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Doorways: New Member Exploration

August 20 & 27
11:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Southminster Barnabas Room

Are you interested in learning about the Presbyterian faith or becoming a member of Southminster? You are invited to join us this Sunday, August 20, and the following Sunday, August 27, from 11:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. to learn about the history, beliefs, mission, and paths to discipleship at Southminster. All are welcome! Light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to Pastor Liz at

Come to connect, grow, and serve!

Annual All-Church Jazz Picnic

Sunday, September 10
Immediately following 10:00 a.m. worship

Join us for food, fellowship, and fun at our Annual All-Church Jazz Picnic with musical guest the Bruce Blanck Trio. We’ll also have kids’ games, face painting, a bouncy house, and more!

If you would like to volunteer to help make this day a success,  please consider signing up for pre-picnic setup on September 9, picnic day set-up, or post-picnic cleanup on September 10. We also need staffing for drinks and the bouncy house. The sign up sheet is on the kiosk in the Welcome Area or email Pastor Liz.

Crop Walk 2017

October 15 – SAVE THE DATE

Christ Lutheran Church, Palatine

Walk with your friends to stamp out hunger. The annual Crop Walk for Hunger provides food for people locally and around the world. This year’s Crop Hunger Walk will be held at the Christ Lutheran Church in Palatine, 41 S. Rohlwing Road, on Sunday, October 15, following Contemporary Worship. We’re hoping for a big Southminster turn out, so gather your friends and walk with us. Sign up for this event will be forthcoming. Watch this page for more details.

Growing in Grace Women’s Bible Study

Meeting every other Tuesday, beginning September 19, 2017

9:15 – 11:30 a.m. at Southminster

You are invited to join women from the church and surrounding community for Bible study, fellowship, and prayer support. This fall we will plunge into the heart of Genesis, God’s remarkable pursuit of relationship, and the unfolding of His earthly plan with The Patriarchs: Encountering the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob by Beth Moore. How far will God go to bless His children? Full of twists and turns, ruin and redemption, revelation and mystery, this Bible study will keep us captivated by the God who stars in it! Many of the most profound and enduring concepts in the whole counsel of God’s Word are initiated in this marvelous book of beginnings.

No Bible study experience is required. Workbooks cost $10.00 and scholarships are available.Childcare is available upon request. SPC Contact: Kathy Erickson

Wednesday Morning Men’s Group

Wednesdays, 7:00 – 8:00 a.m.

(Word-Share-Prayer & Discussion)

We are men of all ages with a wide range of both Bible and life experiences. Our goal is to learn more about the Bible and how each of us tries to follow Christ in our daily lives. We are very open about how and when we mess up. We trust that God’s love and grace will cover our faults and help us live lives closer to how Jesus wants us to be. SPC Contact: Fritz Michaelis

Bible Boys Study

Thursdays, 7:00 p.m.

Southminster library

While the Bible Boys will continue to meet during the summer months at 7:00 p.m. Thursday evenings, the following lists the days when there will be no meetings:

June 22

July 6, 20

August (meetings resume September 7)

The Bible Boys group consists of men ranging in age from 30-somethings to 80-somethings. Our Biblical knowledge covers the spectrum from beginner to those who have spent many years contemplating the Bible and how it applies to our lives. We each have a hunger to know more about being Christ-followers in today’s society. Each week we start with the Bible, but the conversation soon leads us into practical ways we can apply these teachings in our lives. There is plenty of laughter and we are never quite sure where the discussions will lead.

We are currently studying the Sermon on the Mount.

ALL MEN ARE WELCOME–please try us out.  Contact: Dennis Rich 224.520.2831.

Heart of a Woman Bible Study

Heart of A Woman is on summer break

We will resume our program in the fall

Heart of a Woman will pick up again this fall. Please check this page for our next enlightening Bible study. This small group experience is facilitated by Jean Ward. For more information, email Jean at or call 847.259.6255.

The Wedding of Joseph and Mary

Star Plaza Theater (Southminster Presbyterian Church)

December 2017

You are cordially invited to the join us as we celebrate the wedding reception of Joseph and Mary of Nazareth, the parents of Baby Jesus, the Christ Child.

Witness this holy union and enjoy the festivities! Our celebration includes dinner; your own Christmas card photo opportunity with Joseph and Mary; a Rave DJ, spinning dance tunes; and a wedding band and full choir to lead us in songs of the season, including the World Premiere of the Village People’s new Christmas Carol “N*O*E*L.” Kings will also visit from faraway lands along with shepherds and angels.

The reception will be held at the Star Plaza Theater of Bethlehem (Southminster Presbyterian Church) on Saturday, December 9, beginning with dinner at 6:00 p.m., and Sunday, December 10, beginning with dinner at 1:00 p.m.

Seats are limited and reservations are required. Tickets are $20 each and must be purchased in advance. For tickets or more information on this event, please call 847.392.1060.