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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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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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

 

           Visit www.goodshepherdhayesville.org for more information about Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, the Bethel-Guidry Foundation and past scholarship winners.

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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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NOLA Mission Trip 2.0
Dec
4
to Dec 9

NOLA Mission Trip 2.0

ATTENTION ALL GOOD SHEPHERDS! We are returning to the Big Easy for mission work December 4 through December 9, 2018. As requested by many of you, we will break travel to New Orleans with a layover in Meridian, MS. Tuesday- December 4- travel to Meridian, MS Wednesday- December 5- travel to New Orleans (arriving around noon) - afternoon free time Thursday- December 6- mission work Friday- December 7- mission work Saturday- December 8- mission work, free time and group dinner at local restaurant Sunday- December 9- return to Hayesville The approximate cost per person will be $315. For more information call Glenn Marcel (225)572-0615 or Kathy Marcel (225)937-2030.

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Honduras Mission Trip
Feb
9
to Feb 16

Honduras Mission Trip

A mission team from Good Shepherd to Honduras is now in formation. If you have a heart for adventure, a passion for serving Christ among the poorest of his people, and want to be challenged spiritually, join us. Our team will fly from Atlanta to Tegucigalpa, Honduras on Saturday, February 9 and will return to Atlanta on Saturday, February 16. Security and our safety is a top priority and so we will be met at the airport by Amanda Scott, volunteer-coordinator at the LAMB Institute - Honduras. As before, we will be staying at Casa Lamb, the guesthouse which in a very safe neighborhood. This is a comfortable home with internet and laundry service. The food is wonderful and the water is safe to drink. 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. Hopefully different. Hopefully with some new enduring friendships with our Honduran brothers and sisters, because that is what this is all about. All those interested in going should contact Fr. Bill as soon as possible. If you cannot go, but would like to support those who are going with a financial gift, please make your check out to Good Shepherd and note Honduras Mission in the memo. We also invite all to two Honduras Mission Trip fund raiser lunches with a simple fare of beans, rice, and tortillas, following the 10:45 service on June 24 and August 12. Grace and peace be yours, and thank you for your support. Fr. Bill+

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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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Zipline Event Rescheduled
Jun
4
10:00 AM10:00

Zipline Event Rescheduled

We didn’t get to go last fall due to weather but we’re going once more! The date is Monday, June 4, at BlueRidgeMountainTrailRides.com then click on Ride The Zipline for all details. Price is $75 (website is incorrect.) we can carpool from Good Shepherd parking lot. You may cancel up to 24 hours in advance with a full refund.

I must use my credit card to hold our reservation so I’ll need your commitment. Please sign up for this adventure on the the hallway bulletin board. Contact Kathy Rarey kprarey@yahoo.com, Deanna DuBose pennyroyal_cottage@yahoo.com or Laurie Wright lwright45@frontier.com.

Let’s Get Out And Play!

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Zentangle Workshop
May
5
9:00 AM09:00

Zentangle Workshop

The Arts and Spirituality ministry invites you to join Kaye Teronde, certified Zentangle instructor, on May 5, 9:00 am-1:00 pm to learn Zentangle. Cost is $10.00. No experience necessary. Sign up sheet is located in the hallway. The Zentangle Method is an easy to learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. It increases focus and creativity, provides artistic satisfaction along with an increased sense of personal wellbeing. All supplies you will need for class are included. Snacks will be provided. Class will be held in the undercroft.

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Ultreya!
Apr
14
2:00 PM14:00

Ultreya!

We are having an Ultreya at Good Shepherd at 2:00 pm on Saturday, April 14. All are welcome; those who have made a Cursillo and those who are interested in what it is all about. As we are inviting parishioners from nearby Episcopal churches, Good Shepherd Cursillistas are asked to being a small snack to share. Please come and join in the food, fellowship, singing, sharing and planning.

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Easter Cantata
Apr
7
7:00 PM19:00

Easter Cantata

Come to Good Shepherd Episcopal Church on April 7 at 7:00 pm to hear that Chancel Choir perform an Easter Cantata: "What Love Is This?" is a moving musical and worship experience for choir and congregation alike as it walks through the last days of Christ's earthly life, from the jubilant entrance into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday and the difficult days of rejection and crucifixion to the triumphant resurrection of Easter Sunday. The fullest spectrum of music is represented in this dramatic thirty-fiveminute work from composers Lloyd Larson, Mary McDonald, Brad Nix, Marty Parks, and Larry Shackley. A single speaker weaves the narrative between anthems ranging from celebratory to contemplative.

