Good Shepherd United Church of Christ
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An Inclusive & Inviting Family of Faith

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A Desire to Study God's Word
Made Real in Jesus Christ

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A Commitment to Serving Others

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A Church That Prays Together
and Plays Together

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Sunday Worship – November 27 – On-Site/Online Worship @10:30am

We look forward to having you join us online or in person for worship on Sunday at 10:30 am! Sunday school and nursery are available for all children in attendance.

If you click here, you can access the order of worship and prayer list for Sunday’s worship. We will have a few printed bulletins at the sanctuary but feel free to print yours at home or to pull it up on your device during the service.

If you are planning to worship online, please join via the Zoom link.

Our Link is: https://zoom.us/j/181225083
Our Password: 315138
Our Dial-in Alternative is 1-929-205-6099  (please have the password nearby for entry into worship)

We value your continued support of GSUCC ministry. The preferred method is to send checks or direct bill pay to Good Shepherd United Church of Christ,1050 NW Maynard Rd., Cary, NC 27513. You may also access on-line giving HERE.

Permission to stream the hymns in this service obtained from One License with license #A-715220.

GSUCC Covid Task Force has recommended that GSUCC move to a masking optional, not required, indoors policy. Our communion practice and outdoor fellowship will remain the same for now.

We encourage the continued use of masks for anyone for any reason they feel is appropriate for themselves and their situation. Any decision you choose to make is valid and will be respected at GSUCC.

Advent Season At Good Shepherd UCC

We invite you to join us in this season of Advent, which begins November 27, as we prepare for the birth of the Christ child anew in our world. Where might we encounter the face of God?

November 27

First Sunday of Advent: Faces of the Past

10:30am Worship (Please bring a picture of a Christmas past)

December 4

Second Sunday of Advent: Faces of the Present

10:30am Worship and Communion
7pm Celtic Psalm Advent Service-a candlelight service of quiet, prayer, scripture, and Psalms set to Celtic tunes

December 10

Cary Christmas Parade, 1-4pm (gather at lineup location)

December 11

Third Sunday of Advent: Faces of the Future

10:30am Worship

4pm Campfire Church Christmas Party

December 18

Fourth Sunday of Advent: Faces in the Mirror
10:30am Worship with Communion
Children’s Pageant and Choir Cantata

December 24

Christmas Eve: The Face of Christ Shines Tonight

4:30pm Worship
7:30pm Worship

December 25

Christmas Day: Faces of the Angels
10:30am Worship in PJ’s with Cocoa Bar

A progressive Christian community living in love.

Cary’s Good Shepherd United Church of Christ is a vibrant family of faith that is dedicated to being a welcoming and embracing home for families and individuals. We strive to the reflect the teachings of Jesus Christ in our relationships, spiritual journey and service to others.

We Are The Church — 2023 Stewardship Drive Campaign

At Good Shepherd, we worship together, serve the community together, learn together, play together, and accept everyone together. Together, we are the Church. You have a place here! You are the church! Together, we are the Church! When we come to follow in the way of Jesus, he asks us to bring all that we are.

With this year’s theme, We are the Church, we kick off stewardship season during the month of October. Worship in October will encompass sermons about what ‘We are the Church” means to each of us. We also plan for participants to share their thoughts on what it means for each to be “I” in the Church at GSUCC. Look for a letter, our mission spending plan, and upcoming activities via email in October.  Our Dedication Sunday for 2023 pledges will be on November 6.

As an alternative, you may submit your pledge information by clicking on this link to our Giving Form.

Even if you are unable to contribute, please complete the form and choose the non-financial option. We kindly ask that you submit this information by Sunday, October 30. By submitting your pledge information, it allows the Stewardship Ministry to present more accurate information to the Council, who can then make budget adjustments in November and present a final budget to the congregation in December.

Thank you for your consideration. We pray that you will be able to make a pledge for next year and that the 2023 budget will allow Good Shepherd to meet its physical requirements and your spiritual needs, because together “We are the Church”.

Our Faith

Good Shepherd UCC embraces the progressive tradition of the United Church of Christ, which traces it’s roots through the Pilgrims, the Afro-Christian Movement, and German immigrant churches.  UCC firsts include: ordination of a woman and an openly gay man, participation in civil disobedience, and support of marriage equality.

Our Family

Good Shepherd UCC is diverse in all sorts of ways- age, race, gender expression, background, sexuality, education, family structure, etc.!  We take great pride in being a welcoming and inclusive congregation. Whoever you are, and wherever you find yourself on life’s journey, there is a place here for you to be known and loved in a family of faith.

Our Focus

Good Shepherd UCC is a Christ-centered congregation that seeks to do justice, work for peace, and build an inclusive community. We strive to demonstrate Jesus’ love for all, compassion for the hurting, and advocacy for the oppressed. Social justice and community involvement are a long-standing and essential part of who we are.

Wherever you are on your faith journey,
you are welcome here!

A joy-filled family of faith.

WE WORSHIPWE GROWWE CONNECTWE SERVE
You Are Welcome Here

Pastor Welcome

On behalf of everyone at Good Shepherd UCC, I’m pleased to welcome you to our website and our church family.  Welcoming is the word we most often hear from first-time visitors. If you are looking for a new church home that is warm, friendly and supportive, please consider joining us for a Sunday of worship.

— Rev. Carla Gregg-Kearns, Senior Pastor

Worship Schedule

Sunday Worship

  • 9am — Intergenerational Class (@ High House Living Room)
  • 10:30am — Worship Service (with Child Care Provided)
  • 10:45am — Sunday School (Grades K -5)
  • After Worship — Light Snack Fellowship
In Pursuit of a Perfect World

Video Welcome

We have been attending GSUCC for a little over a year now and we have absolutely fallen in love with this congregation.

Sarah S

"Walk with justice, walk with mercy and with God's humble care ..." We end by singing this every week and it is seen in our members' actions not just our words.

Kate Y

This is my family. I'm proud to be part of this growing family.

Kathy B

An exceptionally warm and welcoming gathering of humanity that rejoices in our differences as children of the family of God!

Gordon W

What a blessing this church is to the community! There are few houses of worship with this type of integrity in action.

DeeDee A

Very friendly, welcoming church. The welcome never stops. Every Sunday, I feel more and more like a member of the family.

Rowena R

I've been blessed to discover this church. It is full of love and wonderful, warm people dedicated to following Christ's teachings.

blessed to discover this church
Rebecca K.

A vibrant children's ministry, kind fellowship, inspiring worship, and a down to earth vibe-- all keep us coming back again and again. So glad we found Good Shepherd!

so glad we found GSUCC
Sarah S

Being a part of this family makes me strive to be my best self, and surrounds me with care when I am not.

makes me strive to be my best self
Kate Y
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