Lenten Supper Series
Mar
13
to Apr 10

Lenten Supper Series

The Palestine of Jesus: Walking in the Footsteps of Jesus from Bethlehem to Calvary. Wednesdays, March 13-April 10 at 5:00 in the parish hall.

In this Lenten series we will visit some of the sites that appear in the Biblical story of Jesus’ life and ministry, reviewing the Biblical text and looking at the structures built to memorialize his ministry at those sites.

This gathering is led by Fr. Bill. All are welcome.

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Icon Workshop
Mar
25
to Mar 29

Icon Workshop

Our Arts and Spirituality Ministry is sponsoring an Icon Writing class, March 25-29, 2019, with renowned Iconographer, Teresa Harrison. The class is limited to 16 participants, and a few openings are still available. The sign up sheet with registration forms is in the hallway. Participants are coming from as far away as Iowa and Kentucky. Each participant will choose either “Christ of Sinai” or “Mother of God” to write during the weeklong class.

Tuition is $425.00 and must be paid in full by March 1, 2019. A deposit of $100.00 is required when the registration form is submitted. A limited number of scholarships are available. Contact Arts and Spirituality Chair, Kathy Marcel, 225-937-2030 or kfmarcel@gmail.com with any questions.

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Apr
7
to Apr 28

Jake Bennett Painting Exhibit

The Arts & Spirituality Ministry of Good Shepherd Episcopal Church Hayesville is proud to present the works of parishioner Jake Bennett in what will be the first of several exhibitions of work by our talented parishioners. Bennett's show will open on April 7 and run through April 28 in the Parish Hall. The public is invited for a gallery talk at 3:30 and reception to follow on April 7. The Parish Hall will also be open to the public on Thursday afternoons April 11 and 25 from 1 until 4.

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Special Music March 17
Mar
17
10:45 AM10:45

Special Music March 17

The second service on March 17th will feature music provided by musician Fran McKendree and the Good Shepherd Chancel Choir. Fran last visited Good Shepherd nearly 10 years ago when he presented an evening of music and fun followed by leading worship music for Sunday services. Don’t miss this opportunity!

Biography

Fran McKendree began his professional career playing at coffee houses around Auburn, NY, and Syracuse University. Moving to the Glens Falls, NY he formed "McKendree Spring," a rock ensemble that the legendary manager Bill Graham dubbed "one of the best unknown bands in the world.” McKendree Spring developed a loyal following, spending the next six years touring the US, the UK and Canada, doing concerts with Billy Joel, Elton John, Tina Turner and even Frank Zappa. The band played many memorable venues, including Carnegie Hall, the Fillmore East, and with the late Billy Preston, the first ever rock concert at Radio City Music Hall.  With their [tiny, but nice to be included!] exhibit in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Museum is an attribution that says: “Experimental and innovative, McKendree Spring mixed blues, folk and country with a progressive musical vision.”

Following McKendree Spring, Fran signed with Arista Records. He wasn't touring much during this time but did play a few memorable events, foremost among them a gig in NY's Central Park with Jimmy Cliff headlining. Fran was, however, finding this an increasingly challenging time in his life.

 Walking around his New York City neighborhood one day, looking for inspiration, Fran discovered a small Episcopal church. The next Sunday he and his wife, Diana, went to see what it was all about....finding an engaging, faithful, mission - focused and artistic gathering of seekers. It was a breakthrough for Fran, opening a new spiritual path which led him to heed the call to take some time for reflection. He and Diana moved to Cape Cod, where, setting aside his music, he began to work with youth, build houses, and make furniture, eventually feeling a deep longing to make music again. Emerging from this soul searching period he began to work under the aegis of the Episcopal church.

He has continued to explore and broaden his calling; with concerts, as music and worship leader, designer and coordinator of conferences, keynote presenter, mentor, and workshop leader. He has released six CDs of his own work, as well as producing recordings for other artists at his studio in Hendersonville, NC, where he and Diana now live.

