Some of the programs we offer that help us engage and sustain a living faith are:
Available each Sunday morning for ages 3 and older. We have been blessed with an outstanding and dedicated group of teachers for children, teens and adults.
Several of our ongoing Bible studies are Women of Faith, Thursday Men’s Word & Prayer and Women’s Wake-Up Call. Other opportunities are always developing for spiritual growth and Bible studies.
Lay-leader and Pastor-supported two-year study of the Christian faith and Lutheran tradition for 7th and 8th graders. It includes hands-on activities, service projects, and usually a retreat. It leads the young person toward a more mature faith in Jesus Christ and a positive identification with the life and mission of Good Samaritan.
Offered in late July or early August, VBS is a fun learning time for children and youth. It’s a big part of Good Sam’s ministry to children, with 50-70 children from the community attending, and 35 adult and youth volunteers leading.
Offered for youth in grades 6th-8th and 9-12th, it provides fellowship, activities, off-site outings, and volunteer opportunities that are a reflection of our beliefs and missions. We also travel to the triennial ELCA Youth Gathering.
Each fall we have a program emphasis that is congregation wide and learning oriented. Together we read a book or study a topic and bring those themes into worship, small groups and congregation activities.