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Good Shepherd UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

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Weekly Newsletter - October 5, 2010


To all Members and Friends of the Church:
Stay informed of church news and be reminded of meetings and other events that are important in the life of the church.
News items may be limited to a few sentences. --GSUMC Communications Team

We will be loyal to The United Methodist Church


and uphold it by WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
Our Prayers, Our Gifts, Our Presence,
Everyone is encouraged to welcome the newest members of
Our Service and Our Witness Good Shepherd:
OUR PRAYERS Billie Clark
For our Church Family Makala Manahan
Nickie Skovill, granddaughter of Ralph & Sue Martin Milan McDaniel
Sylvia Spurlock, daughter of Margie Perry, health Sherry and Joe Amos
concerns Judy Richardson
Peggy Nelson, health concerns Jennifer and David Richardson
Joe Burlason, broken hip Jacob Richardson
Don Patton, nephew of Joan Fulmer, serious lung disease Brenda Pelfrey
Michelle Page, surgery Heyda Negron-Perez
Pat Whitmore, foot surgery (Robbie Nash) Helga Negron-Perez
Pearl Boyd, health concerns (Robbie Nash) Myrna Bosch
Stephen N. Hurst, son of Marsha Morley, health concerns Rev. Liana Perez-Felix (a retired UMC Minister from
Barbara Hall, on loss of her sister, Ann Combs the Memphis Conference who is now affliated with
Jeane Webbe, Terra Jackson’s mother, lung cancer the Charge Conference of Good Shepherd)
Jon Gold, Terra Jackson’s brother-in-law, liver cancer Jennifer and Kevin Baker
Hill family, in-laws to Shirley McCandles’ daughter Celeste and Kassandra Baker
John Davis
OUR PRESENCE Infants baptized:
October 3, 2010 Adeline Elizabeth Miller
Sunday School 121 Conner Reece Wilson
Worship Services (8:00-10:25 a.m.) 227 Make a point to look for these new members on Sunday,
OUR GIFTS shake their hand, give them a hug and welcome them into this
October 3, 2010 United Methodist Church.
Weekly Budget Needs - - $12,704
● Church Budget $11,942 Good Shepherd Works-Giving Back to Beersheba
● Debt Reserve-Principal 225 October 8-10, 2010
● Children’s Fund 50 So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.
● Rail Offering (to Beersheba) 304 (James 2:17)
TOTAL: $12,570 Beersheba Springs has provided Good Shepherd with
many years of spiritual filled weekend retreats. 16
A donation was given by Connie Owen and Sandra families will attend a weekend of fun, faith, fellowship and
Upton. to the Children’s Ministry in memory of Doris Ann giving back. Special projects include clearing brush at the
Burrelli, sister of Lorna Woods. sacred outdoor chapel, Vesper Point, and painting rails at
the historical hotel.
OUR SERVICE
Opportunities to Serve AGE DOES NOT MATTER – Live Fully
At the Welcome Desk in the Office Lobby: You are invited to join others at Good Shepherd United
Contact Emily at 822-4531 Methodist Church in a seven weeks study (10/7 – 11/18):
Living Fully, Dying Well by Bishop Reuben Job
OUR WITNESS Beginning Thursday, October 7
Opportunities to Witness 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
“…Then Jesus said to his disciples, “The harvest is Fellowship Hall
plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the Leader: Rev. Liana Perez-Felix
harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his field.” Participant’s Book: $10.00
Matthew 9:37 Books will be available on October 7
Wednesday Night Schedule A word from Bishop Job:
October 6 “Living fully is life’s most rewarding gift. Young or old,
Dinner (reservations required) 5:15 PM rich or poor, at the peak of our performance or at the low
Children ebb of our vitality, life remains a precious gift and we may
Faithweaver Friends (ages 3 – 5th Grade) 6:15 PM savor its richness throughout our lifetime. The gospels
Youth 6:30 PM encourage us to be good stewards of this gift but also
Underground Reality: Vietnam to take time to reflect on its beauty, meaning, goodness,
Adult Class - Chapel 6:30 PM and eternal nature. Preparation for this kind of abundant,
Becoming a Praying Congregation - Bishop Reuben Job joyful, and fulfilling living is not possible without thoughtful
Bro. Denman Frazer, Leader consider- ation of life’s ending.”
Explore and Connect - Conference Room 6:30 PM
David Winton, Facilitator This study is for any adult who is LIVING. Age is
Women’s Study – CLC 6:30 PM not important. Husbands and wives – bring each other.
Jonah: Navigating a Life Interrupted - Priscilla Shirer Grown children come and learn how your parent(s) can
Ginger Hartsock, Leader live fully and how YOU can learn to live fully now. Single
Men’s Bible Study -- CLC 6:30 PM women and men come and learn that living fully is life’s
Book of James most rewarding gift.
Ty Martin. Leader If you have not registered it is not too late. Call Shirley
Worship Choir – Music Suite 7:30 PM Vaughn – 859-4289 or see you Thursday morning.
Education Team
Operation Christmas Child OUTREACH & PROMOTIONAL OPPORTUNITY
Boxes will be Available Starting October 17th Do you have a small business, product, or cottage
with an Instruction Brochure Inside industry you would like to promote? Here's a great
promotional opportunity! The Hendersonville Home Bound
Please see Mrs. Debbie or Meals Program's annual Pancake Breakfast & Silent
Mrs. Brittany with any Questions Auction fundraiser will be held on Saturday, October 30
(7:00 -11:00 a.m.) in the Hendersonville High School
Cafeteria.

