LIFEGROUPS

LifeGroups are our small groups which provide fellowship, service, and discipleship connections for people in the church.

We have over a dozen LifeGroups; scroll down to see some examples!

FAITH IN FICTION
for adults who enjoy reading and discussing faith-based and related literature

  • Leadership and members of this Life Group choose books to read and discuss each month. Some members in the congregation choose to read from the suggested book list but not attend discussions. The book of the month is announced in advance though both our newsletter (The Steeple) and our Sunday bulletin.
  • Meeting times: Meet at the church on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 9:00 am.
  • Contact: Susy Rybicki, 618-792-9458

HELMSMEN MARINERS

for adults seeking opportunities for fellowship and service.

  • Helmsmen is a group for couples and singles to socialize in a Christian environment. Activities include speakers, outings, mission projects, potlucks, church projects, and entertaining programs. In August, we hold our annual church picnic. 
  • Meeting times: Monthly potluck dinners and fellowship meetings are held the 3rd Saturday of each month starting at 6:00 pm. From May through August, outings are held in place of these meetings, and include visits to local attractions as well as dining out.
  • Contact: Dee & John Mann, jmann385@gmail.com

MARYMARTHAS

a women’s fellowship group, with opportunities to serve our church and its families in need.

  • MaryMarthas is a faith-based group of women who enjoy time together, as well as supporting each other physically and emotionally. We serve one another as well as our church families when needed. We occasionally host a coffee hour, or provide a meal or baked goods for special occasions.
  • Meeting times: We meet the second Friday of each month from September through June at 7:00 pm.
  • Contact: Leah Lankford, shawnandleah@yahoo.com

MEN'S BIBLE STUDY

a men’s group, which meets weekly to read, study and discuss the Bible.

  • Men’s Bible Study is for adult men of the church to meet and discuss the Bible. We usually go out for coffee together after our meeting.
  • Meeting times: We meet every Wednesday at 8:30 am.
  • Contact: Bob Samples, sbsamples1@sbcglobal.net, 618-624-3340, or 618-971-7099

MERRY MATES

for adults seeking food, fun, and Christian fellowship, as well as participation in the life of the church.

  • Merry Mates meet monthly to share a meal and fellowship together, conduct business, and enjoy a program. Summers find us hosting a picnic with other groups and often organizing outings. We also host fundraisers to support church projects.
  • Meeting times: We meet the second Friday of each month from September through June at 6:00 pm.
  • Contact: Debbie & Bruce Reeder, brcreeder@yahoo.com

POTLUCKS WITH A PURPOSE

for women to enjoy food and fellowship while raising funds for special mission projects. 

  • Our group has no membership fees, no attendance requirements, and no specific qualifications. The women who attend bring a potluck dish to share and also donate “Dining-Out Dollars” (any amount she might have spent eating out at a restaurant) for the designated project. We also occasionally host a coffee hour on Sundays.
  • Meeting times: We meet quarterly (January, April, July & October) on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm.
  • Contact: Sheila Misselhorn, misselhorn417@gmail.com

PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY

for women of the community to knit or crochet comforting prayer shawls.

  • This group of women includes members of many different churches as well as friends and neighbors, often with as many as 20 at a meeting. To date we are approaching the gifting of 1,750 shawls, crocheted or knitted with each stitch a prayer for the comfort and peace of the recipient. The shawls are gifted to anyone in need of comfort for any reason.
  • Meeting times: We meet the fourth Wednesday of each month at 9:00 am at the home of Betty McRoberts. We take June and July off and resume in August. 
  • Contact: Betty McRoberts, bettymcr4@att.net or
    618-235-3197

PRESBYTERIAN WOMEN

for women to nurture faith, and support missions, justice and peace.

  • All women of the church may join our circles, attend monthly Gatherings, take part in social events, and participate in mission and fundraising opportunities. We nurture our faith through prayer and Bible Study, support the mission of the church worldwide, work for justice and peace, and build a community of women who strengthen the Presbyterian Church.
  • Meeting times: PW meets on the first Friday of the month from September through May at 11:30 am. Three circles meet monthly from September through May for Bible study and fellowship. Lydia Circle meets the 2nd Thursday at 7:00 pm in the Conference Room. Lamplighters Circle meets the 3rd Tuesday at 1:00 pm in the Conference Room. Hannah Circle meets the 3rd Wednesday at 11:30 am in Eversull Hall.
  • Contact: Rosemary Ehrstein, rosemaryehrstein@gmail.com

QUILTERS

a women’s group to create quilts for recognition, fundraising, and charities.

  • We sew beautiful quilts for baptisms, farewells, other gifting, raffles, and charities. We host a week-long quilt camp during the summer (for people new to quilting as well as people from outside our church), and we host a one-day holiday workshop for Christmas. We also attend a quilt retreat once a year.
  • Meeting times: We meet every Tuesday from 9:00-2:00 with a break for lunch. A small group of us meets on Thursdays from 10:00-12:00 to make prayer quilts.
  • Contact: Diane Richardson, dandyquilter@gmail.com or 717-756-9133; or Susy Rybicki, 618-792-9458

SAND DOLLARS

Sand Dollars (part of the Presbyterian Mariners) promote faith, fellowship, and family values.

  • The Sand Dollars promote Christian fellowship, continuing faith journey enrichment, and strong family values. In addition to other activities, for 36 years years we have hosted a Bunny Breakfast and Easter Egg Hunt for families in the church and community. We welcome any person affiliated with the church (or friends of members), including children (with advance notice to arrange child care).
  • Meeting times: We meet the 1st Friday of the month from September to May at 6:30 pm in Eversull Hall for a potluck meal, meeting and fellowship. In summer months we have activities away from the church.
  • Contact:  Brenda & Joe Fedak, 618-558-7085 or fedaks4@gmail.com; or Jan & Dennis Nevois, 618-277-4383 or nevois@sbcglobal.net

VETERANS' GROUP

offers fellowship and service opportunities to adult veterans of all branches of the military

  • Our group was formed to offer social and service opportunities to veterans. Events include programs honoring veterans, attending military funerals, fellowship breakfasts, volunteering on behalf of Veterans’ needs, Veteran Home support and service.
  • Meeting times: We meet every other month on the 3rd Sunday at noon. Informal meetings and Fellowship Breakfasts (open to all) are held twice monthly: the second Thursday at 7:30 am at Denny’s in Belleville; and the second Saturday at 7:30 am at Denny’s in O’Fallon.
  • Contact: Ken Stange, kennethstange@mac.com or
    314-791-5371