Upcoming Events at Good Samaritan

Explore & Participate in Ministry Events at Good Samaritan

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  • Youth Events
  • Children's Events

Tuesday Bible Study

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

 

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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.
https://zoom.us/j/98133711893?pwd=MC91NmlwS1E3MlhHajhjTDFpTFhiZz09
Passcode: GoodSam

Rather dial in by phone? Call +1 312-626-6799. Meeting ID is 98133711893. Numeric Passcode is 4618633

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The Compassion Collective

We Meet the 3rd Friday of every Month, 4-5:15pm

The Compassion Collective: a gathering of Good Samaritans seeking restoration through practicing vulnerability, self-care, and self-compassion will continue to meet the third Friday of every month from 4-5:15pm. Our July 16th gathering will be in person at Good Sam outside in the Peace Gardens weather permitting or inside in the Fireside room if needed. 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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Grief Support Group

Good Samaritan UMC is one of a group of churches and organizations in the Edina area who sponsor the Edina Grief Support Coalition.  Since COVID 19, they have been unable to meet together for speakers or small group work, but they have begun virtual meetings.  If you are interested in becoming a part of a “meeting”, there is more information at https://edinagriefsupport.org/virtual-meetings/

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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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

October 14, 1pm, Fireside Room

This month’s title is “The Giver of Stars” by Jojo Moyes.

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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

Stitchers

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

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

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.

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, 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

Youth Sunday School

Sunday, 10:15am

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) meets on Sunday at 10:15am

Sunday School meets from September – May. 

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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
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

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 Sunday Sunday School Lessons

Elementary Sunday School (Kindergarten through 6th grade) 10:15 am

Sunday School meets from September – May. 


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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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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