The Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis will offer Implicit Bias & Microaggressions: Faithful Reflection and Discernment of Next Steps on January 29, via Zoom, at 9 a.m. Eastern/8 a.m. Central. The three-hour workshop will explore ways to name personal biases, recognize microaggressions, and teach tools to help create intentionally inclusive environments. Registration is required. The workshop will be led by Andrea […]
GS4SJ (Good Samaritans for Social Justice) is planning three book clubs this year to address racism and racial reconciliation. We invite you to join one or more of the book clubs. First up in April, beginning this Sunday at 7 p.m. on Zoom, is I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness by Austin Channing Brown. Reading grows our empathy and compassion for […]
Our Social Justice Committee is planning three book clubs this year to address racism and racial reconciliation. We invite you to join one or more of the book clubs. First up in April is I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness by Austin Channing Brown. In June, we’ll enjoy a video discussion of the book, The […]
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 […]