Upcoming Events at Good Samaritan

Featured Events at Good Samaritan

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Online Book Club

Beginning June 8th at 4 PM via Zoom

Online Book Club

Pastor Diane will be leading a book group via Zoom on The Book of Joy by Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu. The book is about the discussion of these two wise men on how we find joy in the face of life’s inevitable suffering.

Contact: Pastor Diane

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Service Trips to Washington DC

Two options (tentative dates): Aug 14-18, 2020 and Oct 14-18, 2020

Washington DC is a city of great contrast. It is both our nation’s capital and a city with much poverty and homelessness. We will visit many of our nation’s historic sites while also volunteering with organizations in DC that work to alleviate poverty year round.

Contact: Heather@good.org

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Bible Study

Tuesday mornings at 9:30 – 11:30 AM in the Fireside Room

Join with others for thought-provoking conversation and fellowship.

Contact: rstanton5@comcast.net

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Men’s 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: heather@good.org

Afternoon Book Club

Second Thursday of each month at 1:30 PM in the Fireside Room

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

Tai Chi

Tuesday afternoons at 1:00 – 2:00 PM in the Fellowship Room.

Experience the gentle flowing movements of Tai Chi while treating your body to a relaxing workout.

Cost is $56 for 7 weeks

Contact: jv pandora

Garden Group

Third Tuesday of each month at 7 PM

Interested in gardening and meeting other gardeners? Then join the Garden Group. This group meets on a monthly basis (March – September) and also tours gardens each year.

Contact: Barb Kerr

Out to Lunch Bunch

Third Thursday of every month

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

Rehearsal: Online via Zoom on Wednesdays at 7 PM

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

Rehearsal: Wednesdays Online at 6 PM

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

Rehearsal: Wednesdays at 6:00 PM – 6:45 PM in Room 155

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

Rehearsal: Wednesdays at 5:30 PM – 6:00 PM in Room 155

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

Rehearsal: Sunday mornings (part of Sunday School)

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

Masterworks Choir

Open to all adults who want to participate in major Chancel Choir projects, but cannot commit to the full season.

Learn More: TBD

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

Instrumental Music Consort

For any musician who can play any instrument proficiently, we would love to add your name to our list. Perform on occasionally for offertories.

Learn More: TBD

 

Youth Sunday School

Sunday Mornings (September – May) 11:15 AM online via Zoom

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

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SR HIGH Youth Group: 9th – 12th Grade

Wednesdays 8 PM via Zoom (September through 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.

Friends are welcome!

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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.

Friends are welcome!

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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.

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Appalachia Service Project (ASP)

Making Homes Warmer, Safer, Drier, Transforming Lives

2020 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.  The summer 2020 trip has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 situation. See details below.

Contact: jean@good.org

ASP 2020 Registration and Additional Information

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Samaritan Concert Series

In keeping with our vision to build a loving community that serves near and far, the Worship, Music and Arts Ministry has put together an exciting concert series that brings some of the most talented musicians in the area to our church. Attend a concert with friends, family, neighbors or co-workers to experience the wonderful hospitality of Good Samaritan.

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: jean@good.org

Feed My Starving Children

Second Monday of the month, 9:30 – 11:30 AM Chanhassen FMSC location

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

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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Peace Frogs

July 6 - 10, 2020

A peace and social justice camp for 2nd – 5th graders. Each year, over 20-25 kids participate in learning and service activities related to fun themes. Teens may volunteer as counselors.

Registration     Pay Online

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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 Heather@good.org or Committee Co-Chairs Jill Bickett jillbickett@hotmail.com and Cassidy Steiner cassidysteiner@yahoo.com to learn more!

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