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ADULTS

South Mecklenburg Presbyterian Church has many offerings for adults.  From weekly studies to monthly small group fellowships to occasional casual outings, we hope you will find the perfect place to grow in your faith and develop and nurture friendships.

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ADULT STUDIES

Discussions of contemporary Christian issues.

Contact: Brenton Hartman, hartbc2@gmail.com

All Things Considered

Sundays, 9:00 a.m.

Room 206

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All ages gather in circles in Mecklenburg Hall to practice creative ways to dig into the Bible, practice talking about our faith with one another, and practice ways we can continue learning about our faith throughout the week while implementing the Faith Five approach.

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Faith Practice

Sundays, 9:00 a.m.

Mecklenburg Hall

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Bryan Stevenson is the executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative, and a professor of law at NYU Law School. He has won relief for dozens of condemned prisoners and argued five times before the Supreme Court. Just Mercy is at once an unforgettable account of a young lawyer’s coming of age, a moving window into the lives of those he has defended, and an inspiring argument for compassion in the pursuit of true justice. Join us as we explore what his it means for people of faith.

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Contact: Rebecca Guzman, rebecca@smpchome.org

Lenten Book Study:

Just Mercy

by Bryan Stevenson

Mondays, 7:00 p.m.

Beginning March 2

Before heading to work, the bus stop, the carpool line or the gym, how would you like to start your day with fellowship and Bible study?

 

As always, there will be coffee and great discussion around these readings and current events.

Join in a new study of the book, Genesis and the Big Bang.

 

Contact:  Aarik Eberhardt, aarikeberhardt@gmail.com

Men's Morning

Bible Study

Fridays, 6:30 a.m.

Room 202

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FEBRUARY 10,17 & 24

Join us for a hearty homemade bowl of soup, conversation, and fellowship as we explore the basics of prayer. We will look at prayers in the Bible and see how we can use those as a model for prayer. We will also specifically learn about writing prayers for a group or meeting.

 

Bring your favorite soup bowl or mug! (We'll have extras if you forget!)

 

We'll have a basket for donations toward the soup.

 

This study will be led by Rebecca Guzman.

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Contact:  rebecca@smpchome.org.
 

Prayer 101:

Soup & Study

Mondays, 6:30 p.m.

Room 204

Amuse-bouche is a French term for a small morsel to prepare the guest for the meal and to offer a glimpse into the chef's approach to cuisine. In a way, this is descriptive of this Bible study.

Join this study that explores the scripture passages for the upcoming week's sermon.

Contact: Dr. Matt Brown, matt@smpchome.org

Dr. Matt Brown's

Bible Study

Wednesdays,
9:30 a.m. 

Session Room

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We use the word “resurrection” frequently in the life of the church, but have we really explored what it means? In this book, Brian K. Blount, current president of Union Presbyterian Seminary, weaves together a study of resurrection as portrayed in the Book of Revelation, the letters of Paul, and the Gospel of Mark. God breaks into our dead world and our dead churches, to proclaim a hope and healing through the power of the apocalyptic life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Join us as we explore the power that the resurrection holds for us on our journey towards Easter.

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Contact: Dr. Matt Brown, matt@smpchome.org

Lenten Study:

Invasion of the Dead

by Brian Blount

Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m.

Beginning March 4

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JESUS. OTHERS. YOU.


Study: Short Stories by Jesus by Amy-Joy Levine

 

Contact: Carol Palmgren, carol.palmgren@gmail.com 

The JOY Class

Sundays, 9:00 a.m.
Room 301

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Kerygma Study: Parables:  Stories for Life in God's World

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Many people think of Jesus’ parables as brief stories with a simple, moral lesson.  This study attempts to open the richness of the parables by taking an in-depth look at what a parable is and how it functions, and by engaging in careful analysis of several individual parables.

 

Mondays, January 27 to March 16 with no class on February 17.

 

Contact:  Melissa White,  melissawhite1018@yahoo.com 
 

Monday Morning
Bible Study

Mondays, 9:45 a.m.

