We are blessed with a friendly, caring, and inclusive community. Whether you have been coming to CGS for years or for just a few days, I am sure you have felt a warm welcome from those you meet. A key element of our community is participation in the many activities that build our life together. Are you aware of the opportunities for you to participate?
If you like to read, you can join the book club or volunteer to read the scriptures on Sunday morning.
If you like a deeper understanding and discussion of the meaning of the bible verses chosen for each Sunday, you can join the Bible Study on zoom on Wednesdays from 12 to 1.
If you like to cook and enjoy planning parties, you can join a Shelter Cooking Team for the chance to serve the Julian Street Shelter once every three months or join any of the groups preparing potlucks and fund-raising events.
If you like gardening you can join our volunteer gardeners who tend to the flowers, fruit trees and shrubbery outside.
If you enjoy building projects and are handy with tools, you can join the Property Committee to help with the upkeep of our facility.
If you love music, you can join one of our two choirs or play with our band of instrumentalists.
If you enjoy greeting people and welcoming them to our services, you can join the ushers who serve us each Sunday.
If you enjoy helping with worship, you can join the altar guild and take part in setting up the altar and helping with communion.
If you like to take part in the leadership of our community, you can join the church council and serve with other leaders in our church.
If you like coffee and donuts (who doesn’t) you can join one of the coffee teams who serve once a month.
If you enjoy working with children you can join the Godly Play Sunday school program, either as a trained teacher or as a volunteer assistant.
If you are interested in any of these opportunities or are curious about what other groups exist, see Christina Unzen, our Community Coordinator, and she will put you in touch with the group you want to join.
There are other committees available to you, or you can just come to worship and join us for fellowship in the garden after worship where we get to know each other and share our stories. Sharing our celebrations and challenges helps prepare us for whatever the coming week may bring. This is how we are church together.
- Jean Hope
Christ the Good Shepherd
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