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

Join the Student Leadership Team

Adult Application


Tuesday Evening Bible Study: Begins October 9 with Phil Eaton

An Invitation to Joy: Reading the Bible For Our Times

6:00 pm, Community Room

We live in times that are anything but joyful, and yet the Bible keeps insisting we are made for joy. God wants joy for each of his children. Jesus promises joy as the key to human completeness. This is the story of the Bible. We need this promise more than ever.

But how do we even read the Bible anymore in an age of pervasive skepticism? Each week in this class we will read a selected passage from the Bible—a story, a Psalm, a parable, a letter—and work together to become better readers of the Bible. In the process, we will try to reclaim the promise of Christian joy for our lives and for our world. Contact Phil Eaton


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 Sharon Eaton


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. (Note: there will be no bible study between July 22 and August 12.)

women

Circle of Women - Resumes August 30, HOLY YOGA*

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. 


*Circle of Women kicks off the fall with a FREE YOGA CLASS in Westminster Hall on August 30th, all women of all levels are welcome! Bring your yoga mat (extra mats available, if you don’t have one) and come as you are! Childcare provided. Led by Carolina Cotman, Curative Yoga Instructor.

 

Contact Circle of Women


Monday Night Bible Study - Resumes September 10

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! 


This Fall: In Naked Spirituality, Brian McLaren takes his prophetic work a step further by confronting how the lack of a simple, doable, durable spirituality undermines the very transformation God is calling us to undergo. As a result, our religious structures become tools to maintain the status quo and not catalysts for personal and social change.  

McLaren presents a four-stage framework for understanding the spiritual life, and he unfolds spiritual practices appropriate to each stage. Each practice is rooted in a simple word: here, thanks, O, sorry, help, please, when, no, why, behold, yes, and silence. Naked Spirituality offers accessible, practical wisdom for living a truly spiritual life. Staying true to Jesus's core message while engaging faithfully with our postmodern world, McLaren presents a proven spiritual program for engaging in and sustaining a meaningful relationship with God. 

His most influential to date, McLaren's book strips down to the bare essentials; cutting through stale debates, old ideologies, and ethereal theology to unveil a simple love for God and neighbor that is worth devoting your life to. Please purchase your book before class begins wherever you go for your books and come prepared to make new friends, reunite with old friends and engage in conversations and study about our lives together in Christ.


Questions? Please contact Lorrie or Michele

men

Trek Men's Small Group

Fridays 6:15 am

Du-pars 214 S. Lake Ave, Pasadena

This men's small group (5-10) meets 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, 7:00 am, San Marino High School

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 9:45 am, Westminster Hall

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