adult ministries: Events & opportunities

We offer a wide range of weekly activities for our community to connect in fellowship, in addition to larger special events. All are welcome to participate. We hope you'll join us!  

  • EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE WORKSHOP

    May 15 & 22 | 4:00 - 6:00 P.M. | Fellowship Hall

    Explore the role that emotions play when interacting with other people. Your EQ (Emotional Intelligence) is your ability to recognize and understand emotions and your skill at using this awareness to manage yourself and your relationship with others. Those who are able to increase their EQ have a distinct advantage both professionally and personally in a number of areas including self-awareness, self-management, social awareness and relationship management.  This is a two-part workshop for individuals or couples...Please buy your book (“Emotional Intelligence 2.0” by Travis Bradberry) online or at the church office.  Note: It is strongly recommended each participant use their own book. During the first lesson, each person will use their tablet or smartphone to complete an individual assessment online - using a custom passcode found in each book.


    This workshop is full! 


  • Bible study for mandarin speakers

    sundays | 11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 

    This small group Bible study is for all Mandarin speakers interested in learning more about the Bible or wanting to strengthen their faith. Join open discussion in a safe environment for all believers and non-believers, and the opportunity to meet new people and build friendships. Please contact Kevin Hu and Lianne Chua at MandarinBibleStudy@smccpby.com

  • circle of women | A new series begins may 3!

    Tuesdays | 9:00 A.M. | Church lounge

    Ready for some fellowship and Bible study with other church women?  Starting May 3, we will be studying ‘God of Creation: A Study of Genesis 1-11’ by Jen Wilken.  Women of all ages are invited to join us on Tuesdays between 9:00 and 10:00 to watch her video and discuss it afterwards.  There will be no homework assigned!  A typical reviewer of this lesson shares:

     

    “This study has been a tremendous blessing to us! Jen Wilkin deals with the text honestly and helps us engage meaningfully. We have a group comprised of almost-life-long believers and newer believers and both were able to glean from this study and engage with the text in new ways. It kept us all engaged and facilitated some wonderful conversation!”

     

    Come and join us!  Questions? Need Childcare? Contact Julie Barbour at juliebarmail@gmail.com.

  • Tuesday Bible Study

    6:00 - 7:00 PM | fellowship hall

    SMCC gladly announces that Rev. Adam Jones will join us as a visiting leader for our Tuesday Bible Study. Rev. Jones has been an Associate Pastor at West Presbyterian in Burbank for the last three years. Before that, he served the presbytery of San Fernando as a church consultant and as a hospice chaplain. (He is also married to Willow Stephens, SMCC Worship Leader.) To learn more about Tuesday Bible Study contact SMCC@smccpby.com .

  • Men's Breakfast

    Wednesdays | 8:00 a.m. | Colonial Kitchen

    Join old friends and make new ones at a weekly men's breakfast of faith, food and fellowship: Wednesdays at Colonial Kitchen located at 1110 Huntington Drive, San Marino. Contact Roger Hunt

  • CONVERSATIONAL ENGLISH

    WEDNESDAYS | 9:30 - 11:30 A.M. | UPSTAIRS CLASSROOMS

    SMCC opens its doors two mornings a week for Conversational English classes in the upstairs classrooms. Providing students a safe place to learn English and familiarize themselves with their community, the classes are an important place of connection and fellowship. If you are interested in assisting, or need more information, please contact leaders Jill Brown and Shirley Carey at ConversationalEnglish@smccpby.com

  • TREK: Men's small group

    Fridays | 7:15 a.m. | church lounge

    This men's small group (5-10 attendees) meets every Friday. Go on this journey and find your faith with topical study. Contact Zach Lopez  

  • Saturday BasketBall  

    7:30 A.M. | SMHS

    Saturday AM basketball resumes in December. Start times will be 7:30 am at the San Marino High School or Huntington Middle School gym. COVID-19 vaccination and masks while playing are required. Gym fees are TBD. Contact basketball@smccpby.com for further details

  • Table Tennis

    Saturdays | 9:00 -11:00 a.m. | Westminster hall

    Looking for some weekend fun or want to work on your table tennis skills? All ages and skill-levels are welcome to join. Come visit Westminster Hall to find out about the difference between orange and white ping pong balls, and even play against a table tennis robot! Contact TableTennis@smccpby.com

  • watch online: gossiping the gospel

    SUNDAYS | March 6 - April 10 | 4:00-5:30 P.M.

    Fellowship Hall

    If a friend asked you to discuss the content of your Christian faith, how would you respond? Some argue that today Christians are being formed not in church but by cable television and social media. Dr. Ron White, SMCC Scholar in Residence, will lead an exploration of the ten creeds and confessions--some of them written recently--in our Presbyterian Book of Confessions. Includes small group discussions. 


    You may participate remotely via Zoom. Questions? 
    Contact Skip Ober Miller  

    SCHEDULE:

                    Week 1 (3/6): Early Church: Apostles Creed; Nicene Creed

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                    Week 2 (3/13): Reformation: Heidelberg Catechism

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                    Week 3 (3/20): Nazi Germany: Barmen Declaration

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                    Week 4 (3/27): United States: Confession of 1967

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                    Week 5 (4/3): South Africa: Confession of Belhar

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                    Week 6 (4/10): Conclusions; discussions of personal confessions of faith

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