Youth Group is now back to meeting in person, now back to Wednesday nights, 6:30 - 7:30 pm, albeit with important safety protocols.
Sunday School will continue to have a recorded lesson, released Sunday at 8 am.
Let David Dixon, Good Shepherd's Youth & Family Minister, know. These are weird times and we want everyone to know that we are still connected, even if we aren't back to normal. Contact us below to let us know what you're doing!
Youth Group will now meet for an hour in person on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 - 7:30 pm. Safety protocols apply: we will meet outside, masks & social distancing required.
As we begin the church year with the season of Advent at Good Shepherd, we have planned some special activities for our fall youth and family programs at church. Highlights include:
See below for details.
On Campus Gathering!
Let me tell you it has been absolutely fantastic seeing our youth gather on Sunday afternoons at 5:00 PM for the past several weeks. A few of those weeks we had some weather interference but we have had an amazing time gathering, talking and having fun with a variety of activities. We have decided for multiple reasons to move our weekly youth group back to Wednesday nights. In an effort to accommodate several youth who had conflicts with Sunday afternoons due to prior commitments and because we can all use that midweek connection with our faith community, our weekly youth group meeting will be on Wednesday nights beginning December 2, from 6:30-7:30 PM. We are working on making some arrangements for outdoor lighting and we're planning to utilize the Parish Hall once it is available.
Our GS Kids Sunday School continues to be virtual and I have to say our teachers have all done a great job recording the lessons. It has been fun to see families working together to produce these weekly videos. GREAT JOB!!! We will continue to provide these virtual lessons and send out the monthly activity packets until we can meet again for in-person Sunday School.
Design Team Planning
The Youth and Family Ministries Design Team has worked to put together ideas for our youth and families as we continue through the re-entry plan. We have scheduled some fun activities for our youth on Wednesday nights! Set aside the last Sunday night of every month for our Youth & GS Kids Sunday School families to gather for an outdoor Worship Experience with Fr. Doug.
Youth and Family Service
Due to bad weather we had to cancel our Youth and Family Service last month. Therefore, our first outdoor worship experience will happen this coming Sunday at 5PM on the lawn behind the Parish Hall. Please bring your own lawn chair if possible, otherwise, we will have some folding chairs available for use. This will be a socially distanced, masked up and hand sanitized event with all the necessary CDC protocols in place for everyone's safety. Please, make plans for you and your family to come out and join us this coming Sunday, November 29, from 5:00-6:00PM for an inspiring time of fellowship and worship together. Let's kick off Advent together.
Finally, be sure to check out the on-line resources listed below. We have items for kids and families, for youth, and for parents!
If you have any questions please feel free to contact me at Ddixon@goodsheponline.org or by calling or texting me at 864-541-1861. Thank you for your continued prayers and support.
This Bible app for kids features vivid illustrations with touch-activated animations, along with games and activities to help kids remember what they learn.
Have you enjoyed our Together @ Home activity packs that have been paired with our weekly Summer Sunday School video series? No need to wait til the weekend: you'll find lesson plans from other parts of the Bible at the website here.