SUMMER CONNECT

Summer is a time for new adventures.  So join us at COS for engaging adventures in special worship, camps, and creative serving opportunities.

Connecting in Jesus's pathway of Joy and Life.

SERVING OUR COMMUNITY

Christ Our Shepherd is engaged in many ways in community service, most significantly in feeding people. We seek to serve locally, regionally and globally.  For more opportunities to connect and serve in COS Ministries and Missions, please click HERE.

 

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The Summer Sack Lunch Program is an excellent opportunity for families, grandparents, groups and individuals to GIVE BACK to our community. For seven weeks every Monday beginning June 6th through July 25th, Christ Our Shepherd will be providing sack lunches for children who otherwise might not have a lunch to eat! YOU can help by making sandwiches, packing or delivering lunches to hungry children. YOU can drive a lunch route (Fayette County) for the summer or split it with others. It is extremely rewarding to meet, feed and interact with these families/children each week.
 
A typical Monday is:
·      Spend 30-45 minutes making and packing lunches and/or
·      Delivering the lunches – takes about an hour
 
During the summer of 2021, an average of 208 children were fed every Monday for 6 weeks, 1245 lunches were packed and delivered to children ages 3-18, 1,558 sandwiches were made (high-school students receive 2 sandwiches each lunch),  and 2,932 cookies were baked. Pearson farms provided fresh peaches weekly, as well!
 
Ways you can help:
 
  • Join us for as many Mondays as you can between June 6th and July 25th: sandwich making is from 9:00-10:00 and packing bags from 10:00-11:00 in the Fellowship Hall.
  • Donate DRINKS (Capri Sun, Kool Aid Jammers), INDIVIDUALLY PACKAGED VARIETY PACKS OF CHIPS or PUBLIX Gift Cards that will help purchase bread for our sandwiches. Please leave at the display table in the Narthex.
  • Pray for this ministry and these families that they will be nourished with Christ’s love.
Call the office (770-487-8717) for information and to get connected with our
social services ministry coordinator, Jayne Troy.
 

small groups - connecting ministries 

CONNECTING MINISTRIES & WEEKLY SMALL GROUPS:  Barbara Anderson [email protected].

Welcome to the season of summer at COS.  Although this is a popular time for travel, we continue to offer opportunities for meaningful and active connections.  Would you like to subscribe to our COS emails? Please click here.

One really wonderful way to CONNECT your mind and spirit is to join a Small Group - this group can be a Fellowship Group such as ROMEOS (Retired Old Men Eating Out) or CANVAS Art Ministry, our casual Wednesday gathering in the Conference Room led by Pastor Miriam, or a G.I.F.T. (Growing in Faith Together) Group which meet both at the church and in homes.  Each week, the Sunday lectionary text is discussed during TEXT TALK which meet on Sundays at 9:45am.     

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SUNDAYS: TEXT TALK (9:45AM Conference Room) Meet every Sunday to discuss the weekly lectionary text.

WEDNESDAYS:  Join us at 3pm in a casual small group setting  led by Pastor Miriam. This group meets in the conference room.

G.I.F.T. (Growing in Faith Together) GROUPS meet regularly to spend time together learning, celebrating, serving, praying, and supporting each other. These groups meet in homes and at church, to foster community, discussion, and relationships. Contact Barbara to connect you with a small group.

ROMEO'S (Retired Old Men Eating Out) Meet the 1st Tuesday of each month to enjoy lunch, fellowship, and a special speaker.  For July 2022 only, ROMEO's will meet on the second Tuesday.  Currently, bagged Chick-Fila lunches are brought in for those who RSVP in advance.  

children & youth ministry

CHILDREN’S MINISTRY: Ingrid Hudson [email protected]

Praise, Popsicles, and Pools - Birth through 5th grade kids and parents will get some fellowship and pool time.  Contact Ingrid at [email protected] for more information.

VBS - Summer with the Son! - Our new beach themed VBS is May 31-June 1, 5-7pm. 

LutherRanch Family Camp is June 19-24 with horse backing riding, adventure, and worship! Fun for the whole family.  Go to www.lutheranch.org  for more information.

Lutheroad Day Camp is hosted each year at Christ Our Shepherd and is from June 13-17 this year.  This day camp is ran by camp counselors from Lutheroad. This day camps for rising 1st through 6th graders.  Click on the button below for the registration form.  Contact Ingrid for more information.

Lutheroad Registration Form


MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH: Shelly Jakubowski  [email protected]

Middle School Summer Camp ( June 12-18) at Lutherock in Newland, NC

High School Summer Camp ( June 12-18) at Lutherock in Newland, NC

Cross Ministry and Picnic (July 14) at the Palmetto Road property

Square Foot Ministry ( July 16 )  Youth are invited to a service project to rebuild Newnan with Square Foot Ministry.  

Pool Day (July 20) 

Youth Sunday ( July 24 ) Join us at any of the Sunday Services (8:30am, 9:45am, 11:00am)  for Youth Sunday where we highlight our summer missions and retreats with our youth.  

Whitewater Tubing (August 6) in Elijay, GA

6th grade Get to Know You Night  (August 24  from 6 - 7:30pm) Are you going to be in 6th grade next school year? This night is just for you! You will get to meet other new 6th graders and hear about our Logos program and of course there will be fun games! Contact Shelly for your rising 6th grader! [email protected]

Youth Ministry Kick Off Party for LOGOS/LOFT ( August 31st from 6 - 8pm ) It’s our annual kickoff party for middle and high school students. We're getting back together as summer winds down and school resumes. Details are still being worked out so stay tuned!

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