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

Appalachia Service Project (ASP)

Making Homes Warmer, Safer, Drier, Transforming Lives

2023 will mark Good Samaritan’s 42nd year of participation in ASP. The need in the Appalachia area has not diminished and neither has our commitment to serving the wonderful people in that area.

According to the ASP website, “each year, more than 15,000 volunteers serve with ASP, providing critical repairs for more than 350 families.” Projects can include roofing, flooring, shoring up foundations, digging drainage ditches, making rooms or homes wheel-chair accessible, or other projects that help make homes warmer, safer, and drier. In addition to building and improving homes, ASP is also a relational ministry for both the families we serve as well as those serving.

This ministry is about lifting the spirits of Appalachian families and reminding them that God’s love knows no boundaries. In the process of putting your faith in action, God acts in your heart. And when you change the lives of others, they have a way of changing you.

All students who have completed the 9th grade or higher are invited to serve with families in Central Appalachia. Students who are not members of or otherwise affiliated with Good Samaritan church are also invited to participate in the ASP trip. Bring a friend.

For more information contact Amy Manolis at AMANOLIS@MAC.COM or  Jan Russell at JAN@GOOD.ORG.

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Compassion Collective

We Meet the 3rd Friday of every Month, 3:30-5pm

The Compassion Collective resumes meeting this Friday, September 16, from 3:30-5:00pm. This group seeks restoration through practices of self-care, vulnerability, and self-compassion, and is open to newcomers. This group is generally led by Nikki Holm, but during her maternity leave, members of the group will be offering leadership. Contact carol@good.org for more information.

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Men’s FRIDAY AM Breakfast Group

Fridays, 8:30am, Good Samaritan Community Room

Join join 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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Stitchers

Mondays, 1:15pm, Conference Room

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

Contact: Carol Smith

Thursday Afternoon Book Club

2nd Thursday of Each Month, 12:30pm, Fireside Room (Sept-May)

After a hiatus of two years, we will have our Holiday Luncheon on Thursday, December 8 th in the Fireside Room at 12:30pm (PLEASE NOTE earlier start time). Please bring a dish to share and your Christmas Spirit! We are going to share the stories behind our favorite recipes. Bring one or two recipes that are special to you and your family and share its history! Join us for fun, food and fellowship!
Questions: contact Vicki Dunn, victoria.dunn@q.com.

Tuesday Bible Study

Tuesdays, 9:30-11:30am (September - May)

Our Bible Study Special Series, “Hagar, Sarah and their Children”, continues through the next two Tuesdays, October 25 and November 1.

Sarah and Hagar are the mothers of the three Abrahamic faiths: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. A discussion of their often-troubled story can help us understand tensions that persist to this day among their children of faith. At the October 25 session, the discussion will be led by Larry and Mary Ellen Nielsen.

On November 1 we will welcome Rabbi Marcia Zimmerman of Temple Israel as our speaker. She will explore the way this pivotal story fits into the greater narrative of the Jewish people.

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All are welcome at Good Samaritan United Methodist Church!

Bring your heart, your mind, your questions, your doubts, your hopes, and your fears. Most of all, bring your authentic, whole self. Whoever you are; you are safe here. You are loved here.

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