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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

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All Things Considered

Sundays, 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m.

ZOOM

Resumes September 12

Discussions of contemporary Christian issues.

Contact: Rebecca Guzman, rebecca@smpchome.org.

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Faith Hour

Sundays,

9:10 a.m.

Mecklenburg Hall

Join us each Sunday between worship services for a Faith Hour for all ages. We will provide a variety of opportunities for all ages to engage faith together.


September 12: Kickoff Fellowship Breakfast (Outdoors); September 19: Mission Project; September 26: Family Talk about Tough Topics: Grief.
      

Contact: Rebecca Guzman, rebecca@smpchome.org

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Men's Morning

Bible Study

Fridays, 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.

ZOOM

Resumes September 10

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, aarikeberhardt@gmail.com

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Dr. Matt Brown's

Bible Study

Wednesdays,
9:30 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.

ZOOM

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

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Back to Basics

Mondays, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
October 25, November 1 & 8

ZOOM

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. 

Registration coming soon!

Contact: Nancy Metzler, nancy@smpchome.org

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The JOY Class

Sundays, 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m.
ZOOM

Resumes September 12

JESUS. OTHERS. YOU.

Study: First Corinthians: Searching the Depths of God by Jaime Clark-Soles.  This class is open to all and always enjoys new faces.      

Contact: Rebecca Guzman, rebecca@smpchome.org

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Monday Morning
Bible Study

Mondays, 9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Room 204 and ZOOM

Begins September 13

Kerygma Study: Galatians and James: Faith and Works (Galatians)

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

Kerygma: An Odd Couple: Jonah and Ruthology (Ruth)
Mondays, September 13-October 25.

 

Sign up and purchase the book on Church Life.

 

Contact:  Melissa White,  melissawhite1018@yahoo.com 
 

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ADULT SMALL GROUPS

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A Caregiver's Journey
Support Group

Sundays, Beginning
September 19
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:00 p.m., McQueen Room

Finding meaning and purpose as you care for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia.


Facilitators: Kathy Garner (SMPC Faith Ambassador through the Alzheimer’s Association) and Rev. Whitney Bayer.

Contact:  Rev. Whitney Bayer to sign up, whitney@smpchome.org.

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Food For Thought

Book Group

First Thursday of Each Month

7:00 p.m., SMPC Campus

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


View the 2021-2022 Reading List Here!

Contact Kathy Paquette, khesspaquette@aol.com

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Grief Support Group
Support Group

Tuesdays, Beginning

September 28
1:30 p.m., McQueen Room

Tuesdays, Beginning September 28, 1:30 p.m., McQueen Room
Join with others who are also experiencing grief.

Contact:  Rev. Whitney Bayer to sign up, whitney@smpchome.org.

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Men's Softball

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, ronald.stephany@cms.k12.nc.us 

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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, rebecca@SMPChome.org

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Persian Pickles

Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m.

The Commons

ON HIATUS

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

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Photography Group

Classes & Outings

Throughout the Year

ON HIATUS

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

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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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FWC: Fun Walking Club @ SMPC

Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m. *

Thursdays, 5:00 p.m. *

SMPC Campus

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, emilypricemoss@gmail.com, 704.649.7543.l

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Hops Around Town

One Saturday a Month

4:00 p.m.

Various Breweries

ON HIATUS

CLICK HERE FOR THE NEXT MEETUP DETAILS

 

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

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International Dining

Monthly

7:00 p.m., Various Restaurants

ON HIATUS

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

Contact: Alice Tyler, rrt1317@aol.com

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Lunch Bunch

Quarterly Daytime Gatherings

ON HIATUS

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

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Music Lovers

Occasional

Local Music Outings

ON HIATUS

Join other music lovers for local concerts.

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

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Sit & See

Socially-distanced gatherings!

Interested in joining a small, informal, socially-distanced gathering outside on SMPC's campus?

 

Contact Nancy Metzler, nancy@smpchome.org

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SMPC Tots

Play Dates!

ON HIATUS

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

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Take a Hike!

Occasional Day Hikes

ON HIATUS

Go on a day hike in the greater Charlotte region.

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