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Children’s Drive-Thru Mini Boo 3!

October 31, 4-6pm

October 31, 4:00-6:00pm. Drive through and pick up a goodie bag. Costumes are encouraged but not required. If your youth would like to help hand out bags, let Jan know.

Appalachia Service Project (ASP)

Making Homes Warmer, Safer, Drier, Transforming Lives

ASP Update – We are beginning to plan an ASP trip to Appalachia in June of 2023. Stay tuned for more information.

Beacon – Families Moving Forward – 66 West

‘Light the Way Home: A Beacon Fundraiser’

Friday, November 11, 2022, 12 – 1 p.m.
Free and in-person
Radisson Blu at Mall of America
2100 Killebrew Dr, Bloomington, MN 55425

Ensuring that all people have a home will require the investment of both public and private funds. ‘Light the Way Home’ offers an invitation for community members to give generously and come together to address housing instability.

There is no requirement to give, cost to the luncheon, or any minimum gift, but we think that you’ll be inspired to join us with your donation or multi-year pledge. Every gift matters and every donation is more than a gift, it’s another person who has joined with us to say that now is the time that all people have a home.

Save the date for ‘Light the Way Home: A Beacon Fundraiser!’ Join a community of supporters inspired to create homes, support families, and impact policy to achieve our vision that all people have a home.  Register for this event on the Beacon Website.

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BUZZ: 7th & 8th Grade Youth Group

Wednesdays, 7pm, Gym

W.I.L.D. Ones, Buzz, and High School Youth Group

Wednesday nights from 7:00-9:00pm. We have some time in our own age groups, then large group time. This week – obstacle course!

Drop-off & Pick-up at Gym

Adults can enjoy open conversation with Pastor Carol in the Fireside Room.

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Caregiver Support Group

2nd Wednesday of each Month, 6-7pm, Room 200

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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Chancel Chimes

Wednesdays, 6:00pm, Room 153, Rehearsal

Good Samaritan’s adult bell choir performs monthly at Sunday Worship Services in addition to playing in festivals and concerts throughout the Twin Cities.

Learn More: Contact Kate Graber at Kate@good.org

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Chancel Choir

Wednesdays, 7pm, Room 150, Rehearsal

Chancel Choir is open to any adult who loves to sing. This choir provides weekly music at most Sunday services. This is a friendly, supportive group where you will be accepted and in addition, your faith will be nurtured.

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Children’s Sunday School

Sundays, 10:15am

Sunday School this Sunday: Pre-K – Elementary Passport to Peace: “Do You See What I See?” part 2

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Children & Youth Choir

Wednesdays, 6pm, Beginning Oct. 5

Beginning next Wednesday, October 5 at 6:00pm in Room 155, students from 2nd-12th grade will warm up together and work on the pieces they are singing together. The Youth may need some time to work on a piece just for them, so if that is the case, the 2nd-5th graders will have some alternate programming for 15 or 20 minutes. All students will be done with Choir at 7:00pm. If you have further questions, please reach out to Jan (jan@good.org)

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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Conversation With Pastor Carol

Wednesdays, 7pm, Fireside Room

Join Pastor Carol in the Fireside Room for conversation.  All are welcome.

Feed My Starving Children

2nd Wednesday of each month 9-10:45am

This month we have an Additional Opportunity to Serve: October 7, 7-8:45pm

Help pack food at Feed My Starving Children

Chanhassen FMSC Site
18932 Lake Dr E
Chanhassen, MN

Questions? Call: jane.heimerl@yahoo.com

 

 

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Good Samaritan Online Community Group

Always Available!

Did you know that Good Samaritan has a Good Samaritan Online Community group on Facebook. This group helps 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.

Homeward Bound

Thursdays, 7:30pm, Rehearsal

This is Good Samaritan’s contemporary music ensemble. This group presents a variety of original songs as well as familiar covers. In addition to performing monthly during a Sunday Worship Service, Homeward Bound also performs at other venues in the community.

Learn More: Contact Brad Carlin at Good Samaritan Homeward Bound

Joyce Uptown Food Shelf

The Joyce Uptown Food Shelf is a community outreach of Lake Harriet United Methodist Church and is supported by other churches and organizations.

Good Samaritan has provided financial and volunteer support to Joyce Uptown Food Shelf for many years.  Tony Branch from our congregation currently serves as a board member and volunteer.

In the face of rising food costs and rising need, Joyce Uptown Food Shelf has increased the amount of food we send into the community. In June 2022 – our biggest month ever – distributed 55,725 pounds of food to 889 families. This represents an increase of 65% over 2021 and 182% over 2019.

Invitation: Create a team and join us at the Harvest Walk for Hunger on Saturday morning, October 15th at 9:00 am. Greenway Lakes Shopping Center behind Rustica Bakery. – or come to participate and sign up at the event, or connect to the Give MN fundraising page by using this link: https://www.givemn.org/event/Fallharvest

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Meals on Wheels

Good Samaritan serves the 3rd and 5th Fridays of each Month

Drivers Needed – Meals on Wheels is a national organization, but community-based program designed specifically to meet the nutritional and social needs of seniors. This organization currently serves 2.4 million seniors annually in every community in the county. In addition to providing healthy foods, caring volunteers provide the social connection that helps meal recipients remain living independently in their own homes.

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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.

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

SR HIGH Youth Group: 9th – 12th Grade

Wednesdays, 7pm, Gym

W.I.L.D. Ones, Buzz, and High School Youth Group

Wednesday nights from 7:00-9:00pm. We have some time in our own age groups, then large group time. This week – obstacle course!

Drop-off & Pick-up at Gym

Adults can enjoy open conversation with Pastor Carol in the Fireside Room.

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Thursday Afternoon Book Club

2nd Thursday of Each Month, 1pm, Fireside Room (Sept-May)

Our next meeting will be on Thursday, October 13th at 1pm. Our discussion title is “The Lincoln Highway” by Amor Towles.  It is a story centered on three young men as they travel along the Lincoln Highway from Morgan, Nebraska to Manhattan in 1954.  Please join us for fellowship and treats!  Questions: please contact Vicki Dunn, victoria.dunn@q.com.

Tuesday Bible Study

Tuesdays, 9:30-11:30am (September - 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.

Tuesday Bible Study will resume meeting on Tuesday, September 13, at 9:30am in the Fireside Room with a social time to catch up after our summer break. Coffee and snacks will be served. Just bring yourself and any news you might want to share!

Visitors and new members (men and women) are more than welcome.

*Associated with UMW (United Methodist Women)

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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. We will plan to start meeting in July. If you have any interest in serving on this council, please let Jan know.

Contact Jan@good.org to learn more!

W.I.L.D. Ones: 5th & 6th Graders

Wednesdays, 7pm, Gym

W.I.L.D. Ones, Buzz, and High School Youth Group

Wednesday nights from 7:00-9:00pm. We have some time in our own age groups, then large group time. This week – obstacle course!

Drop-off & Pick-up at Gym

Adults can enjoy open conversation with Pastor Carol in the Fireside Room.

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Youth Sunday School

Sundays, 10:15am

Youth Sunday School this week:  Echo the Story Creation

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