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
  • Bible Study & Fellowship
  • Young Adult Ministries

Afternoon Book Club

Second Thursday of Each Month, 1pm, Fireside Room

The Afternoon Book Group will be on Thursday, May 12th at 1:00 pm in the Fireside Room

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Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World

Every Other Friday, 10-11am, Feb 11 - May 20.
A Virtual Book Study:
Want to learn something from the innate wisdom, joy, and grace, of these two glorious teachers? Join us for a virtual book study of “The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World” by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the late Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Whether you are one of our local members, are wintering down south, social distancing at home, avoiding MN winter driving, or participating in our community from out-of-state, all are welcome.

Facilitated by Nikki Holm, via Zoom.
Contact for information or to register.

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Compassion Collective

We Meet the 3rd Friday of every Month, 3:30-4:45pm

The Compassion Collective: a gathering of Good Samaritans seeking restoration through practicing vulnerability, self-care, and self-compassion meets on the third Friday of every month from 3:30-4:45pm.  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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Feed My Starving Children

Friday, May 20, 7-8:45pm

Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) is a Christian, non-profit organization that provides nutritionally complete meals specifically formulated for malnourished children in more than 70 countries.

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Grief Support Group

Thursdays April 7-June 23, 2022 from 4:30-6:00pm

Edina Coalition for Grief Support Spring Series at Good Sam UMC: 

Good Sam is now hosting the Edina Coalition for Grief Support’s short-term program for adults who are experiencing grief due to the death of a loved one. Per their description, the focus of this series is on education and group support in a safe and confidential environment. The Spring Series will be held Thursdays April 7-June 23rd, 2022 from 4:30-6:00pm (no meetings April 14, May 26, and June 30). For more information explore: or contact: or Bonnie Cool at 612-382-6504.

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. We meet in the Good Samaritan Scout room. Park in the lower level parking lot and enter the  Scout room located on the ground floor, right side of the building.

Men’s SATURDAY AM Breakfast Group

We meet 1st and 3rd Saturday, 8am at The Hilltop.

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

Contact: Dean Adams

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Monday afternoons at 1:15-3:15pm 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

Tuesday Bible Study

Meetings are every Tuesday 9:30-11:30am Between September and May

Bible Study meets every Tuesday morning at 9:30 in the Fireside Room between the second week in September through the first week in May.  Visitors and new members (men and women) are more than welcome.  To be on the safe side we invite those attending to bring their own snacks and drinks.

*Associated with UMW (United Methodist Women)

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.


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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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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