Upcoming Events

Small Groups for God’s Welcome

“So many people hunger for mercy, for abundant life, but are left empty handed. God’s heart melts for those hungering after mercy and God’s heart breaks when we withhold it.” – Amy Oden

Starting September 15th we will be furthering the discussion from our sermon series exploring hospitality and how by deepening our relationship with God allows us to deepen our relationship with others during Adult Ed at 10:10 in the Chapel, and in Small Group.

Small Groups for God’s Welcome

Wednesday Men’s Morning Group Starting 9/11  7:30 – 9:00 am

Wednesday Evening Group Starting 9/11 7:00 – 8:30 pm

Thursday Morning Group Starting 9/12 9:30 – 11:00 am

Thursday Afternoon Group Starting 9/12 3- 4:30 pm

Crop Walk for Hunger

Sunday October 20th, 2019

Please join us in this fun family event to celebrate 50 years of Crop Hunger Walk service to others. You can make a difference!

The Crop Hunger Walk began in 1946 after WWII, when a group of farmers donated their crops to people overseas who were in poverty. CROP stands for Community Response to Overseas Poverty. In addition to feeding people, the organization provides, fresh water wells, agriculture training programs emergency relief, literacy programs, and sustainable development for people in poverty in 43 countries all over the world. Twenty-five percent of the funds we raise this year will go to our local pantries.

Crop Walk schedule on Sunday, Oct. 20 at SPC

Registration – 12:15 p.m.

Prayer –12:55 p.m.

Walk –1 p.m.

Register for the 1 K (.62 mile) or 5K (3.1 mile) walk, or donate to the Crop Hunger Walk by going to crophungerwalk.org. Scroll down to donate in a team member’s name or hit the ‘donate’ button to donate to the Southminster Pres team.

Volunteers Needed for Spring of Life Habitat Partnership Work Days

Habitat for Humanity’s Spring of Life Partnership is beginning work on their 17th house! Eight area churches along with Southminster are members of this partnership and are assigned workdays.  Southminster’s dates are September 7 and 21, October 12 and 26 and November 9. Volunteers are needed of all skill levels, and no experience is required. We begin about 8:00 a.m. and work until mid-afternoon. Lunch is provided. The house is at 559 S. Edison Street in Elgin. If you are interested in volunteering or would like more information, please email Tom Snyder at thomaspsnyder@hotmail.com.

Moms’ Mops Group

First and third Monday of every month 

10:00 – 11:15 a.m. Southminster’s Oasis Room (upstairs)

RSVP liz@spcah.org

2019-2020 Meeting Dates:

Information Meeting September 9th at 10 am – come check out the group!

September 23rd, October 7th & 21st, November 4th & 18th, December 2nd & 16th, January 6th & 20th, February 3rd & 17th, March 2nd & 16th, April 6th & 20th, May 4th & 18th, June 1st & 15th.

Are you a mom? Then you know that being a Mom is the hardest job in the world! So come join our MOPS group at Southminster. All moms are welcome! Come share with other moms, make new friends, feel renewed. For more information about Fall 2019 registration, please email Pastor Liz liz@spcah.org or call her 847.392.1060.

MOPS believes in the simple but revolutionary idea that remarkable things happen when moms come together. That’s why we rally women to help them become more brave, kind, and honest.

So whether you are a soon-to-be mom, first time mom, or seventh-time mom, you are welcome here. Whether you are an adoptive mom, young mom, seasoned mom, foster mom, stepmom, or any other type of mom, YOU ARE WELCOME HERE! www.mops.org.

Women’s and Men’s Small Group Bible Studies

Wisdom for Living Women’s Bible Study

Meeting every other Tuesday, beginning September 24

9:25 – 11:30 a.m. 

Southminster Chapel

Wisdom for Living Women’s Bible Study invites all women to this Fall 2019 Bible study on Proverbs, beginning Tuesday, September 24, and continuing every other Tuesday. Learn practical ways to solve your problems and steady your life’s course. We hope you can join us for coffee, fellowship, and discussion. No Bible experience needed. Childcare is available upon request. If you have questions or need more information, email Kathy Erickson Lievph@aol.com.

The Fall study will run as scheduled:

September 24
October 8
October 22
November 5
November 19
December 3

Heart of a Woman Bible Study

Meets every Tuesday

1:15 – 3:00 p.m. Southminster

We are currently studying the book of Romans, and we’d love for you to join the group! We are women who enjoy each other’s company and who always welcome new faces. 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. We hope you will join us and learn how Christ works in your life. If you have questions or need more information, please call Jean Ward  at 847.259.6255 or email jeanlward6107@wowway.com.

Wednesday Morning Men’s Group

Wednesdays, 7:30 – 8:30 a.m.

The Barnabas Room at Southminster

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. If you have questions or need more information, email Keith North at kanorth12@gmail.com.

Bible Boys Bible Study

Thursdays, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. 


 We’re a group of men whose ages range from 30-somethings to 80-somethings, and go from experienced Bible student to the beginner. We seek to learn how the Bible applies to our everyday lives, and how we can be Christ-followers in today’s society. For more information, email Dennis or call him at 224.520.2831.

Bible Bums Group

Mondays, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Currently on summer break. 

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 at egud1@aol.com.