Come help make more Squirrels’ Nest envelopes during Coffee Hour on Sunday, August 19. Together it will be fun and be done in a blink!
Have ideas for our Sunday School program? Interested in helping out? Join us Thursday, August 16th from 7pm – 8pm in the conference room to plan for the upcoming school year!
Also, please be sure to register your students!
The classrooms are quiet during these lazy, hot days of summer but before we know it, when the bell rings during the service, the children will soon be flooding through the doors to join their families. The start of the 2018/2019 Sunday School year is only eight Sundays away and preparations are in full swing!
Registration for the 2018/2019 year is open using the registration link here. The calendar is now posted and 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. A few areas you can consider lending a hand…
We know you’re busy so we’ve simplified the teaching process. Teachers now volunteer for four to five-week terms and are paired with a partner (you are welcome to choose your teaching partner). Curriculum is simple with no prep needed and although its self-explanatory, we do offer training for anyone interested.
Sign up to teach on the board in the Parish Hall or contact Amanda McNally or Kathy Pastiu.
Unable to commit to a teaching term but still enjoy working with kids? Volunteering to tell a Bible story is for you! Our story-tellers select a Sunday of their choosing to spend 10 to 15 minutes at the start of the service telling a Bible story to the children.
Sign up to tell a Bible story on the board in the Parish Hall or contact Pat Braidwood.
Youth Fellowship Leaders:
Four Sundays per year we hold a Youth Fellowship lesson with the entire Sunday School. Youth Fellowship can be a lesson based on the lectionary or an outreach activity.
Interested in leading a Youth Fellowship? Sign up on the board in the Parish Hall or contact Amanda or Kathy. We can help you choose and plan your activity.
Prefer to help out ‘behind the scenes’? Starting this year, we will be re-introducing Sunday School committees which will include; Program Events, Teacher Recruitment and Children’s Snack. More information regarding committees will be forthcoming. If you are interested in signing up for a committee, please contact Amanda or Kathy.
Whether you decide volunteer or simply register your child to attend, we are thrilled you are a part of our Sunday School program and are looking forward to another successful year!
Hello everyone, it’s Name Tag Weekend!
March 10 and 11
Please wear your name tag if you have one
Name tags will be available from the Ushers and Greeters
and at the Parish Breakfast
Remember to set your clocks forward, it’s Spring!
The Church of the Good Shepherd Episcopal Church of Pitman is pleased to announce that it will again hold its annual “Holly Fair” on Saturday, December 2nd 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 done 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 cookie 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.
Homecoming Weekend Barbecues
Saturday and Sunday, September 9 & 10
Following each service, the Vestry is serving hot dogs, corn-on-the-cob, salads, and water ice.
Everyone is invited to bring baked goodies to share.
Whether you’re a ‘regular’, only come every few weeks, haven’t attended in months or have never been at all–come join us for our Homecoming BBQs and enjoy the wonderful fellowship Good Shepherd has to offer!
Because of the Resurrection Service for Father Cook
The 5:30 PM Saturday service may start a little later.
Both Deacon Carl and I will be attending the Celebration of Father Cook’s Resurrection at 4 PM in Woodstown. At the conclusion of that service I will return here as quickly as possible and begin our 5:30 PM service.
To all those who attend that service, I ask for your patience. I will be here.
There will be a 5:30 PM service on Saturday, but it may begin a little later than 5:30.
The Resurrection Service for Father Cook
The service will be on Saturday, June 17 at 4:00 p.m. at
There will be a reception after the committal.
After retirement until his death, Father Cook was a Supply Priest and Assistant at St. Luke’s in Woodstown.
May his soul and the souls of all the departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
We are having a planning meeting for the Annual Women’s retreat on Monday, February 27th at 7:00 PM at church. We would love everyone’s input and ideas as we begin the planning process!
Hopefully you can join us!
Jenniffer & Diane
Join us for a night of fun.
I would like (indicate how many) at $8 each:
_____ Italian Wedding
_____ Chicken Noodle
_____ Vegetarian Chili
Paid/Owes:________ Pick-up Date:_______
Church will be open for Parish Breakfast at 9:00 am followed by Sunday Service and Sunday School at 10:00 am. Please be sensible, take care, and don’t venture out if the roads are not safe in your area!
Join us for Name Tag Sunday
Sunday, January 8
Hosted by the Good Shepherd Greeters
During the Parish Breakfast and 10:00 service
If you are serving, please wear your name tag.
If you are a server but not serving, you are welcome to wear your name tag.
You can even bring your own snazzy name tag, if you like!
Plenty of name tags will be available.
How many people do you recognize but don’t know (or remember) their name?
We at Good Shepherd are known for our warm welcome,
Let’s warmly welcome each other by name!
Ho Ho Ho!
The Holly Fair is coming!
Saturday, December 3
Lots of jolly joyful ways to join the fun!
Here’s how you can show your love:
- Be an angel and cook a chicken!
- Roll up your sleeves and bake …
Bake for the Cookie Room, Bake Shop, Restaurant
Organize a baking party!
- Volunteer as a Cashier – that’s a job that’s easy on the feet!
- Cook another chicken!
Chickens, chickens, we need lots of chickens!
If you can help out in any of these ways, please let us know!
Contact Jenniffer Harrington
Please take a few moments and fill out our Sunday School Survey. You can return it to the Parish Office or drop it off during the weekend services. Thank you.
The Inquirer’s Class for adults next meets this summer on August 7 to discuss “Embracing Mystery” from the series “Living the Questions.” In our conversations all are free to share openly regarding their beliefs and/or struggles with questions surrounding our faith. We continue to meet on the first Sunday of the month in the Conference Room following the 10 a.m. service. Please join us!