A series of discussions based on the book To Kill a Mockingbird. See the Christian Education link for details.
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.
Save the date for the 6th Annual Pet Celebration on the Square in Downtown Hayesville. Good Shepherd has been invited to participate again. Stay tuned for updates!
The following comes from Dr Hilty Burr, Lake Chatuge Animal Hospital
On behalf of Lake Chatuge Animal Hospital, Tri-County Animal Clinic, and the Clay County Chamber of Commerce, I am providing our first “save the date” correspondence regarding the upcoming 6th Annual Pet Celebration to be held once again at the Historic Hayesville Square on Saturday September 23, 2017. Another great event is planned for this year that celebrates the human – pet bond and we hope that Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd will be able to participate.
The format will essentially be the same, kicking off at 8 AM with reduced cost vaccine clinic and progressing into a full day of fun, including an opportunity for pet rescue groups and Adopt-a-Pet, pet vendors, and artisans to set up booths, live on-site “Ask the Vet” radio show with special guests, live pet demonstrations, pet costume contests, Weiner Dog race, talented entertainers, catered food and beverages, and much more. We are rolling out the red carpet for the sole purpose of celebrating the pure joy that pets bring to our lives, families and communities. Last year, our silent auctions were extremely successful and generous proceeds were distributed to the participating pet rescue groups. Every year we strive to surpass the previous year, but we will need your help and participation.
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
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,
Theme: Love on Parade Friday, June 16, 2017
PROCEEDS BENEFIT OUTREACH MINISTRIES
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).
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.
A study facilitated by Father Bill on Sundays in June and July. Note the time following the second service. See the Christian Education link for details.
If you love riding your motorcycle on our beautiful mountain roads, you know that these roads can also be treacherous. You'll feel safer if you have your bike blessed. Join us on Sunday, June 4, after the 10:45 service to have your bike blessed. For further details, contact Susanne Treacy.
Cold Mountain Music at Lake Logan is a festival happening on Saturday, June 3, 2017 on the stunning grounds of Lake Logan Episcopal Center featuring Grammy-award winning band the Steep Canyon Rangers and others. The event will raise awareness and funds for Lake Logan and Camp Henry. In addition to an evening of top-notch musical talent, the festival will also feature a kids' area, food vendors, and after-party at the Sit 'n Whittle lodge.
The earlybird discount pricing ($15 off regular price) ends on April 1, so don't delay -- buy yours today! Visit www.coldmountainmusic.org for more info.
On Wednesday evening May 24 at 7:00 pm we will be showing the movie To Kill a Mockingbird in the Parish Hall. The movie is coordinated with an upcoming book study called The Mockingbird Parables, (see Christian Education for schedule and full description), but you do not have to sign up for the class in order to enjoy the movie! Popcorn and sodas will be available.
Did you know our church organist, Jerry Taylor, actually collects old reed organs (Whaaat)? And is a history buff? And is a fantastic storyteller?
The Arts and Spirituality Ministry invites you to take a trip with us to Jerry’s Organ Loft in Young Harris on Tuesday, May 16, at either 11:00a.m. or 2:00p.m. to experience the sights and sounds of the combined three. Jerry will not only be showing off his ‘babies,’ but will be playing them while he explains, with humor and passion, about their history, how and why he purchased them and how they ‘got to’Young Harris from far and wide. Jerry owns over 30 reed organs and a player piano that all have unique stories of their own. You won’t want to miss this experience, so save the date.
Join us on April 16 at 9:15 am in the Parish Hall. Please bring a dish to share.
Egg Hunt will be held immediately following the 10:45 service.
Contact Mary Rose Figura at email@example.com for information
Photographers will be on hand following both Sunday services to take your picture for Good Shepherd's on line directory, if you are not currently pictured. You may sign up for a time slot in the hallwsy in April.
Arts and Spirituality Ministry Invites You To Create Your Prayer Card Collage
Spend a creative afternoon in a quiet, meditative atmosphere as we respond to the Spirit and to scripture while playing with scissors and glue. No experience required.
Tuesday, March 28, 1 to 5 pm with Rachel Baughn 828-361- 3033
In the undercroft and library. Bring friends!
Please sign up in the hallway.
All you can eat fish for $10! Come for fun, food, and fellowship. Celebrate St. Patrick's Day while raising funds for Good Shepherd Building and Grounds! Invited guests are welcome.
You're invited...and bring friends! Twenty million daffodils in bloom at Gibbs Gardens. Saturday, March 25.
Let's carpool from the church parking lot at 8:30 a.m.. Return late afternoon. Lunch at Gibbs. Sign up in the hallway. Contact Kathy Rarey at 502-525-7256 for more information.
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, Bitter Creek Premium Bacon, 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 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 Narthex on Saturday February 25 and Sunday February 26 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
Join us and LET GO WITH YOGA.
Join the adventure as we journey through fun, fellowship, restoration and good health. In these classes we will practice centering, breath work and yoga postures. We will work towards gaining flexibility and strength, and growing in physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health. All are welcome: classes are open to men and women of all ages, levels and backgrounds. No prior Yoga experience is necessary.
