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.Click here to see our Facebook page.
News and Events
San Jose Mercury News article about our Martin Luther King Celebration:Cupertino church celebrates King Day with dancing, films, music and workshops
- 2/14 Youth led Valentine’s Day Parent’s Night Out
- 2/18-21 Youth Snow Trip
- 2/20 UMW Tea- Sandra Daniel speaking – offsite
- 3/6 Citizenship Seminar by Asian Law Alliance – 1 pm
- 3/13 Asian American Donor Program Bone Marrow Matching Drive
- 3/20 Palm /Passion Sunday
- 3/24 Maundy Thursday – 7 pm
- 3/25 Good Friday – 7 pm
- 3/27 Easter Sunday
- 4/24 CROP Walk – 1 pm
The Week of February 14th
The 30th Annual Lenten Devotional
The people of the Good Samaritan UMC have produced a Lenten booklet for study during the Lenten season for 30 years now! Please pick up a 30th anniversary edition of the Lenten devotional from table in the back of the Sanctuary.
Join Us in Praying to End Hunger
During the Lenten Season
In addition to the Good Sam Devotional, we will be using the Bread for the World organization’s Lenten prayer cards to pray over the issue of hunger (Find extras on the back table). Please contact Pastor Dale for more information.
2nd Harvest Food Bank
Did you know that we filled 2 barrels with food in just 1 month? We had some help from a student food drive, but let us set a goal to do so all the time! If everyone dropped off one can each Sunday during the Lenten season, we can fill 2 barrels every few weeks! The barrels are located in the hallway. Please donate cans with pull tops, because those who live in their cars may not have can openers. Peanut butter is another needed item. Look for "buy one, get one free" ads and share in the joy of giving. No opened packages please.
Valentine's Parents' Night Out
Feb. 14th • 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Suggested Donation $15 per child
*Drop off your children for games and activities provided by Good Sam's Youth Group. Amongst childcare providers will be CPR certified adult chaperones. Proceeds will fund our summer trip to San Diego to repair homes through Sierra Service Project.
United Methodist Women Meeting Sat., Feb. 20
“Human Sex Trafficking”
Sexual exploitation of minors is a global issue. Silicon Valley is a "hot spot" not only because of Super Bowl 50 but the enormous infusion of money available that keep local traffickers here. It's not just girls, boy are also swept up into this trade. Come listen to Sandra Daniels speak about her work with the victims at Flo Harrison's home (923 Kennard Way Sunnyvale). RSVP to 408 245-3218 or email@example.com
Asian American Donor Program (AADP) invites
All people 18-45 to join the donor registry
Sunday, March 13th Noon to 2 pm Fellowship Hall
Several blood cancers can be cured by bone marrow transplant. If the patients’ immediate family does not have a match, they are dependent on the donor registry to find a match. Asian Americans are sparsely represented in the registry, so it’s more difficult to find a match. AADP works to add potential donors in the registry. It will take each person 10 minutes to fill out information and get a swab of the mouth to potentially save a life.
Vitality Small Group – Lenten Study
February 11 – March 17
Thursdays 10:45 am – Fireside Room
Pastor Fu and the Vitality small group are sponsoring an audio visual Bible Tour of Israel during the Lenten Season. All are welcome to attend during the 6 weeks of Lent. It will be a series of photographs allowing the viewers to review the bible stories in real images. Contact Pastor Fu at firstname.lastname@example.org
“God’s Story” – Lenten Study Feb. 11 – March 17
Thursdays 7- 8:30 pm – Fireside Room
Pastor Dale will be leading a Lenten Study using material from Jacob Armstrong’s “God’s Story”.The God Story follows the threads that run throughout the story of God’s people, leading finally to Jesus and the resurrection. Using classic components of storytelling, helping people see their roles in God’s story.
The Vine Branch Presents “Classical Wave” Concert Series
2/27, 3/12, 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. Look for posters describing details of each concert.
Help needed for Shelter dinners in March
Due to construction in March, one of the Rotating Shelter congregations is not available so First UMC of Sunnyvale will house the men for 2 months. They need some assistance with dinners on March 8, 10, 12, 14, 17, 18, 19, 23, 25, 26, 31 or April 01. Please contact Flo (408 245-3218) or Patty (408 973-8788) if you can help out. Thank you for your help.