April is Child Abuse Awareness Month. We will be collecting items for the H.A.V.E.N. at the performance. H.A.V.E.N. Children’s Advocacy Center opened its doors in January 2005 to serve victims of child abuse and their non-offending family members in Cherokee, Clay, and Graham Counties.

Things the H.A.V.E.N. needs are: Snacks and Drinks Cleaning supplies Toilet tissue and paper towels Copy paper Burnable DVDs Office supplies of all sorts Spring plants (for outdoors) Fireproof filing cabinet Games for a DSi handheld video game (all G rated)

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The Jesus Fatwah
Apr
2
5:30 PM17:30

The Jesus Fatwah

A 5-week video/discussion course facilitated by Dr. Robert Schneider. This Living the Questions program explores the Muslim faith and pairs the conversation with the Christian faith. Dr. Schneider has personal knowledge of the subject matter. 

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Chasing Away the Snakes
Mar
17
9:30 AM09:30

Chasing Away the Snakes

A Lenten Day of Prayer

On March 17, it is popular to honor St. Patrick on his feast day. In addition to converting the Irish to Christianity, the saint is rumored to have also driven the snakes out of Ireland. On Saturday March 17, Good Shepherd Episcopal Church is sponsoring a Day of Prayer and, as a nod to St. Patrick, it is entitled “Chasing away the Snakes.”

What “snakes” may be troubling your inner life? What are those things preventing you from living the full life of grace God intended for you? The day will flow between three short talks, followed by ample time for walking, contemplation, and prayer alone or with an experienced prayer team or clergy. At the end of the day, we will release our “snakes” to God and we’ll celebrate new insights and tools for increasing mental and spiritual well-being.

Keith Christensen, MSW, LCSW, LCAS, recently left a full-time counseling position and is Pastoral Care Coordinator at Good Shepherd. Keith will usher in our time of inner listening with a talk on Mindfulness and “Being Present.” How do we quiet the voices of anxiety, fear, or distraction to be present to God, ourselves or others?

George Heilner, MA, LPA, provides outpatient treatment for veterans with combat-related Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and consults with cardiac rehab patients in stress management. George will speak to us about trauma and its consequences in our lives and in the lives of our families.

Benita Esposito, MA, LPC, specializes in couples counseling, healing emotional roots of disease, and counseling Highly Sensitive People. Benita will address the importance of offering compassion and kindness to ourselves, forgiving our mistakes and shortcomings as well as forgiving others.

The Day of Prayer begins with arrival at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church (495 Herbert Hills Dr., Hayesville, NC) 9:30-10:00 am and will conclude with a closing service around 3:30 pm . A light lunch will be served. There is no charge to participate in this event and all are welcome. For more information, please call the Good Shepherd office at 828-389- 3397.

Please share this invitation with anyone in need of quiet time to listen to God, prayer for healing with compassionate prayer ministers, private confession with clergy, or anyone trying to find peace. Isn’t it time to stop running from whatever “snakes” trouble you?

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St, Patrick's Senior Lunch
Mar
15
12:00 AM00:00

St, Patrick's Senior Lunch

All seniors are invited to a lunch and fellowship gathering on Thursday, March 15 at noon in the parish hall. St Patrick, the color green, and magically delicious lucky charms are expected. We might even have an appearance by the world’s tallest elf. Regardless, the food will be yummy and your friends will be glad to see you. Please sign up or call the church office 828-389-3397 to let us know that you plan to attend.

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Lenten Supper Series
Feb
18
to Mar 18

Lenten Supper Series

Soup and Salad followed by your choice of two tracks: A Journey Further into Narnia and Middle Earth facilitated by The Rev. George Choyce, or A Face Set Toward Jerusalem: The Passion of Christ and the Traditions of Lent and Holy Week with The Rev. Bill Breedlove.

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Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper
Feb
13
5:00 PM17:00

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper

Don’t miss it. Real from scratch buttermilk pancakes (a special recipe made with fresh eggs, buttermilk, butter, special flour). Also, local Bitter Creek Extra Lean Handmade Sausage, warm maple syrup, apple sauce, apple or orange juice, great coffee and tea. Gluten Free Pancakes on request.

