Inclusive and inspiring faith. A vibrant and compassionate community. A rich variety of musical programming.
All are welcome! Good Samaritan is a Reconciling Congregation--whatever your race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, economic situation, background or belief, age or ability, whether single or partnered, you are God’s beloved and are welcome here!
Wear whatever is comfortable for you. People dress on all levels. Our Pastor would sport her Chacos with her robe all year if weather permitted.
Yes! All are welcome at Good Samaritan no matter where you are on your faith journey. We hope to lift up the questions together as we seek to live as Jesus did. Our table is wide and we seek to be socially and theologically responsive and nimble to the relevant needs of the world. We desire to be love on the ground. Check us out.
Worship attendance is about 220 people, representing a range of age groups. We are an inter-generational community—young professionals, parents with toddlers, families with youth and college kids and retirees.
Check out our worship page here. While we have a traditional liturgical format in keeping with the Protestant tradition, we do not take ourselves too seriously. We believe God has a sense of humor and that the Spirit will do what the Spirit will do in order to help us enter into the mystery in authentic, relevant ways. Worship is less about praising God for God’s sake than it is about gathering and remembering who we are in community as those created in the image of God. It gives us living bread for the journey and work of transformation of the world.
Children are welcome! In addition to a nursery as well as Sunday School during the Sunday morning worship service, there are coloring books and activity pages located in the back of the sanctuary. Parents: do not worry about your children disrupting the worship service. We are delighted to have you here—crying babies, active toddlers, all are welcome.
Holy Communion is celebrated on the first Sunday of each month. All are welcome— United Methodists to Catholics, the unbaptized and children, non-believers to non-denominationals. You are invited to the Table and welcome to receive Communion. We receive by intinction, which means a server will offer you a piece of bread, then you dip it into the cup of grape juice. Gluten-free bread is our standard offering.
Yes. You will be greeted by members of the church as you enter the sanctuary and you are invited to fill out a name tag. We all wear them so you won’t stand out if you don’t want to. All are welcome to stay after the service and join us for coffee and donuts in the fellowship hall adjacent to the sanctuary.
Yes. If you park in the upper lot, there is automated access into the building. If you park in the lower lot, there is an elevator. Our bathrooms are also handicap accessible.
Yes. As you enter the sanctuary, you are invited to check into the sound booth and take a hearing device that will help you throughout the service.
Everyone is invited to write down their attendance into a notebook. Visitors are welcome to leave their contact information and/or sign up for our church e-news letter, but it is not required.
Our calendar and Facebook page list upcoming events, volunteer opportunities, small groups, and social activities. Church leaders, the pastor, and the deacons are happy to speak with you about ways to connect. If you are interested in becoming a member, contact Good Samaritan.
Yes. On Wednesday evenings we offer an inexpensive light dinner beginning at 5pm before children and youth programs begin. In addition, we have youth and adult choir rehearsals and occasionally offer adult programming while youth are in sessions. There is nursery care available Wednesday nights as well.