Serve Team Mission Fair Saturday

This Saturday from 9am-Noon, Good Shepherd will be having its first ever "Serve ...Team Missions' Fair."This event will be an opportunity to connect with local ministries and learn more about Serve Teams, a new addition to serving options at Good Shepherd.If you...

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Pastoral Visitation, 21st Century Style

Those of you who know me well know how much I enjoy old-fashioned, relationship-based pastoral visitation.I've always thought it a unique privilege that pastors can practice the ministry of presence simply by being with people, hearing their stories, and adding a...

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Shocked

I'm not easily shocked anymore, but Timothy Dalrymple's post "The Young Christian's Guide To Sex In Seminary" shocked me.And made me grateful for the prevailing ethical environment at the place where I prepared for ministry.

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Top Five Tuesday — Top Five Albums

In this era of digital music, iTunes, and downloading individual songs, the craft of making entire albums often gets overlooked.Yet back in the day -- and sometimes even today -- there's nothing quite like an artist who, in a burst of creativity and connection,...

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The Numbers Are In . . .

Yesterday at Good Shepherd:2300 people prepared & packed . . .192,320 meals for Uganda while they also donated . . .1800 non-perishable items for local hunger iniatives. Our children's ministry also made up 275 care bags for our upcoming Room In The Inn season of...

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Origin Of An Idea

I received a very nice voice mail this week from a Methodist preacher friend congratulating me on the Charlotte Observer article on our Fed Up Sunday project.During the message, my friend gave some nice words about the creativity I had to "come up with such an...

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Fed Up Sunday FAQ

Fed Up With Hunger SundayFrequently Asked QuestionsWhat Are We Doing?We are harnessing all our Sunday morning people and energy to prepare and package over 150,000 Meals Ready To Eat (MREs).Where Is All This Food Going To End Up?After we prepare and package the meals,...

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In The News

This piece was on the front page of the Lake Wylie Pilot on Tuesday:Steele Creek church looks to make ‘radical impact’ on hungerJohn Marks - jmarks@lakewyliepilot.com STEELE CREEK -- It isn’t going to be a wafer and juice cup kind of Sunday.Good Shepherd United...

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Top Five Tuesday — Top Five Methodist Doctrines

Having spent several days last week at Asbury Seminary and a couple of days this week at the Lake Junaluska Assembly, I've got Methodism on my mind.What is it about this movement-become-denomination that captures my heart and keeps my attention? Even when the...

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Worshipping By Feeding

So yesterday we made the announcement: next Sunday, October 30, we are worshipping by feeding. Huh?As part of our strategy of Radical Impact Projects, we will convert our Worship Center into a mass production line on Sunday morning to prepare and package over 150,000...

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