The Church of the Good Shepherd welcomes new members to join its many community outreach programs, such as its Book Club, JAM Band, Youth Group and/or Prayer Shawl Ministry. Our very active Book Club meets the last Tuesday of every month between 7p-9pm in a member’s home for wine and a light dessert. All are welcome to join an upcoming discussion for any of the following books. On January 27th, we will discuss Daniel James Brown’s “The Boys in the Boat”. On Tuesday, February 24th, we will discuss Cheryl Strayed, “Wild” and on Tuesday, March 24th, the author Amy Bloom will join us to discuss her book, “Lucky Us”.
New voices and additional instruments are sought to join our Sunday 9 a.m. contemporary music program featuring the “Jesus and Me” (JAM) Band. Vocalists and guitarists are especially welcome to join one of our practice sessions on Thursday nights at 8:30p.m. – 10p.m. Our Youth Group will be kicking off the Martin Luther King weekend by volunteering at Loaves and Fishes on Saturday, January 17. Loaves and Fishes operates out of the Episcopal Church of St. Paul and St. James in New Haven. Each month, Loaves and Fishes serves between 200 and 300 households in New Haven with groceries and clothing. If interested in joining us, please RSVP to our Parish office @ 203-795-6577 and then meet in the church parking lot at 7:15 a.m. to carpool into New Haven. The group should return by 11:15 a.m. We’d like to get a headcount of how many teens will be joining us, so please RVSP to the Parish Office.
Our Prayer Shawl Ministry invites any one interested in knitting or crocheting a prayer shawl for a person in need. We craft all year-round and meet regularly. Our prayer shawls are blessed during a Sunday Eucharist and then distributed by our parishioners to friends, neighbors and family members in need. Our next Prayer Shawl Pasta Supper will be Sunday, February 22nd @ 6pm in the Parish Hall located at 680 Racebrook Road, Orange.
All are welcome to join our many outreach programs. For more information, please call the Church Office @ 203-795-6577, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, visit our website at www.thegoodsheperdorangect.org and/or visit our Facebook page.