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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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