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Women's Book Club Wednesday, Apr 24 @ 12:00 PM
Crafts Group Wednesday, Apr 24 @ 7:00 PM
Worship Sunday, Apr 28 @ 8:00 AM
Worship Sunday, Apr 28 @ 10:00 AM
Women's Book Club Wednesday, May 1 @ 12:00 PM

Children's Ministry

Parenting The Love and Logic Way - September 9 - October 14, 2018

Parenting the Love and Logic Way is once again returning to the Church of the Good Shepherd, beginning on September 9th and ending October 14th, 2018.  Learn to parent in an enjoyable manner. Help your child become responsible and respectful.


Learn to:

  • Avoid un-winnable power struggles and arguments  
  • Stay calm when your kids do incredibly upsetting things  
  • Set enforceable limits - Avoid enabling and begin empowering  
  • Help your child learn from mistakes rather than repeating them


  • Six Lessons beginning Sunday, September 9, 2018 and ending on October 14, 2018
  • 2:30 – 4:00 PM
  • Childcare provided for all


  • Church of the Good Shepherd
  • 400 West Duarte Road
  • Arcadia, CA


  • $15 per participant (We encourage parenting couples to both attend)
  • Includes workbook for each registrant


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Children's Music Programs

View our Children’s Music Programs 


The Carol Choir welcomes 2nd through 6th graders to share their gifts of voice through songs of joy.   Practices are held after Sunday School in the Music Room under the direction of Diane Lucas.  The Carol Choir performs once a month at the beginning of worship service, as well as during the Christmas Eve Family Service.


The Youth Bell Choir for 6th grade and older musicians rings out classical and pop tunes during the worship service.  Practices are held after Sunday School in the Sanctuary under the direction of Carolyn Noonchester.   The Youth Bell Choir performs once a month during worship service with the Youth Choir, and during Christmas Eve services.


The Youth Choir sings their praises through contemporary music with the added flair of percussion, guitar and other instruments.  Practices are held on Sundays at 4:30 p.m. in the Music Room for 6th through 12th graders.  Singers perform once a month during worship service with the Youth Bell Choir and during special services through the year such as Easter Sunrise Service, Thanksgiving Eve and the Christmas Eve Family Service.  In addition, Youth Choir members learn to expand their repertoire with simple but rhythmic moves for their special Cabaret musical fundraiser for the Sierra Service Project in March and for their Youth Musical Sunday Service in June.  The Youth Choir is under the direction of Janice Clark.


For all of these Children’s Music Programs, previous music experience is helpful but not required.


Children’s Church 

Once a month during the Sunday School year, the various grade Sunday School classrooms gather together for a special service for children, and designed by children.  Together, we explore God’s blessings through skits, Bible verses, songs and activities.


Special Events


Trunk or Treat: What would Halloween be without lots of treats?!  At CGS, lots of treats are handed out from lots of Halloween-decorated car trunks in the west church parking lot. “Trunk or Treat” is held Oct. 31 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. and provides a fun and safe trick-or-treating environment for kids of all ages!


Advent: Children receive their very own Nativity scene crèche sets during the Advent season leading up to Christmas. Children in Kindergarten through 6th grades receive part of their crèche sets at a church-wide Adornment program on November 30, 2014.  Children receive additional figures during subsequent Advent seasons until they complete their crèche sets by 6th grade.


Christmas Eve Family Pageant: Children of all ages tell the story of the birth of baby Jesus through narration, pantomime and music. Rehearsals are held at 9:00 a.m. before Sunday School beginning Nov. 30. The Pageant includes performances by the Carol Choir, Youth Bell Choir and Youth Choir.


Easter: The CGS Youth share about their own personal journeys with the risen Christ during an intimate sunrise service in the church courtyard.  Immediately after the 9:30 a.m. Sunday School program, children race to find Easter eggs in our amazing, ever-popular Easter Egg Hunts!



400 W. Duarte Rd Arcadia, CA 91007      (626) 447-2181
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