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The Bible teaches that followers of Christ experience spiritual growth in the context of community. God did not make us to learn in isolation; we need each other if we are to become spiritually mature. In Growth Groups we are able to take the next step in growing deeper relationships with God and others. Join a Growth Group so that you can discover for yourself what it means to be Learning in Community. Sign up in the Narthex, or on a Connection Card.

The Growth Group Committee



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Growth Group Opportunities


A Year with The Bible

Daily study of The Bible using the NSRV Daily Study Bible. Starting with Genesis and moving straight through to Revelation. Each Sunday, the sermon will be drawn from that week’s readings. If you don’t wish to join a class discussion you can still read along at home. Here is the schedule for the year. Cost of Bible $10.00 through the church office. Also available on Kindle.
Leader: Rev. Steve Plunkett
Room: Sanctuary
Time: 11:30AM Sundays or 11:00AM Thursdays

For those who cannot attend, but would like to participate in online discussion, we have created a Facebook group – “Deep Divers: Daily Bible Explorations”.


Friday, June 30, July 14 and August 11 - Finding God: Experiencing the Sacred in Everyday Life 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.  - Adult Lounge. This class is for all who long to find moments of the sacred in lives which are too busy, often, even to breathe. Minimum sign-ups: 5. Register by contacting Pastor Jackie (Jackie@sminster.com, 433-1810) or by signing up in the Narthex or near the office. Child care available upon request. Led by Pastor Jackie.


Sunday, August 13 and 20 - Sharing a Story of Abuse: Being Vulnerable 8:30 - 9:45 a.m.  - Adult Lounge. Led by Pastor Jackie This class will be an exploration of ways the church can be a safe healing place. Minimum sign-ups: 5. Register by contacting Pastor Jackie (Jackie@sminster.com), 433-1810) or signing up in the Narthex or near the office. Child care will be provided if arranged for before the class.




Other Opportunities for Adult Education


Mom 2 Mom - for fellowship, support, and nurturing.

2nd and 4th Fridays,
9-11 a.m. in the Hospitality Room.
Contact Cindy Battelle.


Ruth Circle

4th Wednesdays,
9:30 a.m. in the Community Room.
Contact Brenda Ricketts or Mary Kaiser.


Grace Circle

1st Tuesdays,
7 p.m. in the Adult Lounge.
Contact Peggy Stichter or Barb Adams .


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