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!

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


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 are currently meeting via Zoom. 
  • Meeting times: We meet every Wednesday at 8:30 am.
  • Contact: Danny Halel


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,


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,


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 March through December at 5:30 pm.
  • Contact: Carol Purviance,  


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; or Jan & Dennis Nevois, 618-277-4383 or


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, or 717-756-9133; or Susy Rybicki, 618-792-9458


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, or


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, or