Women’s Group & Men’s Group
Our parish women’s group meets monthly for fun, friendship and prayer. Activities include movie nights, dinner, crafting, bible study and other endeavours which build community and faith.
Good Shepherd has an active men’s ministry, involving men of different ages and backgrounds. Our commitment is to create opportunities for friendship between Christian men. We achieve this through worship & activities which appeal to men. Here are some of our recent adventures:
PRAYER & PINT
This regular event occurs on the last Monday of each month, at 7:15pm. We gather at the church for a service of contemporary evening prayer, following a format from the Church of England. You can preview the liturgy we use here. The liturgy allows men to follow along in the service without having to pray aloud, unless they wish to. We pray for the needs of the church and world, but also for ourselves and families.
This time of prayer is followed by a beverage at the Royal Canadian Legion next door. Some have a beer, others a soda. The atmosphere throughout is relaxed and informal.
This regular meeting convenes on the second Saturday of each month, at 8:30am. We meet at the Colonnade Pizza on Greenbank & Larkin for an informal time of breakfast and conversation. We order off the menu. We meet largely for fellowship, but sometimes to plan upcoming events or projects. We break over the summer months, but resume in September.
Our men’s group has adopted Mulligan Park here in Barrhaven, as an act of service to our community. We gather regularly to clean the park, for the benefit of the community at large.
We also participate in constructing our church’s float for the Santa Claus parade. This annual parade is well-loved in Barrhaven, and our float is an impressive contribution.
We help regularly with the Shrove Tuesday pancake supper, parish BBQ, property maintenance, and other parish events.
Wilderness is good for the soul. Jesus himself took time in the wilderness to withdraw from the crowds. Our annual canoe trip provides this opportunity for men of our church. Our most recent trip, in fall 2016, took us to Algonquin Park for a challenging trip through the Barron Canyon.
We also are exploring other outdoor opportunities, which challenge body and spirit alike. Stay tuned.