December 9th Deadline – Continuing the tradition, the Children’s Ministry has set up a giving tree in the lower level lobby. All gifts collected will go to STEP (St. Louis Park Emergency Program). It’s simple – select a tag, shop for the item on the tag and then bring back the item UNWRAPPED and place under the tree. All gifts must be in by Sunday, December 9.
Enjoy a great meal before you head off to your activity: 12/12 – Afghan Food 12/19 – Food to Get You Singing (Caroling Night) 12/26 – No Wednesday Night Dinner or Activities Please email Heather by 10am on Wednesday morning if you are having dinner: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Homeless Memorial March & Service Thursday, Dec. 20 Youth and adults are invited to join in this annual memorial march & silent vigil in solidarity of all those who have died in the past year while experiencing homelessness. The march begins at the Hennepin County Government Center and ends at Simpson United Methodist Church for a service of remembrance. Meet at church to leave at 3:30pm
January 6-13, 2019 As the song “We Are Called” says: We are called to act with justice, We are called to love tenderly, We are called to serve one another, To walk humbly with God. Four families experiencing homelessness will soon be Good Samaritan’s guests for one week. Volunteers are needed for: Set-Up/Take Down Prepare & Serve an Evening Meal Saturday Hot Breakfast Evening Play Host Overnight Host A feel good opportunity is awaiting you ‘to serve one another’. Help these families who dream, hope and want to reach their goal of having a home again, and being able to move forward. You can now SIGNUP ONLINE or you can signup Sunday mornings after worship…
and Submit a Prayer Request Form.
2019 will be Good Samaritan’s 41st consecutive year serving at ASP. Dates: June 15-23, 2019 Destination: TBD Sign up: To register for the trip, complete the ASP 2019 Registration Form and return it with your deposit to the ASP mail slot in the church office area. 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 because Hepatitis A requires two shots 6 months apart. Important dates – Your participation in all applicable events is crucial to the success of the trip. November 13, 2018: ASP planning committee meeting. December 11, 2018: ASP planning committee…
Confirmation Classes (9th grade) Wednesdays from 7:00-8:15 pm 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. Classes are taught by Pastor Pat. For more info. contact email@example.com.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
IOTA 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. IOTA is a place to 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: email@example.com
Good Samaritan is blessed with an amazing Sunday School program for children and youth.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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