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Education

"They devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers."  Acts 2:42

 

Christian Education and Discipleship is an important part of our ministry here at The Church of the Good Shepherd, UMC. 


We believe that the practice of Intentional Faith Development will lead to a vibrant, fruitful, growing congregation. We strive to offer high quality learning experiences that help people understand Scripture, faith, and life in an environment of supportive caring relationships.  At Good Shepherd we offer Sunday school classes for the whole family (nursery through adult), Bible studies, short-term topical studies, support groups that apply faith to particular life challenges, children's church- time activities (called Worship Discovery), retreats, and United Methodist Youth Fellowship.

 

Why do we offer these opportunities? 
 

Bishop Robert Schnase says it best in his book Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations:
  
"Christian disciples strive to develop faith and grow in Christ-likeness through study and learning, and God is best able to form disciples when people do this together and not by themselves." (pg. 63, 2007). 



We invite you to learn more about these activities by visiting the pages found under this heading of Education.  For your convenience they are arranged in age-related groupings.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact Penny Rasnake, Director of Lay Ministries via phone at 703-281-3987 x13, or email
prasnake@goodshepherdva.com.
 

October 2014
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
1 Wednesday Morning Prayer
Location: Sanctuary
Time: 6:30am

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2 DCOM
Location: Room 11
Time: 9:30am

Practicing the Presence
Location: Room 7
Time: 1:00pm

Many Strings of Joy Rehearsal
Location: music room
Time: 8:00pm
Rehearsal is held in the Music room or in the Sanc ...

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3 AA
Location: Room #10
Time: 8:30pm

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4 No Events

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5 Morning Prayer
Location: Sanctuary
Time: 8:30am -9:00am

Church School
Time: 9:00am -10:00am

Worship
Location: Sanctuary
Time: 10:15am -11:15am

Youth Group
Time: 5:30pm -7:00pm

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6 Church Council
Location: The Gallery
Time: 7:00pm

OA
Time: 7:30pm
Meets in Room 10

AA
Location: Room 7
Time: 8:30pm -10:00pm
Meets in Room #7

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7 Boy Scout Troop 13
Location: Rooms 5, 7,8,9,10,11
Time: 7:00pm

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8 Wednesday Morning Prayer
Location: Sanctuary
Time: 6:30am

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9 Preschool
Time: 9:30am

Practicing the Presence
Location: Room 7
Time: 1:00pm

Parent Support Group
Location: Room 10
Time: 7:00pm -8:30pm

Many Strings of Joy Rehearsal
Location: music room
Time: 8:00pm
Rehearsal is held in the Music room or in the Sanc ...

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10 AA
Location: Room #10
Time: 8:30pm

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11 No Events

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12 Morning Prayer
Location: Sanctuary
Time: 8:30am -9:00am

Church School
Time: 9:00am -10:00am

Worship
Location: Sanctuary
Time: 10:15am -11:15am

A Listening
Time: 5:30pm

Youth Group
Time: 5:30pm -7:00pm

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13 Girl Scout Trp 5714
Location: Junior High Room 9
Time: 7:00pm -8:30pm

OA
Time: 7:30pm
Meets in Room 10

AA
Location: Room 7
Time: 8:30pm -10:00pm
Meets in Room #7

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14 Boy Scout Troop 13
Location: Rooms 5, 7,8,9,10,11
Time: 7:00pm

Pack 13 Monthly Meeting
Location: Fellowship Hall
Time: 7:00pm -9:00pm
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15 Wednesday Morning Prayer
Location: Sanctuary
Time: 6:30am

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16 Practicing the Presence
Location: Room 7
Time: 1:00pm

Many Strings of Joy Rehearsal
Location: music room
Time: 8:00pm
Rehearsal is held in the Music room or in the Sanc ...

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17 Lifeline Screening Event-confirmed
Time: 9:00am -4:00pm

AA
Location: Room #10
Time: 8:30pm

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18 Walker Workshop
Time: 9:00am -2:00pm

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19 Morning Prayer
Location: Sanctuary
Time: 8:30am -9:00am

Church School
Time: 9:00am -10:00am

Worship
Location: Sanctuary
Time: 10:15am -11:15am

Church Council
Time: 11:30am

A Listening II
Time: 5:30pm

Youth Group
Time: 5:30pm -7:00pm

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20 Trustee's Meeting
Location: Adult 2
Time: 7:00pm -8:30pm

OA
Time: 7:30pm
Meets in Room 10

AA
Location: Room 7
Time: 8:30pm -10:00pm
Meets in Room #7

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21 Boy Scout Troop 13
Location: Rooms 5, 7,8,9,10,11
Time: 7:00pm

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22 Wednesday Morning Prayer
Location: Sanctuary
Time: 6:30am

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23 Practicing the Presence
Location: Room 7
Time: 1:00pm

Hot Meals
Location: Kitchen
Time: 2:00pm -5:30pm
Contact Lyn Hanke or Laurie Juliana.

Many Strings of Joy Rehearsal
Location: music room
Time: 8:00pm
Rehearsal is held in the Music room or in the Sanc ...

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24 AA
Location: Room #10
Time: 8:30pm

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25 No Events

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26 Morning Prayer
Location: Sanctuary
Time: 8:30am -9:00am

Church School
Time: 9:00am -10:00am

Worship
Location: Sanctuary
Time: 10:15am -11:15am

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27 FH - Rummage Sale Collection
Time: 9:00am -5:00pm

OA
Time: 7:30pm
Meets in Room 10

Worship Team
Location: Information Center
Time: 7:30pm
Contact Lyn Hanke.

AA
Location: Room 7
Time: 8:30pm -10:00pm
Meets in Room #7

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28 FH-Rummage Sale Collectio

Boy Scout Troop 13
Location: Rooms 5, 7,8,9,10,11
Time: 7:00pm

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29 FH-Rummage Sale Collection

Wednesday Morning Prayer
Location: Sanctuary
Time: 6:30am

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30 FH-Rummage Sale Collectiom

Practicing the Presence
Location: Room 7
Time: 1:00pm

Many Strings of Joy Rehearsal
Location: music room
Time: 8:00pm
Rehearsal is held in the Music room or in the Sanc ...

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31 FH-Rummage Sale Collection

AA
Location: Room #10
Time: 8:30pm

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