Putting Faith into Action

More than anything, Jesus taught us to love—love God wholeheartedly and love our neighbors as ourselves. Jesus was especially concerned with the poor, the marginalized, the troubled, and the oppressed, and taught us that whenever we serve them we are serving Christ himself. The people of Good Samaritan serve the spiritual, physical, and emotional needs of the community and the world through local initiatives and by supporting financially other faith-based and Episcopal/Anglican organizations.

Faith in Action Commission

The Faith in Action Commission of Good Samaritan Episcopal Church exists to encourage and engage our members to serve others who are in physical, emotional, or spiritual need. We do this by 1) discerning the needs of our community, region, and world and their underlying causes; 2) informing our congregation about those needs and issues, and 3) engaging members to be actively involved in meeting those needs. For more information about the Faith in Action Commission, contact Megan Anderson.
 
Here are some examples of the work of the FIA Commission:
  • Partnered with Plateaupians for Peace to co-sponsor an event on the topic of communicating better with children.
  • Took a group of church members to “stand guard” at the Sammamish Mosque during Friday afternoon prayers after the mass shooting in New Zealand.
  • Planning an immersion trip to a sister church in Mt. Vernon that works with migrant farm workers.

Issaquah Meals

On the second Saturday of each month we join together and provide dinner for those in need. Participants help cook in the Good Samaritan kitchen at 2 pm and/or serve the meal at 5 pm at the Issaquah Community Hall in the Fire & Rescue Station 71 building. For more information about or to join our Issaquah Meals team, contact Steve Angelo.
 
For more information, contact the Rev. Dr. Steve Danzey.