 In 2012, with friend and colleague Ann Holtz, he formed AwakeningSoul, a partnership hosting an annual conference embodying ‘Sustenance, Sanctuary and Inspiration.’  Fran says "Awakening Soul is a coming together of all the things I care most about - relationships, trust, soul-searching, inspiring conversation, beautiful music and art, laughter, and a palpable awareness of the presence and nearness of God."  He continues to be awed by the journey that has unfolded.

 Much to Fran's surprise he was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from the Virginia Theological Seminary in 2016, for which he is most grateful!

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Spiritual Gifts Discernment
Mar
9
10:00 AM10:00

Spiritual Gifts Discernment

Spiritual Gifts Discernment Workshop: Answering the Question of “Where and how am I gifted for serving in and through the church?” Saturday, March 9, 10am-12pm in the Parish Hall

Primarily through Saint Paul, the church has been instructed that each member of the church has been endowed with God-given spiritual gifts that are meant to be used for building up the church and advancing the mission of God in the world. Knowing and employing our gifts is critical to being a disciple and for serving the community to which we have been called.

In this workshop we will explore the meaning of spiritual gifts and how they have empower the ministry of the church. Then, each participant will have the opportunity to assess and discover their particular spiritual gifts. We will also have time to explore where your gifts might best be used for serving the mission of God in the world.

This gathering is facilitated by Fr Bill. All are welcome. Please sign up to let us know that you plan to attend.

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Ultreya
Mar
2
2:00 PM14:00

Ultreya

Onward, Upward, Keep going! Please mark your calendar for our next Ultreya on March 2nd from 2 to 4 pm in the parish hall. We will celebrate Eucharist, share the Love of Christ and have lots of fellowship, and singing. All are welcome, those who have attended a Cursillo or 3-day weekend and all who are interested or curious. Please bring a snack to share. Questions? Please contact Carolyn Cline-Griffiths or Tom Griffiths Come and See

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Honduras Mission Trip
Feb
9
to Feb 16

Honduras Mission Trip

A mission team of three couples from Good Shepherd is headed to Honduras to serve Christ among the poorest of his people. Our team will fly from Atlanta to Tegucigalpa, Honduras on Saturday, February 9 and will return to Atlanta on Saturday, February 16. As before, we will be staying at Casa Lamb, the guesthouse which in a very safe neighborhood. We travel each day in transportation provided by LAMB and driven by LAMB staff. Most of our work will be some kind of construction at the children’s home with other opportunities available to those with other interests and abilities. At the end of each work day, we have time to play with the children. Midweek, we take a break from our work to visit the school, to visit of clients of the micro-loan program and leaders of the anti-gang initiative, and for a day trip to an artist community outside the city. The week goes by fast and before you know it, it is time to go home.

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Celebration Brunch for Lynne Joynes
Feb
3
9:15 AM09:15

Celebration Brunch for Lynne Joynes

Please join us in the parish hall next Sunday, February 3, at 9:15 for a brunch in celebration of Lynne's ministry at Good Shepherd. Although Lynne will remain on staff for a short while afterward, this will be our chance to gather as a community and express our appreciation. You can expect a buffet of country ham and biscuits, cheese grits, and fruit, and a surprise or two.

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Seniors and Friends Lunch
Jan
19
12:00 PM12:00

Seniors and Friends Lunch

Good Shepherd Episcopal Church Seniors and Friends Lunch. Saturday, January 19, 2019. Chili Soup Lunch 12:00 p.m. Dessert and Coffee and Program 12:30-1:30 p.m. Program - “Reminiscing, Storytelling and Capturing Family History - Taking the First Step!” with Storyteller Kanute Rarey.

There will be good food, good fun and good fellowship. Please sign up in the hallway to let us know you are coming or call the church office 828-389-3397 to let us know that you plan if you plan to attend. For questions, contact Helga Reaves at 727-418- 2239 or Kanute Rarey at 502-525-7272 or email: kanutetells@gmail.com.

