Good Sam News

Nov. 2013 Adult Forum Schedule – Sundays at 10:30 am

November 3     Session One of Living Your Strengths     Led by Mark and Susie G.

This class is in two parts — Nov. 3 and Nov 24. We will be exploring the book Living Your Strengths: Discover Your God-Given Talents and Inspire Your Community.

In the first session, we will explore the basic questions and personality types underneath our strength. In session two (Nov. 24), we will come back having taken our own inventory and a better understanding of our strengths. We will talk in small groups about how we might apply this self-knowledge to our lives at church and in other everyday volunteer or work opportunities.

You can follow this link to the book. Also, here is a description of the book:  While millions of people in the U.S. are actively involved in some sort of religious organization, many people feel disengaged from their faith communities. More than half report that they really don’t get the opportunity in their congregation to do what they do best. The problem is this: too many people’s talents are going unappreciated. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Living Your Strengths shows readers how to use their innate gifts to enrich their faith communities. The book shows people how to identify and affirm their talents, and how to use them for growth and service. Most importantly, Living Your Strengths helps people discover their true callings.

November 10     2014 Good Sam Budget Preview

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Everything you wanted to know about our financial plan so far for the 2014 fiscal year at Good Sam. This is your best chance to ask questions, learn about the budgeting process, talk about fiscal responsibility and engage in general conversation about finances at Good Sam.

November 17     Good Samaritan Annual Meeting

We begin at 10:30 am in the Sanctuary and will review the last year, elect new council members and officers, get a year-to-date view of income and expenses for our current fiscal year and adopt a General Fund Budget for 2014 Fiscal. All voting members are requested to attend.

November 24     Session Two of Living Your Strengths      Led by Mark and Susie G.

See the description of the November 3 class for more information.  Even if you missed Part 1, please join us for Part 2, where we will explore ways in which we can most meaningfully apply our strengths in our church community.  You can purchase the book at Amazon for about $17, and each book contains a one-time use code to take the Clifton Strengths Assessment online. To take the assessment by itself for $10, visit:  http://bit.ly/LYSpart2.