Good Samaritan Presbyterian Church strives to be an inclusive community of faith. We strive to welcome all who come to worship with us and treat each person as a child of God.
For those who are chronologically children as well, we encourage children to be present in worship. We have a nursery for Infants through age five.
Recently we have created our “Children in Church,” program as well, this is for those grade schoolers who may have a bit of a hard time with the squirms and a short attention span. There is a table in the rear of the sanctuary where kids who are old enough to know what quiet means can color, draw or do puzzles on activity sheets relating to the text for the week. The activity table has an adult volunteer to supervise and the materials can also go with the child if they prefer to sit with their parents. Our hope is that this approach helps kids grow into teens and young adults who feel comfortable and at home in the worship traditions of the Church.
Our Communion table is open to children and anyone who has been baptized. Participation is up to the wishes of the parents, if they feel that their child understands the significance of the Lord’s Table then the children are welcome, if the parents would rather have their children wait until they are older or have gone through confirmation classes, the children can still come forward and receive a blessing (if you are new please try to indicate to the Pastor, which you prefer). The Pastor will also be glad to talk with parents and children about the meaning of the Sacraments (Baptism or the Lord’s Supper).
We offer Sunday School for all ages during the School Year (September – June), including several adult classes. Sunday School meets at 9:00 AM.
Youth Group for grades 6-12 meets every other week at 6:00 or for special activities.
We also have several Small Groups for people to connect on a deeper level.