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Chancel Choir Concert
Dec
22
6:30 PM18:30

Chancel Choir Concert

The community is invited to a Christmas Concert and Carol Sing with the Chancel Choir, under the direction of Keith Christensen. Bring a can of food or dry goods for Matt’s Ministry as your price of admission. Cookies and hot beverages will be shared at intermission followed by carol singing accompanied by pianist Carol Smucker. Leave for home with carols dancing in your head and a bag of cookies in your hand!

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Blue Christmas
Dec
21
11:00 AM11:00

Blue Christmas

. On this darkest day of the year we acknowledge that Christmas is not always a joyful occasion for everyone. The Blue Christmas Service starts at 11a.m. on the 21st in a quiet service that recognizes that in this season we grieve the absence of loved ones.  We sorrow over failing health.  We weep for what has been and for what might have been.  And so we gather to hear and remember God’s message of hope and to be fed by the Lord’s supper that the love and light of God may scatter the darkness before us.  Following the service we will be fed by a simple lunch.

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Seniors and Friends Lunch
Dec
13
12:00 PM12:00

Seniors and Friends Lunch

Mark your calendar and plan to join us at Good Shepherd on Thursday, December 13 at Noon for a Seniors and Friends Christmas lunch. There will be good food, caroling, and a white elephant gift exchange. Please sign up in the hallway or call the church office 828-389-3397 to let us know that you plan to attend. If you have questions, contact Helga Reaves at 727-418-2239.

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Advent Quiet Day
Dec
8
9:00 AM09:00

Advent Quiet Day

Advent Quiet Day: The Christmas Songs of Luke — December 8, 9:00 am-1:00 pm. On this Advent quiet day, we will use Lectio Divina to read, meditate, pray and reflect on the three Christmas songs in the Gospel according to Luke. (The Song of Mary, The Song of Zechariah, The Song of Simeon) Lectio Divina is a traditional Benedictine practice of scriptural reading, meditation and prayer intended to promote communion with God and to increase the knowledge of God’s Word. No prior experience is necessary. A simple lunch will be served. Sign up in the hallway

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Thanksgiving Service and Dinner
Nov
22
11:00 AM11:00

Thanksgiving Service and Dinner

A Thanksgiving service will be celebrated by Father Bill Breedlove at 11a.m. on November 22, 2018.

Please join us following the service for a church family dinner. The meat will be furnished by the church and you can bring a favorite dish to share. If you know of anyone who would like to join us, please invite them.

For more information contact Mary Rose Figura 404-626-6513.

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Work Day
Nov
10
10:00 AM10:00

Work Day

We want to make everything shiny, fresh and clean for the people of Good Shepherd, for the holidays and especially for Bishop’s visit on December 2nd. Most of the work will be inside and includes some kitchen organizing, woodwork shining, some inside and outside painting, and anything else you see that needs our attention. Lunch will be served after work! Look forward to having a great day! Any questions contact Teresa Gribble

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Christmas Care 2018
Nov
4
to Dec 18

Christmas Care 2018

Good Shepherd is again partnering with the Hinton Center in Christmas Care of Clay County, a vital program that provides clothing for children in need. Last year over 400 children were provided coats, shoes, school clothes and other items.

Christmas Care takes donations that allow parents to shop for their children’s needs or have a volunteer shop for them. Walmart in Murphy provides designated shopping days and parents are given a $60.00 allowance that can only be used for clothing for their children. If parents are unable to shop themselves, a Christmas Care volunteer shops for them.

Alternately, donors may sponsor a child. Donors are given a specific child with needs and sizes and are asked to return the gifts to the Hinton Center in early December.

Good Shepherd is taking donations throughout Advent for Christmas Care. You can make your donations to Good Shepherd with Christmas Care on the memo line. Or, if you would like to sponsor a child, you may contact Rev. Dawn Livingston of the Hinton Center at 828-389-8663 or missions@hintoncenter.org.

