Upcoming Events at Good Samaritan

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The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World

Every Other Friday, 10-11am, Feb 11 - May 20.
A Virtual Book Study:
Want to learn something from the innate wisdom, joy, and grace, of these two glorious teachers? Join us for a virtual book study of “The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World” by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the late Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Whether you are one of our local members, are wintering down south, social distancing at home, avoiding MN winter driving, or participating in our community from out-of-state, all are welcome.

Facilitated by Nikki Holm, via Zoom.
Contact Nikki@good.org for information or to register.

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The 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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Afternoon Book Club

Second Thursday of Each Month, 1pm, Fireside Room

The Thursday Afternoon Book Group will be on February 10th at 1:00 pm in the Fireside Room.

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Appalachia Service Project (ASP)

Making Homes Warmer, Safer, Drier, Transforming Lives

2022 will mark Good Samaritan’s 42nd year of participation in ASP. The need in the Appalachia area has not diminished and neither has our commitment to serving the wonderful people in that area.

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BUZZ: 7th – 8th Grade Youth Group

(Temporarily Postponed)

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.

Chancel Chimes

Rehearsal: Wednesdays, 6:00 PM

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 Paul McKenzie at Paul@good.org

Chancel Choir

Rehearsal: Wednesdays at 7pm

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.

Children’s Sunday School Lessons

(Temporarily Postponed) When we resume we meet on Sundays at 10:15am

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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Confirmation: 9th Grade

(Temporarily Postponed) When we resume we meet the 1st & 3rd Wednesday nights: 6–7:15pm (Sept-May)

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.


Feed My Starving Children

Friday, December 10 from 9-11am

Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) is a Christian, non-profit organization that provides nutritionally complete meals specifically formulated for malnourished children in more than 70 countries.

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Homeward Bound

Rehearsal: Weekly Zoom Check-in Wednesday 7 PM

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

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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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

SR HIGH Youth Group: 9th – 12th Grade

(Temporarily Postponed) When we resume we meet the 1st and 3rd Wednesday nights, 7:30-8:30pm (Sept-May)

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.

Tuesday Bible Study

Meetings are every Tuesday, Sept 14 - Dec 7, 9:30-11:30am

Bible Study will resume again on February 1, 2022 with the study of Dialogues On Race.  Contact Christina at christinaleenders@gmail.com with any questions.

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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!

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

(Temporarily Postponed) When we resume we meet on Wednesdays from 6-7pm in the Community Room, (Sept-May)

W.I.L.D. Ones: Willing Involved Loving Disciples – 5th and 6th grade youth group.

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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

Youth Choir

Due to COVID-19 we are not currently meeting on a regular basis.

Grades 6 – 12. This groups meets weekly to enjoy music, snacks and the sharing of “Highs & Lows.”  The Youth Choir provides fun and fulfilling music many times a year during Sunday Worship Service. All are welcome to join this group!
Learn More: TBD

Youth Sunday School

(Temporarily Postponed) When we resume we meet on Sundays at 10:15am

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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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.
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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