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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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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.


Faith Practice

Sundays, 9:00 a.m.

Mecklenburg Hall



Study: Christianity and World Religions by Adam Hamilton


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

The JOY Class

Sundays, 9:00 a.m.
Room 301

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

9:30 a.m. 

Session Room

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.

Contact:  Aarik Eberhardt, aarikeberhardt@gmail.com

Men's Morning

Bible Study

Fridays, 6:30 a.m.

Room 202

Discussions of contemporary Christian issues.

Contact: Brenton Hartman, hartbc2@gmail.com

All Things Considered

Sundays, 9:00 a.m.

Room 206


Study:  Kerygma: An Odd Couple:  Jonah and Ruthology (Jonah)


Contact:  Melissa White,  melissawhite1018@yahoo.com 

Monday Morning
Bible Study

Mondays, 9:45 a.m.

Room 204

The witness of the renowned German theologian, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, continues to resonate for followers of Christ in a world where conflict and pain challenge hope. Executed for his active opposition to Hitler and the Nazi regime, his writings and ministry have had a profound influence on the church. Bonhoeffer said, “We live today under the shadow of Christ’s coming, not some dreaded disasters, some fate, but the coming of the God of justice, of love, and of peace. Not finding our own way into the future, to God, but receiving the future from God. We know that we cannot go to God, but God comes to us, enfolding us in his unbelievable grace.”


In this study, we will be reading from, Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Christmas Sermons, edited by Edwin Robertson. While the book is out of print, it is available on Apple Books and Kindle. There are also used copies available on Amazon. If you have any trouble accessing the book, let us know and we will make sure you are able to participate.

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

The Preaching Ministry of Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m.





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

Business Group

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


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.



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


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


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


Play Dates!

Go on a day hike in the greater Charlotte region.

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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