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Holy Smokers at Punkin' Chunkin"
Oct
20
to Oct 21

Holy Smokers at Punkin' Chunkin"

It's that time again for Good Shepherd's Holy Smokers to participate in the annual Punkin' Chunkin' Festival. We will be selling rib and pulled pork sandwich plates for $10/plates. We need volunteers on Saturday, October 20 from 10:00am-5:00pm, and on Sunday, October 21 from noon-5:00pm. As volunteers, you will be welcoming people to Good Shepherd's tent, cashiering, handing out water and/or serving food. If you can help, please sign up for a shift or for whatever amount of time you can give. Sign-up sheets are in the information hallway.   This is our biggest fundraiser of the year, with all proceeds going to help community outreach programs. Please contact Mary Rose Figura or Betsi Wilson for more information.

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Blessing of the Animals
Oct
6
10:00 AM10:00

Blessing of the Animals

Bring your pet for a blessing on Saturday, October 6 at 10:00 am in the courtyard by the fountain. This observance commemorates St. Francis of Assisi, who dedicated his life to peace, caring for the poor, and teaching respect for all God's creatures.

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Icon Exhibit
Oct
1
to Oct 28

Icon Exhibit

The Arts & Spirituality Ministry is pleased to present an exhibit of icons now hanging in the Parish Hall. These pieces are a combination of icons which were painted by various parishioners in an iconography class taught at Good Shepherd last March and other icons which were generously loaned by parishioners from their homes. They range from icons painted on wood to one on a stone. Coffee Hour following the 10:45 service Oct 7th will be in honor of all who contributed icons to this exhibit. Please come view the icons and thank those who loaned them for exhibit. They will hang through the month of October. Thanks to the Steering Committee for their work to bring this together, and a very special thanks to Jon Czarnecki and Elmer Wilson for their assistance and diligence with the hanging.

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Bethel-Guidry Scholarship Golf Tournament
Sep
29
7:00 AM07:00

Bethel-Guidry Scholarship Golf Tournament

Bethel-Guidry College Scholarship Golf Tournament
Hosted by Good Shepherd Episcopal Church
Saturday, September 29, 2018 at the Ridges Country Club, Hayesville, N.C.

Proceeds from this tournament will support the Bethel-Guidry College Scholarship Fund. Scholarships will be awarded to qualified Clay County and Towns County High School graduates. Georgia Bethel and Turner Guidry served the public-school systems and the community for over sixty years.

7:00 am - Golfers Continental Breakfast, range balls, gift bags
8:00 am - Shotgun Start, Best Ball, 18 Hole Scramble.
1:00 pm - Cash Bar
1:30 - Golfer Celebratory Luncheon, silent auction, and awards: Hole in One, Closest to the pin, Longest Drive and Lowest Team Score Prizes.

$100.00 per Golfer. $400.00 per Team.

For more information and sponsorship forms, See the Golf Tournament Page.

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Golf Tournament Press Release 1
Sep
29
7:00 AM07:00

Golf Tournament Press Release 1

THE 2018 BETHEL-GUIDRY COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP GOLF TOURNAMENT
SEEKS SPONSORSHIPS AND PARTICIPANTS

September 29th will be the date for this year’s Bethel-Guidry College Scholarship Golf Tournament held at The Ridges Country Club in Hayesville, NC. This event raises funds for deserving high school graduates from Clay County, NC and Towns County, GA to attend the university of their choice.

The Golf Tournament is an initiative of Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in Hayesville. The Bethel-Guidry Foundation is named for the church’s deacon, Turner Guidry, and his wife Georgia Bethel, who have worked tirelessly for the youth of our area over the last several decades as teachers and mentors.

A number of area youth have received financial assistance for their entire college education through this event’s efforts. This year, the tournament promises to be even bigger and better than ever. To ensure its success and guarantee that the Class of 2018’s chosen scholars are rewarded, the event is putting out the annual call for Sponsorships, Participants and Volunteers.

Event Co-Chairmen Sandford Freeman and Jose Arias urge individuals, businesses or other groups of interested citizens to step forward as Golf Tournament sponsors. Sponsorship levels range from $100 to $500 with exciting benefits available at each level. In addition to the standard levels, sponsors can opt to support contests such as the Hole In One and Putting Contests or underwrite the Refreshment Cart or Golfer Continental Breakfast.

