Youth Ministry

Inspiring joyful faith; Building a loving community; Serving Neighbors Near and Far

Good Sam’s youth programs provide an all welcoming, safe place for middle & high school students to gather, explore their faith, ask questions, form friendships and serve the community.

Care Packages for 18-22 Year Olds

2nd Second Week of December

Join us as we send care packages for our 18 to 22-year olds the 2nd week of December.  These care packages are for ALL of our young adults whether they are in a 4-year college, at Trade School or taking a gap year.  We love them wherever their path is taking them.  Please contact to make sure your young adult is on the list.

Sr Hi Cooking Lesson

December 15,

Sr High Youth Group Cooking Lesson December 15th – Cheryl Englebretson from Real Food Well will teach us how to make Salsa Chicken and Cowboy Caviar.

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BUZZ: 7th – 8th Grade Youth Group

Wednesday Evenings (September – May): 7 PM via Zoom

Buzz is all about having fun, building friendships and exploring faith together. Buzz is open to all and strives to be a safe place for everyone to be themselves as we share our highs & lows, participate in games and activities, learn about and experience God’s love and grace in our lives and serve others through projects.

Confirmation: 9th Grade

1st & 3rd Wednesday Nights (September – May): 6pm – 7:15pm

9th graders are invited to participate in a 9-month Confirmation program as an intentional journey; digging deeper into the Christian faith, their understanding and relationship with God, and what it means to live out the vows of Christian discipleship in their everyday lives.

  • Confirmation December 1st, 2021 is postponed
  • Confirmation December 15th with Mentors.


SR HIGH Youth Group: 9th – 12th Grade

Every 1st and 3rd Wednesday, 7:30-8:30pm

SR HIGH is all about finding community and deepening friendships while continuing to explore faith together. All 9th – 12th graders are invited to co-create a place where they can be themselves, share in joys and struggles, participate in games, activities, conversations and serve others through various projects, all while continuing to seek and experience God’s transformative presence in our lives.

Sr. High Youth Group

  • December 1st meeting is postponed
  • December 15th “Cooking Class”

W.I.L.D. Ones

5th and 6th Grade Youth Group, Wednesdays 6 PM

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

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Youth Sunday School

Sunday, 10:15am (Temporarily Postponed)

At present, Children and Youth Sunday School will be postponed due to the  pandemic. When vaccines take full effect and families are ready to return, Sunday School will resume.

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

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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