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Exercise / Walking Group Tuesday, Sep 21 @ 8:00 AM
Women's Book Group Wednesday, Sep 22 @ 11:30 AM
Crafters Wednesday, Sep 22 @ 1:30 PM
Trustees Meeting (On-Line) Wednesday, Sep 22 @ 7:00 PM

Marriage & Family

Affirmation for Families . . .

We believe that the family is the primary community through which persons enter into life.  Entry is made by diverse means among which are birth, adoption, and/or covenant.  Through this primary community, persons are received in love and given their identity and self-worth.  Persons are nurtured and guided in their growth and understanding of their spiritual and cultural heritages.  They are encouraged to seek their vocation as children of God.


We believe families are communities of commitment and are diverse in size, configuration, ethnicity, and culture.  We believe these families have strengths and gifts that should be affirmed, celebrated and supported.  We believe that where families are is where the church needs to be.


We believe the mission of the family is human growth and faith development.  Each family is charged with the responsibility to provide the environment, resources and support that enable individual members to reach their optimal level of growth and development in every dimension of life.  In the Christian tradition, spiritual development and values formation are an intentional part of the family missional task.


We believe that families have a responsibility of parenting by men and women who are responsible for children in the household.


We believe children and youth are to be shown and taught the meaning of the Christian faith and the observance of the disciplines of the faith.


We believe that the local congregation is the faith community into which diverse families are received, assisted in their faith development and spiritual growth, guided and equipped for ministry and supported as they live out their faith daily in the community and the world.  Through their ministries, congregations are intentional in developing and improving systems that enable and support the quality of life for families.


at Church of the Good Shepherd . . .

We believe that marriage and family are an integral part of the life of our congregation.  We know that through faith and support we can build strength in our families through our coming together to resolve the issues of daily life through nurturing, support and resources for help with specific needs, through programs devoted to strengthening our families and our marriages, and through activities both within our Church and throughout our local communities.



400 W. Duarte Rd Arcadia, CA 91007      [email protected]      (626) 447-2181
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