Cost: $40.00 for 6 week series of one hour classes or $8.00 drop in fee.
Time: Tuesday and Thursday 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
February 7 - March 16, 2017
Please sign up in Hallway or contact Barb Redmond 828-389-2480
Fr. Bill Breedlove and Harry Baughn will represent Good Shepherd in a mission trip to the LAMB Institute in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. They take with them 35 quilts made by the quilt ministry to be given to the girls in the orphanage. Thirty quilts were provided to the boys in 2015 when a group of eight parishioners made the trip.
Community Potluck will be held on Friday, January 20 at 5:30 pm in the parish hall. Everyone is invited to bring their favorite dish and join in the fellowship.
Too early to think about Valentine’s Day? Absolutely not! It will be here before you know it. Actually, Good Shepherd will be celebrating this special holiday just a little early on Friday, February 10th, with our 5th Annual Parade of Tables Dinner and Silent Auction, themed appropriately “Love on Parade.”
And such a deal! Nowhere else will you be able to get a fabulous meal, including appetizers, entrée (choice of prime rib or eggplant rolatini), dessert, and beverage (includes complimentary beer and wine) for only $20 per person. Plus, you’ll enjoy dancing to music from the 50s to the 80s (or maybe just watching those brave enough). You can even send your valentine a special message in a slide presentation prepared lovingly by Fr. Bill. We may even have a few more surprises in store for you!
Suzi Herbert will collect ‘significant other’ photos and messages for the slide presentation. Please place these in her mailbox in the closet next to the office. Messages and photos can also be sent via email to Fr. Bill. Names need to be on photos to be returned. The deadline for submissions is January 31.
You’ll notice some changes this year. Table hosts will remain unknown to those buying tickets, and tables will be numbered and filled as tickets are purchased. Even the table hosts won’t know who’s sitting at their table until right before the event! No one will be able to 'reserve' a spot for others. If you want to be seated with anyone in particular, you’ll need to purchase the tickets together at the same time. No one receives a spot until a ticket is purchased.
Tickets will go on sale Saturday, January 21 and will be available for purchase after church services until February 5. You are encouraged to pay by check since it will be shown on the church giving statement as a tax-deductible contribution.
You won’t want to miss this fun and important fund raising event. If you have any questions, please contact Laurie Wright (828-389-1995) or Suzi Herbert (828-389-9929).
Bring a favorite beverage, a snack to share, and your folding chair for the annual burning of the greens. We will gather in the playground area and use the Undercroft.
Out of respect for former choir member Duane Miller, whose funeral is at 5pm Dec 17, we are cancelling the Cantata to allow the congregation to fully participate in the funeral and following reception.
Good Shepherd Chancel Choir Christmas Cantata and Cookie
Celebration, Saturday, December 17, 6:30 pm. Everyone is invited to
come out and bring friends and your favorite Christmas cookies to
share in the Parish Hall. Food items will be collected for Matt’s
Ministry. Contact Kathy Rarey firstname.lastname@example.org or 502 525 7256.
All Super-Seniors are invited to a luncheon on Thursday, December 8
at noon in the parish hall. Please bring a wrapped white-elephant gift.
There will be great food, Christmas carols, gifts, fun and fellowship.
Please bring a friend or let us know if you need a ride. Please call
Helga Reaves for more information at 727-418-2239 for more
information. Sign up in the hallway.
"Second Wind: Following the Spirit in Life's Second Act" with Retreat Leader Rev. Dr. Delmer Chilton on December 4-7 at Camp Saint Christopher, Seabrook Island SC
The men of the parish and their guests are invited to journey to Seabrook Island on the South Carolina coast for a time of spiritual exploration, prayer, fellowship, and renewal. The program allows for generous free time to explore the Charleston area in the afternoon, visiting historic sights and plantations, playing golf, walking the beaches, and enjoying the great food that can be found in the Charleston area.
Estimated Cost: $380 for a single room; $310 for a shared room. Your payment includes the cost of three nights lodging, breakfast each morning and lunch on Monday and Tuesday, and the program fee. Dinner is on your own. Fees for other activities such as entry into plantations and historic sights are on your own.
To register, sign up in the hallway and indicate your lodging preference. Make your checks out to Good Shepherd with "Men's Retreat" in the memo. All payments are due by November 14th.
Hike to Tusquittee Bald. Meet at the church at 9:00 am. This is a moderate 5 mile hike. Contact Kanute Rarey at 502-525 -7272 or Kurt Hoffman at 828-835-0288 for more information.
The public is invited the pubic to come and see an exhibit of the work of fiber artist Michele Dore on display in the Parish Hall from November 1 through December 7.
Michele works in embellished wool applique and embroidery. Her exhibit includes wall hangings, pillows, and bags. The colorful pieces, best described as contemporary folk art style, have whimsical titles such as “Bird Dance,” “Folk Tails,” and “Ginger Grove.”
Michele will teach a class at Good Shepherd on December 5 and 6. Anyone interested in the class should contact Jane Oliver at 678-549-3900 or email@example.com.
