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

Upcoming Adult Sunday School Classes:
March 31st - Combined Class in Fellowship Hall taught by Dr. Matt Rich
April 7th - Combined Class in Room 226 taught by Dr. Jerry Howington
April 14th - Palm Sunday service begins on the lawn at 10 am - NO SUNDAY SCHOOL
 
April 21st - May 26th
Beyond the Upper Room - Room 226 - taught by Dr. Christian Lemmon.  This class offers an in depth teaching of God's word and strives to help members grow in their knowledge of Scripture, walk more closely with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and live out the gospel as we serve our church and community.
Covenant Class - Mary Read Room - taught by Mr. Bill Davison.  The Bible is the textbook for this friendly, loving community of believers.  Weekly discussions seek to incorporate Biblical truths into daily life.
 

June 2nd - Summer Jubilee Begins

Evening Book Club - open to men and women - Meets April 15th at 6pm at Edgar's Grill to discuss Morte D'Urban by JF Powers.  Led by Nadine Elmsworth-Moran

Prayer Walks at the Locks - open to men and women - Wednesdays at 8:30 am.  Meet Nadine Elmsworth-Moran at Savannah Rapids Pavilion and begin a self-paced walk with a theme for meditation and prayer.

 


Women’s Ministries

Women's Bible Studies:
Solas Bible Study class - Tuesday 8 - 9 am - led by Karen Rhodes
Mustard Seeds - Tuesday 9:15 - 10:30 am - led by Jane Howington
Suzanne Morris Baker group - 3rd Monday from 11 - 12 pm - led by Joy Amerman
Presbyterian Women Supporting Women group - 3rd Tuesday at 6:30 pm - led by Cheryl Wilson

Young Women of Faith - Wednesday 5:15 pm - Mary Read Room- nursery provided


Men’s Ministries

Bible Beaters - Wednesday 7-8 am- facilitated by Jerry Howington and follows the lectionary for the following Sunday in worship. Meets at Augusta Country Club
Men's Bible Study Team - Monday 6 - 7 am - meets at Dr. Matt Richs house
Reid Men Outdoors - recently camped at Hamilton Branch. Next event in the fall
Young Men of Faith - Monday 8 pm - Meets at Sutherland Mill.


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.
Recent events included a January trip to the Augusta Museum of History, a February luncheon with reflections on Proverbs 17 led by Dr. Dan McCall and a March Augusta bus history tour led by Ann McKnight. This group with take April off and resume in May.


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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