Upcoming Events at Good Samaritan

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Vacation Bible School

June 27-30. 2022

Food Truck Party—where we will be On a Roll with God! This party includes exciting new music, amazing science, creative crafts, fun recreation, and memorable Bible stories that will help children turn to God for all they need and join God in providing for the needs of others. Participants: 3yr old to 4th grade. Volunteer Staff: 5th grade to Adult  Dates June 27 to June 30th (Yes!  A 4 day VBS!)


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Afternoon Book Club

Second Thursday of Each Month, 1pm, Fireside Room

The Afternoon Book Group will be on Thursday, May 12th at 1:00 pm in the Fireside Room

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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.

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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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 Kate Graber at Kate@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

Sunday School meets on Sundays at 10:15am

Sunday School (Date, Lesson, Teach)

2022-06-05, Oscar Romero, Jan

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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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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.


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Feed My Starving Children

Friday, May 20, 7-8:45pm

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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Grief Support Group

Thursdays April 7-June 23, 2022 from 4:30-6:00pm

Edina Coalition for Grief Support Spring Series at Good Sam UMC: 

Good Sam is now hosting the Edina Coalition for Grief Support’s short-term program for adults who are experiencing grief due to the death of a loved one. Per their description, the focus of this series is on education and group support in a safe and confidential environment. The Spring Series will be held Thursdays April 7-June 23rd, 2022 from 4:30-6:00pm (no meetings April 14, May 26, and June 30). For more information explore: www.edinagriefsupport.org or contact: info@edinagriefsupport.org or Bonnie Cool at 612-382-6504.

Homeward Bound

Rehearsal: Thursdays at 7:30 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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Senior Recognition

Sunday June 5 @ 10am

Join us as we recognize our Graduating Students.

Serve MSP

August 3-5

Serve MSP is a day camp for youth in grades 7-12. At Serve MSP, youth (and adult leaders) will spend time volunteering with service partners that work to support and advocate for the marginalized and those in need in the Twin Cities area. Each day includes time to learn through experiential elements and from community speakers and leaders about topics rooted in social justice.

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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

Tuesday Bible Study

Meetings are every Tuesday 9:30-11:30am Between September and 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.  Visitors and new members (men and women) are more than welcome.  To be on the safe side we invite those attending to bring their own snacks and drinks.

*Associated with UMW (United Methodist Women)

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

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 to learn more!

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 Sunday School

Starting Fall 2022, Sundays at 10:15am

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

Sunday School Starting Fall 2022, 10:15am

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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