Adult Ministries
Adult Ministries

 

Men and Women of Reid Memorial


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While worship is the center of our life together as a congregation, the adult education and small group experiences are where people receive the teaching they need to grow in their faith in Jesus Christ, learn more about the Christian life, and become connected to others in our Reid Memorial community of faith. Our adult ministry focus is to nurture, support and encourage adults in their spiritual journey towards God through creative and structured programs of study and fellowship.

 

Sunday School – 9:30 – 10:15 AM on Sunday mornings

Adult Sunday School

Adult Sunday school classes continue to be organized in 6-week blocks, with a combined Sunday school class offered at the end of each 6-week period. The current 6-week block includes 4/15, 4/22, 4/29, 5/6, 5/13 and 5/20/18. A combined class conducted in the Fellowship Hall will be offered on 5/27/18, and the Summer Jubilee series will run for 10 weeks from 6/3/18 through 8/5/18. A combined Adult Sunday school class will be offered by Rev. Nadine Ellsworth-Moran on 8/12/18, and the first block of Adult Sunday school classes will include 8/19, 8/26, 9/2, 9/9, 9/16 and 9/23/18. Sunday school on 9/30/18 will include breakfast and presentations by church members who participated in Operation In as Much the day before on 9/29/18.

Cornerstones: Foundations of Faith Class – Room 226 
This class is for individuals seeking to examine and strengthen the foundations of their faith though study, fellowship and service. Designed for those who are new to the faith, new to Reid Memorial or those just wanting to take a fresh look at the root of our Christian faith, Cornerstones will enhance your spiritual walk from the ground up. Nadine Ellsworth-Moran will be primarily responsible for teaching through 5/20/18 on “The Minor Prophets.”

Beyond the Upper Room – Room 230
This class offers an in depth teaching of God’s Word. The purpose of this class is for members to grow in their knowledge of Scripture; walk more closely with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ; to be knit together in community with one another; and to live out the gospel as we serve our church and community. Christian Lemmon and Jerry Howington will be leading the class, with the focus on the Book of Acts through 5/20/18.

The Heart of Marriage – Room 228 
This class offers a Biblically-based guide to marriage, with a particular focus on Jesus Christ’s foundation for couples and their families. Scott and Harriet Monnig will be leading this class, with the current focus remaining on ““Marriage: Built to Last” through 5/20/18.

Covenant Class – Mary Read Room
The Bible is the textbook for this friendly, loving community of believers. Using the Bible as the foundation for weekly discussions, this class seeks to incorporate Biblical truths into daily life. Bill Davidson continues to lead this class in the study of God’s word. The current focus is on Paul’s Letter to the Philippians through 5/20/18. 

Summer Jubilee Ideas: Given the positive response over the past two summers to the film review series, a decision was made to continue with this effort. The committee decided to go with a film series “The Good News According to Disney.” We will make an effort to include some of our younger adults in the provision of these lessons, and also encourage the leaders to pair up with one of our youth/college-age members in the presentations. Joy Weigle is taking primary responsibility for getting teachers for the lessons with Christian helping as needed. Summer Jubilee dates include all Sundays from 6/3/18 through 8/5/18. Joy has study guides that will be available to the teachers. She is also in the process of finding some other study materials for teachers requesting such. If interested in teaching one of these Sunday school classes this summer, please contact Joy in the church office.


Women’s Ministries

Lunch & Learn Dates: The next “Lunch & Learn” is scheduled for 5/8/18. Rev. Nadine Ellsworth-Moran will present “The Trap of Perfectionism” from 11:30-1:00pm.

Women’s Seminar: Tentative plans have been made for next year’s seminar which is scheduled for 1/26/19. Discussion is already underway with Rev. Jill Duffield, D.Min. Among other responsibilities and activities, she is associated with the Presbyterian Outlook.

Women’s Bible Studies:
Karen Rhodes continues to teach a Tuesday (8-9:00am) morning Bible study.

The Mustard Seed group taught by Jane Howington is meeting on Tuesday (9:15-10:30am) mornings.

Joy Amerman is leading the Suzanne Morris Baker that meets monthly on a Monday (3rd Monday) from 11-12pm.

Cheryl Wilson is leading the Presbyterian Women Supporting Women group that meets once a month on the 3rd Thursday at 6:30 p.m. This group meets at the church and they are currently watching some videos about Revelation. From June – August, they will meet on the same day and time, but at a yet-to-be determined restaurant for dinner. They will then start back in 9/18 with a Bible study to be determined. 

Young Women of Faith: This group continues to meet on Wednesdays at 5:15pm with a preschool Bible study provided by Joy Weigle to aid in child care. The group is planning to serve meals to folks staying at the Ronald McDonald during the entire weekend of 4/27 – 4/29/18.

In summary, we have two weekly Bible studies and two monthly Bible studies, as well as a weekly meeting for devotion, prayer and fellowship, for the women of RMPC.


