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A typical Sunday worship experience at Good Samaritan begins with about 15 minutes of music (led by our band) followed by some housekeeping items, an offering, and prayer. After the prayer, Pastor Michelle delivers a sermon and opens the table for Holy Communion. We conclude our service with more singing and a blessing. The entire gathering should last about 75 minutes.
We don’t believe that God is concerned with how you dress in our worship services, so we’re not either. You will see some people in shorts and a t-shirt and some people in dresses. Bottom line: wear what makes you feel comfortable!
At Good Samaritan, we believe that children should be seen and heard. Feel free to bring your kids into the worship service with you – even the noisy and rambunctious ones!
After our opening songs and a welcome from one of our ministers, we have a moment where Ms. Hanna, our Children’s Minister, introduces that weeks lesson. When the introduction is over, your kids can either go next door with Ms. Hanna for Children’s Church (which lasts through the end of the service) or stay in the service with you.
The most important question of all! Due to COVID-19 we have temporarily stopped serving coffee, BUT we have Good Samaritan Travel Mugs available for you to bring your own!
We believe in the triune God, creator and king of the universe. God, who loved us so much, sent his son Jesus Christ to welcome us into a relationship with him. Good Samaritan believes this relationship is open to everyone.
Jesus said, “But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father seeks such as these to worship him. God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.” John 4:23-24
We learn best when we wrestle with God’s Word together through study, open discussion, and prayer. Good Samaritan Church offers a wide range of opportunities to learn in different kinds of groups of all sizes, formats, and settings.
Jesus said, “People need more than bread for their life; they must feed on every word of God.” Matthew 4:4
We believe God has called us to use our resources to relieve suffering, comfort those in need, and make a difference in the world. We will serve together locally in Tallahassee and beyond, sharing the love of God with neighbors near and far.
Jesus said, “But among you, those who are the greatest should take the lowest rank, and the leader should be the servant.” Luke 22:26
God invented laughter, friendship, rest, and play. We value playing together to enjoy God’s good gifts of beauty, celebration, and recreation. Life in balance is life abundant.
Jesus said, “The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give life in all its fullness.” John 10:10
Rock the Universe is Florida’s biggest Christian music festival. Students will experience powerful beats from Christian Music’s brightest stars and thrilling rides at Universal Studios.
Good Samaritan will be attending Rock the Universe on Saturday, January 28, 2023. They will leave campus at 10am and arrive back at approximately 5am the next morning.
This trip is for Good Samaritan’s youth currently in grades 5th through 12th.
Good Samaritan has chartered a 38 passenger bus that will depart from church at 10am on Saturday, January 28 and arrive back to church at approximately 5am on Sunday, January 29, 2023. Student drop off will begin at 9:30am, pick up will be at approximately 5am, the trip leader will keep parents informed as student travel back to provide a more precise pick up time.
Trip cost is $100 per youth, this covers the youths transportation, event ticket and event t-shirt. There is a $50 per youth registration fee, the remaining $50 per youth is due no later than December 15, 2022. Due to event tickets being non refundable once purchased, once registration closes and tickets are ordered on October 26th all fees paid will be non-refundable.
Yes. Students will need money for lunch on the road and dinner in the parks as well as any additional spending money for snacks and souvenirs. A minimum of $50 is suggested.
Yes. Students will be placed in groups of 6-8 and each group will have 2 chaperones. Students will not be permitted to wonder without their group and chaperones.
Yes. However, chaperone spaces are limited, not all who are interested in chaperoning will be able to do so on this trip. Per conference policy, chaperones at any event that takes students off church campus may not be related to one another, therefore only one parent/guardian may volunteer as a chaperone on this trip.
Each group of 6 – 8 youth will have 2 chaperones assigned, these chaperones will be responsible for the students in their group from the time the bus leave Good Sam until the time it returns. Students must remain with their chaperones at all times, students will not be permitted to wonder the parks alone. Chaperone tickets and event t-shirts will be paid for by the church and chaperones are required to ride the bus down and back with the students.
Although Chaperone spaces are limited we want parents/guardians to participate if they would like to do so. Non-chaperoning parents/guardians will be required to pay for the expense of their trip. If there is space on the bus non-chaperoning parents/guardians are welcome to ride along, otherwise they may need to plan to travel separately.