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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- 7/31 Youth lead worship Sunday
- 7/31 Readiness 360 leader meeting – 1 pm
- 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
- 8/20 Host R360 workshop – 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
- 8/28 Poverty Simulation – Los Altos UMC
- 8/28-29 San Jose Pride
- 8/28 Men’s Rotating Shelter staying through Sept.
- 9/3-9/5 Amazing gRace for youth
- 9/5 Church and Neighborhood Picnic
The Week of July 24th
SIERRA SERVICE PROJECT
Thank you for Supporting Sierra Service Project! Click here to see the pictures!
14 youth and 3 chaperones just returned home from repairing homes in the City Heights neighborhood of San Diego! They served with the San Diego Canyonlands on environmental preservation, worked with refugee organizations, and learned about immigration issues. Thank you so much for your support through donation, letters, and prayers.
Family Giving Tree Drive until July 30th
Education is probably the single most effective path out of poverty. But sadly, one of the heftiest prices paid by those living in poverty is the impact it has on their child's educational performance. Please ask John Cordes or Diane Gleason for a card to build a backpack to donate; or use the link to donate money. http://fundraise.familygivingtree.org/goodsam
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL IS A GREAT CHILDREN’S MINISTRY FROM GOOD SAM
Coming August 1 - 5 from 5:30 to 8:30 pm
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 includes dinners and a t-shirt.
Volunteers of all ages are welcomed. Please find extra registration forms on the Sanctuary back table or register online through http://2016.cokesburyvbs.com/GoodSamVBS. Contact Carolyn Bircher at the church office for more information
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.