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(Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd 45701)
church of the Good Shepherd

The Campus Community

Whoever you are and wherever you are on your journey of faith,
we welcome you.

The Church of the Good Shepherd is one of three Ohio Episcopal parishes that were built to serve a campus. The Church's music program is among the best in the diocese, and engages professors and students with townspeople on a weekly basis. The Church provides a free lunch every Wednesday to students and residents alike. The "Soul Biscuit’s" program, is an innovating and exciting response to the wellbeing of adjunct professors. Through it's different outreach ministries, the parish strives to meet immediate needs, to remove the root causes of injustice, to encourage forms of community that transcend divisions in our society, and to strenghten fellowship and spirititual growth. We invite your ideas and participation.

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The church sanctuary provides an excellent venue for performance and music rectals. Please call and/or leave a message at 740-593-6877 or barbara@chogs.org.
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Need some quiet time?

The small chapel located across from the "food truck" area is often open. Look for the red sign.

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Wednesday community lunch

Each Wednesday from noon to 1:00, a crew from Good Shepherd serves an excellent meal to over 75 people. This ministry began in the late 90's by an energetic college student, Molly Gilbert. With a desire to serve, she simply began feeding peanut butter and jelly sandwiches to anyone in need of a free meal. Today that spark has been carried on by the parish as a whole. We have four teams who take one week of the month. There are many volunteer opportunities, from cooking and chopping up food to serving the meal and cleaning up.

If you would like to help please show up at the parish kitchen downstairs around 10 a.m. or contact Phyllis Dean at 740-593-8487.
(9:00 a.m. Sundays)

The adult forum is located in Hobson Lounge and meets from 9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. (Side entrance past garden area.)

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Godspeed to our Graduates

When Ohio University seniors graduate and as one phase of their lives end, another begins. It's a big change, for the students, their families, and for the community they leave. While I haven't met all the students who are graduating, I can feel their tension and excitement as they enter this new transition. Their energy reminds me of the transitions in my life, and inspires me to pray for them as they live into their nervous excitement. In times like this, the word "goodbye" does not quite seem to fit my prayers, blessing, and wishes for the grads. Instead I wish them Godspeed their journey, be with them in all their days, show them the beauty and wonders of the world, shore them up when they face challenges, and hold them in God's Hand all the days of their lives.

Please join me in praying for OU's graduates. - Many Blessings, Mother Deborah

Music that Makes Community

The Diocese of Southern Ohio and Praxis Communities are sponsoring a three-day training June 28-30 to learn the principles of engaging faith communities in singing as a spiritual practice. The training is offered by Music that Makes Community, a non-profit organization that works with ecumenical communities and leaders to empower and liberate their spiritual life through singing.

During the training, we will explore the ancient and new practice of paperless music leadership, sharing songs as people did before music or words were written down. Renew and revive your worship with a style of music making that is fresh and engaging to people of all ages and musical experiences. You will learn practical skills and strategies for incorporating and leading paperless song as a resource for your faith communities.

The music and practices shared through this training are grounded in a theology of welcome and generosity for the benefit of musicians, clergy, congregants, students, and lay leaders who want to use the practice to enrich and enliven their worship and community life.

The workshop begins at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 28, and ends at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, June 30, at Calvary Church in Clifton. The cost is $300 for people from the Diocese of Southern Ohio who use the code DSO when registering. To register, please visit www.musicthatmakescommunity.org/mmc_at_calvary_cincinnati.

Another workshop will be offered on Saturday, July 1, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Calvary Church. The cost of $50 will include refreshments, a light lunch, and workshop materials. To register for this visit www.musichthatmakescommunity.org/holistic_leadership_practices.

For more information please visit www.dsoconnections.org/2017/05/03/music-that-makescommunity/.

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Diocese Southern Ohio, PRAXIS, Campus Ministries - http://praxiscommunities.org/campus-ministries (browse down page for Ohio Ministries)

National Church (these two sites below offer leadership development and networking opportunities)

FACEBOOK, Episcopal, general for campus ministries - https://www.facebook.com/episcopalyoungadultandcampusministries

United Campus Ministry http://www.ucmathens.org engages the Ohio University and Athens communities in spiritual growth, community service and work for justice, guided by socially progressive and interfaith values.

Our Priest is The Rev. Deborah Woolsey at 937-689-8895 (C) or 740-593-6877 (Church)
or by e-mail at revdebwoolsey@gmail.com.