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]

Brown Bag Bible Study

Brown Bag Bible Study  meets at NOON on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month in the pastor’s office.  We are studying the book of Galatians. Bring a bag lunch .

Next meeting is Thursday, October 10th. Newcomers always welcome!

Brown Bag Bible Study


Trunk or Treat

Saturday, October 26, 2019 4:00-6:00 PM

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!

Emergency Family Shelter

Good Shepherd is hosting Emergency Family Shelter from September 28th through October 12th.  The Religious Coalition will provide volunteers for September 28 – October 4, but we are responsible for providing volunteers October 5 -October 12. 

Please note that the Community Room will not be available during those dates as we provide much needed services to these families. 

Please watch for a collection box in the Narthex for items needed to help support the families while they are with us!

Volunteers Needed

We are still in need of more volunteers to come spend time with the families. It is a great way to live our mission statement!  Youth members are also welcome; call the church office if you would like to help. Volunteers need to register and have a background check done.   

About the Program

Local churches partner with the Religious Coalition to provide emergency shelter for families in need. The shelter comes to Good Shepherd every quarter and we open up our Community Room to provide a safe, warm place to sleep.

Learn more about the Religious Coalition in Frederick on their website: https://www.thereligiouscoalition.org

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!!