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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

An Episcopal vocational discernment conference for young adults of color

[March 27, 2017] Young adults of color are invited to examine their gifts and explore opportunities at an Episcopal Church retreat, Why Serve 2017, Monday, June 12 to Thursday, June 15.

Sponsored by the Episcopal Church Department of Ethnic Ministries, Why Serve 2017 will be held at Bexley Seabury, Chicago, IL.

Invited to attend this conference of fellowship, training, discernment, and self-care are young adults (age 18-30) from the Asiamerican, Black, Indigenous/Native American and Latino/Hispanic communities of the Episcopal Church, as well as those desiring to serve in ethnic ministries.

“Wherever you are on your journey, young adulthood is a time of transition and choices, but you don't have to do it alone,” commented the Rev. Canon Anthony Guillen, Latino/Hispanic, on behalf of the Ethnic Missioners: the Rev. Bradley Hauff, Indigenous; the Rev. Angela Ifill, Black; and the Rev. Winfred Vergara, Asiamerican. “In this Conference, there are keynote speakers, workshop leaders, your peers and your Missioners to help you. We hope you will join us for this transformative experience.”

Registration is $75 which includes meals, lodging, ground transportation, and conference fees. Registration does not include airfare.

Registration deadline is May 15.

Why Serve 2017 information/registration is HERE.

For more information please contact Angeline Cabanban at 212-716-6186 or acabanban@episcopalchurch.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.