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!
The August meeting of the Contemplative Group will be this coming Wednesday, August 21, at 10 a.m. We will begin with Contemplative Meditation, followed by a teaching from Fr. Richard Rohr’s series “Exploring and Experiencing the Naked Now.” In this series we will explore why our ego resists change and growth; what Jesus (the first mystical leader in the West) can teach us, what is useful about popular ideas such as the ‘law of attraction’ and how we can enhance our spiritual awareness without sacrificing reason. All are welcome – invite a friend!
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!
The Contemplative Group will meet Wednesday, July 17 at 10 a.m. in the Conference Room at Good Shepherd. We begin with 20 minutes of contemplative prayer/meditation, followed by a teaching and discussion. This month we will begin a new series by Fr. Richard Rohr called Exploring and Experiencing The Naked Now – a program based on the main themes of his best-selling book. Contemplative seeing is the “lost treasure” from our Christian Tradition. This series opens Scripture to reveal the goal of religion.