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), Peace Frogs camp, and Little Leapers playgroup. Summer Sunday school is also offered for all ages combined.

United Methodist Sunday School Lessons

Sundays at 9 AM online via Zoom 1st & 2nd Graders 11:30 AM online via Zoom 3rd & 4th Graders

At Good Samaritan, we offer a responsive Methodist Sunday School curriculum designed for the needs, questions and topics affecting our kids today. Our approach to Sunday School is all about connecting the Bible to children’s everyday lives. We create a fun, safe space, and lasting friendships. Adult volunteers contribute to the planning and teach age appropriate curriculum.

Topics Include: Bible story reenactments, environmental stewardship and service projects.

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United Methodist Church Nursery

Sundays 9:45 – 11:15 a.m. & Wednesdays 4:45 – 7:00 p.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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W.I.L.D. Ones

5th and 6th Grade Youth Group, Wednesdays 7 PM online via Zoom

W.I.L.D. Ones: Willing Involved Loving Disciples – 5th and 6th grade youth group meets weekly on Wednesdays from 7 – 8 p.m. in the Community Room from September – May.

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Little Leapers

September 2020 - please check back in early August for specific dates

A Fall event to gather families with children ages 2-5 years and introduce them to each other, the church and the Sunday School rooms. Parents meet and socialize with each other while kids are engaged in activities like story time, playing a “name game”, a craft or a relay race. The event ends with an early dinner for families.

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United Methodist Church Children’s Council

Third Thursday of each month from 6:30 – 7:45 p.m. Nursery care provided.

Parents participate in collaborative planning of children’s programs and volunteer to assist or lead many of the special activities offered for children and their families. The children’s council offers a fun way to meet other parents and serve the children’s ministry at Good Samaritan!

Want to Help Out?

Contact Jan@good.org or Committee Co-Chairs Jill Bickett jillbickett@hotmail.com and Cassidy Steiner cassidysteiner@yahoo.com 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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