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Outreach

Reaching out with tangible love to our neighbors in need.

As we begin 2013, Outreach wanted to give you a summary of how we followed Christ’s command to love one another and serve the least of these during 2012.

LOCALLY:

We continued sponsorship of a family in the NOVACO program, with our mentor putting in many hours to this family.  We made a financial donation of $2,000 and supported them at Christmas.

We cooked, transported, and served 12 meals to the ladies at Bethany Shelter in Washington DC.  (4th Sunday of each month)

We also cooked and served a Thanksgiving feast to the ladies.

We cooked and delivered 11 meals to the homeless in Fairfax County through the FACETS Hot Meals program. (4th Thursday of each month)

We filled 50 Easter baskets for local children through FACETS.

We filled 50 Christmas stockings for the Salvation Army.

We held 2 rummage sales to raise money and provide a service for area residents.

We collected school supplies for FACETS.

We provided 500 weekend lunch bags to local children through Food for Others.  Each bag costs approximately $5.00 and contains food the child can have during the weekend when they aren’t receiving their school free lunch.  We are looking at the probability of adopting a school to provide these on a regular basis.

Weekly sandwiches to the local shelter. (Thursday am)

Tuesday night food distribution for Food for Others.

Made donations of several thousand dollars to families in financial need.

Building was available to several community groups in need of space.

Heart’s Afire wrote messages of hope to nursing homes, prisoners of conscience, etc.

NATIONALLY:

A mission team went to Pine Ridge in South Dakota for our annual Lakota trip.  Members of Good Shepherd work with team members from a few other area congregations to provide home repair work, children’s activities, and relationship building.

Money was given to UMCOR through our Giving Tree to go toward relief from Hurricane Sandy.

INTERNATIONALLY:

The youth participated in the World Vision 30 hour famine, raising several thousand dollars for this organization.

Sunday School classes raised money for several groups with bake sales, hot chocolate sales,etc.

Our Lenten campaign raised $20,000 for the Christian School of New Vision under the direction of Ludner St. Amore in Haiti. In addition, many members sponsored a child on a monthly basis.

Medical/missions team visited Christian School of New Vision in May.

Money went to Heifer International as part of our Giving Tree.

A Stop Hunger Now event was held, putting together 25,000 meals at a cost of $6,500.

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

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

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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