Join us for a Service Trip

Service Trips to Washington DC –  DC is a city of great contrast. It is both our nation’s capital and a city with much poverty and homelessness. We will visit many of our nation’s historic sites while also volunteering with organizations in DC that work to alleviate poverty year round. Most importantly, we will meet with various people living and working in DC to educate ourselves about the issues facing those in the city and to highlight their values and strengths. We will learn about the nature of poverty and think critically about engaging in relationships that cross cultures. All trip participants will need to attend an interactive training that introduces the basic concepts of…

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VBS-2020

Knights of the North Castle   WELCOME to Good Samaritan’s 2020 VBS! June 8-12, 2020. All children ages 4 – entering 7th grade in the fall are invited to VBS!   PRE-SCHOOL The Preschool Program is in contained classrooms learning through a variety of activities.   Entering K – Entering 3rd GRADE The Kindergarten through 3rd grade program is a rotating session through activities like gym, music, art, science, snack and Bible Stories.   Entering 4th – 7th GRADE The 4th – 7th graders will be the Bible storytellers for the younger kids in the mornings and then head out on field trips all over the Twin Cities in the afternoons.   Good times will…

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Peace Frogs-2020

Peace Frogs is a peace and social justice camp for kids entering 2nd – 5th grades. Through a variety of activities and experiences, kids will learn about caring for others, caring for the environment, caring for those with different needs, caring for animals and caring for themselves. We learn through art, science, outdoor activities, cooking, creating and field trips to name a few!  Youth volunteers are a big part of our program and what make our experiences so unique and fun! Youth entering grades 7th – college help to run the camp (along with paid adult staff) and bond with the campers. They are role models, teachers and workers. We are expanding our program this year…

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BUZZ

BUZZ Youth Group (Grades 7 & 8) Wednesdays from 7-8pm in Room 200 BUZZ youth group is all about having fun, building friendships and exploring our faith together. BUZZ youth group offers various themes and conversations about living in community with others, participating in games and activities, plus opportunities to serve others through various projects and activities. Friends are always welcome! Jean’s cell: 952-836-6473 Jean’s e-mail: jean@good.org

High School

SR. High Youth Group (Grades 9-12) Wednesdays from 7-9 pm in Room 201 Sr. High youth group is about finding community and deepening friendships while exploring our faith together.  This is a place where you can be yourself, participate in a variety of activities, conversations, games, and serving others through various projects near and far.  Friends are always welcome! Jean’s cell: 952-836-6473 Jean’s e-mail: jean@good.org

Youth Sunday School

BUZZ Youth meet in Room 200, SR HIGH youth meet in Room 201, *1st Sundays of each month are Sit-Together-Sundays in Worship,  In each Sunday School class, students gather to share and discuss how our faith impacts our understanding and response to current events happening in our world.

Confirmation Classes

Confirmation Class (9th grade), 2nd & 4th Sundays of each month, 11:15am-1:15pm in Fireside Room.   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.  Confirmation 2019-2020 Guidebook for the Journey

Good Samaritan – 2020 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 2020 will be Good Samaritan’s 42nd consecutive year serving at ASP. Dates: June 13-21, 2020 Cost: $400 Destination: TBD To register for the trip, complete the ASP 2020 Registration Form and return it with your  $50 deposit to the ASP mail slot in the church office area by January 12. ASP 2020 theme: COMPLETE, but not FINISHED, Philippians 1:6       Medical Information Immunizations – Up-to-date immunization for tetanus is required for all participants.  Hepatitis A immunization is strongly…

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Youth Choir

Youth Choir is made up of students in grades 6–12 from throughout the area. With weekly practices, monthly worship participation, collaborating with other ensembles, retreats, and a regional mini-tour, the Youth Choir provides fun and fulfilling music and service opportunities. Rehearsal: Wednesdays, 6:00–7:00 PM Director: Phillip Shoultz, phillip@good.org

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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Children & Youth Health Form

Here is a link to the Good Samaritan Children and Youth 2019-2020 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 2019-2020 Health Form

Breakthrough Prayer

and Submit a Prayer Request Form.