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(Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd 45701)
church of the Good Shepherd

The Campus Community

Whoever you are and wherever you are on your journey of faith,
we welcome you.

The Church of the Good Shepherd is one of three Ohio Episcopal parishes that were built to serve a campus. The Church's music program is among the best in the diocese, and engages professors and students with townspeople on a weekly basis. The Church provides a free lunch every Wednesday to students and residents alike. The "Soul Biscuit’s" program, is an innovating and exciting response to the wellbeing of adjunct professors. Through it's different outreach ministries, the parish strives to meet immediate needs, to remove the root causes of injustice, to encourage forms of community that transcend divisions in our society, and to strenghten fellowship and spirititual growth. We invite your ideas and participation.

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The church sanctuary provides an excellent venue for performance and music rectals. Please call and/or leave a message at 740-593-6877 or barbara@chogs.org.

Please browse the "Events Calendar" for scheduling details.
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Need some quiet time? Visit the Bishop Black Chapel.

This small chapel is located across from the "food truck" area and is open during regular church office hours. 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Monday thru Thursday. Look for the red sign.

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Wednesday community lunch

Each Wednesday from noon to 1:00, a crew from Good Shepherd serves an excellent meal to over 75 people. This ministry began in the late 90's by an energetic college student, Molly Gilbert. With a desire to serve, she simply began feeding peanut butter and jelly sandwiches to anyone in need of a free meal. Today that spark has been carried on by the parish as a whole. We have four teams who take one week of the month. There are many volunteer opportunities, from cooking and chopping up food to serving the meal and cleaning up.

If you would like to help please show up at the parish kitchen downstairs around 10 a.m. or contact Phyllis Dean at 740-593-8487.
The Occasional

On occasion there are topical adult forums or discussion series. These are located in Hobson Lounge. Check "this Sunday" on home page. (Use side entrance past garden area, white door.)

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School Shootings, Prayers to Actions

If you want to take some action, here are some starting points.

The College Green may be the starting location for the "March for Our Lives" rally in Athens (Saturday, March 24, 10AM - 1PM), but the route needs to be worked out with the University and Athens Police Departments.  Peruse the comments on this FACEBOOK link for updates.

HERE is a very thoughtful Sojourners discussion about school shootings with a call to think about the connections between thoughts, prayers, and actions in relationship to gun violence.

If you wish to boycott the NRA by supporting companies' products and tell them you are doing so, HERE is an updated spreadsheet list of NRA supporting companies.  Or, conversely, to support those who have renounced their relationship with the NRA, the spreadsheet includes the names of those companies as well.

Campus Ministry Compline  Sat., March 24, 8:00 p.m

You are invited to join the campus ministers in the Diocese of Southern Ohio for a special Compline service as part of our support of the Walk for Our Lives events around the nation. We will gather for this service via Zoom (internet video conference service), making it easier for anyone from anywhere to participate in this end-of-the-day service in our Book of Common Prayer.

If you would like to accept our invitation, all you have to do use the appropriate link below:
Time: Mar 24, 2018 8:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/661114977

Or iPhone one-tap :
US: +14086380968,,661114977# or +16468769923,,661114977# 

Or Telephone:
Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
US: +1-408-638-0968 or +1-646-876-9923 or +1-669-900-6833
Meeting ID: 661 114 977

International numbers available: https://zoom.us/zoomconference?m=BRj1LZncdQLtdZe39_f0ms6QJZABgcPF

Please contact Mother Deborah (revdebwoolsey@gmail.com) if you have any questions. We hope you will join us!

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Diocese Southern Ohio, PRAXIS, Campus Ministries - http://praxiscommunities.org/campus-ministries (browse down page for Ohio Ministries)

National Church (these two sites below offer leadership development and networking opportunities)

FACEBOOK, Episcopal, general for campus ministries - https://www.facebook.com/episcopalyoungadultandcampusministries

United Campus Ministry http://www.ucmathens.org engages the Ohio University and Athens communities in spiritual growth, community service and work for justice, guided by socially progressive and interfaith values.

Our Priest is The Rev. Deborah Woolsey at 937-689-8895 (C) or 740-593-6877 (Church)
or by e-mail at revdebwoolsey@gmail.com.