Room 204

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ADULT SMALL GROUPS

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Enjoy fellowship with others who work in the area or from home.

David Huss will pick up subs for anyone who would like one. (Email him beforehand to place your order!)

Contact:  David Huss, david.huss@allentate.com

Ballantyne
Business Group

First & Third Wednesdays, 12:15 p.m., Room 204

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All are invited to join this group for a monthly book discussion.


View the 2019-2020 Reading List Here!
 

Contact Kathy Paquette, khesspaquette@aol.com

Food For Thought

Book Group

First Thursday of Each Month

6:30 p.m., Session Room

We field two men’s softball teams.

Practice begins in May on our own Lowe Softball Field.

 

Games are played on Monday and Friday nights (6:15 p.m. or 7:15 p.m.) in June, July, & August against other area churches in South Charlotte.  

Most games will be played on our field.

Contact Ron Stephany, ronald.stephany@cms.k12.nc.us 

Men's Softball

Spring & Summer

This group meets for study and fellowship, usually focusing on their own Christian journey or some aspect of parenting. 


If you're searching for a "tribe" to talk through motherhood, life, balance, and faith, this is it!

Contact: Rebecca Guzman, Director of Spiritual Formation, rebecca@SMPChome.org

Rain or Shine Moms' Group

2nd & 4th Thursdays

7:30 p.m., Room 206

This ladies’ sewing, knitting and quilting group meets weekly at the church to learn new techniques, work on service projects, and enjoy fellowship!


Contact: Dotty Dysard, wdysard@windstream.net

Persian Pickles

Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m.

The Commons

Interested in learning more about photography?  This group is for you!

  
All skill levels are welcome; the goal is to learn and improve together.  Fun photo shoots are planned! 

 

Contact: Tom Schellin, guitarbts@gmail.com

Photography Group

Classes & Outings

Throughout the Year

NEW!  SMPC MeetUps are a wonderful way to build friendships with others.  These gatherings have a less-formal structure than our Small Group Ministry, and provide opportunities to share common interests in a relaxed atmosphere.

Upcoming MeetUps are listed in this space, in the Sunday SMPC Weekly, and in our weekly email, Connecting with SMPC.

Have a MeetUp idea?  We want to help make it happen!  Simply submit your idea below to get started!

Questions?  Contact Nancy Metzler, Director of Hospitality & Connection, nancy@smpchome.org.

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Hops Around Town, explores some of the many craft breweries in and around the Charlotte area.

 

Join us as we gather for quaffs and conversation. No need to reserve...just show up!

Contact Daniel Bayer, danielbayer05@gmail.com

Hops Around Town

One Saturday a Month

4:00 p.m.

Various Breweries

This group dines at international restaurants in the area once each month.

Contact: Alice Tyler, rrt1317@aol.com

International Dining

Monthly

7:00 p.m., Various Restaurants

A casual daytime gathering for fellowship, food and fun!his group dines at international restaurants in the area once each month.

Contact: Ruth Ann Engle , raengle22@gmail.com

Lunch Bunch

Quarterly Daytime Gatherings

Join other music lovers for local concerts.

Contact: Kim Dracon, kimdracon@carolina.rr.com.

Music Lovers

Occasional

Local Music Outings

Got young kids? Want to get to know some fellow SMPC parents who are also going through the ups and downs of  the "terrible twos," "three-nagers" and whatever they call four-year old challenges? Let's get together with our little bundles of joy and relax, play and get to know one another better. 

 

Co-hosts: Christy and Doug Downes, Walton and Nick Price

SMPC Tots

Play Dates!

Go on a day hike in the greater Charlotte region.

Coordinators:
Mary Katheryne & Michael Zagora, mkzagora@smpchome.org

Take a Hike!

Occasional Day Hikes

 
 
 
South Mecklenburg Presbyterian Church
8601 Bryant Farms Road
Charlotte, North Carolina  28277
704.544.0404 / smpcoffice@smpchome.org
 
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