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
- 10/29 Halloween Carnival 1 pm – 4 pm
- 11/1 “Ask the Sky & the Earth”– 7:30 pm
- 11/6 United Methodist Women Soup Sales pick up
- 11/18 All Church Thanksgiving Dinner 6:30 pm
- 11/26 Hanging of the Greens – 9 am
- 12/10 Christmas Sing-along – 7 pm
- 12/17 Christmas Concert – 7 pm
- 12/24 Christmas Eve Worship 7 pm
The Week of October 23rd
Support the Halloween Carnival
Sat.10/29 @ 1- 4 p.m.
"Want a way to support the Halloween Carnival without actually working the Carnival? Donate new small toys for prizes for the games. I'm looking for Happy Meal toys, last year's Trick or Treat give- aways, or any other small toys that are taking up space in your life. Please bring your offerings to the Church Office during the week or to Roxanne Leary on Sunday after the service. Thank you. Please help promote this wonderful outreach event by passing on the postcard.
2nd Harvest Food Bank
Last year, over 34 million pounds of nutritious food was distributed to low income people, an 11% increase from the previous year. EVERY month 176,000 folks are served. The need is great & growing. If you are a Netflix member, the DVD, “A PLACE AT THE TABLE” is highly recommended to illustrate the plight of "food insecurity." Most needed items are: Meals in a can and tuna/or other canned meats.
At 211 degrees, water is hot. At 212 degrees, it boils. It's that ONE extra degree that makes all the difference. Remembering to bring a can, is the extra bit of effort that takes us from good to great in filling up the barrels. What a wonderful world we would have if we all did this.
BRING 1 CAN EACH WEEK
UMW Soup Sales
United Methodist Women is having a fundraiser for the Safe Water Mugango project. Please fill out the order form today and plan to pick up delicious homemade soup/ bread/ cookies on Sunday, November 6.
39th Annual Junque Sale- Sat. 11/5 9 am – 3 pm
St. John’s Lutheran / Trinity United Methodist
581 East Fremont (at Manet), Sunnyvale
All proceeds benefit Sunnyvale FISH and are used to supply emergency food to 60-80 families per month in Sunnyvale. This year there is extra need for volunteers to help set up, pricing and clean up as well as help during the sale. Please help by dropping off your “Upscale” stuff (good Junque) to St John’s Thursday, 11/3 and Friday, 11/4. Also needed is goodies for the bake sale on Saturday, Novermber 5th. Contact Renata Thorne 408-252-9045 or Carol Wilser 408-996-1450
Golden Gate Symphony Orchestra & Chorus
“Ask The Sky & The Earth”
Tuesday, November 1 @ 7:30 p.m.
Part of the Sent-Down Youth project, an intercultural exchange commemorating the 50th anniversary of China’s Cultural Revolution and the relocation of nearly 20 million urban young people from their homes and families to work on collective farms.
Sung in Chinese, “Ask the Sky & the Earth” is an oratorio-cantata for full chorus and orchestra that attempts to convey the memories and emotions.
The chorus has been rehearsing at the Good Samaritan UMC for three months preparing for their main performance at the Mission Dolores Basilica in SF. They are welcoming the Good Samaritan community to enjoy their final rehearsal for free.
Mount Hermon Fall Men’s Retreats
Jon Byron, Press Pause Ministries
The weekend will focus on reorienting ourselves to the voice of Jesus. The retreat will provide both opportunity and permission to follow the counsel of the psalmist to “Be still and know that I am God.” This weekend will allow open space and time to discover and breathe in the fullness of Christ’s loving presence.
Call 888-642-2677 or mounthermon.org for more information.
Mark your Calendar for the All Church Thanksgiving Potluck Dinner
Fri., Nov.18th 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Our scriptures tell us to give thanks in all circumstances. This year, some have made career transitions, some have faced health challenges, and some have dealt with family losses. We have sent 11 youth off to college and witnessed a successful capital campaign and more. Let us gather to celebrate God’s faithfulness in our lives and in the Good Samaritan community. This is an opportunity to celebrate diversity and inclusivity both in our nation and in our community, and to find healing after the long election process. Contact Helen Kung in the church office for more information.