Journey Into Deeper Faith
Our journey into deeper faith begins with our relationships. It is our hope at PLCPC that you find a small group that is right for you. We have a number of ministries available for adults of all ages and all walks of life. Whether you are looking for a Bible study or interest group, we know you’ll find a fit with us.
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SUNDAY SCRIPTURE GROUP
Sundays | 10:15 am | Parlor
We are looking at scripture through the lens of contemporary commentary to help with our own Christian journeys through life. After viewing Seasons One and Two of The Chosen, we are viewing various The Eyewitness Bible series while awaiting the release of The Chosen season Three. If interested, do join us on Sundays, in the Parlor at 10:15am. You’ll be very welcome. For more information, contact Bob Simoneau.
BIBLE STUDY FOR WOMEN
Tuesdays | 9:00 am - 10:30 am | in the Parlor or via Zoom
Women of all ages and stages are welcome at this Bible Study for Women, led by pastor Karla! For more information about the study contact Nancy Wildman.
MOM'S BIBLE STUDY
Every Other Tuesday | 9:30 am - 11:00 am | Children's Center
All moms are invited to join our brand new Mom’s Bible Study led by Sarah Butterfield, Director of Children and Family ministry. The Bible Study will meet every other Tuesday beginning February 7 from 9:30-11 am in the Children’s Center upstairs. Register HERE for Childcare.
MEN'S BIBLE STUDY
Wednesdays | 5 pm| Parlor
All men are invited to come and read the Word of God and find all the answers you have been seeking. The Truth is in the Word. We will find it together. For more information, contact Bob Lemke.
COMMUNITY BIBLE STUDY *Beginning Sept 14
Thursdays | 10:00 am - 11:45 am | In-Person and Via Zoom
This inter-denominational Bible study is for women of all ages and backgrounds. We enjoy small group discussions and lecture. The 2023-24 class year begins on Thursday, September 14th, but you are welcome to join us at any time, as each lesson is independent. Our first 18-weeks we will study Ruth & Samuel with a 3-week Christmas break. We will then study Ephesians for 12 weeks. Are you a mother with small children? We have a fabulous children's program for infants through preschool age. They learn God's Word through memory verses, songs, stories and crafts. If you would like additional information, call the CBS Coordinator, Leigh Burdine at (619) 994-1213 or .
DEBRIEF THE SERMON
Periodically through the year | In-Person and via Zoom
Debrief the Sermon is open to anyone, any Sunday and requires no advanced preparation. It’s an easy way to meet and feel connected to people who also want to learn and grow together. If you have questions or would like to join now, please email Cheryl Louie.
MONDAY MORNING MEN
Mondays | 8 am | via Zoom
Monday Morning Men is a casual, yet intentional time together intended for all men (and friends). We meet on Mondays via Zoom at 8 am for virtual coffee. For more information, contact Evan Gratz.
Tuesdays | 8:30 am| Library and via Zoom
WHO WE ARE: A congenial bunch of mostly retired guys who meet weekly on Tuesdays in the Library. The kids call us “The Grandpa Group.” It fits!
WHAT WE DO: We meet over coffee to discuss life, our families, our wishes, and pray a bit. We study the Bible and discuss its meaning. For more information about this friendly fellowship, contact Em Cummins or contact the church office.
MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) | In-Person and via Zoom | 9:30 - 11:30 am
In our MOPS group, which is for any mom with kids school age or younger, we support and encourage each other and learn from inspiring speakers. We would love to have you at our Tuesday meetings. To join us, please register at mops.org/join and use the code ZBV9 to be placed in our group or email Julia Roller at for more information. We will resume meeting starting Sept 5, 2023.
RED BRICK KNITTERS AND CROCHETERS
Second Thursday of the Month | 10 am - Noon | Parlor
All who enjoy knitting or crocheting at any level of expertise are invited to join us. We knit or crochet 8" squares that are assembled into blankets for New Day Urban Ministries, Genesis Diez Orphanage and Military Outreach Ministries. So far, we have completed more than 400 blankets! Our members range in age from 13 to 80+, and there is always room at our table for more! For more information, please contact Judy White at 858.565.6375.
PRAYERS & PINTS
Occasional Meetings | Varying Locations
These are guys' nights hosted by the men's ministry committee. These gatherings offer up a chance to have a relaxing night of food, fun and fellowship when we can meet other men in the church. We meet at different locations and often ask for a small contribution to help cover the costs. These are 21 yrs. and up get-togethers. Contact Evan Gratz.
WINE, WOMEN & WORD
Quarterly Gatherings | Thursdays | Varying Locations
All Women (21+) are invited to join us for Wine, Women and Word held quarterly throughout the year. All women ages 21+ are invited to join us for a no-host time of fellowship and conversation. If you have any questions, please reach out to Judy Nissen.
Thursdays | 6:00-7:00 pm | via Zoom
We are currently praying individually from home. An open group gathering to practice Centering Prayer together and learn more about the practice. For more information, contact Tom Baker.
PRAYER QUILT MINISTRY
Chapter Meetings | First Saturday of most months
Prayer Team | Third Wednesday of the month | 9 am | on Zoom
Who we are: Chapter 78 of Prayers and Squares – The Prayer Quilt Ministry. We formed over twenty years ago and our chapter has provided over 2100 prayer quilts to people in need over that time period. Everyone is welcome!
What we do: We make lap-sized quilts which are bound together with pearl cotton floss. When someone is in need of prayer, a quilt is requested, placed in front of the Sanctuary, and the people of the church “tie in prayers” utilizing the floss.
Why we do it: We believe in the power of prayer, and we are grateful for our ability to use our time and talent to serve God while also enjoying the special relationships that have developed over the years. We believe that it is important that people have a tangible reminder that people are praying for them in whatever they are going through. Our guiding motto is; It’s not about the Quilt, it’s about the Prayers.
To find out how you can get involved. please e-mail Maureen Blackhall at . To request a prayer quilt, email .
WOMEN'S RETREAT - Returning January 2024
The Women's Retreat is a time to relax your body and rejuvenate your soul. This is an annual weekend of sisterhood and time with God. Join women from our congregation, neighboring congregations and their friends, grandmothers, mothers, daughters, sisters, aunts and nieces gathering from near and far to celebrate our Lord. It's time for YOU: no phones, no kids to watch, or meals to prepare! For more information, click here.
MEN'S RETREAT - October 14-15
An annual time for the men of the PLCPC congregation to come together for fellowship, fun and an opportunity to grow deeper in faith and community. Contact: Evan Gratz for more information.