Deepen Faith and Relationships, and Learn Something NEW!

After many months of research, conversations, prayers and surveys, we are pleased to announce the expansion of Silver Spring Presbyterian Church's Small Group Ministries!

Winter 2023 Offerings

Cold-Case Christianity


led by Dr. J. Paul Burkhart  


For all of God's faithful who are also forensics and crime show aficionados! This is a study in Christian Apologetics.


Sundays, 10:10 am until 10:55 am, every week, beginning January 22, 2023- March 12, 2023. The location will be determined based on class size - class will be held at church.


The eight-week study on Cold-Case Christianity is based on the award-winning, best-selling book by J. Warner Wallace,  cold-case homicide detective, popular national speaker and best-selling author, based in CA. After being an atheist for decades, Detective Wallace became a Christ-follower at the age of thirty-five after investigating the claims of the New Testament gospels using his skill set as a detective. Find more here at: https://coldcasechristianity.com/j-warner-wallace-christian-apologist-and-author/ 

 

CLICK HERE for online registration, or use the sign-up sheet in the Gathering Place. We will order books for the class.


For more information, please contact Paul Burkhart and/or Lisa Chase.


Foods from the Bible: Recipes Common in Jesus's time



Led by Tanya Wagner, Fridays, January 27-February 24, 2023 3:30 pm - 5 pm at 5007 Apache Dr, Mechanicsburg

Tanya, hostess extraordinaire, will prepare and teach about foods commonly enjoyed by Jesus and his disciples in the New Testament. At each class, Pastor Lisa Chase will provide the biblical background and stories in scripture around meal gatherings in the New Testament.

The class will be Fridays, January 27 - February 24th  with the final class being a full meal with everyone having prepared a dish that they learned about in the program and bring it to the last class for all to enjoy.   


Class limit - 10 people. Must be at least triple-vaxed against COVID, and wear a mask during the class. Please register by Monday, January 23, 2023. 


CLICK HERE to register online, or use the sign-up form in the Gathering Place. 


Treasured Moments & Mailing Grace


led by expert Scrapbooker Melanie Pepperman


A wonderful opportunity to capture those treasured experiences and memories through Scrapbooking and sending memorable cards or art with God's grace through the mail.


Scrapbooking and Cardmaking class Small Group,

led by Melanie Pepperman


Mondays, January 30 – February 27th 

(no class on February 13, 2023)

10 am in Room 204

 

CLICK HERE for online registration or use the sign-up sheet found in the Gathering Place.


Each person should bring scissors, tape runner and Tombow glue or similar. All other supplies will be supplied. 


Young Adult and Family Ministries Gatherings


Friday evenings at 7 pm, beginning January 27th, OR on Sundays, bi-monthly.


Those interested in meeting will convene and decide which day is best for everyone - either Sundays or Fridays. 


The first Friday Gathering will be held on January 27th, at Lisa Chase's home at 7 pm, (6331 Bennington Road, 17050) and the Sunday Gathering at the Church, following the Gathering Service. For Friday's gathering, everyone is asked to bring their favorite appetizer, and for Sunday's gathering, a bagged lunch. For both, a sense of adventure, community and FUN!  Bring a friend or two!


The group will meet monthly or bi-monthly, on the best date (either Fridays or Sundays, or a combination of the two), that is the best for those who want to get involved. Group parameters will be established at the first few meetings.


CLICK HERE for online Registration or use the sign-up sheet in the Gathering Place.


Exploring Spiritual Practices in Daily Living


Led by Beth Biery, certified Spiritual Director


Ever find a day goes by and God was only in the periphery of your awareness? Pulled in so many directions your desire for connection with God seems to take a back burner?


Let’s add some faith-filled practices to our every day, together! “Activities of Daily Living” or ADL has become a medical term reflecting how one is functioning with key life tasks. As Christians, isn’t our intimacy with the Lord a key life function? For me it is THE key, thus the name ADL Group.


This group will meet regularly for a short season (about six Friday mornings, 10:00 to 11:30 am, February to March). Each week, a new spiritual practice will be introduced and practiced during the week. During the next gathering, the experiences with that practice may be shared, and another practice introduced and explored. Each week will not require that you have been present for the prior, yet in the spirit of the small group initiative here at Silver Spring, we hope that you will attend all or as many as possible. The weekly sessions may explore spirituality type, spiritual timeline, breath prayer, centering prayer, and welcoming prayer, depending on the community that emerges.


If you have interest, please email Beth Biery at beth.biery@gmail.com. Other meeting times may be available, so please share if the time or the day of the week is not convenient for you.


Tentative dates, again, subject to group needs:

February 3, 10, 17 and March 3, 24, and 31


CLICK HERE for online Registration or use the sign-up sheet in the Gathering Place.

Coffee

In addition to these gatherings, we have established groups

that have been meeting for years.


Like to Dine Out?

There is a Dining Out Group and Lunch Group that meets monthly.


Adult Bible Studies Monday Evenings and Wednesday afternoons, Circle Rebekah, one Thursday a month, Grounded in Faith in local coffee shops, Youth Group, and more. The Friday Announcements are full of wonderful opportunities to connect with other church member and friends.

Need particulars? Contact Lisa Chase at the church.



Seeking to be a grace-filled family of faith

sharing Christ's love with all.


Our values:

Glorify God: Glorify and praise God through worship, discipling, sharing faith

and serving with love

Show Compassion: Compassion expressed as care and concern for all

Share Hospitality: Inclusive hospitality through welcome, acceptance and fellowship

Nurture Relationships: Nurture relationships through respect, support and communication

Steward God's Gifts: Faithful stewardship of all God's gifts


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