Building Our Community
Fellowship is an important ingredient in any recipe that makes up a church home! We have numerous opportunities available for folks to gather together in Christ’s name.
(roughly on the same calendar as the schools—starting up after the Church Picnic, and drawing to a close on Father’s Day each year). Individuals, families, friends, and church groups sign up to provide coffee, juice, and items ranging from baked goods–homemade or Danny Wegman-made–to munchies etc. Whatever you “bring to the table” is always welcomed with grateful hearts. Our primary goal is to provide an opportunity for folks to be together—learning and sharing with one another in friendship—after gathering at the Lord’s Table.
We occasionally turn our coffee hours into special events, such as on Confirmation or Recognition Sundays, yet another very important role for Fellowship is that of hosting receptions, (eg. funerals or memorial services). Depending on the families’ wishes, this might range from setting up coffee and collecting donated trays of sandwiches, cookies, etc., to helping oversee fully catered events. There are many parishioners (truly unsung heroes!) who regularly participate with arranging tables/chairs, serving, and cleaning up. Many hands make light work indeed; plus families/fellow congregants are deeply appreciative of such caring, helping hands in times of loss or need.
Host a Youth Group Fellowship Event
This single women's’ group meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month for a shared meal. We visit a variety of restaurants and enjoy each other’s company.
This group meets at 10 am on Thursdays at Good Shepherd. The stitchers create a variety of personal items for donation to groups in our community. Items include baptismal blankets, prayer shawls, incubator covers for the RGH nursery and lap quilts for breast cancer patients. Whether you sew, knit, or crochet, you can put your talent to use to serve God’s people. Please contact Brenda Munch at 585-727-9330 or email@example.com if you have questions or would like to join the group.
Zoom Book Club
This group meets in conjunction with The Stitchers once a month, on the fourth Thursday. The book is announced in the weekly church update. Please contact Brenda Munch at 585-727-9330 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions or would like to join the group.
Invite, Welcome, Connect
Do you like meeting new people? Invite, Welcome and Connect strives to help people who walk through our door feel welcome and comfortable. There are many other avenues for fellowship at Good Shepherd (check your Updates, Newsletters and this website for dates), such as:
in September, the Sunday after Labor Day: an outdoor Eucharist, dish-to-pass (always a smorgasbord), and the enticing scent of hots/hamburgers cooking as we worship together and welcome folks back from summer. Field games for the kids!
Each fall, Good Shepherd hosts its annual Bruce Mason Memorial Golf Tournament. This fellowship tradition honors the memory of Bruce, a beloved parishioner who took up the game later in life. Entry fees are modest compared to most charity events, but we always seem to raise be able to donate to various charities each year in Bruce’s name. Dinner, cart fees, prizes, and a lot of laughs! Golfers of every age and ability are most welcome!
Players of any skill level are welcome to join us in the Fellowship Hall each month.
Men's Breakfasts/Women's Breakfasts
monthly at area restaurants.