Mark your calendars. Third Annual GSEC Golf Tournament to be held Saturday, October 22 at Ridges Country Club. Invite friends. Form a team. Find a sponsor. Join us for dinner. Fun, fellowship and prizes.
Registration starts at 11:00, and a 12:00 shotgun start. Dinner will start at 6:00.
For information contact Kanute Rarey at 502-502-7272, firstname.lastname@example.org or Jim Redmond 248-425-0307, email@example.com.
Mark your calendars for a flu shot clinic following the 10:45 service on October 2. Fred's Pharmacy will be handling this event. See the bulletin board for more information and to sign up.
Rector's Town Hall Meeting will be held in the parish hall following the 10:45 service next Sunday. Everyone is encouraged to attend.
There will be a community wide health exhibition event sponsored by Murphy Medical Center and Good Shepherd Episcopal Church with 35 exhibitors and health screening stations. The health fair is Friday, September 23, 2013, from 7:00 am to 11:00 am.
All are exhibits and screenings are free except a comprehensive blood test (CBC/CMP) is $31 for everyone, male and female. A PSA test for men is $10. A 3-month diabetic trending blood test (A1C) is $15.
Those having the laboratory tests should not eat or drink after midnight except water.
The blood work is available for cash or check. No insurance will be filed.
There will be hourly door prizes.
For more information contact Kanute Rarey, 502-525-7272, firstname.lastname@example.org
All Good Shepherd parishioners are invited to celebrate our Founders Day with a cook-out on Saturday, September 17, in the Parish Hall beginning at 5:00 pm with food served at 5:30 sharp!
Parish Life will provide burgers, dogs, beer and wine, and you are asked to bring a side dish. Please sign up on the Parish Life board in the hallway so we can plan. Holy Smokers and Friends will be the grill-masters!
Guest speaker, Dr. Jan Davidson, Director of the John C. Campbell Folk School, will speak at 6:00 pm. Jan’s family dates back 6 generations in Clay and Cherokee Counties. He has been director of the Folk School for 26 years and his vision has guided the school through significant growth to become the leading craft and arts school in the country. Each year the Folk School has a total of about 6,000 students in classes that range from blacksmithing to mountain music, many types of fiber art, woodworking, cooking, painting, jewelry and this is just a partial list. Jan will speak on the history of the school and its impact on both students and community.
Good Shepherd was organized as a mission congregation on September 9, 1955, so we celebrate our Founders!
Contact Kathy Rarey 502 525 7256 or email@example.com for more information.
Saturday September 10th 8 a.m. to 4 p.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. Bill is doing The Blessing of the Animals.
There is going to be a contest for the most “angelic looking animal.” We are sponsoring this and presenting a stuffed animal toy (a lamb, of course) to the winner.
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. 8/27 @ 10:00 a.m., Library) and the day of the event. Carole Webber is coordinating this event. 828 389 1026 - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you ahead of time if you are able to help in any way!
A Message from Our New Bishop
Please join me at Retreats for a Retreat, the annual fundraising event in support of the ministry of Lake Logan. I’ll be attending the Retreats event at Lake Logan on September 9 and hosting breakfast there the following morning. This will be my first opportunity to meet many of you who have worked to preserve this important resource for our Diocese. Places like Lake Logan are vital. In this hectic world, it’s important that we have a space where we can come together in fellowship, pause in God’s peace, and renew our spiritual commitment. I look forward to gathering with you in support of this mission.
- Bishop-Elect José A. McLoughlin
2016 RETREATS FOR A RETREAT
- Asheville – September 9 at 6:00 pm at the home of John McNabb
- Lake Logan – September 9 at 6:00 pm Lake Logan Episcopal Center
- $75 for overnight lodging
- $25 for breakfast w/ the Bishop-Elect on Saturday at 9:00 am
- Highlands – September 10 at 8:00 pm
- Blue Jeans and Bow Ties at Church of the Incarnation, featuring a concert by world-renowned pianist Robert Henry in the Sanctuary at 8:0 pm, followed by an Intermission Celebration and Silent Auction.
Questions? Call 828-225-6656 or email email@example.com
Country Fare is Approaching
Have you started cleaning out your closets? We will need all of your gently used items to make our largest fund raiser a success. Clothing, household items, books, games, linens, knick knacks, jewelry, shoes and purses all help this effort. Let your trash (or otherwise no longer needed item) become someone else's treasure. Country Fare helps in so many ways including finding homes for your unwanted items. We have a reputation for having quality wares for unbeatable prices and families from all over the area look forward to Country Fare all year for that reason. You will help us raise money, but you also help the families who take home items that they otherwise could never afford.
Drop off days will be:
- Monday, August 29 - Friday, September 2
- Monday, September 5 - Tuesday, September 6
- Wednesday, September 7
- Thursday, September 8
Please note: bulky electronics (items that do not have a flat screen) will NOT be accepted, nor will broken furniture or large items which have to be reconstructed.
Contact Susan Morgan firstname.lastname@example.org or (913)945-0476 for more information.