Growing in faith includes serving others. Good Sam engages in projects and local mission trips to do God’s Work with Our Hands. All ages are welcome and invited to participate.

On March 10th & 11th, we joined with Beacon of Hope to paint the rooms used on our campus. It provided a much-needed facelift to the spaces used each week for recovery and wellness, and allowed a continued partnership with this important part of our ministry!

Our next service project is scheduled for Sunday, April 23rd, and will connect with Earth Day as we focus on God’s creation, creatures, and how we can be good stewards of the planet on which we live!


WARM (Wrapping Arms ‘Round Many), is a ministry that serves the homeless community in the local area.  Good Samaritan and many other local churches offer overflow shelter and meals during the colder winter months of November through early April.  It takes over 100 volunteers during our host week so there are lots of opportunities to serve. Volunteer service opportunities include: preparing and serving meals, doing laundry, acting as a monitor, cleaning the facility, organizing donations and serving on the WARM leadership team.

God’s Work. Our Hands.” Sunday

GWOH Sunday is a yearly day of service organized by the ELCA. The past two years we joined together with other congregations in our area to volunteer at Farming4Hunger, a local non-profit organization that feeds people both physically and mentally through locally grown and distributed food and Life Sharing initiatives.

St. Mary’s Caring

The Soup Kitchen at St. Mary’s Caring is a community based non- profit ministry serving breakfast and lunch to hungry people in St. Mary’s Co six days a week. This organization is housed on our campus and a close partnership has also evolved through the sharing of food and clients between the soup kitchen and our food pantry. St. Mary’s Caring is staffed by a part time director but about 60 regular volunteers are needed to keep the operation functioning. Volunteers are needed to prepare and serve meals, pick up food donations, help with fund-raising, and help maintain the building and equipment. For further information about the Soup Kitchen you can check out their website at

Other Opportunities

Good Sam is dedicated to finding ways for you to live out your faith and be the hands and feet of Jesus, even on your own! Some service opportunities cannot be embarked upon by the entire congregation due to distance, logistics, cost, or other complications. If one of the opportunities speaks to you, it may be the Holy Spirit at work, and we encourage and invite you to serve!
If you know of a project that needs help, please let Kelsey know. Check back regularly for updates!

W.A.R.M. Program – Additional Weeks
Other groups and churches also participate in the W.A.R.M. program, and there are occasional gaps in the volunteer base. If you’re interested in helping out at times other than what Good Sam has committed to, please let Kelsey know and he’ll alert you of any openings.