Dec
10
5:30 PM17:30

Christmas Banquet and Pageant

This festive evening begins with wassail in the courtyard, followed by a delicious dinner of beef tips, mashed potatoes, green beans, rolls and chocolate cheesecake at 6 PM.  Afterward, we will move into the church and enjoy a handbell concert.  This is followed by our traditional Christmas Pageant which tells the story of Jesus' birth.  The pageant, which features our children, is a 77-year tradition. Many parishioners say that this is their favorite evening of the year.  The cost for dinner is $5 per person or $15 for families with children, whichever is less.  Tickets for dinner will go on sale Sunday, November 26th.  We hope you will join us!

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Nov
18
6:00 PM18:00

Farewell Party for Father Tom

We will have a farewell dinner for Father Tom, who is retiring at the end of this year, at Lake Ashton.  Dinner tickets are one sale now for $20 per person (adults only, please.)  Please call Lisa in the church office at 863-676-8578 or email her at office@goodshepherdnews.com if you did not receive an invitation and would like to attend this event.  

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Nov
10
to Nov 12

Puravida (Formerly "Happening")

Puravida is a Christian experience presented by teenagers for teenagers at Camp Wingmann with the help of clergy and adult lay leadership, helping teenagers respond more readily to the call to spread the Kingdom of God throughout the world.  The theme this year is "Know Your Selfie."  Speak to Youth Leaders Christopher Maslanka or Julie Stewart about registration and scholarship assistance.

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Nov
5
to Nov 12

African Team Ministries Sale of Handcrafted Wood Items and Jewelry

Come and take a look at the handcrafted wood items, musical instruments, ceramic trays and jewelry from African Team Ministries. You may purchase items after both church services on November 5th and 12th, on Wednesday evening November 8th, and during our office hours of 9 AM - 3 PM.  These items make great gifts (for yourself or someone else!) and all proceeds benefit orphan and refugee relief missions and evangelism in East Africa.

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Nov
1
6:00 PM18:00

FallFest

Join us for our fourth annual FallFest!  After the Wednesday night dinner at 6 PM, children of all ages are welcome to join us on the playground for games, treats, face painting, and more.  Children are welcome to wear costumes.  Parents, grandparents and friends are welcome to join in the fun.

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Oct
22
to Nov 5

Care Center's Thanksgiving Food Drive

We are supporting the Lake Wales Care Center's Thanksgiving Food Drive.  We will distribute bags and a list of suggested food items today and next Sunday, October 29th.  Bags may be returned any time before November 6th, when they will be picked up by Care Center volunteers.  Thank you!

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Sep
24
9:00 AM09:00

International Justice Mission

Father Tom will show a video after each service on this Christian organization which partners with local authorities to rescue victims of violence, bring criminals to justice, restore survivors and strengthen justice systems for victims of human trafficking who are raped, enslaved and abused.

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Sep
17
8:00 AM08:00

Two services resume

Following Hurricane Irma, we will return to two services on Sunday, September 17th at 8:00 AM (Rite I) and 10:15 AM (Rite II.)  A hot breakfast will be offered after the 8:00 AM service.  (The cost is $4 per person for eggs, bacon, biscuits and sausage gravy.  What a deal!)  We hope to see you Sunday!

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Sep
13
6:00 PM18:00

Wednesday Night Dinner and Programs Begin

Our Wednesday night dinner and programs will begin for the fall season.  We offer dinner at 6 PM.  This usually includes an entree plus our popular salad bar!  The cost for dinner is $5 for adults and $3 for students.  Toddlers eat free.  At 6:30 PM, we offer programs for all ages. Nursery care is also available.  

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Aug
27
9:30 AM09:30

Rally Sunday

Join us for our annual Rally Sunday!  After our 9:30 service, parish leaders will be available in the parish hall to discuss programs.  You may sign up to volunteer in nearly every area of ministry.  Refreshments will be served.  

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Jun
5
to Jun 8

Vacation Bible School

Join us for "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" June 5th - 9th in the mornings. Children from Kindergarten - rising 5th graders are welcome to join us for Bible study, crafts, outdoor play, and snacks. We are always looking for volunteers to help. Please call the church office at 863-676-8578 to register your children or offer to volunteer. We can't wait for this fun week!

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May
14
9:30 AM09:30

Graduation Sunday

Our Graduation Sunday will be on Sunday, May 14th at 9:30 AM. We will honor our high school and college graduates as well as our volunteers. After the service, we will enjoy a complimentary picnic across the street under the tent (near the Campbell building.) Please feel free to dress casually.

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Apr
21
to Apr 22

Kairos Prison Ministry Weekend

Several members of our parish will serve on a Kairos Prison Ministry weekend, April 21 and 22, at the Avon Park Correctional Institution. You may support this ministry by donating cookies, which may be placed in the red crate in the narthex, and by praying for the team and prisoners during the weekend.

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