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Thanksgiving Service

Tuesday, November 21

12:15 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.


Take time during your lunch hour to pause and give thanks!

We will have a brief, casual time of thanksgiving, prayer and communion.

Join us!

Middle School Lockout

Friday, December 1

Meet at SMPC at 6:00 p.m.

We’ll go to Stonecrest to shop for stockings for the Salvation Army and then go see a movie!! Please eat dinner beforehand.

We cannot determine an end time to the event until we know the movie time, which they do not release until the week of the event.

Cost: $17 covers movie ticket + stocking shopping!

Adult Help: We will need adult drivers/chaperones for this event:

Drivers, sign up here!

High School Lockout

Saturday, December 2

Meet Laser Quest at 4:20 p.m.

We will meet at LASER QUEST (10403 Park Road Unit J, Charlotte, NC), play laser tag, eat dinner at CookOut, and then go to the Stonecrest Target to shop for stockings.

Cost: $20 covers event ticket + stocking shopping! PLEASE BRING CASH FOR COOKOUT.

Adult Help: We will need adult drivers/chaperones for this event, to transport us back to Ballantyne.

Drivers, sign up here!

Alternative Gift Market

Sunday, December 3

8:30 a.m. - Noon

Sanctuary Hallway

As a part of the Advent season,SMPC will host its annual Alternative Gift Market, beginning Sunday, December 3 from 8:30 a.m. to noon.

Our market will offer a different kind of shopping experience, one that will benefit global ministries as well as our local community, and at the same time honor loved ones and friends.

2017 catalogs are coming soon!

Ballantyne Business Group

Wednesday, December 6

12:15 p.m., Room 204

This new group meets the first and third Wednesdays of each month at the church over lunch.

Feel free to bring your own lunch or email David Huss in advance. He will pick up subs beforehand; email him at to place your order. (Just throw $5 in the pot!)

Food for Thought Book Group

Thursday, December 7

6:30 p.m., Session Room

Theme: World War 2 Remembrance

Book: Lilac Girls (F) by Martha Hall Kelly

NY socialite Caroline Ferriday is busy at the French consulate and a new love. Her world is changed when Hitler’s army invades Poland in September 1939 and sets its sights on France. Kasia Kuzmerick, a Polish teenager, senses her youth disappearing as she is drawn deeper into her role as courier for the underground resistance. German doctor, Herta Oberheuser, is hired for a government medical position and is trapped in a realm of Nazi power. The lives of these three women are set on a

collision course....

Questions? Contact Kathy Paquette,

The Longest Night

Tuesday, December 12

7:00 p.m., Chapel

This service is an offering of consolation and hope for many who move through the holidays with great difficulty due to divorce, grief, loss of employment or illness.

All are encouraged to invite a friend to share in this tender service.

JOY Social Group

Thursday, December 14

10:30 a.m., Social Time; 11:00 a.m., Program followed by Lunch

Mecklenburg Hall

Come and Enjoy the Sounds of the Harmony Road Quartet, the “A cappella Fellas” whose song arrangements are rooted in Barbershop Harmony. The “fellas” will perform holiday favorites as well as old standards.

We will enjoy a catered Lunch from Phil’s Deli (an old favorite) following the concert.

Lunch Cost: $5.00, paid at door.

Reservations by Monday, December 11 are required to, or signup on sheet in Narthex.

To carry on our tradition, please bring an unwrapped gift for the Center of Hope Women’s Shelter ministry (toiletries, hats, gloves socks, etc.)

Questions: Call 803-396-8889

JOY (Just Older Youth) Social Group is a gathering of seniors who meet four times each year (October, December, February, April).

We begin with a social time, then a program and lunch.

American Red Cross Blood Drive

Saturday, January 27

8:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Donating blood is a simple thing to do, but it can make a big

difference in the lives of others.


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