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 Parish Life Ministries 
Parish Life Ministries help build our church community.  We are passionate about having fun together through food, fun and fellowship!
Hospitality (Coffee Hosts) 
The hospitality hosts provide coffee and refreshments for the congregation on Sunday mornings in Sterling Hall after service. This ministry provides an inviting environment for fellowship. Each Sunday, parishioners enjoy the coffee and refreshments. After the coffee fellowship, the hosts also provide the kitchen cleanup.
 
First Sunday Breakfast 

This ministry is divided into teams who are assigned the responsibility for each month’s First Sunday Breakfast. Each team is responsible for ordering the necessary food and supplies. The teams cook the food, put out condiments, drinks and self-serve items, and serve as the cleanup crew when breakfast is over.

Mug Sisters 

This ministry is similar to a secret sister program and provides an opportunity for women to connect, celebrate and encourage each other.  Each year, the ministry begins with a secret exchange of mugs.  Each woman contributes a mug containing information such as her birthday, wedding anniversary, hobbies and special needs for prayer.  The mugs are distributed in such a way that participants do not know who received their mug.  The ministry provides women the opportunity to focus on a fellow sister in Christ by offering prayers, monthly notes and cards, and small gifts, and often connects women who do not know each other.  Approximately 45 women participate each year, and the program culminates at our annual January/February luncheon, when each woman’s mug sister is revealed.

Women of Good Shepherd 

The Women of Good Shepherd, also known as the Episcopal Church Women (ECW) meets regularly, holds entertaining, and educational events for its members, and hosts many of our Parish gatherings.  ECW is dedicated to serving the Lord through service, worship, education, evangelism and pastoral care.  All women in the church are members - no sign-ups are necessary.   The ECW generously supports many of our ministries and provides outreach to the larger community.

The Brotherhood of St. Andrew 

The Brotherhood’s ministry is to “spread Christ's Kingdom among men and boys in the Episcopal/Anglican Communion.”  This men’s organization meets regularly to discuss current news topics and interpret the events through scripture, tradition and reason.  The group offers prayers of thanksgiving and prayers for God’s intervention for healing, spiritual guidance, and peace.  The Brotherhood supports the parish in many ways, particularly by cooking for Parish gatherings.  For holidays, they cook brisket, chicken and other delectable grilled meats.  The proceeds from these cook fests have funded upgrades to the Good Shepherd kitchen.  The Brotherhood also sponsors the Guy Stuff Ministry.

Bridge Night 
Parishioners and members of our local community enjoy Bridge Nights at Good Shepherd, which are scheduled on the first Friday of each month throughout the year. Experienced players and beginners are welcome!
The Classics 
On the second Thursday of each month, “The Classics”, a group of retirees and those who have some leisure time and love to have fun meet at Good Shepherd.  Members enjoy a pot luck salad luncheon, board games, bridge and fellowship.  The group also goes on picnics, local scenic tours, and to local eateries. Everyone is welcome to be part of the Classics!
Harves+Fest 

Harves+Fest will be on Saturday, October 20, 2018

11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Food, Fun, and Events for the WHOLE Family!

Good Shepherd Episcopal Church
1207 W. Winding Way Dr. | Friendswood, TX 77546 | PH: 281-482-7630 | FAX: 281-482-4307
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