Our Monthly Memory Verse:
You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand. — Psalm 16:11 (NIV)

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Circle of Prayer

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  • July 31, 2019

This week, the 950+ United Methodist congregations in the Susquehanna Conference will be praying for these sister churches in the Susquehanna Conference and our Sierra Leone Covenant Churches Clarks Summit UMC, Clarks Summit; Hopewell UMC, Hopewell; First UMC, Lewistown; Larryville UMC, Jersey Shore; Martha UMC, Port Matilda; Neidig Memorial UMC, Oberlin; Old Wharf UMC, Wellington-Sierra Leone; Rose Valley, UMC, Trout Run; Witmers UMC, Port Trevorton; Wesley UMC , Mechanicsburg; Zion UMC, York

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Volleyball at Our Sister Church- Warriors Mark UMC

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  • July 31, 2019

If you are 16 years of age or older and enjoy playing volleyball, come join us on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm in the Gym at Warriors Mark UMC.

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Welcome to our new office manager!

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  • May 29, 2019

Joanna is married to Charlie, who is the site manager for UMC Greene Hills Camp in Alexandria. They have two children. They are active members of COGS and enjoy participating in activities such as small group Bible Studies, VBS, pot-luck meals, and family game night. They also enjoy hiking, finding new playgrounds to explore with the kids, visiting the beach, and camping. Stop in the office and welcome Joanna.

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Family Hospice Seeks New Volunteers

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  • April 15, 2019

FAMILY HOSPICE SEEKS NEW VOLUNTEERSFamily Hospice, Part of UPMC Home Nursing Agency, is now recruiting volunteers. Volunteers have the rewarding privilege of supporting patients with life-limiting illnesses and their caregivers through a significant and inevitable season of life. Hospice volunteers make an impact in various ways, such as visiting with patients, providing relief for caregivers, making phone calls, supporting grieving family members, and more. Volunteer involvement is determined by the individual’s skills, desires, and schedule. Volunteers are good listeners who display flexibility, understanding and empathy. Specialized training is provided for new volunteers. For more information or to apply as a […]

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Military & College Students

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  • April 11, 2019

Please update the church office with current addresses for military personnel and college students (when available) so that we can support them with prayer partners.

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Remember Our Missionaries

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  • April 11, 2019

Our church provides financial assistance to two missionary families. Randy and Cristy Shearer, with TWR. The White family in Uganda. Information concerning the White family is posted on the bulletin board in the Narthex Please continue to uplift both families with prayer.

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Altoona HUB Needs:

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  • April 11, 2019

Request: Bath-sized bars of soap for Health Kits (Please NO Ivory, Lisa, or Jergens) Needs: Baby sweaters, sleepers, receiving blankets, onesies, insect spray- NO AEROSOLS, spiral notebooks- 1 subject, and dust masks. The HUB accepts old cell phones, eye glasses, and used greeting cards (please bundle). Designated boxes for these items are in the hallway and narthex.

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Join the Worship Team

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  • February 9, 2018

Join The Team How can you help our corporate worship become more meaningful for everyone? It takes a full team to create meaningful worship and we need you. Where can you plug-in? We are currently in need of people to step up and help in many different ways. Please pray and then answer God’s call to how you can help serve. Please read over our current needs and either contact Donna Bryan or the office if you are feeling led to help out. These are all in the area of Worship: Liturgist Children’s Sermon Sound/Video Ushers Acolytes Communion Greeters Choir […]

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Prayer Bear Ministry

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  • February 13, 2015

Does a hug from a teddy bear light up your day? The Church of the Good Shepherd is starting a Prayer Bear Ministry.  These Bears will sit in the Sanctuary to be prayed over and loved each week.  The bears will be available to take to someone who is in need of a little extra love during a time of sorrow.  The bear can also be given to someone in the time of celebration (new baby). Each bear will wear a tag that shares a special verse and lets the recipient know where the bear is from. We are in […]

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