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Spring Study: Tattoos on the Heart

“How do you fight despair and learn to meet the world with a loving heart? How do you overcome shame? Stay faithful in spite of failure? No matter where people live or what their circumstances may be, everyone needs boundless, restorative love. Gorgeous and uplifting, Tattoos on the Heart amply demonstrates the impact unconditional love can have on your life. (from the book’s inside front flap)”

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Appalachia Service Project (ASP)

Making Homes Warmer, Safer, Drier, Transforming Lives

2023 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.

According to the ASP website, “each year, more than 15,000 volunteers serve with ASP, providing critical repairs for more than 350 families.” Projects can include roofing, flooring, shoring up foundations, digging drainage ditches, making rooms or homes wheel-chair accessible, or other projects that help make homes warmer, safer, and drier. In addition to building and improving homes, ASP is also a relational ministry for both the families we serve as well as those serving.

This ministry is about lifting the spirits of Appalachian families and reminding them that God’s love knows no boundaries. In the process of putting your faith in action, God acts in your heart. And when you change the lives of others, they have a way of changing you.

All students who have completed the 9th grade or higher are invited to serve with families in Central Appalachia. Students who are not members of or otherwise affiliated with Good Samaritan church are also invited to participate in the ASP trip. Bring a friend.

For more information contact Amy Manolis at AMANOLIS@MAC.COM or  Jan Russell at JAN@GOOD.ORG.

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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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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: Elementary – Surprise! Jesus in the Temple

Sunday School on the 5th Sunday of the Month is Service Sunday!

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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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Confirmation: 9th Grade

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.

 

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

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.

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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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, 1:00pm, Fireside Room (Sept-May)

We will have our February meeting on Thursday, February 9th in the Fireside Room at 1pm. Our discussion title is “Remember: The Science of Memory and the Art of Forgetting” by Lisa Genova. This user-friendly overview of how memory works gives reassurance that our lapses are completely normal! Join us for fun, food and fellowship!
Questions: Vicki Dunn, victoria.dunn@q.com.

Tuesday Bible Study

Tuesdays, 9:30-11:30am (September - May)

Our Bible Study Special Series, “Hagar, Sarah and their Children”, continues through the next two Tuesdays, October 25 and November 1.

Sarah and Hagar are the mothers of the three Abrahamic faiths: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. A discussion of their often-troubled story can help us understand tensions that persist to this day among their children of faith. At the October 25 session, the discussion will be led by Larry and Mary Ellen Nielsen.

On November 1 we will welcome Rabbi Marcia Zimmerman of Temple Israel as our speaker. She will explore the way this pivotal story fits into the greater narrative of the Jewish people.

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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!

Wednesday Night Youth Gatherings

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:  Playlists

Sunday School on the 5th Sunday of the Month is Service Sunday!

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