Good Sam UMC Cupertino

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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.

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Centering Prayer

To foster the process of transformation in Christ in one another through the practice of the Centering Prayer

Centering Prayer is a receptive method of silent prayer that prepares us to receive the gift of contemplative prayer, prayer in which we experience God's presence within us, closer than breathing, closer than thinking, closer than consciousness itself. This method of prayer is both a relationship with God and a discipline to foster that relationship.

Centering Prayer is not meant to replace other kinds of prayer. Rather, it adds depth of meaning to all prayer and facilitates the movement from more active modes of prayer - verbal, mental or affective prayer - into a receptive prayer of resting in God. Centering Prayer emphasizes prayer as a personal relationship with God and as a movement beyond conversation with Christ to communion with Christ. To learn more, please follow this link, Contemplative Outreach Ltd.

Coming soon at the Good Samaritan UMC, a centering prayer time on Thursday early evenings. Ask Barbara Christmann for more details.



News and Events

The week of January 15th

Human Relations Day Collection Today


The United Methodist Church Human Relations Day donation supports the community developers program and community advocacy.

Forty years ago, First United Methodist church in Garden City reached out to migrant families through children’s Bible lessons and a food and clothing bank. Today, the agency operates care centers and medical clinics in six western Kansas communities. Your gift today in the special donation envelope strengthens neighborhood outreach and empowers at-risk youth.

Guest Speaker Rev. Michael-Ray Mathews


Next Sunday at Good Sam

Rev. Michael-Ray Mathews is an ordained American Baptist minister and a leading pastor in the multi-faith movement for justice. He brings nearly 30 years of ministry leadership experience - as a senior pastor, grassroots leader, psalmist and community organizer - to his work as the Director of Clergy Organizing for PICO National Network.

Since 2014, Reverend Mathews’ leadership has centered on the Theology of Resistance, which is a prophetic, multi-faith discourse and is intended to ignite conversations and spark faith leaders to fight injustice and dehumanization and cultivate Beloved Community. We welcome Rev. Mathews to Good Sam next week while pastor Dale is teaching in Germany.

Flower Donation New System


There is a new flower board in the back of the sanctuary. When signing up to donate flowers, please pick up a special donation envelope by the board marked “Flowers for the Altar.” Fill out the information requested on the envelope, include your donation (cash or check to Good Sam UMC), and drop it in the secure box.

Volunteer Needed to Cook and Host Men’s Breakfast with Preschool Dads


Saturday, January 21 from 8 -10 am

This will be a time of fellowship, time to get acquainted with some of the dads and offer them encouragement and support. If you can help with the cooking and setting up, please contact Pastor Dale or Helen at the church office.

Church World Services (CMS)2016 CROP Walk Total


Church World Services (CMS)2016 CROP Walk Total

The Good Samaritan UMC received a thank-you letter from CMS.

“Throughout the South Bay CROP Hunger Walk, your congregation has raised $4,173 as its response to hunger in 2016, meaning that this holiday season, there will be more at the table for a wider audience! What a gift. …. As we move into 2017, I challenge you to reach out to your local recipients of walk funds to hear stories about how your efforts are changing your local community! In the meantime, may you experience the fruits of abundance and community you’ve helped sow this holiday season!”

Come Celebration the Year of Rooster with the Chinese Community of Good Sam


Sunday, January 29, 12:40 pm to 2 pm

New Year is the biggest holiday for Chinese people. Being far away from extended family, the celebration with the church family becomes more important to our Chinese members. There will singing and dancing during this holiday lunch on 1/29, the 2nd day of the lunar new year. Please come and celebrate with your brothers and sisters in Christ! For more information, contact Helen Kung at the church office.