SUNDAY MORNING FORMATION (not meeting in summer)
9:20 AM on Sundays
Sunday mornings at Good Samaritan offer opportunities for children to explore and experience the Christian faith through activities that allow children visiting for the first time, or who do not attend consistently, to jump right in and fully participate. Children gather in the preschool area for spiritual formation and play that is centered around a Bible story featured in one of the readings their parents hear upstairs. At the passing of the peace in the service, the children rejoin their families so they can be together for the Eucharist. Children are an important part of our church life and we hope that you won’t worry about them being disruptive. Parishioners regularly report that the unscripted comments and laughter of children are something they find delightful, and a reminder that we are called to function as a community of faith that welcomes everyone.
Monthly Sunday evening events (Play and Pray Pizza Nights) provide an opportunity for intergenerational spiritual formation and fun. These evenings feature an offering of multiple activity options related to a particular theme and families are invited to explore the things that interest them (Play). Then we have a short time of shared worship that is particularly mindful of children and related to the evening’s theme (Pray). Before leaving we all gather for conversation and a meal (Pizza). These gatherings start at 4 pm at the church and are held during the academic year (on hiatus for summer).
Celebrations constitute an important part of church life. On some occasions we just gather for fun and connection around the holidays.