• About Samaritan Fellowship

    Since 1958, the Samaritan Fellowship, a nonprofit ministry, has strived to carry out the Lord’s admonition to help our neighbor. Our purpose is to help those who have exhausted every available means for providing adequate shelter, utilities, medical care, fuel, vehicle repair, short-term shelter, food, clothing, and other emergency services. We serve families living in the Carlisle Area School District, South Middleton School District, and Middlesex Township.

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Client Assistance in-person ONLY beginning June 12, 2021

Beginning Saturday June 12, 2021, Samaritan Fellowship will resume holding in-person interviews at the new Carlisle United Methodist Church (CUMC) facility located at 333 Spring Garden Street (just past the Giant store on Spring Garden).  Clients should arrive between 7:45 AM – 10 AM on Saturday morning for their interview that day.

Clients should follow the signs along the entrance road which will direct them to the “Community Groups” section of the facility located to the right of the main entrance to the CUMC Worship Center.  At this time we will require all clients to wear masks upon entry into the church and during the interview.  We also ask that only the client seeking assistance comes to the interview.  Any accompanying family or friends will have to wait outside the facility as there is no way to accommodate extra persons at this time.  Thank you!

We will no longer conduct interviews by telephone as a regular part of our assistance process.

Please contact us at: samaritanfellowship@hotmail.com    or    (717) 243-7338


Due to the Coronavirus emergency, Samaritan Fellowship has discontinued in person meetings with clients.  A sign will be posted on the parking lot door of the church on Saturday mornings advising clients of how to arrange for a telephone interview with a Samaritan member to hear their needs.  We recognize that our clients are among the most vulnerable of our community as to the financial impact of this emergency and we are anxious to continue our service to them.

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Furniture Ministry suspended

Samaritan Fellowship is immediately suspending all activity related to our furniture ministry. We are currently unable to accept donations of furniture or disperse furniture to those in need due to problems with our liability insurance carrier. Those in need are encouraged to contact New Digs (717-620-9735) at Mission Central in Mechanicsburg, PA. We will post any change in status on this web site when the situation is resolved.

Samaritan Fellowship moving

            After 55 years of enjoying the hospitality and support of Allison United Methodist Church on Mooreland Avenue, Samaritan Fellowship will relocate its operation to the Grace United Methodist Church campus of the newly formed Carlisle United Methodist Church at 45 West South West St. effective Saturday morning, June 15th, 2013.  The last meeting with clients at Allison UMC will be Saturday, June 8th; the following Saturday, June 15th clients will be interviewed at the Grace campus.

Clients should enter at the doors of the church’s Pomfret Street parking lot, take the elevator to the lower level (LL), and follow the signs to the Samaritan Fellowship Intake Room.  Samaritan Fellowship is open for clients from7:30AM until 10:00AM.  No clients will be admitted to Samaritan Fellowship after 10:00AM.


This is our very first post!!  We are excited about moving into the 21st century and keeping you up to date on our ministry.  How grateful we are for all the financial and prayerful support we receive from the churches and community and for those who volunteer every Saturday morning to assist those with emergency needs.