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Good Shepherd

Congregational Meeting 

Plan to join us for a Congregational Meeting on Sunday, June 16th at 10am.  

Young Adults 

Inviting all Young Adults to join us as we take a hike through Crystal Cove and spend some time reflecting on what God has been teaching us this year. Meet at Good Shepherd at 9am on Saturday, June 22nd. Please contact Janae at with questions.  

Vacation Bible School 

"Roar" Life is wild...God is good! July 22nd-26th, 9am-12pm, $20 per person - sign up here.  Email Sue Gilmore at with questions. 


Middle School / High School 

Are you ready for an adventure? How about rock climbing the Billy Goat Gorge and rafting down the Southern Fork of the American River? Join us July 15th-20th for this fun-filled week of adventure, friends and spiritual growth! Don't miss out, spots are limited! Register at Email Josh Higgins, Director of Youth Ministries, at with questions.   



If you are celebrating a 50th or more anniversary or an 80th or more birthday and we haven't ever celebrated with you on a Sunday morning, please call Donna Livingston at 562/756.3095 or the church office to see if we have your event date on file. Even some long-time attenders have not given us their special dates.  


Ruth Circle

Meets on Wednesday, June 19th at 11:30am for a potluck lunch in the Fireside Room. Contact Valerie Matson at 714/894.6962 or Marge Fleming at 562/596.7673 with questions.               

Good Shepherd Literary Women

Meets on Saturday, July 13th at 9:30am in the Fireside Room. Bring a book or two to share briefly with the group. Our summertime brunch will be at Kathie Proctor's home on August 10th at 9:30am. Join us!               

Senior Adults


Join us on Friday, June 21st from 6:30-8pm in the Fireside Room for an evening of gospel singing, playing an acoustic instrument, or just listening.          

Day Trip

Plan to join us on Sunday, July 14th, 11-5:30pm, as we travel to the Disney Concert Hall to enjoy the Bastille Day program with the Disney Concert organ as well! Cost: $60. Lunch on your own. Waiting list only. Sign up at the Senior Adult table on the patio.         

Serve in Love


Meets on Monday, June 17th at 7pm in the Round Room #4. All are welcome! 

Sunday School Teachers  

We are looking for volunteers who are willing to help substitute for our Sunday School teachers for a July through August commitment. Two teachers are needed: 9am-Pre-K teacher and 10:45am-Kinder/First. There are opportunities to serve every week, once a month, or somewhere in between. Email Janae Barker at with your availability and interest!

Do You Shop On Amazon?  

Did you know if you use (add the "smile"), each quarter Good Shepherd receives .5% of all your purchases? There is a one-time setup to choose your charity organization. Choose "Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church Los Alamitos Blvd." Contact Thea Walker at 562/493.2553 x103 in the church office with questions. 

Vacation Bible School Needs YOU!

If sharing Jesus with kids PK-5th grade makes you smile then you'll want to volunteer for VBS, July 22nd-26th. The kids in Kindergarten would specifically love to have you as their teacher. We also need volunteers to assist in a variety of areas for VBS. Contact Sue Gilmore at to volunteer.  

S.H.I.P. (Self-Help Interfaith Program) 

S.H.I.P. is coming back to Good Shepherd from August 3rd-17th. Thank you Good Shepherd members for faithfully supporting this program for over 20 years. We will need dinners and members to sleep overnight when S.H.I.P. is docked here. Sign ups to begin in July.  

VBS Craft Needs  

Items needed for crafts: paper towel tubes, and soup size cans (clean with labels removed). Email Sue Gilmore, Children's Ministry Assistant, at with questions. 

VBS Science Needs  

Items needed are: empty 2-liter soda bottles, 250 old CDs or DVDs, 120-chopsticks with a tapered end on one side, 500-washers 1/8"x1", 100-red solo cups, 100-dixie cups (3oz.), 250-index cards (3x5), scotch tape (20 rolls NOT from the dollar store), blue tape, 30-ball pump needles, bike pumps (to borrow). Donations can be brought into the church office marked VBS. 

VBS Snack Needs  

Donations needed are: 5 pound bag of tangerines, 3-large 66 oz. boxes of Goldfish, 1-large 24 oz. bag popcorn (Smart & Final), 4-20 oz. bags of Pretzels, 2-120 oz. tubs of M&Ms (Costco), 200 oz. caramel sauce (15-15oz. bottles or larger available at Smart & Final), 22-10 oz. bags of mini-marshmallows (MINI please-easier to melt), 132 oz. Rice Krispies (8-18 oz. boxes or equivalent), 3 pounds butter, 42-5.9 oz. boxes Jello chocolate pudding (6 servings each), and 9 gallons whole milk. Please bring these items by the church office after July 12th marked VBS.   

Flower Calendar  

If you would like to provide flowers in the Sanctuary for worship in 2019, please stop by or call the church office to sign up. Dates available are July 14th, 28th, September 8th, 15th, 22nd. 


Study Guide

Join us this Sunday at 9 or 10:45am as we begin a new series "Blueprint for a Faith that Works"! Here's the study guide.

Last Sunday

Miss gathering last Sunday? Click onto Curtis' message "The (Un) Expected Gift"

Financial Update

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