HELPS Ministry

The Good Samaritan HELPS Ministry provides funding for practical, short-term relief to our neighbors who need a one-time assistance to pay rent, a utility bill, prescriptions, car repair, or other immediate needs. The ministry focuses on temporary problems and giving our neighbors a helping hand during a difficult time.


Once a year we run a newcomer’s class - ‘Belonging to the Church.’ In it we cover our Episcopal Church history, our liturgy, our views on baptism and communion - that kind of thing. At the end of the series I lay out five practices that are keys to belonging to the church.

Scripture Union

For many years, Good Samaritan has supported the ministry of Scripture Union, with headquarters in nearby Valley Forge.

The Chapel

The project to renovate and restore the Chapel was first put out for proposals in early 2018. No doubt the discussions at the vestry level were taking place prior to then.

Rooted in Jesus Expands into Ghana

One of Good Samaritan's financially supported ministries is Rooted in Jesus. This ministry is a group course in Christian discipleship written for use in Africa.

Renovaré's "The Reservoir"

Renovaré recently published a 15-month devotional "The Reservoir." When it was introduced it was rated the #1 Christian devotional on Amazon!

Good Sam Christmas Trees

Good Sam's Christmas tree sale provides around $10,000 each year for the church's HELPS ministry, which provides modest financial assistance (maximum of $300) to local families dealing with temporary and short-t


Becoming More Intentional About How We Connect With Our Neighbors & Helping Them Connect With Good Samaritan

Family Services at Good Sam

Do you, like me, feel we have so few opportunities to speak into our growing children’s hearts? Between the shuffling off to school, homework, activities and just daily living, where is God?