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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.

Please browse the "Events Calendar" for scheduling details.
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Need some quiet time? Visit the Bishop Black Chapel.

This small chapel is located across from the "food truck" area and is open during regular church office hours. 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Monday thru Thursday. 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.
The Occasional (br) ADULT FORUM
(9:00 a.m. Sundays)

On occasion there are topical adult forums or discussion series. These are located in Hobson Lounge and meet from 9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Check "this Sunday" on home page. (Use side entrance past garden area, white door.)

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Appalachian immersion spring break service-learning experience.

Scholarships are available, Please contact Rev. Deborah Woolsey at revdebwoolsey@gmail.com for more information.

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Faithfully Fierce 2018

February 16-18, 2018 at Techny Towers Retreat Center in Northbrook, IL

What is it? A regional retreat for young adult Christians to gather,
find rest, reconnect with God, and discover resources for better connecting
with each other and the world around us.

Why go?
Time away from normal life can give
you perspective and spiritual clarity.

Some things are better together. Attention to the life of faith is one of them!

Meet other young adult Episcopalians (and other young adult Christians)!
You’re not the only one, really.

It’s fun.
What else? Participants will have the unique opportunity to take a Fierce Conversations leadership minicourse. Fierce Conversations is a national leadership training that helps folks develop conversational skills so that, in the workplace, with loved ones, in community engagement, they can practice and enjoy conversations of authenticity, integrity, and respect.

Who’s it For? Young adults (ages 18-30). Students. Non-students. Young professionals. Groups. Individuals. The retreat is open to folks from all over.

Where is it being held? Techny Towers Retreat Center in Northbrook, IL

What is the cost? The cost for the retreat is $125 per person, which includes lodging and meals. Scholarship assistance is available, so don’t let cost prohibit from attending.

How do I register? Register online at https://episcopalchicago.formstack.com/forms/spiritualninjas2018
or contact The Rev. Stacy Alan with questions. stacyalan@brenthouse.org.

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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.