Brought to you by the young men of the Order of Saint George with help from the parish, family and friends. All proceeds will go to children and youth ministries. Cost is $ 6.00 for age 12 and older and $3.00 for 11 and under. Tickets on sale in the Parish Hall on Sunday Feb. 11 and at the door.

Invite your neighbors and friends for a simple but great meal served by our youth. Best pancakes in Western North Carolina and North Georgia. The secret is in the special flour.

Oh, and by the way – this is Valentine Eve – so bring that special person for early Valentine dinner.

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Christmas Cantata
Dec
23
6:30 PM18:30

Christmas Cantata

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December 23rd 6:30pm.

Cantata-“Noel Celebration”

Christmas Cookie Sharing during intermission

Caroling sing-along after intermission.

Admission cost is a nonperishable food item that will be donated to Local Food Pantries in Towns and Clay counties.

Attire “Christmas Casual”.

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Advent Retreat Program – The Religious Art of John August Swanson
Dec
1
9:00 AM09:00

Advent Retreat Program – The Religious Art of John August Swanson

“Candler School of Theology enjoys an extensive collection of the work of Los Angeles artist John August Swanson. Noted for his finely detailed, brilliantly colored paintings and original prints, Swanson has works displayed in some of the world’s most prestigious venues, including the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, The Art Institute of Chicago, London’s Tate Gallery, the Vatican Museums’ Collection of Modern Religious Art, and the Biblioteque Nationale in Paris, among others. Candler’s holdings – currently 55 pieces – comprise the largest single collection of Swanson’s art in the world.”

Participation is limited by Candler to 12, so sign up in the hallway to reserve your space. We will carpool from Good Shepherd at 9:00A, eat lunch in Atlanta before the tour, and arrive back in Hayesville around 6:30P.

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Nov
29
to Dec 3

Good Shepherd Mission Trip to New Orleans

ALL ARE WELCOME — ALL SKILL SETS NEEDED
For example: Landscaping projects, food bank, community gardens, schools. Jobs for the young and old and in between. There will be information meetings Sunday, March 5 and Sunday, March 12 at noon. Additional information is available at www.annunciationepiscopal.com.


A Message from Fr. George

 Fr. George Choyce

Fr. George Choyce

Dear People of Good Shepherd,

At the end of the Eucharist, we are always dismissed with one of four lines. One of those lines is "Go in peace to love and serve the Lord." We respond, "Thanks be to God." I like all of the dismissal lines. This dismissal line in particular reminds us of our vocations as Christians to "go" and to "serve." We all have some kind of a ministry to which we are called.

We may be called to serve in our homes, at Good Shepherd, in Hayesville and the surrounding community, in the Diocese of Western North Carolina, or in the world. Some of us live out some ministry combination of the previous list, and see it as part of our mission as Episcopalians.

I particularly like literal Mission Trips. People are transformed by them in spiritual ways that were not there before they left to go on the Mission Trip. My bias for mission has been the times I have gone to New Orleans to serve in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. New Orleans is a different and diverse culture in and of itself. When the groups I have been with in two other parishes have served in a myriad of ways, we have served the Lord in the people we work with and with those whose lives we touch.

November 29 through December 3, a group from Good Shepherd will team up with some parishioners from the Church of the Annunciation (annunciationmission.com/guesthouse) to work in certain areas of New Orleans and do various projects from rebuilding houses to serving in soup kitchens to other areas of ministry - there will be something for everyone to do.

Even if you cannot go on this Mission Trip, you can participate through prayer and financial support. To that end, there will be a Spaghetti Dinner on June 28 where you can buy a ticket or tickets. The money raised from the Spaghetti Dinner will go directly to support the Mission Trip to lower the total cost of each participant. There will also be other opportunities to participate. For example, you may sponsor a Missionary in order for them to have little or no financial obligation to participate on this Mission Trip.

I will be writing articles and making announcements from time to time so that this manner for Good Shepherd to "Go in peace to love and serve the Lord" will be kept before our hearts and minds, as well as in our prayers. Turner Guidry and Jim Redmond are also involved in the planning of this trip, so please feel free to ask them for additional information.

May God bless you in your ministry,

George+

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Oct
15
9:15 AM09:15

Stewardship In-Gathering Celebration

We ask that all parishioners submit their pledge card, and time and talent card, by Sunday, October 15 or bring those with you on October 15 as we will offer them to God in trust that God will use and multiple those gifts for the work of the Kingdom through this parish. Join us that day at 9:15am for our stewardship in-gathering celebration brunch. All are invited to bring a breakfast item to share.

