UPCOMING EVENTS

Sundays
8:45am – 9:45am
Adult Sunday School

Sunday school is back! Join Cliff, Marcia, Mac and Phil every Sunday morning in the conference room as they guide us through the Fall 2022 “Freedom” bible study.

Contact CLIFF STATEN for more information.


Friday, December 2nd
6:30pm
Women Together Christmas Party

Good Samaritan’s Women Together group would like to invite all the ladies of Good Sam to their annual Christmas Party! Sign up to bring a dish to share HERE. We will be doing a White Elephant gift exchange after dinner, if you would like to participate please bring a gift. Gifts should be around a $15 value.

Contact MELISSA for more information


Sunday, December 4th
11:30am
Jim Crosby Book Signing                                                                                                      

Join us for Jim Crosby’s book signing! “Seeing the Invisible, Doing the Impossible” is a book with an unlimited appeal because it addresses the toll that grief and sorrow take on our lives while showing how the human spirit can soar above these when committed to a collective goal.” Pat Williams ,Orlando Magic. Books will be available for purchase by cash or check. Light refreshments will be served.

Questions? Contact HANNA


Saturday, December 10th
1:00pm
Birdsong Nature Center Hike

Get moving this holiday season with the Creation Care groups from Saint Paul’s and Good Samaritan UMC! We will be hiking at Birdsong Nature Center to connect with nature and each other. Meet at Good Sam at noon and leaving promptly or meet us there.

This is an intermediate hike that will take around 2-3 hours. Bring water, wear comfortable shoes, and dress for the weather, including layers. Sorry, no pets. Admission is $5.

Please email Cares4Creation or text Bruce Ritchie at 850-566-4518 to RSVP.


Sunday, December 11th
10:00am
Good Samaritan Sanctuary

Join us by wearing your favorite “tacky” Christmas sweater to service on Sunday, December 11th for our annual Christmas Sweater Sunday! Still joining us virtually? Be sure to post your tacky sweater photo to our Facebook page!


Tuesday, December 13th
5:30pm
Messy Church

Join us at our Messy Church as we learn about God and have some Thanksgiving fun! You will explore a biblical theme through hands-on creative activities, a worship celebration of story, song, and prayer. All ages are welcome. We can’t wait to see you there! Don’t forget to invite your friends!

Contact HANNA for more information or to volunteer.


Saturday, December 17th
2:00 – 4:00pm
Christmas Open House at Pastor Michelle’s

Pastor Michelle is inviting the church for an open house in her home. Light refreshments will be provided. The only thing needed is you and your best holiday cheer!

For more information contact PASTOR MICHELLE


Second & Fourth Saturday of each month
9:00am – 12:00pm
Your Serenity Clothing Closet

New Life UMC is in need of help at their clothing closet “Your Serenity” (Located at New Life Church). Feel free to help out for an hour or stay for the entire time. Donations of clothing can also be made, currently they are in need of gently used kids clothing, men’s causal clothing and plastic storage bins. All clothing is free to anyone in need.

Questions or want more information on how to help? Contact CHANDRA CLARK


Zoe Empowers

Good Samaritan has committed to invest in Zoe Empowers “Half Group Partnership”, a commitment of donating $4,250 each year, for three years to the program. With this commitment we will be empowering 30 to 50 orphaned and vulnerable children to become entrepreneurs who are socially, economically, and spiritually strong. Donations can be made with check or cash or through our online giving HERE.

For more information on Zoe Empowers be sure to join us on February 27th as we hear from Molly McEntire, the Florida Conference Mission Training and Volunteer Coordinator or visit their website HERE.


Homeless Mats
Third Saturday of every Month, 1:00pm
Good Samaritan Foyer

Did you know that while plastic bags can be recycled, they require a different process that the City of Tallahassee does not provide listing plastic bags as “Not for Recycling?” Join us as we work to transform those plastic bags into portable sleeping mats for the homeless, helping the environment and the homeless at the same time!

Did you know each mat can take as many as 800 plastic bags to complete?! Bag donations can be dropped off at the Academy M-F or at Church on Sunday mornings.


Blessing Bags
Ongoing

We have started a new outreach and need your help! We are in continuous need of items and/or financial donations to assist in filling each Blessing Bag for the homeless and less fortunate. Each Blessing Bag contains one of each of the following items:
Granola bars, peanut butter crackers, small water bottles, tooth paste, tooth brush, socks, mask, bar of soap, wash cloth, small hand sanitizer, razor and deodorant.

If you would like to assist in the distribution of completed Blessing Bags they can be picked up on Sunday mornings.