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YOUNG FAMILIES GROUP
For families with babies, toddlers, and kiddos in elementary school!

Sunday November 3, 2019
Room 200 (4:00 - 6:00pm)
Join us for a Thanksgiving potluck supper! The first part of the evening the kids will be creating crafts and playing games while the adults get together! Pastor Kate will be with the adults and Mary Cathryn and teen-sitters will be with the children. We’ll join together for supper! Use the Sign Up Genius to sign up and bring a dish!

2020 Work Camp & Week of Hope

High school Work Camp
Sunday June 21 - Saturday June 27
Wrightsville, PA
Cost $325
SIGN UP for HS Work Camp

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Payment Due Dates:
Deposit ($50) October 13, 2019
1st Payment ($150) December 1, 2019
2nd Payment ($125) February 1, 2020
Payments can be made to “GSLC” with “Work Camp” in the memo.

This is for students currently in 8th thru 12th grade. Work Camp is a service-based week where Crews (each crew composing of 1 Adult and 5 teens) volunteer around the community helping to make ramps, complete paint jobs, do yard work, and other miscellaneous projects. Residents are extremely grateful for our helping hands! We’ll load up Sunday morning and head out after the education hour. Participants should pack a lunch to eat on the road. We’ll return by lunch time on Saturday.

We are looking for adults who are flexible, patient, and are able to faithfully serve as an Adult Leader with our Youth Group. Responsibilities would include engaging in fundraisers throughout the year, driving to/from camp, being involved with programs at camp, and leading a Crew at camp. If this seems like a fit for you, contact Mary Cathryn to inquire or volunteer!


Middle school Week of Hope
Sunday July 12 - Friday July 17
Pittsburgh, PA
Cost $200
SIGN UP for MS Week of Hope

Payment Due Dates:
Deposit ($50) October 13, 2019
1st Payment ($150) December 1, 2019
Payments can be made to “GSLC” with “Week of Hope” in the memo.

This is for students currently in 6th thru 8th grade. Week of Hope is a community service-based week where Crews (each crew composing of 1 Adult and 5 teens) volunteer at local cafes, assisted living homes, the Boys and Girls Club, non-profits in the area, as well as helping residents in the Allegheny community. We’ll load up Sunday morning at 8:00am and head out after the first service. Participants should pack a lunch to eat on the road. We’ll return around the early afternoon on Friday.

We are looking for adults who are flexible, patient, and are able to faithfully serve as an Adult Leader with our Youth Group. Responsibilities would include engaging in fundraisers throughout the year, driving to/from camp, being involved with programs at camp, and leading a Crew at camp. If this seems like a fit for you, contact Mary Cathryn to inquire or volunteer!

QUAKE EVENT for Middle and High school

Event Date: January 10 - 12, 2020
Hunt Valley Inn, Baltimore
Cost is $125 and is due by Sunday, October 13, 2019.
To register, email Mary Cathryn today!

Every school year, we aim to have a middle and high school weekend retreat (in addition to the regular Confirmation Retreat in October). This year we are going to the Quake Event in Baltimore, MD at the Hunt Valley Inn (Friday January 10 - 12, 2020).

Teens will sleep four to a room while Adult Leaders will share with one other adult - each room has 2 double beds. Meals are provided by the church, but feel free to bring snacks for free time.

We’ll meet at church this Friday around 3:30pm and leave promptly. We’ll return to the church around lunch time on Sunday. Exact times will be determined closer to event date. Be ready to have fun, worship, and make new friends! Email Mary Cathryn with any questions and to get signed up!!

Please note, this year we will not participate in Shekinah or Chrysalis as we have the past couple years.

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Young Families Group at Gaver Farm (Sun. 10/06/19)

Gaver Farm fall festival
Sunday, October 6
(3:00pm - 6:00pm)

Venue address: 5501 Detrick Rd, Mt Airy

Meet at Gaver Farm at 3:00pm! Please bring a picnic dish to share. Once you purchase your entry ticket at the farm, meet at Good Shepherd's "barn". Plates, napkins, and utensils are provided by the church. Please use this sign up genius to plan what dish to bring and to RSVP.

There are jumping pads, corn mazes, hayrides, and pumpkin picking (some activities need to be purchased). Join us for the fall fun!

