Author: Sandy Haines

Transition Team Update

I am happy to report that our Transition Team has completed the required Ministry Site Profile and it has been approved by the Bishop. This is a major step in the search for your new pastor. We are currently waiting for the results of a financial review being conducted by an outside auditor. Once she has completed her work, the… Read more »

Coatesville Youth Initiative School Supplies Drive

     2023 Back-To-School Community Event! Assist our local students by donating items from the following list! Collection Dates: June 11 through July 23   Book Bags – thick straps, sturdy Packs of Pencils Packs of Pens Highlighters (2 Pk) Small Glue Sticks Rounded Tip Scissors Crayola Classic Big Markers Binder filler paper packs Spiral Notebooks (college rule) Rulers Graph Paper… Read more »

Holy Week Worship Schedule

Maundy Thursday, April 6, 2023 at 7:00 pm Together, we will hear the story of Jesus’ final meal with his friends. We too will gather at the table and hear the words “Do this in remembrance of me,” as we celebrate Holy Communion. As a sign of his love and the centrality of servanthood, Jesus washed his disciples’ feet. For… Read more »

Women! The Coatesville Library Needs Your Gently-used Accessories! 

The Coatesville Area Public Library is holding a Spring Accessory Sale to benefit the library, and our help is needed! Spring-clean your closets and drawers and donate gently-used handbags, scarves, costume jewelry, etc. to the Library for their sale. A collection bin will be in the Narthex through Sunday, March 26. The Library does so much good in our community,… Read more »

Thanks United Methodist Women!

South District United Women in Faith recently held a Mental Health Awareness event in Coatesville at Olivet United Methodist Church. Event attendees donated over 100 non-perishable food and personal care items, which were gifted to Good Shepherd’s Blessing Box ministry. We are overwhelmed with appreciation for this generous donation, and for Olivet’s ongoing support of our food ministries!

Feb 18th Pancake Breakfast Cancelled

Regretfully we are cancelling the Saturday Pancake Breakfast for this week, February 18th. Due to illness and travel, many of our kitchen volunteers are not available. We hope you will join us for next month’s breakfast on March 18th.

Thank You for Your Souper Bowl Sunday Donations!

Despite being on the wrong end of the game score at the Superbowl, our Eagles were the clear winners at Good Shepherd! Generous donations of food and dollars (Eagles $314, Chiefs $26) were received and will be used to aid our local Coatesville community and those in earthquake-stricken Turkey and Syria. Thank you all for your support!  

Council Highlights for December 2022

 Pastor Heidi reported that the Transition Team has been formed and shared an overview of their responsibilities, The team members are: Hank Dermer, Darlene Hoskins, Bob Kuch, Ginny Lozinski, Muriel Rose, Steve and Wendland. The Human Resources Task Force reviewed job descriptions for the CYFM position and the Financial Admin position. They will be reviewing all staff positions in the… Read more »

Council Highlights for November 2022

HR/job description task force – a temporary task force has been created by the Executive Committee of Council to review all current job descriptions.  The task force will start with the job description for the Financial Administrator and new Children, Youth, Family position.  Both positions are vacant. Hall Rentals – Hank Dermer gave a summary of the items that have… Read more »

From Pastor Heidi: Update on Transition Team

Dear Church- I am pleased to report that the Transition Team has had its first meeting. The team is made up of six people plus myself: Hank Dermer, Darlene Hoskins, Bob Kuch, Ginny Lozinski, Muriel Rose and Steve Wendland. They bring a tremendous variety of skills and experiences, and I am confident that they will do an exceptional job with… Read more »