Announcements

Congregation of the Good Shepherd Beijing
We welcome you and invite you to get involved in our community

AT A GLANCE
August 13 (Sunday)  Choir Resumes
August 13  (Sunday)  Sunday School Resumes
August 17-19  (Thursday-Saturday)  Evergreen Service Trip
August 21  (Sunday)  Blessing of the Backpacks
August 26 (Saturday)  Water Park and Brunch
September 2 (Saturday)  Dew Drops Orphanage Visit
September 9 (Saturday)  The Big Mix (Social Event)
November 5 (Saturday)  Dew Drops Orphanage Visit
 Blessing of the Backpacks (Sunday, August 21) During the worship service, we will have a short prayer time for all students (young and old) and teachers as they begin a new academic year. Don’t forget your back packs!

Water Park and Brunch (Saturday, August 26): Can’t stand the heat? Well, join with fellow COGS folks at the Tuanjiehu Water Park (16 Tuanjiehu Nanlu, next to line 10 Hujialou Station). Come at 9 am before the day heats up. 80 RMB entrance fee. At 11:30 we will reconvene at the Taco Bar for brunch (Courtyard, 4 Gongti Beilu). Friends welcome! Also, you can skip swimming and just join for brunch. RSVP needed, email cogs@fastmail.fm.

Dew Drops Orphanage Visits (Saturdays September 2 and November 4)We shall be arranging visits to the Dew Drops orphanage inside Beijing. Join us in playing with the children there, fun for them and fun for us. Families welcome. Details to follow

Vacancy Announcement:
The COGS Transition Committee is hopeful to have your input as we begin the transition into the next phase of the life of our congregation.

While we currently have an interim pastor, our search for a long-term minister has just begun! A vacancy announcement for that position is available. If you would like a digital copy, please speak to committee co-Chairs Nathaniel Davis or Stefan Whitney or email the committee at cogstransitioncommittee@gmail.com.

We encourage all of you to send the announcement out to your own personal networks in Asia and abroad. Your prayers are also greatly needed!