As a Church That Serves and a Church Without Walls (literally!) right now, our community needs Good Sam’s gifts and presence more than ever before. Last week, we shifted our outreach budget to be ready to address critical needs of our community now and in the days to come. We have been serving our neighbors through Family Promise of Hendricks […]
WHAT ARE WE DOING?  We are collecting non-perishable, easily prepared food for families living in an extended stay hotel.  We are working with Family Promise and the Hendricks County Food Pantry Coalition to help fill the need as these agencies are currently overwhelmed.  If each Good Sam’s family can spare just a few items from their pantry, we will be […]
Our City Coalition (OCC) is a new group in the Indianapolis area focused on harm reduction. OCC is currently working with a group of local clergy known as the Faith Aid Support Team (FAST) and are using Christ Church Cathedral as a home base during this time. On top of providing traffic control, food, and medics for groups protesting, snacks […]
“What do I say now? What do I do now? I want to do the right thing, but I’m not sure what that is. I don’t want to make things worse,” a Good Samaritan asked me this week. As our country, and especially our neighbors who are people of color, continue to hurt and ache in the wake of one […]
Being a follower of Jesus Christ is about action as well as beliefs. There are six core holy habits or practices that can help us grow into more mature followers of Jesus who love, serve, and include all people, no exceptions. If you’ve ever wondered “Okay, so I say I am a Christian, now what?,” then join Father Gray and […]
Dear Good Samaritans, On Sunday, your Bishop’s Committee discussed the Re-Opening Guidelines we received last week from the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis. We commend the Bishop’s document for your review. Of particular note in Bishop Jennifer’s guidelines: No congregation is required to return to its church building for in-person public worship. We have the bishop’s full support if we judge […]
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The following Joint statement of Brownsburg Congregations was released on May 15, 2020 by the clergy of Good Samaritan Episcopal Church, Messiah Evangelical Lutheran Church, and Calvary United Methodist Church in Brownsburg. Dear Friends in Christ, As you may be aware, three young people in Brownsburg posed this week in a photo containing a racial slur, which has been widely shared […]
Join us for Virtual Pub Theology on Tuesday, May 26 from 6:00-7:15 p.m. as we explore the “New Normal” with Good Samaritan’s own Dr. Christina Maxwell. Christina is a clinical psychologist and has over 10 years of experience working with individuals struggling with issues including, trauma, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, relationship difficulties, identity issues, and life transitions. She’ll lead us […]
Social distancing got you feeling disconnected? Make connections and deepen your spirituality with our second Virtual Going Deeper small group! Going Deeper is one of the best ways to get to know other Good Samaritans and to get connected in our congregation. It is a way to deepen your spiritual connection with a small group with other newcomers and long-timers […]
As part of our ministry of loving, serving, and including all people, no exceptions, Mother’s Day at Good Sam’s is a little different. When children are baptized here, we all promise to do all in our power to raise up our all of children in a life in Christ. This means that all of our children are nurtured by everyone […]
During our online hangouts, our Good Sam’s Kids have been studying the Psalms. This past week, they worked together and wrote their own psalm! As you read it, keep in mind that these kids are only in 1st-4th grades. They are true disciples! God, I look out and see your beautiful world that you created. I see the green grass, […]