Children’s Ministry


Good Samaritan’s children’s programs cultivate a joyful community of families engaged in high quality programs, faith, fellowship, spiritual fulfillment and mission.

The children’s ministry serves children from birth through 6th grade and their families.

Our facilities include a nursery, gym, and Methodist Sunday School lessons in our classrooms, and our church library has children’s material and chairs for reading. There are donuts and lemonade served after each service on Sundays in the Fellowship Hall.

During the school year, we offer Sunday School and Wednesday night Youth Group (W.I.L.D. Ones). During Advent season, there is a children’s Christmas Pageant and family- friendly services. In the Summer, we offer Vacation Bible School (VBS), and Little Leapers playgroup.

Good Samaritan Family Newsletter, February 23, 2024

Upcoming Events:

Children’s Sunday School

Sundays, 10:15am

Sunday School is available for children and youth age 4 through grade 12.

Sunday School – following Children’s Time in Worship

    • Pre-K-6th Grade, Room 200 with Jan Russell
    • This Sunday, 2/25: “Jesus at The River”

Confirmation Class 2024

    • Retreat is scheduled for April 19-21 2024 at the St. Croix YMCA Camp.

3rd Annual Intergenerational Ukrainian Egg Day March 16! 2:00 to 5:30 pm Fellowship Hall Egg decorating for the whole family. Bring a friend.

Parent Book Study– The Emotional Lives of Teenagers by Lisa Damour. Sundays, April 14 and 28, 11:15 am to Noon. This is a great book that Jan read and wants to share with you. The first session will cover chapters 1 to 3 and the second session will cover chapters 5 and 6. Dr. Damour dives deep into the changing emotional landscape of kids growing into their teen emotions. She offers great tools for both parents and their kids. Click here to sign up!

Parent Check-In: Jan is still calling families! She is looking forward to speaking with you. It will be a short 10 to 15-minute conversation. Thanks for your insight!

Palm Parade: Sunday, March 24, at 9:45am. Meet in the Fireside Room if you would like to be in the parade.

Additional ASP Info Night Scheduled! We will have an ASP Mission Trip informational meeting at church on Sunday, February 25, at 7:00 p.m. The cost of the trip will be $500 per person and we have scholarships available. Go to for more information on our Good Samaritan ASP webpage.

Planning Ahead:

    • Vacation Bible School – June 24-28, 2024
    • Adaptive Bible Camp July 29 – August 1 2024

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United Methodist Church Nursery

Sundays, 9:45 – 11:00a.m.

The large, light-filled, and welcoming nursery is staffed by professional childcare workers. Your child can enjoy the nursery while you enrich your soul and mind in worship. The Nursery is on the upper level, steps from our sanctuary.

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United Methodist Church Children’s Council

It’s time to reestablish our councils! We will combine Children, Youth, and Families Ministries into one council for the next program year. If you have any interest in serving on this council, please let Jan know.

Contact to learn more!

Click on the links to download our sign up and health forms or to learn more about our children’s programs:

Enroll Your Child into United Methodist Sunday School Lessons

If you would like to learn more about our Sunday School and Children’s Programs, please contact us or join us for Sunday service.

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