On Sunday, April 27 at 2 pm, the St. Mary’s Caring soup kitchen will hold its annual fundraiser at the Brass Rail Banquet Room in Great Mills, MD. The event will feature live and silent auction items and appetizers from local restaurants.
There are 2 ways Good Sam can support this event: 1) buy a ticket for $20 and attend the event and/or 2) donate an item for the auction. We are especially in need of large donations for our live auction. Items such as timeshares and/or fishing or sailing trips generate much income and would be appreciated.
All of the proceeds from the auction will go to help families feed their children over the summer months. If you wish to make a donation or purchase a ticket, please contact Sue V. at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brass Rail Banquet Room is located at 20331 Point Lookout Rd, Great Mills, Maryland 20634.
Parents of Confirmation class students: The Confirmation class will be creating or refining faith statements in May. In order to let you know what’s expected from your child with respect to that and to plan the Confirmation service, there will be a parents’ meeting on May 4 at 11:30 (after Sunday school). This is for both the 7th and 8th graders.
The plan for the meeting is to go over faith statements first, and anything that applies to the whole class. After that we’ll dismiss the parents of 7th graders and discuss the confirmation service.
Our Good Sam family grew a bit last Sunday, March 23, as we welcomed 18 new members into our church community:
Maria F. with Alex and Jolee
Kevin and Emily S. with Ricky, Robby, and Nancilyn
Derrick and Angelia S. with Andrew, Matthew, and Cameron
Jason and Chris V. with Sydney and Savannah
We will be installing our 2014 Council members on Sunday, March 30:
John S., President Tim P., Vice President
Colleen C., Secretary Walt G., Treasurer
Torie B., Youth Rep. Mary D., Member-at-Large
Drew H., Member-at-Large Nancy S., Member-at-Large
Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work A Class for Couples
A strong and solid marriage can be one of the great joys of life. Building that strong marriage takes work, patience, and understanding. Pastor Mitch and his wife Shannon will be offering a 6-week group for couples where we will explore tools for building a strong marriage and think about how we might apply them to our lives. For this group, we will be using the book The Seven Principles for Marking Marriage Work by John Gottman. Whether you’ve been married for a year or 50 years, this book will offer tools and insights that will help you and your partner strengthen your current relationship.
The class will run six weeks. As this is a discussion-based activity the class size is limited to five couples. If you are interested, please speak with Pastor Mitch or Shannon and they will include you in their planning as they schedule the class. Each couple will need a copy of the book (available on Amazon in softcover or electronic edition).
~ Pastor Mitch and Shannon
Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work
|1st Meeting||Chapters 1-3||Intro and Principle 1||Pages 1-60|
|2nd Meeting||Chapters 4-6||Principle 2 & 3||Pages 61-97|
|3rd Meeting||Chapters 6-7||Principle 4||Pages 99-155|
|4th Meeting||Chapters 8-9||Principle 5||Pages 157-216|
|5th Meeting||Chapters 10||Principle 6||Pages 217-242|
|6th Meeting||Chapters 11||Principle 7||Pages 243-266|
(Pages listed are for the paperback version of the book)
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