The Rector's Forum:
Practicing Theology Part I
Special Guest: The Rev. Canon Licia Affer
Meets in the Parish Hall at 9:00
Does the Incarnation have anything to do with my life? What difference does it make that we believe in a God who took on human form and lived as one of us? During this first session, we will be exploring these basic questions as we seek to discern how the Incarnation of Jesus impacts our daily lives.
Youth (and doughnuts!)
The Name Says It All
Meets in the Newly Renovated Youth Rooms, a.k.a. "The Barn"
Youth grades 6 - 12 are welcome to join together for a time of casual conversation about Bible texts, current events and the life of faith. And yes, there will be doughnuts. You MUST check out this fantastic new space for our youth!
GS Kids Story Time
Pre-k through 5th grade
Meets in the kids ministry room of the Ryon Building
Your kids are invited to gather for an exciting and engaging story at this children's event on GROW Sunday. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.
The Rector's Forum Online
Join us for an interactive online version of The Rector's Forum (described above). This session will be recorded and available on our You Tube channel later in the day. The November 21 Video will post in the afternoon.
All kids in pre-K through 5th grade are invited to Adventure Kingdom -- an opportunity for your children to encounter God and leave changed. Adventure Kingdom happens every Sunday morning at 10 AM when your kids are invited to join others in God's Kingdom! Register online.
This recorded presentation, from September's Grow Sunday, is the first step in discerning your unique attributes that help to build up the body of Christ as part of mission and ministry.
Watch the video and then take the Spiritual Gifts Assessment. Save your results for a later discussion.
By developing spiritual practices that resonate with our unique personalities, we draw closer to God. Many devout Christians weave their spiritual practices into a Rule of Life that sustains their relationship with God day to day.
There are times when we are called to go deeper in our spiritual journey, to explore more fully the story of our lives in order to discern God’s purpose. Here we introduce the Enneagram, an ancient tool that describes your personality in terms of who you are and how you relate to God, to others, and to yourself.
We congratulate the youth and adults who affirmed their baptismal covenant on this beautiful day. We give thanks for the presence of Bishop Eaton, and the family, friends, and sponsors who attended the service.
This one-day preparation course is required for adults interested in Confirmation, Reception, or Reaffirmation. This class is also for anyone who is new here and might be interested in learning more about Good Shepherd and the Episcopal Church. Youth confirmation is a separate program addressed through our Youth Ministry program.
Confirmation is the public and outward affirmation of a mature commitment to Christ. To be confirmed, it is required that the candidate has been baptized and participates in The Episcopal Way preparation workshop.
The Bishop of Southeast Florida confirms participants as members of the Episcopal Church during a service on a given Sunday of the year. Watch the announcements for dates and times or request information from the office. CONFIRMATION WITH Bishop Eaton was SUNDAY OCTOBER 3, 2021 at 10:00 AM.
Reaffirmation is for those who have already been confirmed in the Episcopal Church and wish to restate their commitment to Christ. People may choose to reaffirm their faith for a variety of reasons, like returning to the church after a long period, or to show support to a loved on e who is being confirmed. It is required that candidates participate in The Episcopal Way preparation workshop.
Reception into the Episcopal Church is for those who have made a mature commitment to Christ in another denomination by a bishop through apostolic succession. Those who were confirmed and received by laying on of hands by a bishop may choose reception. If that element of a previous confirmation was not present, Episcopal confirmation may be a more suitable option.
Cursillo is a movement of spiritual enrichment throughout the Church and our parish. The Cursillo experience begins with a three day retreat at which participants engage in warm Christian community and receive enlightening readings about faith. For many, the Christian life which follows is enhanced and enlivened. You may request information about this group at the link below.
Rector's Forum - Grow Sunday - November 21, 2021