Adult Ministry

Here at Good Samaritan, we believe that church begins when we leave the building refreshed, restored and renewed on Sunday morning.

We are continually working to expand our programming to meet the needs and interests of the myriad of folks who enter our doors. Help us grow in  love of God and neighbor. Have an idea for a new group, contact Pastor Stephanie.

Explore our various Adult programs below!

  • All Adult Programs
  • Activities
  • Bible Study & Fellowship
  • Young Adult Ministries
  • Family Ministries

Twin Cities 2021 PRIDE Festival and the MN Reconciling Congregations

July 17 & 18, 2021

Will take place Saturday and Sunday, July 17 and 18 in Loring Park and Minnesota Reconciling Congregations will again be participating with a booth! In order to make this happen, we need your help.

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Popsicles Under the Portico

August 18, 5:30 - 7:30

Everyone is invited to drop by Good Sam and have a Popsicle with Jan Russell, Director of Children, Youth and Family Ministries and friends!   Host family for this event:  The Tietz family.   Hope to see you there!

The Compassion Collective

We Meet the 3rd Friday of every Month, 4-5:15pm

The Compassion Collective: a gathering of Good Samaritans seeking restoration through practicing vulnerability, self-care, and self-compassion will continue to meet the third Friday of every month from 4-5:15pm. Our July 16th gathering will be in person at Good Sam outside in the Peace Gardens weather permitting or inside in the Fireside room if needed. There is no need to register or sign-up, however, if you would like to be kept proactively informed, feel free to contact

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Grief Support Group

Good Samaritan UMC is one of a group of churches and organizations in the Edina area who sponsor the Edina Grief Support Coalition.  Since COVID 19, they have been unable to meet together for speakers or small group work, but they have begun virtual meetings.  If you are interested in becoming a part of a “meeting”, there is more information at

Zoom Mini-Coffee Fellowship

Bringing back the old school coffee fellowship on Sundays only with a virtual twist! Join members of the mission team and friends for Zoom Coffee Fellowship on Sundays from 10:45am – 11:30am. All are welcome!

Click the link below on Sunday at 10:45AM to join.
Passcode: GoodSam

Rather dial in by phone? Call +1 312-626-6799. Meeting ID is 98133711893. Numeric Passcode is 4618633

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Tuesday Bible Study

Tuesday Bible Study Meeting:

  • Tuesday, July 27, from 10am til Noon we will have a Bible Study Fellowship event and Celebration of Life for those Bible Study members we have lost during COVID. We will hold this event in Good Samaritan amphitheater. Park in the lower level parking lot and enter by the garage.  Bring your own chair if you wish.  If you can attend, please email Judy so she can appropriately plan refreshments.
  • Tuesday, September 14, from 9:30 to 11:30 we will resume our regular indoor meetings after our year and a half pause during COVID.

Contact: Carol Smith

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Men’s Friday AM Breakfast Group

Friday mornings in the Good Samaritan Community Room

Join join from 8:30-10am for good conversation and fellowship.

For more information contact: Bill VanBenthuysen


Men’s Saturday AM Breakfast Group

Saturday morning via Zoom

Come & join this fun group of men for good food, discussion and laughter.

Contact: Dean Adams

Mom’s Morning

9:30 – 11:30 AM online via Zoom - Date varies

Gather monthly with other moms to share stories and laughter. Learn helpful tips from each other while forming friendships.


Afternoon Book Club

Due to COVID-19 we are not currently meeting on a regular basis.

This club meets monthly for lively discussion on a current book, fellowship and of course refreshments.

Contact: Victoria Dunn


Monday afternoons at 1-3pm in the conference room next to the church office

Calling all Knitters, Quilters and Embroiderers! Work on personal projects while enjoying the company of others

Contact: Carol

Garden Group

Third Tuesday of each month at 7 PM

Interested in gardening and meeting other gardeners? Then join the Garden Group. This group meets on a monthly basis (March – September) and also tours gardens each year.

Contact: Barb Kerr

Out to Lunch Bunch

Due to COVID-19 we are not currently meeting on a regular basis.

Join this fun group monthly to visit museums, gardens, historical buildings and churches. Afterwards enjoy lunch together at a nearby restaurant. Carpool available.

Contact: Joann Knutson

Young Adult Group

Thursdays 7 PM Online via Zoom
Due to COVID-19 we are not currently meeting on a regular basis.

Meet other young Good Sam people for fellowship and thoughtful faith discussion while experiencing different pubs in the Metro area.


Feed My Starving Children

Due to COVID-19 we are not currently meeting on a regular basis.

Volunteer at the Chanhassen location with a group from Good Sam on a monthly basis. Pack meals to fight hunger around the world.


Join Our Reconciling United Methodist Church

Join Good Samaritan in Edina for inclusive and inspiring faith! If you’d like to visit our LGBTQIA-friendly Methodist church, contact us today. We look forward to welcoming you into our vibrant and compassionate community!

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