Our ministry teams are coordinated by “point people” appointed by the session each year. Although each of our ministry teams plan and run their own meetings and events, the point people of each team gather on a quarterly basis to coordinate all events and activities on the church calendar and to check-in with one another on the life and ministry of SHPC. Please visit one of the ministry team pages for more specific information or for contact information.
“Where two or three gather in my name, I’m there with them.” – Jesus
At SHPC, we believe that we grow best in community. Our small groups are for members of all ages to learn, read, ask questions, share stories, discover new spiritual practices, and connect their lives with the love of God, the grace of Christ, and the calling of the Holy Spirit.
Stepping Stones Stepping Stones is a gathering of women across denominations and backgrounds, exploring a deeper faith. They gather together at SHPC each Wednesday morning at 10:15am. Currently, they are studying The Gospel of John for Everyone by N. T. Wright. Contact Anne Grossman at email@example.com
Wednesday Night Men’s Group This group meets the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at 6:30pm at SHPC. Before each study, we also meet beforehand at 2 Drummers Smokehouse. Currently, our men’s group is studying Simon Peter: Flawed but Faithful Disciple by Adam Hamilton. Contact Rich Bundy at firstname.lastname@example.org or Bob Gruendl at email@example.com
Co-Ed House Groups We currently have two co-ed groups that meet together monthly in members’ homes, joining over food, sharing a meal, studying and praying. If you are interested in either small group contact Karen Queen at firstname.lastname@example.org or Barbara Johnston at email@example.com
Tuesday Morning Au Bon Pain Group This co-ed group includes members of various churches and denominations gathering together over breakfast and coffee each Tuesday morning at 8:30am at Au Bon Pain. For more information, please contact Sue Love at firstname.lastname@example.org
DISCOVERY TIME AND CHILDREN’S MINISTRY
“Let the children come to me, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.” – Jesus
At SHPC, we don’t just believe children are our future. We believe they are a vital and joyous part of our present community of faith. In all we do, we wish to help them grow in God’s love and know that they are a part of God’s family. Along with our preschool (insert link), we have a number of ways for children to grow and learn.
Discovery Time Every Sunday morning at Stone House Presbyterian Church, we offer Discovery Time after the children’s message. Discovery Time is a ministry for children grades Pre-K through Grade 5. In Discovery Time, children are invited to learn and grow in our classrooms downstairs. There, they explore the lesson of the day through crafts and games, songs and prayer. We use the Deep Blue Kids curriculum. In this past year, Discovery Time has covered topics including Families of the Old Testament, Jesus’ Family, and the Early Church.
Liz Dzula is our coordinator for Discovery Time. If you would like more information or to help teach, please contact her at email@example.com
Children’s Choir After worship every Sunday, children ages 3-10 are invited to gather in the Youth Lounge as Nick Schacht, our Music Director, leads them in learning songs of praise and joy. For more information, contact Karen Queen at firstname.lastname@example.org or Iris Redmond at email@example.com
If you would like to register or have questions please contact Pastor Alex Creager at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (757) 565-1130.
The years of middle school and high school can be a time of amazing change and exploration of faith. For many young people, this is the age when their faith and relationship with God truly becomes their own.
Our youth group is for all youth grades 6 through 12. During the school year, we meet every other Sunday night from 6pm to 7:30 p.m. at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church. Dinner is provided each night before we jump into our time of study, prayer, fellowship, and games.
Each summer, we take our youth on a weeklong mission trip, serving a nearby community. This year, we will be going to the Eastern Shore of Virginia from Sunday, July 28 through Friday, August 2.
Throughout the year, we also have various opportunities for service and fellowship, including: serving at the Mattaponi Indian Reservation, ice skating in Colonial Williamsburg, canoeing at York River State Park, making lunch at a soup kitchen in Newport News, and riding roller coasters at Busch Gardens.
A great way to start your Sunday morning is with a cup of coffee, scripture, and good conversation. So on Sunday mornings, before worship we gather at 9am in the Youth Lounge to study scripture together.
This summer we are exploring Ellen Davis’ Getting Involved with God: Rediscovering the Old Testament.
Previous studies have included the Book of Jonah, The Revelation of John, 70 Hebrew Words Every Christian Should Know by Matthew Schlimm, and Entering the Passion of Jesus by Amy-Jill Levine.