Christmas Caroling

Inter-generational Christmas Caroling Event

EVERYONE of all ages is invited to go caroling at Glade Valley Center in Walkersville on December 15th at 2:30pm. If you want to help us spread a little cheer and share God’s love with those who are not able to get out at this time of year, please meet us at the church at 2:30. We will return to Good Shepherd at 5:00 where there will be Christmas celebrations for EVERYONE.

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Caroling Celebration Party

Because sharing the joy of Christmas with friends in not something reserved only for youth, we will be having a party for everyone on December 15th from 5:00pm-7:00pm. We hope you will sign up for the dinner party and join us after caroling. You are welcome to join in the after-party, even if you cannot go caroling! To share the Christmas spirit with other, we will create gifts for our Good Shepherd members who are unable to attend worship. We will play a festive and fun game, so bring your young ones, too! If you’d like to bring a dish to pass, there is a signup in the Narthex. Come as you are!

Youth Ministry Upcoming Events

Mission Trip Planning Session

Attention all families of youth in grades 8-12. Our youth group is planning a mission trip this summer. Please join us in the fireside room on December 8th at noon to learn all the details. Lunch will be provided.

Inter-generational Christmas Caroling

EVERYONE of all ages is invited to go caroling at Glade Valley Center in Walkersville on December 15th at 2:30pm. If you want to help us spread a little cheer and share God’s love with those who are not able to get out at this time of year, please meet us at the church at 2:30. We will return to Good Shepherd at 5:00 where there will be Christmas celebrations for EVERYONE.

Youth Christmas Party/ Third Sunday

Youth Christmas Party All youth in grades 6-12 are invited to celebrate Christmas at our annual friendly white elephant gift exchange on December 15th 5:00-7:00pm. Please bring a $5 wrapped gift. We will have food, drinks, games and a lot of fun. We will be back from caroling by 5:00, so we hope you can join us for that too !

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Kris Kringle Procession

** This event has been cancelled due to weather.

Friday, December 13, 2019 | 6:30 pm
Downtown Frederick & Baker Park Band Shell

Evangelism and Youth Ministry are working together to create another fun inter-generational event for our church and community as we share the good news about our Christmas Services at the parade.

The Annual Kris Kringle Procession is a fun event where so many folks in Frederick gather together in costume and song and march through the streets of Downtown Frederick!  The event begins at the corner of South Carroll and East  Patrick Streets in Frederick and ends in Baker Park with the lighting of the City Tree. Please join our Good Shepherd family as we march in the procession as a group and hand out candy canes with our Christmas Service times attached.

Senior Luncheon

Please join us for a Senior Luncheon that will be held on Wednesday, November 20th at 12:00noon in the Community Room. Pastor Dave will join us. Here is a perfect opportunity to ask him questions about Good Shepherd’s future. Please bring a covered dish to share.

Bring a dish to pass!

Kris Kringle Procession Preparations

Sunday, November 24, 2019| 6:30 pm
The Community Room at Good Shepherd

Join us in an inter-generational event in the Community Room on November 24th at noon as we enjoy lunch, fellowship, and create sheep hats to wear while marching in the annual annual Kris Kringle Parade. During this time, we will also work together to attach candy canes to informational cards to share news about our Christmas services as well as regular Sunday services at Good Shepherd, to be given out at the procession.

Kris Kringle Procession

Friday, December 13, 2019 | 6:30 pm
Downtown Frederick & Baker Park Band Shell

The Annual Kris Kringle Procession is a fun event where so many folks in Frederick gather together in costume and song and march through the streets of Downtown Frederick!  The event begins at the corner of South Carroll and East  Patrick Streets in Frederick and ends in Baker Park with the lighting of the City Tree.

The Annual Kris Kringle Procession is sponsored by Frederick County Bank in partnership with Key 103 and 106.9 The Eagle  .

Senior Luncheon

Gladchuk brothers

The Senior Luncheon will be held THIS WEDNESDAY, October 16th at Gladchuk Brother’s Restaurant, located in Patrick Shopping Center, 489 West Patrick Street in Frederick. Gladchuk’s is an old-school, white-tablecloth venue featuring an American menu with European flair and a full bar. Our reservations are for 12:15pm. Meet at the church at noon to carpool, otherwise we will see you at the restaurant!

RSVP: Please contact the church office. Call (301) 663-3344 or email [email protected]

All seniors are welcome!

Women’s Retreat: BE BOLD!

Join us for a retreat : Friday, November 15th – Saturday, November 16th

“Be Bold!” at Camp Nawakwa. $85, includes one night of lodging, Friday evening meal, Saturday breakfast and lunch, Bible study, worship, and time for fellowship with our siblings in Christ.

Camp Nawakwa

Nawakwa is located outside Arendtsville, Adams County, Pennsylvania. Wear a Nawakwa sweatshirt and you’re sure to run into someone who’s been there. That’s because Nawakwa has been an outdoor gathering place for Lutherans since 1929. We are proud of that history, and seek to preserve well-loved traditions as well as look ahead to new ways of sharing the Word. Our 336 wooded acres provide hiking opportunities, outdoor chapels, playing fields, volleyball and basketball courts, ropes course and a swimming pool.

Located at 1033 Nawakwa Road, Biglerville, Pennsylvania.

Contact the church office for details. Call (301) 663-3344 or email [email protected]

Annual Good Shepherd Yard Sale is Saturday, August 10

Just a few days more than a month until Good Shepherd’s Annual Yard Sale on Saturday, August 10. We’ll be setting up on August 8 and 9; please gather up your treasures and plan to drop them off at the church from 7 – 10 a.m. and 4 – 7 p.m.

Sign-up sheets for volunteers will be on the Social Ministry bulletin board by the men’s restroom. Please contact Marilyn Ayres if you have a particularly valuable item(s) that you’d like to donate and we’ll look at selling it on Facebook or ebay. Proceeds will benefit Good Shepherd families in need.

Proceeds from post-sale “surplus book” sales will go to the Good Shepherd library.

Yard sale volunteers.
Tired but happy volunteers at the end of another successful yard sale!!