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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?

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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Friendship-building trip to Mérida, Mexico

We are seeking two students at Ohio University who would be interested in participating in a six-day friendship-building trip to Mérida, Mexico in January 2018. St Luke’s Episcopal Church in Mérida has invited a group from Good Shepherd to visit them, to deepen a friendship already begun, and to share in their remarkable journey of establishing an Episcopal church in that city.

The dates are January 10-15, 2018. We would get back the day before classes begin for Spring Semester. We hope to be able to pay the airfare for the two students. Since we will stay with families who are members of St Luke’s, lodging will be provided. The only cost to you will be whatever spending money you take.

You do not need to be an Episcopalian nor speak Spanish to be considered. If you are interested and feel called to participate in this encuentro (meeting), contact either Mother Deborah (revdebwoolsey@gmail.com) or David Burton (burtond@ohio.edu). We would like to have an answer by September 25.

Pictures of St Luke’s can be found on their Facebook page: St Luke’s Episcopal Church of Merida. Make sure to “Like” it.

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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.