This Sunday, November 17:

This Sunday, Sarah Chancellor-Watson will preach on Isaiah 65:17-25 and Luke 21:5-19. Following both services, an Alternative Gift Market will be set up in Frampton Fellowship Hall. Several local and global non-profits will be selling goods that benefit the mission of their organizations. Get a head start on your holiday shopping and add meaning to your gifts by supporting these ministries!

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News & Announcements:

YAF Friendsgiving Dinner (Young Adults & Families) – The YAF Friendsgiving Potluck Dinner will take place this Saturday, November 16 from 5-7 PM in the Land Building. Count your blessings with your SCAPC family! Please bring your favorite Thanksgiving themed dish to share. RSVP to let us know you are coming and what dish you will bring by emailing Caitlin Rowland at

Meditation for People Too Busy to Meditate – Led by Michael Jinkins, this one-session workshop will take place Sunday, November 24 at the Sunday School hour (9:30 AM) in the Chapel. Lots of folks see the benefits of meditation – greater openness and clarity of mind, lessening of emotional reactivity, new insights into our assumptions, behaviors and feelings, and a greater sense of relational well-bring – but are just not able to carve out long periods of time for regular intensive periods of practice. This short workshop, taught on the Sunday prior to the beginning of Advent, is designed to teach basic skills any of us can use to create the mental space to calm the mind and to practice a wakefulness that can enrich our lives and relationships. It is especially helpful for busy parents.

32nd Annual Uptown Thanksgiving Service – All are welcome to the Uptown Thanksgiving Service on Tuesday, November 26 at 6 PM. This year’s service will take place at Touro Synagogue, 4238 St. Charles Avenue.

Advent Study: The Paradox of Christians – Join us for this four-week Sunday School class as we reflect upon and anticipate the wonderful day when “the Eternal could do a temporal act and the Infinite become a finite fact.” Led by Beth Poe, the class will take place in the Phifer Library on Sundays, December 1-22.

Presbyterian Women’s Retreat – January 27-28 – It’s time to register for the 2020 Presbyterian Women’s Retreat! This year, to save on postage, we are making the registration forms available for you to pick up in Frampton Fellowship Hall on all Sunday mornings in November. All remaining forms will be mailed the last week of November.  To learn more about this year’s speaker and theme, click here. You can also download the registration form at this link. Hope to see you at the retreat!

Beware of Hoax Emails from SCAPC Staff – If you receive a suspicious email that appears to be from a SCAPC staff member (yet does not end in and asks for a “favor”, please know that this is a hoax message. We ask that you forward the message to us at and then delete it. 


11/16 | YAF Friendsgiving
11/17 | Alternative Holiday Gift Market
11/19 | Sr. High Small Group
11/20 | WNO: Zucchini Race
11/21 | PW Book Club
11/25 | Session Meeting
11/26 | Uptown Thanksgiving Service
11/27 | Church office closes at 12:30
11/28-29 | Church Office closed
12/1 | PW Eden House Thanksgiving Dinner
12/3 | Middle School Girls Small Group (McCann home)
12/3 | PW Evening Circle
12/4 | WNO: Gingerbread House Building
12/5 | Sr. High Small Group
12/9 | PW Noon and Lambeth House Circles
12/10 | Deadline for poinsettia orders
12/10 | PW Christmas Service and Reception
12/11 | WNO: White Gift Wrapping Party
12/15 | White Gift Sunday
12/15 | YAF Christmas Brunch & Gift Exchange
12/16 | Session Meeting
12/18 | Children’s Christmas Play
12/19 | PW Book Club
12/19 | Senior Adults Christmas Party
12/19 | Sr. High Small Group
12/22 | Celebration of Carols with Chancel Choir & Orchestra (no children’s Sunday School)
12/24 | Christmas Eve services at 4 and 7 PM
12/25-26 | Church office closed
12/29 | Unified service at 9:30 AM
12/30-31; 1/2-3 | Carrollton Christmas Camp


Small Groups:

For further details and other opportunities, please refer to the “Getting Involved at SCAPC” brochure. Hard copies are available in the Sanctuary.

Aden Elder Care Tuesdays & Thursdays | 10 AM-2 PM | Contact: Adelle Bergman,
CBD Study Group Wednesdays | 7 AM | 625 St. Charles Ave. | Contact: John Morton,
Mid-Week Bible Study Wednesdays | 5 PM | Phifer Library | Contact Sarah Chancellor-Watson,

Michael Jinkins and Sarah Chancellor-Watson lead a class on the origin of Christian beliefs entitled “Teaching an Old Dogma New Tricks.” The resource will be Michael’s own book, Invitation to Theology: A Guide to Study, Conversation and Practice which is available on

Middle School Girls Small Group (MSGSG) Evening events TBA | Contact: Leslie Johns Ray, (601-842-643,

Time of fellowship for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade girls.

Presbyterian Women’s Book Club Third Thursdays | 12:30 PM LB Lakeside | Contact: Elizabeth Artigues,

Bring your own lunch if you like and join us for book reviews. Contact Elizabeth Artigues for upcoming readings.

Presbyterian Women’s Monday Circles (monthly Bible Studies) Monday Lunch (12 PM, LB) and Lambeth House (2 PM) | 2nd Monday
Presbyterian Women’s Tuesday Circle (monthly Bible Studies) | Second Tuesdays | 5:45 PM | LB, Lakeside | Contact Ebie Strauss,

The  2019-2020 Presbyterian Women/Horizons Bible study is: Love Carved in Stone: A Fresh Look at the Ten Commandments by Eugenia Anne Gamble. For the 2019/2020 PW Calendar & Prayer Book, click here.

Presbyterian Women’s Needleworks Group Thursdays | 10 AM-Noon | LB, Lakeside | Contact: Mary Ann Mott, 504-581-4424
Spiritually Hungry Women
Wednesdays | 12:30-1:45 PM | LB, Lakeside | Contact: Beth Poe,
Senior High Small Group
Alternating Thursdays | 7 PM | 3rd Floor Youth Room | Contact: Chris Hazlaris,

Discussions surrounding faith and contemporary young adult issues for 9-12th graders.

TMBS&PG (Thursday Morning Bible Study & Prayer Group) | 7 AM  | LB, Riverside | Contact: Jane Rasi, or 713-454-3974

The TMBS&PG  are studying Invitation to Psalms: A Short Term Disciple Study by our own Michael Jinkins.

YAF PINTS (Young Adults & Families – Presbyterians Imbibing in Necessary Theological Study | Wednesday evenings, 6:45 PM | LB | Contact: Bria Rault,

P.I.N.T.S is a time of fellowship and theological discussion over local brews for those in their 20’s and 30’s. Our fall reading is: Searching for Sunday: Loving, Leaving and Finding the Church by Rachel Held Evans.  Childcare is provided.