Women's Ministry

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Women's Ministry serves to equip and encourage women of all ages to realize their identity and uniqueness in Christ as they minister to, and encourage one another.

Our mission is to nurture a deeper personal relationship with Jesus and with one another, to embrace Jesus’ promise of an abundant life (John 10:10), and to give glory to God through service to our families, church, community and the world.
The Women's Ministry has a leadership team on which all interested women are welcome to serve.  The team meets about once per quarter to plan a wide range of activities which include Bible studies, contemplative prayer offerings, fellowship events for families, book and crafting groups, dance classes, and our signature Saturday morning breakfast speaker series. 

In the spring, Women’s Ministry offers our annual retreat weekend, alternating between the shore or Lancaster County locations.  The weekend offers opportunities to hear powerful, Spirit-filled speakers, fellowship, free time, prayer time, good food and fun!  A different leaders’ team handles the many aspects of retreat planning and we’re always looking for new women to be mentored in areas where you have a passion to serve.

For more information on any of these activities, please contact Ruth Morgan at ruth.morgan@good-samaritan.org or Kylie Roberts at kylie.roberts@good-samaritan.org.  Specific activities are listed on the Church calendar and in a printed brochure that is revised quarterly.

Women's Bible Studies

Joy of Living: Tuesdays 9:30am-11:30am

Joy of Living is a scripture focused Bible study attracting women from many denominations as well as those who are unfamiliar with the Bible. This year's study on the Gospel of John includes lessons from a study guide, small groups, lecture time, commentary, and fellowship opportunities. Children's Program available. 

  • Dates: Sept-May annually
  • Location: Church of the Good Samaritan Sanctuary
  • Contact: Nancy Carlson at nancyhcarlson@gmail.com

Mature Women's Bible Study: Tuesdays 11:30am-2pm

This group shares lunch, fellowship, the Bible, and prayer together. Join us as we learn to walk with Jesus in our time of life. 

  • Location: Church of the Good Samaritan, Room 223.
  • Contact: Mary Ann McClarnon at mcclmak133@hotmail.com

Business Women and Breakfast with the Bible: Thursdays 7am-8am

This is a concise, year round, in depth study of books in the Bible and how God's word applies in all situations for women on the go. Currently studying the book of John, with another book to start in fall. Please join us anytime. 

  • Location: Our Deli, Lancaster Ave., Paoli
  • Contact: Annette Toebe at agerbaek6@hotmail.com

Insight Bible Study: Thursdays 9:30am-11:30am and 7pm-9pm

This study offers the women of Good Sam and our greater community a weekly opportunity to worship in song, hear biblical teaching, engage in small group discussion, and pray together. Teaching and discussion will take us through the Book of Ephesians starting in September.

  • Location: Church of the Good Samaritan, Rooms 263/64
  • Contact: GoodSamInsight@gmail.com