MS/HS at Maryland Corn Maze (Wed. 10/09/19)
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Corn Maze
Wednesday, October 9
12:00pm - 5:00pm
Cost is $10

Adult drivers wanted! There’s no school this day so let’s go to the corn maze! Meet at church at 12pm. We’ll carpool to the corn maze and return to the church for pick up at 5pm. Students will message parents when we are leaving the maze (389 Gambrills Road, Gambrills, MD). RSVP by Sunday 10/06. Contact Mary Cathryn for more information.

MS/HS Field of Screams (Sat. 10/19/19)
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Field of Screams
Saturday, October 19
(5:00pm - 9:00pm)
Cost is $30

Includes all four scare attractions. Please eat dinner before meeting at 4501 Olney Laytonsville Rd, Olney (food is available for purchase at venue). Pick up is at 9:00pm. Text/call Mary Cathryn if your teen doesn’t have a cell phone and you are in the parking lot ready for pick up! RSVP by Wednesday, October 16th! *this event is nonrefundable unless someone fills that spot.

Trunk or Trunk (Sun. 10/27/19)
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Trunk or Treat
Sunday, October 27
2:00pm - 4:00pm

Students come dressed in your costume to collect candy, play games, and do fun activities at church! The parking lot will be filled with rows of decorated car trunks for kids to safely trick of treat. Church members can sign up to decorate their car trunks for the children to “trick or treat” at! Decorating begins after church. Event opens for families at 2:00pm. Teens can earn SSL hours for this event. Email Mary Cathryn to volunteer!

Middle school and High school Bible Study

Sundays from 6:00 - 7:30pm
Various locations
Bring $5 for dinner/treat
Text or email mc@goserve.net to get involved!

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Middle school Bible Studies

  • August 28 (Jones’ house)

  • October 06 (Panera 598 N Frederick Ave.)

  • November 03 (Oehrlein’s house)

  • December 08 (Dove’s house)

High school Bible Studies

  • September 15 (Proctor’s house)

  • October 20 (Panera 598 N Frederick Ave.)

  • November 17

  • December 15


Family Movie Night (Fri. 09/13/19)

Movie Night is back! Join us at the church on Friday, September 13 from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm for a pizza dinner and movies starting at 6:15pm. We will be watching Detective Pikachu and Shazam!. For younger kids, we’ll have lots of fun toys in the Lobby Classroom so they can get the wiggles out. Please bring a side dish/dessert to share and/or cash for free will offering. RSVP to RSVP@goserve.net ASAP!

 
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Sandy Spring climbing MS/HS (Sun. 09/22/19)
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Sandy Spring Adventure Park
Sunday, September 22, 2019
Cost is $30 (12:30pm - 5:30pm)

Come climbing among the treetops and get some fresh air! We’ll meet in the Lobby after the 11:30am service. Please bring a bagged lunch! We will eat at the park and then spend the afternoon climbing. Waivers* are required and parent drivers are needed! To RSVP or ask questions, email RSVP@goserve.net.

*If you have already filled out a waiver for the park for the 2019 calendar year, then you do NOT need to fill out a waiver.

 

Laser Tag for Middle & High School (Sept. 8)

Sunday, September 8

3:30pm - 5:30pm

at Shadowlands

624 Quince Orchard Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20878

Meet Mary Cathryn at Shadowlands at 3:30pm! We'll play a couple rounds in their multilevel arena and then cool off with a treat at McDonalds (located in the same strip mall). Pick up is at 5:30pm at McDonalds. The cost is $15 for two games and a treat! Signup by emailing RSVP@goserve.net by Friday 8/06!

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Progressive Dinner for MS/HS (Sun. 09/29)
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Progressive Dinner (MSHS)
Sunday, September 29
(5:00pm - 8:00pm)
Cost is $5


Join us from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Sunday, September 29 for A LOT of food! We'll meet at the first house for appetizers. Then, we'll all caravan around town to eat our main course and then end the night at the dessert house! Pick up is at the dessert house. All house addresses will be shared in an event reminder email closer to the events date. (You will only get this email if you have RSVPed!) The cost of the event is $5, and drivers are needed! Email Mary Cathryn by Friday, September 27.