop. With caroling, the smell of soups and baked goods, and the colors of Christmas abounding, you’ll really get into the spirit of the season!
Good Shepherd is conveniently located at 315 Highland Terrace (at Wildwood Avenue) in historic Pitman, Gloucester County. It is easily accessible from Route 55, Delsea Drive (Route 47), Woodbury-Glassboro Road (Route 553) and Broadway/Main Street.
For more information call the church office at 856-589-8209.
Our next Brotherhood of St. Andrew meeting is scheduled for this coming Wednesday (11/7) at 7 PM in the conference room at Good Shepherd. We are continuing to prepare for our Brotherhood lunch which coincides with the Bishop’s visit for the confirmand service. We hope you can be there!
For more information regarding the Brotherhood please visit the Brotherhood Website.