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Generations: Discipleship for Everyone

living and growing together

Generations is a discipleship ministry that is specifically crafted for the whole family (ages 1 through 100) and takes place every Wednesday evening, beginning at 5:30, in the Parish Hall. At Generations we will give you the tools you need to take discipleship home with you, no matter what stage of life. 

Here's a sample of what you'll experience:

5:30 p.m.   We cook so you don't have to! Dinner starts at 5:30 (Suggested donation of $5). Come to eat together and get to know the Good Shepherd Family.

6:00 p.m.   A family or group from our church will lead a brief version of Evening Prayer straight from the prayer book. The family that prays together stays together!

6:15 p.m.   After Evening Prayer, one of our Lay Catechists will present a short catechetical meditation on an aspect of our faith. The theme will change weekly.

6:30 p.m.   After the catechetical presentation, we will break into small groups at round tables. A Lay Catechist at each table will lead each group in a guided meditation based on the theme of the night.

6:45 p.m.   Generations will close with prayer and a few suggestions from Fr. Brian about how to apply and use the night's theme at home.

There is something for everyone at Generations! And if you can't make it in time for dinner, no problem! You are more than welcome to come at 6:00 for the discipleship. And if you can only make it for dinner, well, that is fine too! What really matters is that you are part of our church Family. See you there!


Sunday School

Our Sunday School hour begins at 9:00 every Sunday morning with breakfast in the parlor (suggested donation of $2). Everyone is welcome to join the Family around the breakfast table. Classes follow immediately at 9:15. We've got something for everyone:

 

Nursery
(Infants through 4 years old)

Sarah Sparks
Open- year round in the lower level of the Parish Hall
(brick building on 10th Street next door to the church)

 

early childhood
(Kindergarten-2nd gradE)

Sarah Cobb
In the lower level of the Parish Hall
 (brick building on 10th Street next door to the church)

 

later ELEMENTARY
(3rd-5th grade) 

Alys Glaze
In the lower level of the Parish Hall
 (brick building on 10th Street next door to the church)

 

junior high & High school

Gregory "Pop" Crase
In the lower level of the Parish Hall
(brick building on 10th Street next door to the church)

 

adult sunday school

John Glaze (Old Testament Torah Class)
In the Parlor (room near the library, has a kitchenette)

Father Brian Chase (Adult Catechesis Class)
In the upper level of the Parish Hall
(brick building on 10th Street next door to the church)


Little Lambs

During the 10:30 Sunday morning service, the children of Good Shepherd follow their own cross in a procession to the Children's Chapel in the Parish Hall (located in the lower level of the red brick building adjacent to the church on 10th Street). There, they celebrate a child-friendly version of the same service the adults experience, with children singing, reading and praying together accompanied by trained and vetted adult volunteers. After the sermon is over, during the offertory and announcements, the children rejoin their parents in the pews for the second part of the service, where there are bags with crayons and papers to help keep them engaged. 


Ministry Safe

Church of the Good Shepherd utilizes the Ministry Safe system to help protect our youngest parishioners. This system requires adult volunteers to be background checked and trained before having the privilege of working with children. Our policy is to always have at least two adults with any individual or group of children at all times. We use security cameras throughout our facilities and keep doors open or windows visible to rooms where children's ministry is taking place. For more information about Ministry Safe, you can visit their website here.