Kids Who Care Club We are busy assembling items for the Silent Auction and
Next Mission: Saturday, October 23rd welcome items or gift certificates for goods or services,
For: 3rd-5th Graders no matter how large or small. Donor names will be
From: 8:00am-Noon included on the bid sheets and we are glad to display
your business cards with the items. All donations to
From: 12-2 Work the Pumpkin Patch
this 501C3 charitable organization are tax deductible.
We will not have our meeting the last Sunday of this
month due to Halloween, however we will be doing a If you wish to donate items to the Silent Auction, please
mission project at the Shalom Zone in Gallatin. contact GSUMC members Judy Wray (824-3033), Shirley
Vaughn (859-4289), or Janice Slaughter (824-4261).
National Make a Difference Day takes place Items are needed by October 25, if possi
each year on the 4th Saturday in October (23rd), and
the Shalom Zone participates along with countless other
organizations nationwide. We will be volunteering to help
with general clean up of the Union High Resource Center
and distributing Teddy Bears throughout the community,
which have pamphlets tied around their necks describing
the numerous agencies and services available to the This Wednesday Oct. 6th Corn Maze
public, including a food bank for those in need. These During Fall Break we will take a break from normal Wed.
visits can only be done with an adult or a parent. night activities and visit a corn maze from 6:00 to 7:30.
We ask that you meet at the church no later than 8:00am Please be at the church early (5:45 pm) so we can have
or your parents can drop you off at the Shalom Zone a enough time at the corn maze. We will take this time
(the work day begins at 8:30). If you plan on helping to relax and have fun in the fall weather. The Shuckle’s
please let either Mrs. Debbie or Mrs. Brittany know. After corn maze is located in Gallatin right next to Station Camp
we finish at the Shalom Zone we will come back to the High School. The cost will be $6.00/person and includes
church, eat lunch & help sell pumpkins. If you can’t stay a six acre challenge corn maze, hay ride, and plenty of
for everything that is completely ok, just come when you other games.
can.
http://www.gallatinshalomzone.net Youth Sunday is October 24th!
We will not be having a lock-in for this Youth
Sunday. Instead we will practice after worship on
Fall Fun Sunday October 17th to make sure everyone knows
What: Fall Fun Bonfire for All Children and Families what they are doing. Just a heads up about this
When: Saturday, October 23rd from 5:00-7:00pm quickly approaching date. If anyone is willing to
Where: At the Home of Ron and Lorna Woods volunteer to for specific jobs during the worship service
please see me ASAP. If you would like to preach I
1001 St Blaise Trail Gallatin would be more than happy to help with that as well.
We will be roasting hot dogs, making smores, and having
lots of fun. Come bring your lawn chairs andenjoy the fall Youth Sunday After-Party on Oct. 24th
weather with all your friends at Good Shepherd. After Youth Sunday we will head over to Marci and
Trey Rudolph’s home to enjoy some good cooking
and fellowship. We have been promised that it will be
Trunk or Treat the “Best meal ever, so don’t eat beforehand.” There will
Sunday, October 31st be chili & other fixings so come hungry & enjoy yourself.

