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.


Young Adults

1st & 3rd Thursdays, 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.

Adult Education: Transitions

Saturday, January 20, 10:00 - Noon, Fellowship Hall

Learn about a ministry for those leaving one chapter of life, and entering the next. Meet Dr. Leslie Braksick, co-author of Your Next Season, a book that brings candid, unvarnished, authentic advice from hundreds who understand that the transition of “seasons” is one of the most fragile phases of adult life. Take comfort in this extraordinary book, which brings readers companionship, empathy, encouragement, and sage advice – plus valuable tools to create a purposeful “next season” of their own. Remember, regardless of what you do next, you are taking along the very best part of your career... YOU!

Tuesday Bible Study  

2018 dates to be announced

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

You're invited to explore scripture. Attend either weekly class on Tuesdays. Contact Don Decker

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

Dinners for 7 or 8 -  January 26 & January 27

Coordinator Janet Wells writes, "If you’ve never tried this or if you are a long-time devotee, we’d love to have you join us for a delightful evening of conversation and a shared potluck meal. This is a great way to meet and get to know fellow church members!" To join the mailing list Contact Bill and Janet Wells

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.



Monday Nights  

7:15 - 8:45 pm, 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! 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 this fall as we study Paul’s letter to the Romans.  

Contact Lorrie or Michele

Circle of Women


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.


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