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The Duane Miller Memorial Golf Tournament
Sep
30
11:00 AM11:00

The Duane Miller Memorial Golf Tournament

Recognizing the extraordinary life of long time Good Shepherd Episcopal Church parishioner and Towns County resident, retired executive and philanthropist Duane Miller. Funds raised support Bethel-Guidry College Scholarships Fund for qualified Clay County and Towns County high school graduates. Georgia Bethel and Turner Guidry served the public school systems and community for over sixty years. Hosted by Good Shepherd Episcopal Church. Hayesville, N.C.

Saturday, September 30, 2017
At the Ridges Country Club in Hayesville, North Carolina
12:30 Shotgun Start Best Ball 18 Hole Scramble
Includes 11:00 Golfers Lunch, 5:00 Reception/Cash Bar 6:30 Celebratory Dinner
Prizes for putting, hole in one, longest drive, closest to pin and gross team score.

The individual, team, and sponsorship forms can be downloaded by clicking the button below.


2017 Sponsorship Levels

Bronze $100

Hole sponsor. One 18x24 white Tee box sponsor sign on the course. On listing handout and in golfer gift bag. Listed on clubhouse posters and at reception and dinner and at clubhouse throughout tournament.

Silver $250

Includes recognition above plus. Larger 24x36 yellow sponsor T Box sign. Listed on club house posters and sponsor board. Two dinner tickets.

Gold $400

Includes recognition above plus. One complimentary tournament golf registration. Two mulligans. Listed on rotating GPS cart system.

Platinum $500

Includes recognition above plus. Two complimentary tournament golf registrations with dinners. Four team mulligans. Larger sign with logo at top of sponsor board, and special listing newspaper post-tournament ad.

Hole-in-One Sponsor $250

One 24x36 yellow sponsor sign at hole T box and recognized at reception and dinner and at clubhouse throughout tournament.

Refreshment Cart Sponsor $250

Two 24x36 yellow sponsor signs on refreshment cart and at reception and dinner and at clubhouse throughout tournament.

Golfer Lunch Sponsor $250

One 24x36 yellow sponsor sign at golfers lunch, at reception and dinner and clubhouse throughout tournament

Putting Contest Sponsor $250

One 24x36 yellow sponsor sign at practice putting green, at reception and dinner and at clubhouse throughout tournament.

Checks Payable - Good Shepherd Episcopal Church. Sponsorships and donations are tax deductible. All other donations also welcome. For information contact Kanute Rarey 502-525-7272 kanuterarey@gmail.com or Jim Redmond 248-425-0307 drjor@frontier.com.

 

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Deacon Turner Guidry "Roast"
Sep
23
5:30 PM17:30

Deacon Turner Guidry "Roast"

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Since 1997, parish priests, interim priests and supply priests have come and gone at Good Shepherd; parishioners have joined and parishioners have moved away – many to their eternal home; children have grown up and gone off to continue lives elsewhere; the parish hall/kitchen was torn down and rebuilt ; bathrooms and an elevator were added; ministries have come and gone. Good Shepherd has experienced nothing but change and transformation throughout its history, but there are four persons who have been an abiding presence – Father, Son, Holy Spirit -- and Turner Guidry!

Okay, so I may be guilty of blasphemy (but reportedly, I’m in good company with this summer’s campers at Camp Henry). But think about it: Turner has been a constant presence at Good Shepherd throughout good times and bad, gracefully assisting each priest at the altar during Eucharist, and supporting them behind the scenes in ways we will never know. He has preached powerful sermons and privately counseled unknown numbers of youth and adults through the crises in their lives. You may think you haven’t been impacted directly by Turner Guidry, but believe me, everyone one of us has benefitted from his ministry at Good Shepherd and in the community.

There are three ways you can help celebrate Turner’s 20-year milestone as a deacon: You can write a note of your appreciation or send in a picture or story -- especially if it’s humorous! You can attend the Turner Guidry Roast and Dinner at 5:30 on September 23rd, And, you can contribute to the Bethel-Guidry Scholarship fund in his honor.

The September 23rd “Roast” will be a Louisiana-themed dinner to honor Turner’s heritage. Jambalaya and beverages will be supplied by the church with suggested side dishes and desserts to be provided by the congregation. A sign-up sheet will be posted soon. Wine and beer will be available. Doors will open at 5:30 with supper to be served at 6pm. The dinner will include opportunities to write a note to Turner as well as to contribute to the scholarship fund if you have not already done so.

