ADULT MINISTRIES

Do you have a place to grow closer to God and others?  At SMCC we care deeply about your spiritual health and we will help you experience life more fully.

SMALL GROUP, Adult Ed. & FELLOWSHIP

WOMEN'S RETREAT

Saturday, May 12, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm, Little White Church, Pasadena

Are you looking for a way to connect with other women? Do you feel the pressure to have the perfect home, family or marriage? Or do you feel overwhelmed by the sorrows or brokenness of this world? Join the women of San Marino Community Church on Saturday, May 12th, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., as we take a break from the hectic demands of life to relax with old and new friends. Explore together what it means to accept God’s invitation to “Come As You Are.”


The annual Women’s Retreat will feature stories of healing and redemption, tools for “letting go,” time for silent reflection and connection with others, with music from SMCC’s Contemporary Worship Leader, Jenny Jones. We’re offering lunch, fun and a chance to explore how your spiritual life can be expressed through creativity. The cost of $30 per person covers food and materials. Please register by May 7.


We invite women of every age and stage of life to join us at the Little White Church in Pasadena for this special day. Bring friends, your mother, daughter or a neighbor -- just come as you are! 


Family Camp Day

Saturday, June 23, Lacy Park

Join us for a day of "camping" at our favorite local hang out -- Lacy Park!

• All-Ages Softball Game

• Kid's Corner -- story time, games, and crafts!

• Dinner and snacks provided!

• S'mores and songs around the campfire

A suggested donation of $20 per person or $50 per family is appreciated to help cover costs of dinner, snacks, and supplies.


Register


Tuesday Bible Study: Luke, Through May

10:00 am, Church Lounge, or 6:00 pm, Fellowship Hall

You're invited to explore scripture with us as we begin a new study on the Gospel of Luke.  A gentile, Luke wrote about 30% of the New Testament with Luke and Acts. All the other New Testament authors were Jewish.  One of the questions we want to answer in our study is: How does Luke's Gospel affect our living today? Attend either weekly class on Tuesdays. Contact Don Decker

 

Young Adults

Every Other Thursday, 7:00 pm, Church Lounge

A new small group kicking off this January. If you are in your 20's or 30's and wanting a place within the church, this group is for you. We will continue to meet through the summer focusing on the Psalms, gathering on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month. We share a meal together, go through life together. If you are in your 20's or 30's and wanting a place within the church, this group is for you.

Contact Sophia Alecci


Weekly Grief/Transition Group

Wednesdays 4:00 pm, Church Lounge

This ongoing group is a haven for those men and women needing support and encouragement in times of grief. Contact Rev. Dr. Marilyn Manning


Next Step Bible Study In Mandarin

Sundays 11:30 am, Adult Ed. Room

Join mandarin speaking members of SMCC for a Bible Study that follows the scripture preached in the Traditional and Contemporary worship services.

women

Monday Night Bible Study  -- NEW TIME!

6:00pm - 7:30pm, Church Lounge


Monday Bible Study is a group that is open to all women, led by Pastor Jan Cook. We welcome you to join us on Monday evenings for engaging discussion, prayer, lots of laughter, friendship and quite often decadent snacking!  Join us as we study Paul’s letter to the Romans.  


Contact Lorrie or Michele


Circle of Women

Thursdays, 9:15-10:45 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


Women's Book Club -  Title to be announced

Tuesdays, 8:00 am, Du-pars on Lake Avenue

Start your morning with great friends and great conversation. Next book to be announced, led by Rev. Jan Cook – Facilitator. Contact Michele Carter or Lorrie Forgatch for more information.

men

Trek Men's Small Group

Fridays 6:15 am at Du-pars 214 S. Lake Ave, Pasadena

This men's small group (5-10) meets at BRU on Lake Avenue in Pasadena every Friday.  Click here to view a video sneak peek.  


Men's Breakfast

Wednesdays 7:00 am, Colonial Kitchen, San Marino

A 50-year tradition, this weekly gathering includes breakfast, devotions, and discussion for men. Men of all ages are invited to participate. A wide-ranging variety of topics of interest to participants are organized by the planning committee, which includes Rev. Jeff O’Grady. Join the men this week!  Contact Harry Gage


Men's Bible Study

1st, 3rd, 5th Wednesday 7:30 pm, Library

Men of all ages participate in the topical study. Contact Don McBride


Men's Basketball  

Saturdays mornings, Southwest Academy, San Marino

Join the men of the church for physical exercise and healthy competition. All are welcome to join the fun! Resumes in the Fall. Contact Coordinator


Table Tennis

Saturdays 9:30 am, Westminster Hall

Fun and exercise – and not just for men. New players are welcome regardless of skillContact Bill Wells