SMPC invites our community into a depth of knowledge about God and relationship with God through study, prayer, worship, and meaningful connection with peers across generations. One of the ways we do this is through adult studies and groups.
The ongoing groups listed below are always open to new members, and we often have short-term studies as well. Our Director of Spiritual Formation would be delighted to have a conversation to help you discover what group might fit you best!
SUNDAY MORNING CLASSES
Jesus, Others, and You (JOY) ClassSUNDAY - 8:45AM
The JOY Class meet at 8:45 on Sunday mornings to engage with various short-term studies. This class is open to all and always enjoys new faces. A great time to join is when they starta new study. Check your bulletin and weekly email to see when that happens. Right now, they are studying, “The God of the How and When” with Kathie Lee Gifford and Rabbi Jason Sobel.
Invitation to the New Testament ClassSUNDAY - 9:00AM
Invitation to the New Testament examines how the New Testament writers and the early Christian community wrestled with the implications of the story of Jesus for their lives and their communities of faith. These are questions Christians still struggle with today. This study encourages participants to think about the role that faith plays in their life, how the Christian community is affected by modern culture, and how the church of the twenty-first century can be a welcoming, diverse, community.
Pastor’s Wednesday Morning and Wednesday Evening Bible StudiesWEDNESDAY - 9:30AM & 6:30PM
Each week, pastor Matt Brown explores the scripture that will be preached on the upcoming Sunday. There’s one group at 9:30 am and one at 6:30 pm every Wednesday. At this time, the study is virtual only.
All Church Reads: The Colorful Image of GodWEDNESDAY - 9:30AM
More information coming.
Men’s and Women’s GroupsWEDNESDAY - 9:30AM
We have several groups for men and women that meet at various times throughout the week! Please contact Rebecca Guzman if you are interested in joining one of these groups.
CURRENT SHORT TERM STUDIES
The Way of JesusMONDAY - 10:00am - 11:00am
Lindsey will be leading an Adult Bible Study that will meet on Monday January 23, Monday, January 30, Monday, February 6, and Monday, February 13, 2023 from 10:00-11:00 AM. It is a hybrid bible study, meaning it willmeet both in-person and on ZOOM.
It will be based upon Jack Seymour’s book titled, Teaching The Way of Jesus: Educating Christians for Faithful Living. However, there is NO need to purchase the book as Lindsey will scan the pages that you need for study.