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Spiritual Gifts Weekend

All Church Retreat (non Sleepover)

October 27 – 29


Spiritual gifts are just that, spiritual; they come to us from the Spirit. God has given all of us spiritual gifts, but we aren’t meant to hold on to these gifts. We are meant to share them and increase the body of Christ.
Because a large percentage of our parishioners responded to the CAT Assessment stating that they are interested in discovering how they can best service the church, we are providing an opportunity for everyone to get in touch with ways that God could or has already equipped each one of us with gifts. Our all church retreat will help you recognize where your talents lie and how you can take pleasure in sharing the gifts God has given you.
  • Our weekend begins Friday, October 27, with dinner at 6:00 p.m. followed by a concert by Christian singer/songwriter/guitarist Jon Guerra
  • Our weekend continues on Saturday with an all-day workshop 8:30 – 4:30 (lunch included) on discovering our Spiritual Gifts.
  • Our weekend concludes on Reformation Sunday, October 29, with a single Worship Service at 10:00 a.m. including a bagpiper. 

Look for ticket sales to begin in mid-September. For more ticket information, please email Bob Erickson. For more information on the retreat, email Pastor David.

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.

Heart of a Woman Bible Study

Meets every Tuesday, beginning September 12, 2017

1:15 – 3:00 p.m. Southminster

We are a group of women who enjoy each other’s company and would like to welcome you to join us! You don’t need any experience with the Bible or Scripture. We are very friendly and encouraging and want you to enjoy the experience of being in a relationship with Jesus Christ. At the beginning of each meeting, we visit with one another for about 15 minutes before beginning our study. This fall we begin a study on Ephesians.
If you have questions or need more information, please call Jean Ward  at 847.259.6255 or email

Growing in Grace Women’s Bible Study

Meeting every other Tuesday, beginning September 19, 2017

9:15 – 11:30 a.m. 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

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 now studying Galatians.

ALL MEN ARE WELCOME – Come join u!  Contact: Dennis Rich 224.520.2831.

Bible Bums

Mondays, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Southminster – The “Loft” located downstairs

The Bible Bums resume meeting on Mondays this fall, and all men are welcome to join! We provide nourishment for the mind, body, and the soul in a relaxed, casual atmosphere, discussing Scripture, enjoying fellowship, and sharing stories. We’re never sure where some of the discussion may lead, but rest assured it’s always interesting.

We don’t follow a script—just Scripture! We hope you’ll join us and bring a friend. For more information, email Ed Gudonis.