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

Feed My Starving Children

2nd Wednesday of the month

Help pack food at Feed My Starving Children

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VEAP

VEAP Back to School Drive

We’re collecting school supplies such as backpacks, scientific calculators, Bluetooth headphones, notebooks, crayons, glue sticks, markers and pencils for students in the Bloomington, Richfield and Edina school districts. Drop off your donations in the narthex by the front entrance between now and July 30. Financial contributions designated for VEAP’s Back to School Drive will also be used to purchase some of the higher-priced items that families can’t always afford. Contact Sue Ohman with questions (952-994-5262).

 

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Thursday Afternoon Book Club

Second Thursday of Each Month, 1pm, Fireside Room (Sept-May)

Our regular meetings will resume on September 8th.

 

Caregiver Support Group

2nd Wednesday of each Month, 6-7pm

Many people in our community know the meaningful, love-filled, difficult, and often lonely journey of accompanying a loved one amidst mental or physical illness of varying degrees. As you pour yourselves out to care for your loved ones, whether a spouse, parent, or child, we want you to have a safe place to come together to restore, refill, and receive support yourselves.

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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 nikki@good.org.

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Good Samaritan Online Community Group

Always Available!

On June 12th, Good Samaritan rolled out a new Good Samaritan Online Community group on Facebook. This group will help serve as a hub of online interaction and information for our community, as well as having special curated content from our staff and Digital Team not available on our Facebook Page. It will be a private, safe, and moderated space. On Sunday, Christian and the Digital Team will have information to help you join our group. We hope you’ll join us in this new ministry of the church as we continue to reach beyond our walls. If you have any questions in the meantime, feel free to reach out to CHRISTIAN@GOOD.ORG.

You can signup for the new Good Samaritan Online Community NOW.

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: www.edinagriefsupport.org or contact: info@edinagriefsupport.org 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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Out to Lunch Bunch

Thursday, June 16 at 9:30am

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

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Stitchers

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.

Contact: jan@good.org

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.
https://zoom.us/j/98133711893?pwd=MC91NmlwS1E3MlhHajhjTDFpTFhiZz09
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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