Arias explains, "As preparation is under way for this year’s Bethel-Guidry College Scholarship Golf Tournament, we are hoping that we have a bigger turnout than years past.  We are in the process of getting some great gifts, sponsors, and items for our silent auction. We hope that if you are a golfer, you'll sign up and play.  Even if you’re not a golfer, help us out by being a sponsor or by donating some gifts for either our golf gift bags or our silent auction.  All proceeds will benefit a senior from either Clay or Towns county high schools."

Those who choose to come play golf individually or as part of a team are welcomed. Participation is not limited to Good Shepherd members only.

“All are welcomed to take part in this event which will support deserving students who want a college education,” says Freeman. All proceeds from the tournament benefit the Bethel-Guidry Foundation.

Individual participation to play in the tournament costs $100 per person as an entry fee and includes a Golfer Continental Breakfast, range balls, gift bags, and a celebratory luncheon. Additional luncheon tickets are available for $30 each. A cash bar is also a part of the amenities.

Last year’s Golf Tournament raised $12,000 for the Bethel Guidry Foundation, and its many sponsors were a large reason for the success. They included:

  • Platinum Level: Suzi Herbert, Lake Chatuge Rotary, Charlotte Marie Crouch, Appalachian Dental Dr. James Melzer, Robin and Mike McCrath, Barb and Jim Redmond, Kanute and Kathy Rarey.
  • Gold Level: Jan and Doug Stuart, Chatuge Custom Homes, Glenda Pauley.
  • Silver Level: Bethel Acquisition’s LLC., Bloom Salon, Gary and Carol Miller Keast, Karen and Alan Sirmans, Pam and David Miller, Rod and Sandy Holmes, Jim and Tammy Eckstein, Bounty Waters Resort and Marina, Ledford and Parker Inc., Rick Andrews Century 21 Scenic Realty, Barbara and Rex Boswell, Valley River Brewery, Mike and Robin McGrath, Kathy and Glen Marcel, Anderson Financial Services, Jacky Jones.

For more information or to sign up for sponsorships, golf participation or volunteering, write to: sandfordfreeman@gmail.comor jose_m_arias@hotmail.com. Please put “Request for Registration Form” or “Sponsorship” in the email subject line. Please send registration forms, event sponsorships and checks to:

Good Shepherd Episcopal Church
PO Box 677
Hayesville, NC  28904

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7th Annual Pet Celebration on the Square
Sep
22
8:00 AM08:00

7th Annual Pet Celebration on the Square

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7th Annual Pet Celebration on the Square

Saturday September 22nd  8 a.m.  Good Shepherd is once again having a booth at this event!  Harry Baughn is providing a table and tent. 

Dwain Zagrocki A/K/A DR. Z.  will be bringing his portable ultra sound unit so the children may view the insides of their dogs! The children will also be able to look into the ears of their dogs and listen to their heartbeats!

Also, we’re providing a watering station for the pets and will be handing out 200 goodie bags (with our business cards attached) to the participants.  

What is missing?   Two things:  1) DOGGIE TREATS:  We would really appreciate doggie treats to put into the goodie bags (please put them in the yellow box in the Parish Hall) and 2) VOLUNTEERS to fill the bags (Sat 9/8 @ 10:00 a.m., Undercroft) and the day of the event.   Carole Webber is coordinating this event.  828 389 1026 --- webber42@frontier.com.

Thank you ahead of time if you are able to help in any way!

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Bingo Night
Sep
13
6:00 PM18:00

Bingo Night

Come One! Come All! Bingo Night at Good Shepherd on Thursday, September 13, 6:00-8:00 pm. Popcorn and drinks provided. A $1 donation buys up to 4 cards and lots of fun. Stay tuned for more details or contact Mary Rose Figura.

