Because of the upcoming holiday, the Contemplative Group will meet on Wednesday, November 14, at 10 a.m. in the Conference Room. We will begin with a 20-minute meditation/prayer. Following we will continue a new teaching series from Franciscan Fr. Richard Rohr called “Falling Upward.” This series is based on his book of the same title in which he describes how in the first half of life we are preoccupied with establishing our identities. In the second part we begin to embark on a further journey that leads into challenges and mistakes that actually shock us out of our prior comfort zones. He states that the message of ‘falling down’-that is in fact moving upward is the most resisted and counterintuitive of messages in the world’s religions, including and especially Christianity.
ANNUAL PITMAN CHURCH OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD
“HOLLY FAIR” SET FOR SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1st
The Church of the Good Shepherd Episcopal Church of Pitman (Gloucester County) is pleased to announce that it will again hold its annual “Holly Fair” on Saturday, December 1st 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. (Crafters interested in participating may register by November 26th by emailing email@example.com or visiting goodshepherdpitman.org)
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 and/or to participate as a crafter, please visit the Church’s website at www.goodshepherdpitman.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or 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.
On Sunday, November 4, the Adult Forum Class will continue their study of world religions with a focus on Taoism. The classic Tao Te Ching…reveals how both action and contemplation are paths to experiencing harmony, peace, and unity amidst diversity. Join us following the 10 a.m. service for a closer look at this religion which has existed in China for over 2,500 years.
On Sunday, November 11th we will be celebrating both Veteran’s day and the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice ending World War I during our 10AM Sunday Service. If you have your uniform, memorabilia or photographs of you or your family members time in the military, please bring it with you to share with everyone that day. We will be setting up space in the Parish hall for display. Local veterans groups have been asked to join us for our service as well.
Our monthly breakfast will also start that day beginning at 9AM.
We will begin this new study this Thursday, November 1, 9:30-11 a.m. in the Conference Room. Participants are encouraged to read the first 54 pages in Part 1 – “There’s Something Going On Here.” (Even if you haven’t read the material, come join in the discussion!)
This Saturday, October 27, the 5:30 service will be a Taizé Contemplative Service with Eucharist. Join us as we pray scriptures, hear or sing chant, and bask in the silence of reverence and awe, followed by coming together at the Table of the Lord.
The time is almost here. Next Friday, July 19th at 7:00 PM is the Good Shepherd Family Quiz Bowl. Teams are forming and we need your team! We will be selling tickets and signing up teams this weekend. If you will not be at church this weekend and you would like to form a team or do not have a team and want to come, just email Diane Wall at email@example.com. You can pay at the door. The cost is $10/person and children under 12 are free.
This event is being sponsored by the Women at the Well and the proceeds will benefit the Well Fund. We are very close to reaching our goal of $5,000. Thank you to everyone who has supported us through this project.