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Ballantyne Business Group

For those who work in the Ballantyne Area

Meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays

12:15 p.m., South Mecklenburg Presbyterian Church

Enjoy fellowship with others who work in the area or from home.

David Huss will pick up subs for anyone who would like one.

Please email him your order HERE beforehand.


Boomers

For those in their 50s and 60s

Couples, singles, all are welcome!

Contact: Nancy Metzler, nancy@SMPChome.org.


Empty Nesters

Is your home a little too quiet now that your child is off to new pursuits?

Contact: Nancy Metzler, nancy@SMPChome.org


Food For Thought

Book Group

Join us the first Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in Room 206 in the Chapel Building. All are invited!

VIEW THE 2016-2017 READING LIST HERE!

JUNE 1

The Joys and Challenges of Fatherhood

Defending Jacob

by William Landay (Fiction)

Andy Barber has been an assistant district attorney for two decades. He is respected and admired in the courtroom. Happy at home with the loves of his life: his wife, Laurie, and their teenage son, Jacob. Then Andy’s quiet suburb is stunned by a shocking crime: a young boy stabbed to death in a leafy park. And an even greater shock: The accused is Andy’s own son—shy, awkward, mysterious Jacob. Andy believes in Jacob’s innocence. Any parent would. But the pressure mounts. This is a murder trial that threatens to obliterate Andy’s family.

All are invited!

Questions? Contact Kathy Paquette, khessaquette@aol.com.


FaBs (Forty and Beyonds)

For those in the 40s - approximately!

Don’t worry, we don’t check IDs. Events include adults-only nights and family parties.

Contact: Meg Garand, msgarand@yahoo.com.


International Dining

Third Friday of Each Month

7:00 p.m., Various Restaurants

This group dines at international restaurants in the area once each month.

Contact: Alice Tyler, rrt1317@aol.com


Job Seekers Support Group

Wednesdays, 10:00am - Noon, Room 202

Job teams have statistically helped people land their next jobs faster than those who search on their own. It is critical that members commit to come weekly as it is the cohesiveness of the group that makes it effective. Meetings consist of sharing successes, job tips that have been helpful in the Charlotte market and barriers that are impeding the job search.

Contact: Jim Korth, jimkorth@gmail.com/704.904.4987


JOY (Just Older Youth)

For those 65 and up!

This active adults social group meets quarterly for a meal and a program with a seasonal theme.

Our schedule of events for 2017-18 will be announced soon!

Come see what we’re all about.

Contact: Mary Anne Thacker, 704-541-8279, maryannet39@carolina.rr.com


Ladies' Night Out

All ages are welcome!

This women's group meets quarterly in members' homes for fellowship and service projects.

Contact: Nancy Metzler, nancy@SMPChome.org


Let's Do Lunch

All are welcome!

Join us for lunch at area restaurants on the second Monday of every month at 11:45 a.m.

Contact: Mary Anne Thacker, maryannet39@carolina.rr.com


Men's Group

Breakfast at Famous Toastery

This group meets for breakfast on the first Saturday of the month at 8 a.m. at Famous Toastery. Good food and good fellowship - invite a friend.

Contact: Carl Hewett, carlhewett@gmail.com.


Men's Softball

Spring - Summer Beginning May 21

Play Ball!

Cost: $70

REGISTER AND PAY HERE USING MYSMPC.

We will field two men’s softball teams again this year. Practice begins in May on our own Lowe Softball Field and games will be on Monday & Friday nights (6:15 p.m. or 7:15 p.m.) in June, July, & August against other area churches in South Charlotte. Most games will be played on our field.

Questions? Contact Ron Stephany, ronald.stephany@cms.k12.nc.us.


NEW! Rain or Shine Moms' Group

Meets Second and Fourth Thursdays of the Month

This group meets on the 2nd Thursdays of the month for study and the 4th Thursdays of the month for fellowship. Fellowship is off campus, so be sure to RSVP to find out if we're having coffee, walking the greenway, or meeting for a paint night!

If you're searching for a "tribe" to talk through motherhood, life, balance, and faith, this is it!

Please RSVP to Rebecca Guzman, Director of Spiritual Formation, rebecca@SMPChome.org.


Out On The Town

This group enjoys dining out, visiting special exhibits, and attending Charlotte area plays and musical performances.

Contact: Judy Jones, judy21jones@gmail.com.


Persian Pickles

Sewing, Knitting & Quilting

This ladies’ sewing, knitting and quilting group meets at the church in the Commons on Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m.

Contact: Shirley Lyons, samartini622@aol.com.


SMPC Photography Group

All are welcome!

Interested in learning more about photography? This group is for you!! We meet on the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 6:30 p.m., Room 206, Chapel Building.

All skill levels are welcome; the goal is to learn and improve together. Fun photo shoots are planned!

Contact: Tom Schellin, guitarbts@gmail.com


NEW! The Village

Mid 20s to Mid 40s

Have one or more of the following happened to you?

- you took your child to the wrong birthday party

- you thought your big presentation for work was due next week, but oh wait, it is due tomorrow!

- you have aging parents that need your help and you have young children

- you want to volunteer more at church, but seemed to have lost touch with other members

- you fill uninformed and crave more conversation about the state of the world rather than relying on google and social media

- you feel guilty for not attending the church function, but you just worked 60 hours

- You are at a career crossroad, but not sure how to balance

The list can go on and on, but if this is your life...come join "The Village".!

As we work to schedule meaningful and manageable events, we will focus on:

- Service (Planning a volunteer/service project with one of our already planned ministries.)

- Social (With and W/O children)

- Wellness (Physical and Financial)

- Speakers/ Burning Topic discussion (Identifying key speakers and or topics of interest.)

Contact: Kara Guy, kara.g.guy@gmail.com


NEW! Y'all Come Eat!

An After-Church Lunch Group

First Sunday of Each Month

NEW! Join this new small group for lunch Sunday after worship.

It's a casual, Dutch-treat fellowship group that will go out to lunch after church. Meet up in the Parlor after worship to decide as a group where to eat. It's easy...and fun!

Questions? Contact Sally Jones, hugb4ugo@aol.com.


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