Update from the Outreach Committee including special meeting on November 6

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Thanks to all of you who volunteered for the Pumpkin Patch, starting with (and even before) the placement of the pallets on Saturday, September 29, the offload on Saturday, October 6, the offload lunch, and going through more than three weeks of volunteers selling and assisting with sales and counting proceeds, including responding to several impromptu requests for help in covering pumpkins at the end of the day and uncovering them the next morning—a successful Pumpkin Patch takes a congregation, and we appreciate everyone’s efforts.

As you read this, we are in the midst of our annual Thanksgiving in-gathering for Covenant Cupboard—thanks to many of you for your participation so far.

We would like to invite anyone who is interested in outreach to our Outreach Committee meeting on Tuesday, November 6—Buck Blanchard, the Missioner for Outreach and Mission for the Episcopal Church in Colorado (the Diocese), will be attending that meeting, and we will be discussing outreach at Good Shepherd, at the state level and at the national level, with Buck. Is outreach primarily fundraising for those in need? Should outreach include reaching out into the community to bring the church to the community? Can outreach be both? Is it something else? We will be discussing these and other questions at that meeting, and would love to have additional participation. That meeting will be from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the chapel.

Look for communications from the Outreach Committee later this month on a Salvation Army bell-ringing opportunity for members of Good Shepherd (and friends) at a local King Soopers on a Saturday in December, as well as our annual Angel Tree gift donation event.