EVENTS & ProgrAms  

More About What's going on the Week of  SepTEMBER 24

  • Disaster Relief now!

    You can give now by writing a check payable to "SMCC" with "Disaster Assistance" in the memo. All funds will go to Presbyterian Disaster Assistance. Specifically, donations will go to “Cleanup Buckets, Hygiene Kits and School Kits.” valued at $75, $15 and $15, respectively. There will be samples of the kits in the courtyard this Sunday, September 24. All proceeds will be sent to disaster relief earmarked for Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma victims, and Mexico City Earthquake victims through

  • Adult Education - The Reformation

    Sundays, 4:00-6:00 pm, Fellowship Hall

    Throughout the year, gather with us as we take time to experience God’s word together. Engage scripture by simply listening, reading along or both. We also go in depth on topics that help form our faith: This fall we study the Reformation. Five hundred years ago an obscure German monk nailed 95 theses to a church door and unwittingly set off a revolution that reformed Medieval Christianity and reshaped the world forever. Out of that rebellion began to emerge our understanding of the world, ourselves and the nature of God, the teachings and person of Jesus Christ, the work of the Holy Spirit and all we consider holy into a “reformed theology” which we continue to practice today. SIGN UP FOR THE CLASSES and TO RECEIVE MORE INFO by contacting Peggy Flynn at:, or stop by the Ministry Fair this Sunday, September 10. 

    Childcare available.  Please contact Becca Bateman

    Details of Classes, Events and Recommended Reading

  • Monday Night Women's Bible Study

    7:15 pm - 8:45 pm, Church Lounge

    Monday Night Bible Study is a group that is open to all women and led by Pastor Jan Cook. We welcome you to join us for engaging discussion, prayer, lots of laughter and quite often decadent snacking! This fall we are excited to jump into what has been described as “the fullest, plainest and grandest statement of the gospel in the New Testament.” Join us as we begin our study of Paul’s letter to the Romans.

    Contact Lorrie or Michele for more info  

  • Tuesday Bible STudy

    Begins September 12

    10:00 am, Church Lounge, or 6:00 pm, COmmunity Room

    You're invited to explore this archetypal story of what happens when God calls ordinary humans into extraordinary and world-shaping events Attend either weekly class on Tuesdays. Contact Don Decker

  • CIrcle of Women

    Thursdays, 9:15 AM, Church Lounge

    Looking for a supportive group of friends? Want to apply scripture to our lives today? Women's Circle provides a place where women of all ages and stages can share and learn from each other’s experience. This is a great chance to go deeper in our faith. Child care is provided on Thursdays.

    Contact Circle of Women

  • Letters from the courtyard

    any sunday after worship

    A New Ministry from Your Board of Deacons

    Letters are already written to our members who may be experiencing such things as illnesses, losses, surgeries or hospitalizations. And also to those who are experiencing celebrations like births, weddings, confirmations and baptisms. All that’s needed is JUST YOUR SIGNATURE!

    You don’t need to know the person whose letter you are signing. Our goal is to send the congregation’s love to these individuals who are part of the church family. All you need to do is sign your name to the letter. Many signatures will be meaningful to people in knowing that they are being thought of and prayed for. For more information on this newest ministry, look for our article in July’s Community Connection Newsletter. Contact Deacon Coordinator, Susan Sabo  


  • Handbell ringers - resumes October 3

    Rehearsals Tuesdays, 7:00-8:15 pm, choir room

    No experience necessary! Handbell choir open to everyone from sixth grade and older! Adults, high schoolers, and middle schoolers alike are welcome! We will hold our first rehearsal Tuesday, October 3. We’ll spend the fall learning music to ring in worship during this coming Christmas season.

    Contact Elizabeth Kerstein

  • New Member/Inquirers' Class

    Saturday, October 7, 8:30 am - Noon, Church Lounge

    Thinking of joining San Marino Community Church? Or just wanting to learn more? You are welcome to attend this orientation class for those exploring Christian faith and church membership. Topics include Christian basics, Presbyterian tenets, and information about how to become involved and connected at SMCC. This is a great opportunity to become acquainted with Pastor Jeff O'Grady, other clergy and members of the church. Average class size is about 10. We can provide childcare upon request. Those who attend the class and intend to join the church are invited to return on Sunday October 15 at 8:30 am to be affirmed and introduced at the 9:00 am Traditional Worship service.

    To attend the class please register by Oct. 1 by completing the New Member Form and returning it to the church office or fill out a New Member Form ON-LINE. Any questions, please contact Peggy Flynn