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Founders Day Celebration
Aug
25
5:30 PM17:30

Founders Day Celebration

Join us on Saturday, August 25 at 5:30 pm for our annual Founders Day Celebration. Our guest speaker will be the Rev. Dr. Delmer Chilton of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Dr. Chilton’s address is entitled "The Church in Southern Appalachia" and will provide an overview of the significant factors shaping how church developed in our region. A spaghetti supper will be offered by your Parish Life ministry and they invite you to bring your favorite Italian salad or desert to share. A signup sheet is in the hallway. Please call Mary Rose Figura at 404-626-6513 for more information.

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Honduran Fundraiser Lunch
Aug
12
12:00 PM12:00

Honduran Fundraiser Lunch

Please join us on Sunday, August 12 for simple lunch of bean soup, rice pudding, and tortillas in support of the 2019 mission trip to Honduras. It will be a time of fellowship and a time to hear about the work being done through the LAMB Institute to build the Kingdom among some of the poorest of God's people. Your financial gifts in support of this mission are welcomed.

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Medicinal Herb Workshop
Aug
2
10:00 AM10:00

Medicinal Herb Workshop

"God's Amazing Healing Gifts" Carolyn Cline-Griffiths will hold a medicinal herb workshop on Thursday, August 2, 2018 from 10 am to 3 pm in the Parish Hall of Good Shepherd. Learn which herbs will heal wounds, relieve aches, build up the immune system, and herbs that relieve colds, coughs & flu. Plus learn about herbs which naturally repel insects and herbs which improve memory.
Each person will make a tincture, a salve and an oil for healing to take home so you will have your own to use as you need them. (Your own first aid kit!) The cost of the workshop is $25.00 per person which includes a light lunch with a portion going to Good Shepherd
Outreach. The workshop will be limited to 15 people. A sign-up sheet will be on the Bulletin Board soon.
There will also be Oils, Tinctures and Salves for sale

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Sacred Threads
Jul
15
to Jul 29

Sacred Threads

Good Shepherd has again been awarded the honor and prestige of hosting Sacred Threads, a traveling exhibition of 37 art quilts. The quilts explore themes of spirituality, joy, inspiration, peace, grief, brotherhood and healing. Fewer than 50 venues across the US were selected to host this exhibit and most are in large urban areas.

The Arts and Spirituality Ministry invites you to become involved with this exciting event. As many of you will remember, the exhibition was an enormous success at Good Shepherd in 2016. We had the privilege of welcoming over 1,000 guests into our Parish Hall to view and experience the quilts. Docents are needed to serve as hosts to welcome our guests daily during the two week exhibition. Please sign up on the volunteer sheet located on the bulletin board in the information hallway. A training session for docents
will be held Friday, July 13 at 11:00 am in the Parish Hall.

A private showing and reception for Good Shepherd parishioners and a few guests will
open the exhibition on Sunday, July 15, from 4:00-6:00 pm. Watch your email for a special invitation. 

Exhibition dates: Monday, July 16 through Sunday, July 29
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Sundays, 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

For more information, please contact Karen Sirmans at 850-375-1159 or email janeholiver@bellsouth.net  For further information about the traveling exhibit, visit www.sacredthreadsquilts.com  

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Let's Go Paddling
Jul
14
8:30 AM08:30

Let's Go Paddling

Let’s Go Paddling down the beautiful Toccoa River on Saturday, July 14. Tubes, rafts, kayaks, and canoes are invited. We’ll put in at Curtis Switch and float 3 to 4 hours to Horseshoe Bend Park, both in Mayesville, Georgia. about an hour from Hayesville. We’ll meet at 8:00 am in Good Shepherd parking lot. Let us know if you need to borrow gear because Zagrokis and Roulettes have extras. Please sign up on Parish Life bulletin board in hallway. Please contact Kathy Rarey 502 525 7256 or kprarey@yahoo.com, or Denise Zagrocki 407 927 4119 or dezag627@gmail.com with questions. Details will follow.

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Asheville Tourists
Jul
6
4:15 PM16:15

Asheville Tourists

Come one, come all for a game on Friday, July 6 at 7:05 pm. Dollar hotdogs, cold drinks, fireworks, and baseball with your friends. Carpool caravan leaves from the Good Shepherd parking lot at 4:15. Contact Fr Bill for more information

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