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 […]
We’re delighted to have Bishop Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows at Good Sam’s on Sunday, March 1. As Bishop, Jennifer serves as Good Samaritan’s chief pastor. Bishop Jennifer will preside and preach at 10 a.m., and then spend time in conversation with us after worship about Good Sam’s next steps in Growing Courageous Neighbors. Pro Episcopal tips: When the Bishop comes (which is […]
As part of our Growing Courageous Neighbors exploration, young Good Samaritans and their families are invited to attend the 2 p.m. showing of The Watsons Go to Birmingham at the Indiana Repertory Theatre on Sunday, Feb. 23rd. Good Samaritans will meet the Watsons of Flint, Michigan: Momma, Dad, little sister Joetta, big brother Byron, and ten-year-old Kenny. When Byron can’t […]
Join us for our annual community celebration of diversity! Sponsored by the Hendricks County Alliance for Diversity, the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration and Multicultural Pitch-in Dessert provides a family-friendly opportunity for people of all cultures to come together to share a dessert and fellowship. This event is free to attend, but space is limited. Attendees are […]
The Growing Courageous Neighbors Civil Rights Pilgrimage is March 21-24, 2020! Join fellow Good Samaritans as we walk in the footsteps of Martin Luther King, Jr., John Lewis, Fannie Lou Hamer, Rosa Parks and countless others who fought for freedom, dignity and civil rights for African Americans. Register here now! More information about the pilgrimage is available here and an […]
The Rev. Dr. Leah Gunning Francis will be our guest preacher and lead a conversation time after worship on September 22. She is the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty at Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis, Indiana. She is also the author of the book Ferguson and Faith: Sparking Leadership and Awakening Community (Chalice Press, 2015). […]
The people of Good Samaritan are entering a year-long exploration of how we can grow as neighbors, especially as reconcilers and healers around issues of race and ethnicity.  We are all journeying together to examine our own biases, privileges, and stories of race and ethnicity, to think about how we can take helpful next steps to listen to the stories […]
Repeated by popular demand! Waking Up White, and Finding Myself in the Story of Race by Debby Irving.  Join our online conversation group meeting via Zoom on Sunday evenings, August 4, 11, 18, and 25. Only when we know ourselves can we realize the impact that we have on others. This book and group conversation invite us to explore who […]
Great news! Good Samaritan is the proud recipient of an Indiana Center for Congregations grant of $30,000 that will fund nine months of Racial Reconciliation conversations, study, healing, immersive experiences and spiritual workfor our church and neighborhood, starting in July. Every day in the news, there are fresh headlines about division, injustice, violence, and discrimination that reveals we are a country […]
Join our online conversation group meeting via Zoom from 7:00- 8:15 pm on Sundays, August 4, 11, 18 and 25 as we read and talk about Waking Up White, and Finding Myself in the Story of Race by Debby Irving. “My hope,” Irving says, “is that by sharing my sometimes cringeworthy struggle to understand racism and racial tensions, I offer a fresh […]