Whether Good Shepherd member or not, you’re welcome and invited to participate in any and all GSLC learning opportunities.
Check the GSLC calendar for upcoming events and schedule specifics.
The GSLC Book Club meets monthly in the main floor lounge across from the worship space. Books typically alternate between fiction and non-fiction and participants take turns selecting the next title to read.
Typical schedule: 4th Tuesday monthly, 3 - 4:30 PM
A sample of books read have included:
Contact: Karen Madigan
Typical schedule: Second Thursday of the month, September through June
Meeting ID: 849 6153 4497
Or join by phone: 301-715-8592
Circle 3 meets monthly for Bible study and fellowship, decorates the Christmas tree in the sanctuary in December and participates in other Women of the ELCA activities.
The Metro DC Synodical Women of the ELCA holds an annual spring convention, each with a focus on societal issues and solutions. Topics have included mental health and human trafficking.
During the annual Thankoffering worship service in November, GSLC Circle 3 participants offer the funds they’ve collected through the year and encourage attendees to contribute as well. The donations are sent to the national Women of the ELCA to help fund outreach programs.
Circle 3 contact: Beth Hickey
Women of the ELCA contact: Sue Cottrol
Typically held monthly, this gathering to talk about various aspects of Islam and Christianity grew out of our first community food packing event hosted with Ezher Bloom Mosque. It’s an opportunity to get to know each other—not to convert but to learn. We alternate locations close to GSLC and the mosque. Topics have included:
Whether you’re affiliated with Good Shepherd, Ezher Bloom or neither, you’re welcome and invited to participate.
Typical schedule: Approximately monthly
Good Shepherd point of contact: Pastor Kate
We host a wide-variety of discussions on various spiritual, educational and social justice topics, striving to listen to understand and learn over persuade. The formats vary from small-group to speakers to panel discussions.
Typical schedule: Varies
We host occasional day-long, overnight or weekend retreats on various spiritual and educational topics. The council leadership retreat is held each January and an annual retreat for confirmation youth is typically held in the fall. Other retreats for adults, couples and families are also held occasionally.
Typical schedule: Varies
Contact: Pastor Kate