Growth Groups are small groups that offer learning and sharing opportunities for adults in a casual atmosphere, or in a more structured class setting. A Growth Group is a safe place to ask deep faith questions – to learn more about God, The Bible, and yourself. They are also a great way to meet people
GROWTH GROUPS MISSION STATEMENT
Through small groups, classes, and other learning opportunities open to everyone, Growth Groups will strive to:
- Encourage and strengthen Biblical literacy,
- Promote application of the Christian faith to life experience,
- Develop awareness of spirituality in all facets of life,
- Encourage group members to share in leadership, and
- Build a sense of community among and through members and leaders.
Social Justice Book Discussion Group
Meets monthly in-person at Southminster Presbyterian Church on the THIRD Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the ADULT LOUNGE (ENTER THROUGH DOOR 13).
All are welcome!
questions? please contact pat elliotT [email protected]
November 17, 2023
High Conflict: Why We Get Trapped and How We Get Out by Amanda Ripley
A Dayton Literary Peace Prize Finalist, this popular book is based on cutting edge science that breaks down the idea of extreme conflict, the kind that paralyzes people and places, and then shows how to escape it. It might just help discussions around the Thanksgiving table.
December 15, 2023
Jefferson’s Sons: A Founding Father’s Secret Children by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
Told from the point of view of three young slaves, two of them fathered by Thomas Jefferson, this well researched and moving novel provides insight into their lives as it raises important and difficult questions. Highly acclaimed, this author has received the Newbery Honor award twice.
February 16, 2024
The Beauty of Your Face by Sahar Mustafah
In this novel Afaf Rahman, a Palestinian American woman and daughter of immigrants, wrestles with faith, loss, and identity. As the principal of a Muslim school for girls in Chicago, she comes face-to-face with a radicalized school shooter. While Afaf listens to his terrifying progress, readers are swept back through her memories: the bigotry she faced as a child, her mother’s dreams of returning to Palestine, and the disappearance of her older sister. This poignant, hopeful book relates to current concerns.
March 15, 2024
Trust by Herman Diaz
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for fiction. Even through the roar and effervescence of the 1920s, everyone in New York has heard of Benjamin and Helen Rask. He is a legendary Wall Street tycoon; she is the daughter of eccentric aristocrats. Together, they have risen to the very top of a world of seemingly endless wealth—all as a decade of excess and speculation draws to an end. But at what cost have they acquired their immense fortune?
Presbyterian Women (PW) is an inclusive and caring community of women, committed to working toward God’s promise of wholeness for all people.
4th Wednesdays of the month,
9:30 a.m. in the Community Room.
1st Tuesdays of the Month,
7 p.m. in the Adult Lounge.
VARIOUS OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE FOR CHRISTIAN EDUCATION. UPCOMING AND CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES ARE LISTED BELOW.