Reid Singles

This group currently has no new events planned. If interested in this type of fellowship, please contact Mariann Dolezal.

email: odolezal@aol.com, phone: 706.793.8261.


Men’s Ministries

Friday Morning Men’s Breakfast: Continues to meet with Sonny Reece on Fridays at 7:00am at RMPC in the Congregational Life Center.

Men’s Bible Study Team: Continues to meet at Matt Rich’s house for Bible study, Mondays at 6:00am.

An additional Bible Study for men living in, or working in Richmond County at a yet-to-be named location, with Christian Lemmon and Scott Monnig organizing that study will likely start in late summer/early fall 2018.

Reid Men Outdoors: Our spring camping event at Hamilton State Park in Plum Branch, SC, is planned for 4/20/18. Details are in the weekly bulletin. Briefly, it will start as early as 5pm, with dinner around 7:30pm. Each campsite has a power source, water faucet, picnic table, and fire pit. Bring your own drinks. Breakfast the next morning will also be served. The outing is free, but a $25 donation to defray the cost of the sites and food would be appreciated. Bring your own tent, sleeping bag, hammock, flashlight, etc. People who do not want to camp may still join us that night for food and fellowship. Contact Woody Belangia for site reservation or details at sbelangia@me.com

Young Men of Faith: meets at 8:00pm on Monday nights at Sutherland Mill (Kirby Yawn and Jay Markwalter are leading this effort.

In summary, we have three weekly Bible studies for the men of RMPC.

 


 

Senior Adult Ministries

Our ministry enables our over 55-year old members to extend their church family relationships and grow in their knowledge of God’s plan.
Past gatherings have included spiritually enriching programs, day trips, local concerts, dinners and luncheons. You are invited to come join us and make some new friends or just enjoy some old friendships. Please remember that our senior adults are always encouraged to invite a guest to join them for our activities – the more, the merrier! Contact Denise Rosenzweig with your future program ideas or comments about our past events.

Denise Rosensweig has started “Pop-up” events, which includes impromptu events (e.g., lunch, movie, free concerts, etc.) which do not allow time for SAM postcard distributions and bulletin announcements. Contact Denise if you want to be included when such events “pop-up.”

Additional upcoming SAM events that are currently planned include: 1) Tuesday, 5/22/18 - A tour of Savannah River Site. Only a few seats are available as nearly all seats are already reserved. Reservations can only be made via Denise, not through the church office.

SAM trip to SRP Park to watch a GreenJackets baseball game

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Upcoming Senior Adult Ministry Events

Tuesday, May 22

Bus Tour of Savannah River Site

26 seats available

Save the date! Details soon.


Senior Adult Ministry Trip

Picture from our recent Plant Vogtle trip with the SAM Group

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Young Adult Couples at Reid: Social gatherings with Rev. Dr. Matt Rich and Sarah Rich continue. Contact either of them to find out how you can get involved in this ministry.

College/Young Adult Ministry: Mariah and Barry Jenkins continue to meet with a small group of young adults for Bible Study and fellowship every Monday night. Contact the Jenkins’ if you want to get involved in this minsitry.


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Overview. Reid Memorial is a participating Stephen Ministry congregation. Stephen Ministers provide high quality, one-to-one, confidential, Christ centered lay care. Stephen Ministers are members of the Reid congregation who receive over 50 hours of training from Stephen Leaders and are commissioned by the congregation at the end of their training. They usually meet with their care receivers once a week for about an hour. Stephen Ministers additionally meet with their Supervision Group of other Stephen Ministers and Stephen Leaders every other month.

Confidentiality. This is one of the key elements of the strength of the program at Reid. Stephen Ministers may never reveal that they are in a caring relationship with anyone. Only our pastors and the Stephen Ministry Referrals Coordinator know who is assigned to an individual Stephen Minister. Even in the Supervision Group, no names are ever discussed. In over 15 years of experience with Stephen Ministry at Reid, there has never been a breach of confidentiality.

Care Receivers. These are adults who are going through the normal crises of life. This might include divorce, death of spouse, a serious or terminal illness, job loss, or any of the myriad of things that create stress in our lives. Stephen Ministers aren’t counselors. Rather, they provide a quiet ministry of presence and prayer. They are there reliably. Although most Care Receivers are members of Reid Memorial, our program is allowed to tithe by providing care for no more than about 10% of our Stephen Ministers.

The Role of the Pastors. Pastors are somewhat like firefighters. When our members experience a crisis, the pastors are normally there first. Stephen Ministers work under the supervision of the pastors for longer term care that can span several months. The Stephen Ministers are an important adjunct to our pastors to provide longer term lay care for our members and others going through tough times.

Who can I talk to about Stephen Ministry? If you have questions about Stephen Ministry, or would like to receive care from a Stephen Minister, you can talk to a pastor or our Referrals Coordinator. You can find more information on Stephen Ministry at: https://www.stephenministries.org/stephenministry/default.cfm/917?mnbsm=1

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