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Chunky Blanket Workshop

Interested in creating your own cozy chunky knit blanket? Join us Saturday, November 23rd from 6:30pm-9pm in the parish hall where you’ll learn how to knit a blanket and leave with your own creation! Cost is $47 per person which includes yarn and a suggested $15 donation benefiting the stained glass window fund.

Due to the space needed to create the blankets, we only have 25 spots available!

Interested in joining us? Submit payment to Amanda McNally along with your preferred blanket color (white, gray, blue/grey, blue/teal, navy or dusty rose).

Questions? Please contact Amanda McNally at amcnally1@yahoo.com.

Please note color choices are first come first serve! This event is BYO food and drinks!

Family Quiz Bowl October 11th

Our Good Shepherd trivia competition, to benefit U.S. Disaster Relief, is only 10 days away!  This is a fun family event with trivia questions designed for people of all ages.  We will also have special activities for the younger children who aren’t that interested in trivia.   Refreshments will not be served, however, teams can provide their own food, beverages and tableware.  The doors open at 6:30 PM and the games will start at 7:00.

You do not have to be part of a team if you want to participate.  We will assign individuals to teams.  Teams will be limited to 6 people.  The winning team will receive a trophy and the winning and 2nd place teams will receive small prizes.

Please sign up after church this weekend, October 6th.  If you cannot be at church on October 6th to sign up, reach out to Diane Wall at markdiwall@comcast.net. We hope to see you there!

 

Sunday School starts this weekend!

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 jaclyndavies77@gmail.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

Thanks,

Jackie Davies

Calling all Cookie Bakers!

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 gailmmorton@icloud.com for other arrangements. Thank you for your support!!!!!

Block Party – September 7th, 4 – 8 p.m.

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!

Online Building and Room Use Request Forms

These online files have been created so that you can download, fill out, save, and email these electronically to:

goodshepherdpitman@gmail.com

Alternately you can print these and submit them to our office or mail them to:

Church of the Good Shepherd
ATT: Building and Room Use Request Form
315 Highland Terrace
Pitman, NJ 08071
856-589-8209
Fax: 856-582-2306

Building Use Application – 2019 online

Room Use Request Form – 2019 online

 

Mother’s Day Gift Bags for the Pitman Pantry

Celebrate the season by helping The Women at the Well share our blessings with nearby mother’s in need.  We welcome your donations of the items to help us fill Mother’s Day gift bags for the Pitman Pantry.  Suggested items include:

  • chocolate bars
  • body wash
  • body lotion
  • scented soap
  • body spray
  • sachets
  • perfume
  • nail polish
  • nail files
  • cosmetics
  • Tic Tacs
  • $$ if you would like us to shop for you

Place your donations in the Mother’s Day Gifts basket in the back of the church by Sunday, April 28th. You may give cash donations to Diane Wall or any woman that is involved with Women at the Well.

Music Director / Organist position available

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 goodshepherdpitman@gmail.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:

Music Director

Save the Dates!

The Women at the Well would like to remind everyone of two important dates.

The much anticipated Progressive Dinner will take place on Saturday, April 6th.  For anyone who has not attended this event,  we all start out at the home of Carl and Ellie Dunn for a cocktail hour.  It is a great time and people do not want to leave, but we all rush off to homes of the hosts.  Each person will know in advance to which home they will be going.  Usually the host will ask each person or couple to bring an item for dinner. This is not a couples-only event!  The cost per person is $25 and the proceeds will benefit the scholarship fund.

We have a few hosts, however, we need a few more.  If you are interested in hosting, please email Diane Wall at markdiwall@comcast.net.  Hosts can expect 6 or 7 people, depending on the number of hosts and attendees.  There will be a sign up sheet in the Parish Hall for anyone who would like to attend.

The 11th Annual BFF Women’s Retreat will take place May 19 – 21, 2019, at St. Raphaela Retreat Center in Havertown, PA. If you have not been to a retreat and would like to learn more about it, please reach out to Jenniffer Harrington or Diane Wall.  There will be a sign up sheet  in the Parish Hall.  The cost is $225 and payments can be made in installments.

 

Soup’s On! Place your Orders Soon

The Women at the Well are hosting their annual Soup Sale on February 9th and 10th.  Pre-orders are now being taken through February 3rd.  You can place orders for Italian Wedding Soup, Chicken Noodle Soup and Vegetarian Chili by ordering after church on February 2nd or 3rd.  Orders can also be made by emailing Diane Wall at markdiwall@comcast.net. The cost is $8 per quart and payments can be made with cash or check.

The pre-sold soup will be distributed on the 9th and 10th after the church services.  Each kind of soup can also be purchased on the 10th.  This year we will be offering a special limited amount of  Bacon Cheddar Potato soup for sale on the 10th. It will be sold on a first come, first serve basis.  Proceeds from the Soup Sale will benefit the Wasilnak Scholarship Fund.

Bowl Of Soup And Two Silver Spoons

“HOLLY FAIR” SET FOR SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7th

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.

Veteran’s Day 2018

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.