Welcome to Good Sam UMC
We are glad you came to our web site to visit us. We are a multicultural congregation near Homestead & Wolfe Roads in Cupertino, CA. with a passion to build and grow Jesus' disciples. You can find us next to Ranch 99 and Starbucks. Contact us if you have any questions or prayer concerns. The drop-down menu above provides links to information about GSUMC.
Our English Worship is at 9:00 AM most Sundays, and our Mandarin worship is at 11:00 am. See the menu item "Our Ministries" for more information on everything we do. If you are new to our congregation, please see our welcome page in the Connect menu.
News and Events
Email your results to Pastor Dale at email@example.com
- 7/10-15 Camp Quest for Children (http://calnevypm.org/index.php/events)
- 7/17-23 Camp Quest for Youth (http://calnevypm.org/index.php/events)
- 7/13-16 Western Jurisdiction Conference in Arizona
- 7/17-23 Sierra Service Project San Diego
- 8/1-5 Vacation Bible School – 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm (http://2016.cokesburyvbs.com/GoodSamVBS)
- 8/13 Multicity Conference- St. Paul UMC in Fremont
- 8/28 Poverty Simulation – Los Altos UMC
- 8/28-29 San Jose Pride
- 9/3-9/5 Amazing gRace for youth
- 9/5 Church and Neighborhood Picnic
- 8/27-9/24 Men’s Rotating Shelter Stay
The Week of June 26th
Thank You, Pastor Lianhai Fu
During the past three years, Lianhai, Hongyun (Hannah) and Vivian has been an important part of the Good Sam family. Pastor Fu led several small groups – the vitality group, Friday night fellowship group and a Wednesday afternoon bible study group. Lianhai has been a caring presense for families in crisis, visiting hospitals and offering help through issues. Thank you very much and we pray for your future ministry, Pastor Fu!
CAL-NEV ANNUAL CONFERENCE SESSION
The California-Nevada Annual Conference Session was held at the Hyatt Hotel in Burlingame last week. The theme was “Engaging Faith in the Public Square.” Thank you Ginny Johnson, Pastor Fu and Pastor Dale for representing the Good Samaritan UMC.
Cultivating Cultural Intuition & Social Imagination
Sat., 8/13/2016 8:30 am- 4 pm @ St. Paul UMC in Fremont
The disparity between the haves and have not’s has become a very serious issue in our area. When an average 1-bed room apartment is rented for $2,200 in Cupertino, more and more people become homeless. Please consider contributing the following items so that anyone willing can have a few blessing bags to give to those in need. Quart size Ziploc bags; (items to go in the bags)Chap stick, small package of tissues, toothbrush and toothpaste (travel size), mouthwash (travel size bottle), comb, hand wipes, trail mix, granola bars, crackers snack packs, a pair of new tube socks, gum, band aids, coins (could be used for laundry or purchase food item), small note of encouragement. Please leave these items in the marked box in the back of the Sanctuary.
2016 POVERTY SIMULATION
Good Sam is a partner for the 2016 Poverty Simulation at Los Altos UMC
Sun. 8/28/2016 @ 12-3 pm
Good Sam UMC will send 10 or more participants (high school students and adults) to experience the struggles that low-income families face in providing food, shelter and other basic necessities while navigating through community resources. This is an excellent opportunity to understand the issues and missions that God has given us in the area we live. Every high school student and adult is encouraged to attend. Please contact Helen Kung at the church office gsumcaoatprodigydotnet or 408-253-0751 to RSVP.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL IS A GREAT CHILDREN’S MINISTRY FROM GOOD SAM
Children will sing, dance, play games, conduct science experiments, make crafts and listen to Bible stories. It’s a great time to learn of God’s love through this week-long experience. Registration is open to kids pre-k through 5th grade. $40 for the week ($30 before June 30) includes dinners and a t-shirt.
Volunteers of all ages are welcomed. Contact Carolyn Bircher at the church office for more information
DONATION NEEDED FOR SEWING MACHINE
A group called "Quilting for Cancer" donates pillows for cancer patients. They have the capacity to make more than the 60 pillows they have already made, but are in need of more sewing machines. If you or anyone you know would like to donate a machine, please let Flo Harrison know at the church office. Thank you.