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

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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The Duane Miller Memorial Golf Tournament
Sep
30
11:00am11:00am

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

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
5:30pm 5:30pm

2017 Parade of Tables Dinner and Silent Auction

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).

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Finding the Forgotten African-American Families
Jun
10
10:00am10:00am

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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Blessing of the BIkes
Jun
4
12:00pm12:00pm

Blessing of the BIkes

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. 

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Cold Mountain Music Festival
Jun
3
2:00pm 2:00pm

Cold Mountain Music Festival

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.

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May
24
7:00pm 7:00pm

To Kill a Mockingbird

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.

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May
16
11:00am11:00am

Organ Loft Open House

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. 

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Apr
16
9:15am 9:15am

Easter Sunday Brunch

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 maryrosefigura@gmail.com for information

Photo Shoot

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.

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Mar
28
1:00pm 1:00pm

Prayer Card Collage

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.

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Gibbs Gardens
Mar
11
8:30am 8:30am

Gibbs Gardens

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.

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Pancake Supper
Feb
28
5:00pm 5:00pm

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, 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

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Yoga Class
Feb
7
to Mar 16

Yoga Class

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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

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Honduras Mission Trip
Feb
4
to Feb 11

Honduras Mission Trip

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.

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Love on Parade
Jan
9
5:30pm 5:30pm

Love on Parade

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).

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THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED: Christmas Cantata
Dec
17
6:30pm 6:30pm

THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED: Christmas Cantata

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 kprarey@yahoo.com or 502 525 7256.

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Second Annual Super-Seniors Christmas Luncheon
Dec
8
12:00pm12:00pm

Second Annual Super-Seniors Christmas Luncheon

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.

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Men's Retreat
Dec
4
to Dec 7

Men's Retreat

"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.

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Fiber Artist Show
Nov
1
to Dec 7

Fiber Artist Show

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 janeholiver@bellsouth.net.

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Third Annual Golf Tournament
Oct
22
11:00am11:00am

Third Annual Golf Tournament

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, kprarey@yahoo.com or Jim Redmond 248-425-0307, drjor@frontier.com. 

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Community-Wide Health Fair
Sep
23
7:00am 7:00am

Community-Wide Health Fair

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, kprarey@yahoo.com

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Founders Day Dinner
Sep
17
5:00pm 5:00pm

Founders Day Dinner

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 kprarey@yahoo.com for more information.

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Hayesville Pet Celebration on the Square
Sep
10
8:00am 8:00am

Hayesville Pet Celebration on the Square

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 - webber42@frontier.com.

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

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