The Rev. Dr. Delmer Chilton will be Master of Ceremonies for the program, so you know we are in for an evening of laughter and surprises. We need more photos and stories to go into a scrapbook and DVD for Turner to keep. Please send your contribution to rachel.baughn@gmail.com or put it in her Vestry mailbox. And, of course, Dog Breath will be worked into the celebration in several ways. (If you don’t know what that is, come find out!)

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6th Annual Pet Celebration on the Square
Sep
23
8:00 AM08:00

6th Annual Pet Celebration on the Square

SIXTH ANNUAL PET CELEBRATION ON THE SQUARE

Saturday September 23rd  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!

Fr. George  is doing The Blessing of the Animals.

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 blue box in the Parish Hall) and 2) VOLUNTEERS to fill the bags (Sat 9/9 @ 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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Angel Wings Project Workshop
Sep
16
9:00 AM09:00

Angel Wings Project Workshop

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Arts and Spirituality - Angel Wings Project Workshop

Saturday, September 16 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Learn how to unlock your spiritual and artistic gifts; create your own angel wings through painting, journaling, prayer and meditation. A light lunch will be catered by Evie’s Trolley Stop.

The cost of the Workshop is $25 per person.

Spiritual Coach: Carolyn Cline Griffiths Artistic Coach: Jennifer Sutherland Cline

More information coming soon

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Men's Baseball Outing
Jul
14
7:05 PM19:05

Men's Baseball Outing

The men of the parish and their friends are invited to a men's baseball outing to see the Asheville Tourists take on the Hickory Crawdads on Friday, July 14. Game time is 7:05 pm. We will leave from the Good Shepherd parking lot at 5:00 pm. It will be $1 dog night. Please contact Fr Bill for more information.

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2017 Parade of Tables Dinner and Silent Auction
Jun
16
5:30 PM17:30

2017 Parade of Tables Dinner and Silent Auction

Theme: Love on Parade Friday, June 16, 2017

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Have you marked your calendar for the 5th annual Parade of Tables and Silent Auction on Friday, June 16? Tickets will be sold after each Sunday service on May 21, May 28, and June 4. Only $20 per person buys your choice of beef, chicken or vegetarian entrée along with appetizers, sides, desserts and your beverage of choice (wine – with or without alcohol). Tables will be assigned by number when you purchase your ticket, so if you want to sit with anyone in particular, you must buy your tickets at the same time. Table hosts will not know their table number until right before the event.

Table hosts are working hard on their theme tables, showcasing “Love on Parade.” Put your own love on parade by submitting special photos or messages for Fr. Bill’s slide presentation. Email your messages (e.g., Happy 50th Anniversary, Sweetie Pie!) and photos (JPEG format) to Fr. Bill. If all you have is a print photo, you can come by the church office and scan your photo. Remember, we’re celebrating all kinds of love, not just of the romantic sort. Love of animals, nature, skydiving or whatever your passion, it will fit right in. Questions? Call Suzi Herbert (828-389-9929). 

Most of us can find something to donate for the Silent Auction. High quality collectibles, gift certificates, home accessories, jewelry, weekend get-aways, home services, decorative glass or pottery (not ordinary glassware), almost anything (of appropriate quality) goes. Be creative! We will be accepting donations May 28 through June 5 in the Parish Hall. If you’re not sure about your item or service, call Joy Fox (828-389-4763).

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Finding the Forgotten African-American Families
Jun
10
10:00 AM10:00

Finding the Forgotten African-American Families

Jason Lee Edwards will present a talk on Finding the Forgotten: The African-American Families of Towns and Clay Counties at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church Hayesville on Saturday, June 10, from 10:00 until 12:00. Everyone is invited.

Jason will share his findings about the African-American families of the Hiawassee and Brasstown Valleys during the period from the 1790s to the 1910s. Jason was the 2017 recipient of the Joseph Wilson Boone award for the most outstanding history major at Young Harris College. After moving to Young Harris, he was appointed Deputy Historian of Town County in 2016. At Edwards' talk at Good Shepherd, refreshments will be served, and after the talk, the audience will visit the Fort Hembree cemetery in Hayesville, where some African-Americans are buried.

For more information see the related press release on this website.
 

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