SMALL GROUPS / BIBLE STUDIES
8:45 am Adult Sunday Morning Bible Study
The adult Sunday School class meets at 8:45 am in the Upper Room. Pastor Brad and Gary Grimes lead an inductive Bible study. The emphasis is on learning how to access the scriptures for yourself--and on encountering Jesus in a firsthand, three-dimensional way. Newcomers are welcome!
Wednesdays at 10:10 AM - Small Group
We meet on Wednesday mornings at the church to provide SUPPORT and ENCOURAGEMENT for one another as we grow in our relationship with God. In this group, we will 1) discuss a bible passage, 2) reflect on God’s presence in our lives and in this world, 3) pray for our community and for one another. Plus, you will have lots of fun getting to know some really nice people while drinking freshly ground coffee or your choice of herbal teas. If you are interested please contact Pastor Brad.
Prayer Shawl / Craft Group
All interested people are invited to join the Craft and Prayer Shawl group on the 4th Tuesday of each month, 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., in the Upper Room of Smith Memorial Presbyterian Church. Bring your sack lunch. Every 3rd or 4th month we will join our talents on a special project. Please contact Barbara Cuda for more information.
The Outriggers is a group of middle-age couples and singles who enjoy fellowship, devotional time and supporting local missions. We are open to everyone and welcome newcomers. We meet on the 3rd Saturday of each month, usually at the church in Fellowship Hall. We are divided into three watches, each of which is responsible for 4 meetings a year including activities and devotions as well as refreshments.
We have formed a new “young” adults group at Smith Memorial Church. We usually meet on the 3rd Friday of the month at 7:00 pm. Our vision is to meet monthly or bimonthly and have this be an informal gathering of people in their 20's, 30's and 40's where we can connect and enjoy good conversations and fun activities with other people within our age group. We want this to be inclusive of both singles and couples; members of the church and non-members; and people with or without children. From time to time we may have events that include children, but for the most part this will be an adults-only gathering.
Bill and Mary Lou Converse have created a new group for people to fellowship together. It is called Koinonia which means communion and joining in fellowship. They meet once a month on the 2nd Saturday of each month. Everyone is invited.
Our youth group meets weekly after morning worship at 11:45am until 1pm. The gatherings include games, a snack, a bible lesson, and prayer with the kids. Our youth director and volunteers value and focus on relational ministry and make sure the kids and youth in our program enjoy themselves while they grow as disciples.
Our chancel choir is directed by Larry Wood. This choir is composed of both children and adults who enjoy singing. Their rehearsals are on Wednesdays from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the sanctuary. There is plenty of room for anyone who would like to join them.
Every Sunday, we have a group of singers and musicians who help lead us in singing the congregational music. Their regular practices are Thursdays from 4:40 to 5:40 pm and Sunday mornings from 8:45 to 9:00 am. New vocal or instrumental talent is always welcome.
The Smith Memorial adult handbell choir is Jubilant Bells, directed by Janice Fisher. We have four full octaves of bells (plus most of a fifth octave), three octaves of handchimes, special padded tables and other equipment. The ringers practice every Wednesday evening (6:00 to 7:25) from September through June in preparation for participation in worship. We usually play on the second Sunday of the month. We welcome new ringers.
Christian Education Team
The purpose of the Christian Education Team is to provide resources and opportunities so that people of all ages might be nurtured spiritually and grow in their discipleship of Jesus Christ. If you are interested in participating on this team, please contact Kristen McIntyre.
The purpose of the Communications Team is to support and assist the church in fulfilling its mission through the production of materials that help people come together and worship the God who loves them. If you are interested in participating on this team, please contact Janet Emch.
Fellowship and Outreach Team
The purpose of the Fellowship and Outreach Team is to build and strengthen relationships within our congregation and outside of our congregation, so that more and more people will experience the joy of Christ through the community of our church. Furthermore, they are to encourage, coordinate and support people to exhale the love of God in service towards others within our community and throughout the world. If you are interested in participating on this team, please contact Geoff Kenway or LeeAnne Kindel.
Buildings and Grounds Team
The purpose of the Buildings and Grounds Team is to oversee the care of the physical environment at Smith Memorial Presbyterian Church, so that our buildings and grounds enhance the functionality of our ministries for the people who visit our campus feel safe and welcomed. If you are interested in participating on this team, please contact Steve Marker or Tom Shaw.
The purpose of the Worship Team is to provide an environment in our worship service where people of all ages and backgrounds might better experience the love of God in Jesus Christ through sound, sight, and genuine Christian hospitality. If you are interested in participating on this team, please contact Berni Mueller.
The Session is the basic policy-making and governing body of the church. As God ordered Moses to assemble elders to share in certain functions of ministry (Exodus 3:16) and as elders were appointed to serve in each church of the New Testament (Acts 14:23), elders shall be elected at Smith Memorial Presbyterian Church to encourage the priesthood of all believers to work together and build up the body of Christ (Ephesians 4:12). The Session works with the pastor in setting the vision of the church.
The Board of Deacons
The ministry of Deacon as set forth in Scripture is one of compassion, witness, and service, sharing in the redeeming love of Jesus Christ for the poor, the hungry, the sick, the lost, the friendless, the oppressed, those burdened by unjust policies or structures, or anyone in distress. The purpose of the Board of Deacons is to nurture the entire congregation to take part in ministries of caring and compassion for all people within our church family, while also reaching out to those in need within our local community.