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This Sunday in Worship, December 4, 2022

Second Sunday of Advent Hanging of the Greens   You may now enter worship through the double doors off the parking lot and check-in is not needed. Attendance pads are now back in the pews.   Prelude:  “The First Noel” arr. Cherwie…

Sunday Church Bulletin on the Website: www.CGSUM.org

While our regular technical crew is on vacation, we will be posting the Church Bulletin on the website for your use in referencing the order of worship, including the hymn names and page number in the Red Hymnal (if you have one at home)….

A Note from Pastor Eva

       The word Commitment has been on my mind this past week.  I was recently excused from jury duty that would have involved a 3-week murder trial.  I can only imagine the commitment the jury members must make to be an important part of o…

It’s Time to Order Poinsettias!!

Church of the Good Shepherd has a tradition of decorating our altar with beautiful poinsettias at Christmas time. We are pre-selling 6” potted red poinsettias for $16 each to be used in the sanctuary for services beginning Sunday, December…

Alternative Christmas Market Returns!

Our annual market will return on Sunday December 4, 11 and 18 in Jordan Hall after the 10 a.m. service.    You can also shop from home and send or drop off your shopping list and the appropriate cards will be returned to you.   We…

‘Advent Lessons and Carols’ Service, December 11

Join us for a special 'Lessons & Carols' service on Sunday, December 11 at 10:00 am.

 

The service will include the Chancel Choir, a professional string quartet, and saxophonist!

Christmas is Coming!

We need animals, shepherds, wisemen, and angels for the Christmas Eve family Service at 5:00PM on Saturday, December 24, at 5:00 PM.    The Children’s Choir, Youth Choir, and Youth Bells will also be participating. We will have one Reh…

Foothill Unity Center – Holiday Food Basket Drive

This year the center has a revised list to fill their holiday baskets. Please leave donations in Jordan Hall.  Here is what they request: Canned yams, Canned sweet potatoes, Mini marshmallows, Gravy packets, Cake mixes, Corn muffin mix, Cra…

Sunday School – Preschoolers and Elementary Grade Children

Sunday School for preschoolers and elementary grade kids will meet in Jordan Hall following the Children’s Time in the Sanctuary.  Also, Nursery care has returned on Sundays from 9:30-11:30 a.m.   All are welcome – please join us!…

Children’s Choir Rehearsals

Children currently in grades 2 thru 5 are invited to “make a joyful noise to the Lord”.  We will meet Sundays in the Music Room (directly behind the Narthex at back of the sanctuary) after Sunday School from approximately 11:15 to 11:45 AM….

Tuesday Morning Walking Group

The walking group meets each Tuesday morning at 8:00 at the church.  We walk around the church grounds and adjacent neighborhoods.  The first Tuesday of the month, we meet at the Arboretum in Arcadia.   For more information, contact th…

Women’s Book Study Group

Next week we finish the Personal Librarian.   We will not meet the day before Thanksgiving as well as Dec. 21 and 28.    Our next book, The 12 Topsy Turvy, Very Messy Days of Christmas will be read as follows:  Nov. 30.  Ch. 1-36;…

Women’s Crafts Group

Our United Methodist Women’s Crafts Group meet Wednesdays at 1:15-3:00 p.m., in the Church Library.   All women are invited and all types of crafts are welcome with the proceeds from items made then sold at UMW Boutiques going toward m…

CGS Prayer Chain

The Church of the Good Shepherd has a dedicated group of people who pray for members and their friends when a request comes into the church office.     If you have a need for prayer for yourself, family or friends, please call the chur…

Plastic Bags and Egg Cartons

Foothill Unity Center is still collecting egg cartons and plastic bags.   During this PANDEMIC era we have a different location for dropping them off.  Whenever you are in the vicinity of the church, they can be placed in the box locat…

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