Worship, February 24

10am, Luke 109:18-25 Fellowship for all, following the service, in Fellowship Hall. The Spelman College Glee Club from Atlanta, GA will join us in worship as our guest choir. The Glee Club is a world renowned ensemble for women housed at one of the nation’s preeminent HBCU (Historical Black College and University) institutions, Spelman College. The Glee Club is in town to participate in the VocalEssence WITNESS concert at Orchestra Hall. We are the only church to have the special honor to hear them in worship. Nursery Infants – Age 3, Early Childhood Center. Sunday School Preschool and K-6, Offered during worship, September thru 1st Week of June. Youth Offered during worship, Room 201, September thru May.

Special Message from Pastor Kevin

Dear Members and Friends of Good Samaritan UMC,   I am writing to ask for your prayers over the next several days for the Special General Conference being held February 23-26 in St. Louis, MO. This is a very important gathering of our denomination for the purpose of receiving and acting on a report from the Commission on a Way Forward, authorized to examine paragraphs in The Book of Discipline concerning human sexuality and how to be in ministry with LGBTQI people, and to explore options to strengthen church unity. Below I have included two links from our Minnesota Annual Conference web site that can provide further information about the special conference. I invite you to join with…

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Administrative Assistant Position Available

Good Samaritan United Methodist Church is seeking to fill a temporary (3-4 months) Administrative Assistant position. The position is to be filled immediately. Hours are Tuesday–Friday, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Salary is highly competitive. The position could potentially become permanent for the right candidate. Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to pastorkevin@good.org by Monday, February 11. Position Description

Joyful Jubilee

Friday, May 3 | 6:30pm      Please mark your calendars for this great all-church event with live and silent auctions,      refreshments and more!  Stay tuned for more information.      *This event was previously advertised for Saturday, May 4 – please note change

Bible Study Options

Sunday and Tuesday mornings and Wednesday Evenings, “We Make The Road by Walking”

Vacation Bible School (VBS)

“To Mars & Beyond” One small step for your kids… One giant leap for God’s Kingdom!  June 17-21, 2019 Open to ages 4 – entering 7th grade Scholarships are available for all programs so please contact Heather if you need this option, heather@good.org SIGN UP ONLINE Now for Good Samaritan VBS, 2019 PAY ONLINE Now for Good Samaritan VBS, 2019

Peace Frogs Camp

Peace Frogs – Peace & Social Justice Camp July 8-12 – Open to kids entering 2nd – 5th grade in the fall Max of 25 campers and 12 teen helpers   We meet from 8:30 – 4:30 M – F with half day options  Price is $150 for full day and $75 for half day, scholarships available   Kids do a wide variety of activities to learn about peace and social justice through science, art, theater, field trips, outdoor activities and service projects that they decide on, plan and execute as a group. Themes change every year and past themes have been Camping, Spy Theme, Mad Scientists and more!  Registration Open NOW – Email Heather, heather@good.org, with your child’s…

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Thursday Afternoon Book Group

Thursday Afternoon Book Group March 14 | 1pm | Fireside Room Our discussion title is River at Night by Erica Ferencik, the story of four friends on a white water rafting trip in Maine.   Please join us for interesting conversation, fellowship and refreshments. Questions: contact victoria.dunn@q.com.

Good Samaritan – 2019 Appalachia Service Project (ASP) Trip Information

Appalachia Service Project (ASP) Cost: $400 All 9th graders and older are invited to serve with families in Central Appalachia. For more information, contact Jean Elliott at jean@good.org or Mike Hutson at bmhuts@gmail.com Trip Information 2019 will be Good Samaritan’s 41st consecutive year serving at ASP. Dates: June 15-23, 2019 Cost: $400 Destination: TBD To register for the trip, complete the ASP 2019 Registration Form and return it with your  $50 deposit to the ASP mail slot in the church office area by January 6. ASP 2019 theme: Be the Peace (I Samuel 25:6) Medical Information Immunizations – Up-to-date immunization for tetanus is required for all participants.  Hepatitis A immunization is strongly recommended.  Plan ahead…

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Sunday School

Good Samaritan is blessed with an amazing Sunday School program for children and youth. We are also blessed to with committed adults who faithfully serve as leaders, teachers and mentors. Children’s Sunday School (Preschool & K-6) Children begin in the sanctuary attending worship while sitting with their families.  After a brief “Children’s Time” message children can return to sit with their parents or leave with their teachers to attend Sunday School. Good Samaritan also offers a Nursery for infant-age 3 during worship Youth Sunday School (Grade 7-12) Join us Sunday mornings at 10 am in Room 201.  Youth Sunday School classes focus on current events with conversations and activities that engage our faith with everyday life. …

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Worship Ushers Needed

Especially through Christmas Services.
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Confirmation Classes

Confirmation Class (9th grade), 1st & 2nd Sundays of each month, 11am-1pm in Fireside Room. Confirmation Mentors join the class from 11am-Noon on 2nd Sundays. 9th graders are invited to participate in a 9-month Confirmation program as an intentional journey digging deeper into the Christian faith and being a full member of Good Samaritan.  For more info contact our Director of Youth Ministries, Jean@good.org. 

Africa 2019

TWO TRIPS OFFERED! TRIP #1 – YOUTH TRIP Youth Trip   All kids in 8th – 12th grade are invited to travel to South Africa and Lesotho with Heather to learn, serve and explore this part of the world!  Teens are at a perfect time in their development to travel as it opens them up to other ways of life and cultures, gives them a sense of confidence, encourages them to be life long learners and helps them to discover the kindness of humanity.  Trip Details:   Approximate Dates, Spring Break 2019, March 15 – 25 or extend to March 29    Chaperones needed – Adults on the trip will get a discounted trip price   Final itinerary…

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Milestones Good Samaritan’s Milestone Program is  for all children ages infant – 6th grade. We celebrate certain Christian Milestone each year with the children as they grow. It is also a time for the parents to participate in activities together and learn together. ALL children and their parents are welcome at our Milestone events.  Questions? heather@good.org. Milestone Events Infant: Parents receive a baby basket to welcome their child to our church family. (on going) Nursery: Children and parents are given nursery brochure and welcomed into the nursery program.  (on going) 4 & 5 year olds and Kindergarteners:  Explore Your Church, (hiking boots optional!) 1st and 2nd graders:  Baptism; Touch the Water 3rd Graders: Bible Presentation Sunday 4th Graders:  Eat Your Way Around the Seasons…

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Breakthrough Prayer

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Children & Youth Health Form

Here is a link to the Good Samaritan Children and Youth 2018-2019 Health Form. Please print the form, fill in all necessary information and give to:  Heather Miller (for children) or Jean Elliott (for youth). Children and Youth 2018-2019 Health Form

Sunday Greeters Needed

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Ways You Can Serve

Looking for: Lay-Liturgists, Audio/Visual Technician, Ushers, Fellowship Hosts, Communion Servers

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