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What is Praxis?

Since we launched the PRAXIS gatherings last year, the most common questions that I’ve received are, “What exactly is PRAXIS and who is it for”?

The word PRAXIS has been defined as, “Reflections and actions, directed at the structures to be transformed.” We reflect, we act, we transform – or perhaps - we are transformed.

Water Mission News

Water Mission has completed over 3000 projects bringing the life transforming blessings of safe water and the Living Water message of Jesus to millions of people world wide. Some of the projects have been huge such as the refugee camps in Western Tanzania, shelter for 300,000 refugees (Tanzania) fleeing violence in Burundi and the Congo.

Did You Know that Good Samaritan Provides Financial Support for More than 23 Different Missions/Outreach Organizations?

Recognizing its commitment to serve and to spread the gospel near and far, Good Samaritan pledges that at least ten percent of annual giving be directed to support various outreach and missions ministries.

The “Great Co-Mission” Conference Attracting Many from Near and Far – Even from Egypt!

Interest and registrations for the “Great Co-Mission” conference are growing day by day. As of Tuesday, September 19, registrations number 120 and we expect several more that plan to register but haven’t yet done so.

Renovaré Growing as an On-Line Presence for Christian Spiritual Growth Development

Renovaré USA is a Christian nonprofit that models, resources, and advocates fullness of life with God experienced, by grace, through the spiritual practices of Jesus and of the historical Church.

YoungLives Baby Bottle Campaign at Good Samaritan Raises Nearly $1,100!

YoungLives Delaware Valley, organized in 2004, seeks to glorify God by sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ through entering the lives of teen moms in the Greater Philadelphia Area.

Let Us Join Our Voices Together

Let us join our voices together as we lift up to the Lord our brothers and sisters affected these terrible storms in our nation, especially Texas and Florida, and in the Caribbean islands (especially Puerto Rico, Barbuda and St. Martin).

New roles for Dwight Wilson and Jeanne Lomanno

As you know, Jeff Moretzsohn has resigned as Parish Administrator and begun a CPE residency at Jefferson hospital.

Hank Davis Brought the Gospel Message to Many in Peru!

This August, working with a missionary-sending organization e3 Partners, Hank Davis of our congregation traveled to Chincha, Peru. Our Missions Committee provided a small grant to help with his expenses for this short-term missionary trip.

The “Great Co-Mission” Conference at Good Samaritan Coming Soon! Sept. 30!  

Planned by representatives of Paoli Presbyterian and Good Samaritan, and partnering with a dozen area churches, Good Samaritan will host a major missions conference September 30: “The Great Co-Mission”.

Tammy & Rusty Firestone, and the La Trinidad Church in Bolivia Prepare for Another Year in Cochabamba

In the same area of Bolivia as Niños Con Valor, Tammy and Rusty Firestone serve the Anglican church La Trinidad in Cochabamba.

Bolivian Courts Praise New Niños Con Valor Program for “Difficult” Youngsters    

Children in the residential system in Bolivia, similar to those in the foster system in the US, often manifest their frustrations through negative behavior.

The Philadelphia Project

This was Good Sam Youth Ministries’ seventh consecutive summer at the Philadelphia Project. Each year we wonder how the experience can be better than the year before, but each year the trip is new and fresh and challenges us more and more.

Big Stuf Camp

A few Sundays ago on June 25th at 5:00 in the morning thirteen students and two crazy adults loaded up into a fifteen passenger van to trek the 1,166 miles to Big Stuf Camp in Panama City Beach, Florida.

2017 National Jamboree as Seen by The Rev. Carolyn Huff

The National Boy Scout Jamboree in July brought together 40,000 scouts, and over 7,000 staff for 10 amazing days of the best of what scouting has to offer. I had the privilege of working with fellow Episcopal Scouters in the Duty to God area.

Summertime Rhythms

As much as autumn weather is my favorite, I love the rhythms of summer: the porch sitting, cool early morning runs, music festivals, boating, long hikes, kickball games, and driving with the windows down singing my heart out.