Good Shepherd United Church of Christ offers a full range of Christian education opportunities for all ages—birth through adult—plus excellent programs for youth and confirmation age students. Our Sunday Christian Education classes meet every week from September to early June. We begin at 8:45 am with “Breakfast Bites” and conclude by 10:10 am. We provide planned educational experiences that appeal to all age groups. In order to address security issues, our children’s classes have two adults present at all times.
The theme that runs throughout our church is “YOU ARE A BLESSING!” At Good Shepherd Church we believe that Christian Education, worship and mission cannot be thought of as separate aspects in the life of our congregation. Rather, we view all three as interrelated components of the whole Christian experience.
We also provide opportunities to combine education, worship and mission whenever possible. For example, our Children’s Choirs, Bell Choir, Hand Chime Choir and Orchestra frequently add to our Sunday morning worship experience. Our children help with our annual “Make a Joyful Noise” Offering and Brunch to support the Good Shepherd Mission and Hospital in Puttur, India and other worthy mission causes. Also the Good Shepherd Christian Drama Players, a group composed of church members, periodically presents chancel dramas during worship.