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
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- 5/29 Youth Sunday (Quillow Presentation)
- 6/3 Preschool Graduation Ceremony – 5 pm
- 6/4 Red Cross Blood Drive – 8:30 am – 3 pm
- 6/17 Preschool Father’s Day Breakfast – 8:30 to 10 am
- 6/22-25 Cal- Nev Annual Conference Session (http://www.cnumc.org/acs16)
- 6/26 Rev. John Kraps and Rev. Rachael Berry visit
- 7/10-16 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)
- 8/27-9/24 Men’s Rotating Shelter Stay
The Week of May 22nd
Sunday, May 29th
Our youth group will be leading worship on Sunday, May 29th. The people who will be graduating from high school will be presented with a quillow from the Good Samaritan UMC. This is an important and moving event in the lives of our youth. Come celebrate with our young people! For more information, contact Julie Strathdee at firstname.lastname@example.org
Red Cross Blood Drive
Saturday, June 4th 9 am- 3 pm
Please pass on a flyer and sign up to give blood. Schedule your appointment or get more information by visiting www.redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code: goodsam or call Joe Babiasz at 408-867-9106 Learn more by visiting www.redcrossblood.org/RapidPass
HUNGER IS EVERYONE'S BUSINESS
Hunger is about more than a meal. It's an isolated veteran who hungers to be remembered; a lonely grandmother who hungers for a warm embrace and a retired fireman who hungers for a sense of purpose. Here is what a homebound senior who receives a bag of groceries every week through the Food Bank's, Brown Bag program says. "My bag makes all the difference for me, it is more than just the food. Looking out and seeing the bag on my doorstep every Friday, reminds me that I matter, that someone cares about me. The bag validates that I exist."
Every week 15,000 seniors arrive at different distribution sites and socializes with others, build new friendships and discover a renewed sense of hope. In the next 10 yrs. people over age 60 are expected to double in Silicon Valley. Let's keep filling our 2 barrels in the hallway.
Contribute to Marketplace
The Marketplace where the Sunday School kids can spend their Bible bucks will take place soon. 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.
Blessing Bags for the Homeless
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.
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 (408-)394-6603 for more information
The Vine Branch Presents “Classical Wave” Concert Series
4/9, 4/29,5/7, 5/14, 5/28, 6/4, 6/17; Evenings 7-8:30 p.m.
The Good Samaritan Music Department will be producing musical concerts through the name “The Vine Branch.” The first series- “Classical Wave” will be led by our accompanist Tamami. More details can be found at http://www.tamamihonma.com/#!beethoven-odyssey/joyrm. Look for posters describing details of each concert.