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Adult Study Courses

At Good Shepherd we have made a commitment to offer Adult Study opportunities every year, fall through spring, in addition to our Adult Sunday School. The scheduled classes cover a variety of topics, of varying lengths, at different times throughout the week, to give the greatest number of people the chance to participate.  We hope that you will join us in one or more classes over the coming months.  

The 2013/2014 Adult Study courses include (as currently scheduled):

Journey Through The New Testament is currently being offered on Tuesday evenings. This course will run until Easter week 2014. This class is based on a book by Marcus Borg and is being facilitated by Marilyn Bursch and Sue Rothenberger.


Thursday Morning Bible Study
 Silence and Other Surprising Invitations of Advent by Enuma Okoro
Advent Study to Start Thursday December 5 at 9:30 am
Instead of focusing on the usual characters in the Advent Story author Enuma Okoro takes a look at the story of Zechariah and Elizabeth.  Silence and Other Surprising Invitations of Advent guides you in reflection on your own experiences of waiting and longing, or the need for community, and of hungering for God.  Everyone is welcome and invited  to attend. This group meets at 9:30 am -11:30 am for the study and then those who can stay help make and then deliver 100 sandwiches for one of our local homeless shelters. Come be a part of the warm fellowship of this group and take time to nurture your social and spiritual self during this often hectic  time of the year. 
When: Begins Dec 5 and runs each Thursday morning through the first week of January 2, 2014.
Where: Adult Room # 2, Education Center
Prerequisities: None
Drop-In Class: Yes, please join as you are able, materials are often ordered weeks ahead so contact Carole Yoho or the church cogsum@goodshepherdva.com office to be sure that we have materials on hand for you.
Persons who participate: All are invited, who want to deepen and nurture their spiritual life and a prayerful presence in thier church community.
Coordinator: Carole Yoho (ckyoho@verizon.net) has led this effort for many years.  However, the facilitation of each study is shared among the group membership.
Resource: Silence and Other Surprising Invitations of Advent by Enuma Okoro
Description: This group meets each Thursday morning and will study several short-term books/programs from Septmeber through June each year.  They engage in a time of prayer, worship through opening hymn, and then study.  They also complete a hands-on mission project each week at 11:30am by making a hundred sandwiches that are delivered to one of our area emergency homeless shelters.

 
Practicing the Presence  - A Time of Quiet Prayer
When: Thursday, 1:00 p.m. and also offered Sunday mornings at 9:00 am in the Gallery.
Where: Adult Room # 7, Education Center

Prerequisities: None

Drop-In Class:  Yes, please join as you are able.


Persons who participate:  All are invited, who want to deepen and nurture a prayerful presence in a spiritual community.

Facilitator: Joe Matney (703-264-7885; jsmatney @ cox.net)  We will be supported by various person who have long experience with this sort of prayer.


Resource: For optional background reading, LIVING IN THE PRESENCE and LIVING SIMPLY THROUGH THE DAY, both books by Tilden Edwards. 

Description:  This group will provide an opportunity to notice and nurture living in God's presence, and deepen our trust in an availability for that presence.  Through a variety of prayer practices, silence, reflection and sharing we will grow in our understanding and appreciation of contemplative living.
April 2014
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
1 Boy Scout Troop 13
Location: Rooms 5, 7,8,9,10,11
Time: 7:00pm

Traveling the New Testament
Time: 7:00pm

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

Bell Choir Practice
Location: Sanctuary
Time: 6:15pm

Chancel Choir Practice
Location: Sanctuary
Time: 7:30pm

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3 Awakening Study
Location: Adult Room #2
Time: 9:30am -11:30am

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

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5 Painting Party
Time: 8:30am

AA
Time: 2:00pm

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

Church School
Location: Education Building
Time: 9:00am -10:00am

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

Eagle Ceremony
Location: Sanctuary and Fellowship Hall
Time: 1:00pm -4:00pm
Garrett Stewart is the Scout being honored. Reserv ...

