2015 Parish Profile

Written by admin on Apr 25, 2015
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Luke 10:36-37

36 “Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?”
37 The expert in the law replied, “The one who had mercy on him.” Jesus told him, “Go and do likewise.”


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Our Mission

The mission of Good Samaritan Church (Good Sam) is to “be the gospel of Christ by holding hands, reaching out to our neighbors, striving to love and be loved”.


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Our History

Good Sam was founded as a mission in 1970. Learn about key dates and milestones in Good Sam history.



Church DoorLocation and Facilities

Good Sam is located in University City, a community located centrally in the city of San Diego. Our campus includes two buildings, a 600-seat sanctuary, and a multi-purpose parish hall.



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Good Sam features a creative and innovative worship that builds upon Rite II in the Book of Common Prayer in a way that encourages and challenges participation in the Eucharist.


Newman Center

Newman Center Catholic Community at UCSD

For the past 15 years we have shared our space with the Newman Center. There are many areas of commonality that lead to multiple opportunities for joint worship and fellowship between the two communities.


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Strategic Plan

Good Sam has developed an infrastructure to support its transition to a program church. A major part of this transition is the flexible Strategic Plan, first developed in 2011.


Christian Formation

Christian Formation

Good Sam seeks to educate all its members to bring them into full life in the church.




Community Life

Community Life is what connects us more deeply to our Good Sam family.





The Outreach Ministry at Good Sam provides a wide range of opportunities for parish members to live into Christ’s call to serve as individuals or part of a larger group.



Pastoral Care

Through Pastoral Care, members of Good Samaritan strive to live up to their name with caring, intention, and purpose.


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Staff and Financials

Find information about the current staff and financial status of Good Sam.



Rector we seek

The Rector We Seek

We seek a Rector who is a spiritual leader who will guide us to reach our full potential as we identify and use all the gifts our Lord has given us.



Vital Signs CAT Survey

Last October, 163 members of Good Sam completed the CAT survey.  This section links to the Vital Signs report from that survey.