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.
All Things Considered
Sundays, 9:00 a.m.
Resumes September 8
Discussions of contemporary Christian issues.
Contact: Brenton Hartman,
Dr. Matt Brown's
9:30 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.
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,
The JOY Class
Sundays, 9:00 a.m.
Resumes September 13
JESUS. OTHERS. YOU.
The Rock, the Road, and the Rabbi, book/video series with Kathie Lee Gifford.
Contact: Carol Palmgren, email@example.com
Mondays, 9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Resumes September 21
Kerygma Study: Parables: Stories for Life in God's World
Kerygma: An Odd Couple: Jonah and Ruthology (Ruth)
September 21-October 19.
Books ($21) are available in eBook format.
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, September 21-October 19.
Contact: Melissa White,
Back to Basics
Mondays, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
September 14, 21, 28
This fall, consider taking some time to get “Back to the Basics.” Whether you’re just starting your faith journey or have been on the journey for a while, we invite you to explore some of the basic tenets of what we as Presbyterians believe and why.
Contact: Nancy Metzler, firstname.lastname@example.org
Fridays, 6:45 a.m. - 7:45 a.m.
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 great discussion around these readings and current events.
Contact: Aarik Eberhardt, email@example.com
Parents Take 5
8:30 p.m., ZOOM
Parents take five will be a pop-up Zoom gathering at 8:30 p.m. on various weeknights. We will do the Faith Five together: share highs and lows, read a scripture, talk about the scripture, share prayer
requests, and end with a blessing.
Contact: Rebecca Guzman, firstname.lastname@example.org
ADULT SMALL GROUPS
Food For Thought
First Thursday of Each Month
7:00 p.m., ZOOM
All are invited to join this group for a monthly book discussion.
Contact Kathy Paquette,
Spring & Summer
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,
Rain or Shine Moms' Group
2nd & 4th Thursdays
7:30 p.m., ZOOM
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,
Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m.
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,
Classes & Outings
Throughout the Year
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,
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, email@example.com.
FWC: Fun Walking Club @ SMPC
Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m. *
Thursdays, 5:00 p.m. *
Looking for an opportunity to connect with your church family? Join us in the SMPC parking lot as we begin our walks. We'll wear masks and practice social distancing.
* Weather permitting!
Contact Emily Price, firstname.lastname@example.org, 704.649.7543.l
Hops Around Town
One Saturday a Month
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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,
7:00 p.m., Various Restaurants
This group dines at international restaurants in the area once each month.
Contact: Alice Tyler,
Quarterly Daytime Gatherings
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 ,
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
Take a Hike!
Occasional Day Hikes
Go on a day hike in the greater Charlotte region.
Mary Katheryne & Michael Zagora,