The Youth of Good Shepherd are hosting a Family Game Night and EVERYONE is invited! Bring your parents, grandparents, neighbors and friends and make some fun memories. You won’t want to miss out on this great opportunity to enjoy a few laughs and get a friendly competition going. There will be lots of games to choose from, but if you have a favorite game you’d like to play, feel free to bring it along.
The senior high Sunday school class’s annual Souper Bowl fundraiser to combat world hunger is now underway. Your donations of money and soup will be go to our community’s Religious Coalition for Emergency Human Needs. Look for the display table in the Narthex and do consider contributing to this worthy cause.
Youth Bingo Search Party
January 19th @ 3:00pm
All youth in grades 6-12 are welcome to join us for our annual BINGO Search Party on January 19th from 3:00 until 5:00. We will meet at church at 2:45 to go downtown in search of prizes for our BINGO on March 14th. We will split up into teams. Everyone who participates will receive free raffle tickets to be used at the BINGO. The winning team will receive bonus tickets! We will finish up and return to the church in time for our regular Youth Group activities. We hope to see you there!
Middle School Lock In
All middle school youth are welcome to join us for our Middle School Lock In. This will be a night filled with everything you could want: friends, food, fun, games, but probably not sleep. Friends are always welcome, so feel free to invite a friend or two. Talk to the youth leaders for details!
High School Mission Trip
This summer our high school youth will go on a mission trip! We will be repairing and replacing gutters, adding wheelchair ramps, painting, etc. to homes of elderly people on fixed income. Did you already pay your deposit? The remaining amount will be due on April 25th. More information is available in the document section of the Team App.
High School Mission Trip: Deposit Due January 12th
Attention all youth in grades 8-12: This summer our high school youth will go on a mission trip ! We will be repairing and replacing gutters, adding wheelchair ramps, painting, etc. to homes of elderly people on fixed income. The cost is $200 per person. $50 deposit is due January 12th. The remaining $150 will be due on April 25th. More information is available in the document section of the Team App or contact the youth leaders.
Youth Bingo Search Party: January 19th
All youth in grades 6-12 are welcome to join us for our annual BINGO Search Party on January 19th from 3:00 until 5:00. We will meet at church at 2:45pm to go downtown in search of prizes for our BINGO on March 14th. We will split 5 up into teams. Everyone who participates will receive free raffle tickets to be used at the BINGO. The winning team will receive bonus tickets! We will finish up and return to the church in time for our regular Third Sunday activities. We hope to see you there!
Middle School Lock-in: Coming Soon in January!
All middle school youth are welcome to join us i January for our Middle School Lock In. This will be a night filled with everything you could want: friends, food, fun, games, but probably not sleep. Friends are always welcome, so feel free to invite a friend or two.
This summer our high school youth will go on a mission trip to Wrightsville, Pennsylvania. We will be repairing and replacing gutters, adding wheelchair ramps, painting, etc. to the homes of elderly people on a fixed income. The cost is $200 per person. Please give a $50 deposit to the youth leaders by January 12th. The remaining balance is due on April 25th. More information is available in the Team App.
Our winning spirit wear design , created by Caroline & Brian Keefer, is a perfect excuse to invite your friends to join you at Good Shepherd for worship, Sunday School or any other fun event. T-Shirts, Ladies T-Shirts, and sweatshirts (crew neck & hoodies) are available!!
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 !
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 .
On November 3rd, the Youth and Social Ministries worked together in an effort to pack 10,000 meals for food insecure families in our community. After services, folks gathered in the community room to work together to pack the meals. It was a fantastic multi-generational event where everyone could contribute.
The meals were picked up by the Frederick Food Bank, which is operated by the Frederick Community Action Agency, where they will be distributed to the families who are struggling with food insecurity.
Good Shepherd was able to fund this project by raising over $900 through Vacation Bible School donations, plus an additional $300 came from the sale of a Jeep bed that was used during VBS as a photo booth. It was hand crafted by one of our very own members! On top of that, all of the Gifts of Love donations from the month of October went towards the meals.
Jesus said, “For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’ Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’ And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my siblings, you did it to me.’ “
Social Ministry and Youth are partnering to pack meals to feed people in Frederick who are facing food insecurity. Our goal is $3,000 to pack 10,000 meals. That’s TEN THOUSAND MEALS! Generous contributions from families who participated in our Roar VBS this summer and the sale of our Jeep have raised $1,200 towards our $3,000 goal.
For the month of October all Gifts of Love offerings will be used to pack these meals and feel people right here in our community. If you would like to support this event, just place your donation in a Gift of Love envelope found in the pew rack. Then place the envelop in the offering plate.
Meal Packing Event
Everyone is invited to join together on November 3rd at 12:00pm (noon) in the Community Room to pack the meals. This is truly an inter-generational community event. We hope to see you!
Show us your artistic side! Design a T- shirt to celebrate Good Shepherd. The winning design will be used in our spirit wear sale to help raise money for youth activities, such as scholarships for Mar-Lu-Ridge, synod retreats, and the high school mission trip.
Design a T-Shirt Rules
Must include “Good Shepherd” and “Frederick, Maryland”
Limit one entry per person/team
The design will be on the front of the shirt
Limit design to one color
Designs are due October 27th.
On November 3rd, the congregation will vote on the design they feel best represents Good Shepherd. The designer(s) of the winning design will receive a free T-shirt.
Contact the church office for entry details! Call (301) 663-3344 or email [email protected]
What is a Trunk or Treat?? It’s a trick or treating event where people hand out candy from the trunks of their vehicles. Although it is certainly not required, many people choose to decorate or dress up their trunks or entire vehicles & themselves, to create a huge tailgating party. Cars will be lined up like a Car show in the church parking lot. The kids will then Trick or Treat down all the trunks. This year we are also offering spaces in the church and along the walkways for people to set up.
In addition to Trunk or Treating, children and families will be able to explore our Zoofari. Zoofari is a continuation of our Roar VBS and will have lots of fun activities to remind us that life is wild. God is good. So, come dressed in your favorite costume and collect lots of sweet treats and be reminded of the sweetest treat of all – God’s love for us.
Invite your friends to come Trunk or Treating at Good Shepherd! Everyone is welcome.
Register your Vehicle for Trunk or Treat
If you would like to hand out goodies to the children, we estimate that you will need enough for 100 children. Vehicle set up begins at 3:00pm. We hope you will join us to help make this event a fun success!! Contact the church office to register your vehicle!