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.
We hope you will join us this Sunday. All means all. All are welcome at our church. We are a church known for accepting LGBTQ. John Wesley said: If your heart is with my heart, give me your hand. We believe that. We are also known widely for our ESL and Citizenship classes.
News and Events
- 5/31 - Service Worship/ Youth Sunday
- 6/6 - Red Cross Blood Drive/ Good Will Donation
- 6/7 Peace with Justice Sunday
- 6/21 Loretta Wong Retirement Farewell Sunday
- 6/28-7/4 Sierra Service Project- Chiloquin, Oregon
- 7/20-24 Vacation Bible School
Vacation Bible School
Join us for an amazing week of action and adventure! Games, science experiments, crafts, music, drama and movement ... all to teach our kids about God's love! G-Force (God's Love in Action) Vacation Bible School is set for July 20-24, 2015 from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM! You can register here.
Where: 19624 E Homestead Rd, Cupertino, CA 95014
Donation for Market Place Needed
The Marketplace where the Sunday School kids can spend their Bible bucks will take place on June 7. If you have gift items (new or used) that you would like to donate, please give them to Carolyn Bircher. This marketplace is a great motivator for getting the kids to do extra Bible study and participate in mission projects.
Some reasons to celebrate:
- We have saved 2,500 lives by raising $25,000 for Imagine No Malaria.
- Native American offering totaled $175.
- Save Mart gives a percentage of purchases to Good Sam if you show a shares card when you shop. Ask Carolyn Bircher for a card.
- 34 CROP Walk participants raised over $2,500 for hunger alleviating causes.
Nepal Earthquake Relief Through UMCOR
Donations to support the response to the earthquake in Nepal and other international disasters can be made online through UMCOR Advance # 982450. Checks also can be made out to The Good Samaritan UMC. Write UMCOR Advance #982450 on the memo line and put in the offering plate.
May is National Mental Health Month
Let's put our faith in action by raising our awareness and gaining skill in suicide prevention! A small action that takes about one hour may equip you with the knowledge to save a life someday! An online suicide prevention course is available for all. To sign up please contact Dollie Forney Dollie Forney at email@example.com she will e-mail you the link and the code to take the course.
May 31 is Service Worship Sunday
Help Stocklmeir School, Sunnyvale Community Service, Donation Drive, the Grateful Garment Project…
Let us put our efforts to bring love to our community, our neighborhood! Please also consider bringing supplies for the Sunnyvale Community Service: healthy cereal soup, condiments, cooking oil, laundry detergent, and dish soap.
Red Cross Blood Drive
Sat. June 6 from 8 am to 2 pm Schedule your appointment: log on to redcrossblood.org enter the sponsor code: goodsam or contact Joe Babiasz 408-867-9106
Join us for a deep and meaningful time of reflection and conversation as a Christian community to actively and pro-actively address issues of race and justice. The day will be filled with participatory engagement that will empower all of us to build God’s Beloved Community and e change-makers in the world. Free sessions, lunch provided. Sat June 6 9:30 am to 3:30 pm Genesis UMC in Milpitas, especially for Ethnic persons to address issues and concerns of working and living in the dominant culture. Event sponsored by the Cabinet and facilitated by Rev. Sun Hee Kim and Rev. Dale Weatherspoon. For more information, Contact Rev. Sun Hee Kim at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Renewal in the Image of God”
A 3 session workshop presented by Dr. Michael Lodahl, Professor of Theology at Point Loma Nazarene University. Taking theme from his latest publication in 2014, “Renewal in Love: Living Holy Lives in God’s Good Creation,” Dr. Lodahl will lead two identical three-part workshops (each part- 2 hours in length)
Cost: $20 (includes lunch)
Thur. May 28 10 am to 4:30 pm
Calvary UMC, 729 Morse St., San Jose, CA 95126; or
Sat. May 30 10 am – 4:30 pm
Evergreen Valley UMC 3520 San Felipe Rd, San Jose, CA 95135
Goodwill Donation Truck: Sat. June 6 all day
Start sorting your unused clothing, shoes, and household items. The Goodwill truck will accept all but the following donations: Furniture; Large appliances; Automobile parts; Weapons; Household trash; Construction debris (lumber, concrete, bricks, etc.); Hazardous household chemicals or liquids (Paints, insecticides, oils, flammables, alcohol, etc.) This is a fundraiser for the good work of the Good Sam, based on the total weight of the donation. Questions? Contact Helen at email@example.com
Youth at Good Sam UMC
Buns of Steel work-out DVD
The youth are fundraising for this summer's Sierra Service Project – Oregon trip. Get in shape and support our youth! Buy our $15 home-made Buns of Steel work-out DVD. They make great presents, too! Contact the Youth Ministry Director Jule Strathdee for your copy!