Upcoming Events at Good Samaritan

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The Compassion Collective

The resounding request from those who participated in our adults only, “Refill Your Cup, Restore Your Soul” Self-Compassion Series in March was for more. More time together, more learning, more ways to practice and share self-compassion.

As such, please welcome: The Compassion Collective: a gathering of good samaritans seeking restoration through practicing vulnerability, self-care, and self-compassion. This community will meet on the third Friday of every month from 4-5:15pm starting on Friday May 21st via Zoom.

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The Power of Empathy: Two-Part Series

Join us Wednesdays May 5th and May 12th via Zoom from 7-8pm as we explore transforming relationships by learning more about the power of empathy to strengthen and heal our connections.

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Vacation Bible School

When

Starts: 07/12/2021
Ends: 07/16/2021
Times: 9am – 4pm

Where

Good Samaritan UMC Edina MN
5730 Grove Street
Edina, MN 55436

Cost

$50 per participant

Questions?  Contact:

Jan Russell, 952-452-9398

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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!

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Tuesday Bible Study

Due to COVID-19 we are meeting via Zoom.

Tuesday Bible Study is meeting via Zoom on the following dates:

  • May 11th, 10am a program, “Who are the Anabaptist?”.  If new please email Judy Hillger (cjhillger@comcast.net) to receive information to connect.

Contact: Carol Smith

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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.

For more information contact: Bill VanBenthuysen

 

Men’s Saturday AM Breakfast Group

Saturday morning via Zoom

Come & join this fun group of men for good food, discussion and laughter.

Contact: Dean Adams

Mom’s Morning

9:30 – 11:30 AM online via Zoom - Date varies

Gather monthly with other moms to share stories and laughter. Learn helpful tips from each other while forming friendships.

Contact: Jan@good.org

Afternoon Book Club

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

This club meets monthly for lively discussion on a current book, fellowship and of course refreshments.

Contact: Victoria Dunn

Stitchers

Monday afternoons at 1-3pm 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

Out to Lunch Bunch

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

Join this fun group monthly to visit museums, gardens, historical buildings and churches. Afterwards enjoy lunch together at a nearby restaurant. Carpool available.

Contact: Joann Knutson

Chancel Choir

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

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.

Learn More: TBD

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

Choristers Choir

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

Grades 3 – 6. This choir provides children with the opportunity to learn more about worship. Part-singing is expanded and there are opportunities to play musical instruments and sing with the Youth and Chancel choirs.

Learn more: TBD

Alleluia Choir

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

Kindergarten – 2nd Grade. Alleluia choir provides an opportunity for spiritual growth and development through music. Basic music fundamentals and music reading skills are explored.
Learn More: TBD

Cherub Choir

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

4 & 5 Year Olds. The love of music is nurtured in young singers through songs and musical games.
Learn More: TBD

Chancel Chimes

Rehearsal: Wednesdays online at 6:00 PM via Zoom

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 Sue Nissen at bells@good.org

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

Youth Sunday School

Students learn through activities and discussion how faith impacts our understanding and response to current events.

Jr and Sr. High Sunday School   (7th grade through 12th Grade)

Weekly Video Lessons can be found in 2 locations:

SR HIGH Youth Group: 9th – 12th Grade

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– Topic – Super Heroes
Zoom Meeting ID 951 1716 0834 Passcode GoodSam

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

2nd & 4th Sunday Mornings (September – May): 11:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.

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 2021 – Next Class – February 28th 3pm

Appalachia Service Project (ASP)

Making Homes Warmer, Safer, Drier, Transforming Lives

The Good Samaritan ASP planning meeting has made the decision not to go to ASP this summer(2021).

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Young Adult Group

Thursdays 7 PM Online via Zoom

Meet other young Good Sam people for fellowship and thoughtful faith discussion while experiencing different pubs in the Metro area.

Contact: jan@good.org

Feed My Starving Children

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

Volunteer at the Chanhassen location with a group from Good Sam on a monthly basis. Pack meals to fight hunger around the world.

Contact: cjhillger@comcast.net

Children’s Sunday School Lessons

Children’s Weekly ONLINE Sunday Sunday School Lessons

Elementary Sunday School (Kindergarten through 6th grade) 11:00 am

Weekly Video Lessons can be found in 2 locations:


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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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!

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