Confirmation
Time: 4:00pm

Youth Group
Time: 5:30pm

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7 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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8 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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Traveling the New Testament
Time: 7:00pm

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

Saints Alive!
Location: Fellowship Hall
Time: 12:00pm

SOUP, SONG & STORY
Location: Fellowship Hall
Time: 6:00pm

Bell Choir Practice
Location: Sanctuary
Time: 6:15pm

Chancel Choir Practice
Location: Sanctuary
Time: 7:30pm

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10 Awakening Study
Location: Adult Room #2
Time: 9:30am -11:30am

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

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12 AA
Time: 2:00pm

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13 PALM/PASSION SUNDAY

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

Church School
Location: Education Building
Time: 9:00am -10:00am

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

Confirmation
Time: 4:00pm

Youth Group
Time: 5:30pm

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14 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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15 Boy Scout Troop 13
Location: Rooms 5, 7,8,9,10,11
Time: 7:00pm

Traveling the New Testament
Time: 7:00pm

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

Bell Choir Practice
Location: Sanctuary
Time: 6:15pm

Chancel Choir Practice
Location: Sanctuary
Time: 7:30pm

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17 HOLY THURSDAY

Awakening Study
Location: Adult Room #2
Time: 9:30am -11:30am

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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18 GOOD FRIDAY

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

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19 AA
Time: 2:00pm

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20 EASTER SUNDAY

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

Church School
Location: Education Building
Time: 9:00am -10:00am

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

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21 Church Rummage Sale Collection
Location: Fellowship Hall & Room 1
Time: 9:00am -5:00pm
Collection begins on Monday after Easter.  Bu ...

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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22 Church Rummage Sale Collection
Location: Fellowship Hall & Room 1
Time: 9:00am -5:00pm
Collection begins on Monday after Easter.  Bu ...

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

Traveling the New Testament
Time: 7:00pm

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

Church Rummage Sale Collection
Location: Fellowship Hall & Room 1
Time: 9:00am -5:00pm
Collection begins on Monday after Easter.  Bu ...

Bell Choir Practice
Location: Sanctuary
Time: 6:15pm

Chancel Choir Practice
Location: Sanctuary
Time: 7:30pm

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24 Church Rummage Sale Collection
Location: Fellowship Hall & Room 1
Time: 9:00am -5:00pm
Collection begins on Monday after Easter.  Bu ...

Awakening Study
Location: Adult Room #2
Time: 9:30am -11:30am

Preschool
Time: 9:30am

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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25 Church Rummage Sale Collection
Location: Fellowship Hall & Room 1
Time: 9:00am -5:00pm
Collection begins on Monday after Easter.  Bu ...

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

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26 BS Collection Begins (Rummage Sale)
Location: Fellowship Hall
Rummage Sale Collection for Boy Scouts on the Satu ...

Outreach Rummage Sale
Location: Fellowship Hall & Room 1
Time: 8:00am -1:00pm

AA
Time: 2:00pm

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27 BS Collection Begins (Rummage Sale)
Location: Fellowship Hall
Rummage Sale Collection for Boy Scouts on the Satu ...

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

Church School
Location: Education Building
Time: 9:00am -10:00am

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

Confirmation
Time: 4:00pm

Youth Group
Time: 5:30pm

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28 BS Collection Begins (Rummage Sale)
Location: Fellowship Hall
Rummage Sale Collection for Boy Scouts on the Satu ...

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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29 BS Collection Begins (Rummage Sale)
Location: Fellowship Hall
Rummage Sale Collection for Boy Scouts on the Satu ...

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

Traveling the New Testament
Time: 7:00pm

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30 BS Collection Begins (Rummage Sale)
Location: Fellowship Hall
Rummage Sale Collection for Boy Scouts on the Satu ...

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

Bell Choir Practice
Location: Sanctuary
Time: 6:15pm

Chancel Choir Practice
Location: Sanctuary
Time: 7:30pm

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