6:30pm Cookout at the Houser Farm


Bouncy Houses – Costume Contest Sunday, November 14, 2010
Hayride – Tons of Fun – and Lots of Candy!!! 2:00 PM - ??
You’re invited to a cookout at the Houser Farm
on Sunday, November 14, 2010, beginning at
Room in the Inn Volunteer Sign-Ups 2:00 PM and ending….... well, who knows when!
Can you commit to five Saturday nights through the winter
season to be on a team to provide hospitality, shelter and We’ll have a bounce house for the kids, lots of games
meals for 13 homeless men? Complete this form & give (horseshoes, corn hole, kickball, croquet, etc.), hayrides, a
to church office or place in the Room in the Inn mailbox bonfire, s’mores, possibly a fireworks show, music, and, of
#35 course, lots of good food to eat and good fellowship.
NAME _________________________________ Driving Directions will be available at the church or by
email (by request only).
TELEPHONE AND/OR E-MAIL ADDRESS
I will serve on a Room in the Inn team in the following Please contact Beverly Houser at 615-390-0546 to RSVP
way(s): and to obtain driving directions. RSVP is important…we
o Van Driver (drive church van to pick up men on need to know if you’re coming and who you’re bringing so
Saturday night and return them on Sunday morning) we will have plenty of food!
o Dinner on Saturday night (plan and cook dinner, We look forward to seeing you!
make lunches and clean kitchen)
o Breakfast on Sunday morning (plan and cook On TUESDAY, OCTOBER 26th at 6:30 pm in
breakfast, clean kitchen, put all beds/tables/chairs away) the Sanctuary, our Annual Charge Conference will
o Laundry (washes bed linens/towels) occur with our District Superintendent, Rev. Tom
o Evening Laundry (pick up clothes at 7:00 p.m./return to Halliburton. There will be other United Methodist
church by 10:00 p.m.) Churches meeting here for their Charge Conference
o Set-Up (set up beds, chairs, tables, shower items) at the same time. All are invited to come and
o Innkeeper (stays overnight)
Questions? Contact Lori Purcell at: 824-3607
participate & be good hosts for our sister Churches.
UPPER ROOM DEVOTIONALS
LIBRARY BOOK GROUP The September and October Upper Room Daily
NOVEMBER 16 - 11:30 a.m. Devotional Guide is available on the kiosk and on the
Stones into Schools by Greg Mortenson, table in the connector. You are encouraged to put $1.00
author of Three Cups of Tea in the money box for each devotional guide that you need.
Promoting peace with books, not bombs,
in Afghanistan and Pakistan What better way to spend some quiet time with God than
Greg Mortenson is a humanitarian who believes that reading a devotion in the Upper Room Daily Devotional
the best way to peace is through education. Picking Guide. Education Committee
up where Three Cups of Tea left off in late 2003,
Stones into Schools traces the Central Asia Institute’s
efforts to working the secluded northeast corner of FYI - If you need a Notary Public - Emily
Afghanistan. Mortenson describes how he and his Bastien, Vickie Brewington, and Carolyn Bullock now
manager, Sarfraz Khan, barnstormed around Badakshan have their certification.
Province to establish the first schools in that region.
“What Greg understands better than most – and what he
practices more than anyone else I know - is the simple
INTERESTED IN A NUTRITION
truth that all of us are better off when all of us have the AND EXERCISE PROGRAM?
opportunity to learn, especially our children. By helping The Older Adult Council is considering doing a
them learn and grow, he is shaping the very future program to encourage eating right and light exercise.
of a region and giving hope to an entire generation.” We are thinking of doing Michael Thurman's program
- Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff
Bring a sack lunch & join the discussion in the church library.
that is based on our particular problem areas and
This book is available in the Church Library and/or the foods that will help reduce that area. If you
the Public Library. are interested, please contact Carolyn Sartain at
QUESTIONS about the Book Group? Contact: 264-2314 or email her at tcsartain@bellsouth.net.
Shirley Vaughn (859-4289) or Carol Powers (338-0257

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