At South Church we encourage each other to enrich our lives by connecting in a variety of different ways, especially while we can't be together. Here are some of the ongoing programs and activities available to our adult members while we socially distance.  

Community Questions: The Learning Associates are sharing weekly question boards. Our hope is that these online community spaces will offer us an opportunity to hear from one another, to share ideas, and to use our collective imaginations to prepare for a return to in-person gathering spaces while also finding ways to continue to utilize virtual opportunities for connection. This fall, we expect to be a truly hybrid church, with in-person worship and gathering opportunities as well as live-streamed worship, and zoom meetings. It is a new day, with new opportunities to be inclusive and expansive! Please share your experiences and your ideas with us so that we are building this future together! Current Question:

The Aging with Grace group is a participatory group for men and women to explore our joys and concerns in the aging process. A safe environment where we laugh and celebrate as well as share topics of concern. This group meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 10:00am. Join the online Zoom meeting by clicking HERE and entering the Meeting ID: 854 3643 7372. Find out more information about Aging with Grace by clicking HERE.

Chant From Different Traditions has been gathering since 2010 to explore the chants and short songs of different spiritual traditions and how we might integrate those into our own spiritual journeys and practices.   All are welcome to join us online on the first Sunday of the month. Contact Cathy Okhuysen at for the link.

The Fellowship Associates offer two opportunities to Gather and Connect: Friday Social Hour from 5-6 pm or Sunday Social Hour right after the Sunday service at 11am. Friday Evening Zoom Link (Meeting ID: 8221 971 4155). Sunday Social Hour Zoom Link (Meeting ID: 9876 899 4449) Join us for kindred sprits and lively conversations! For questions, contact

The Knitting Ministry is not currently meeting, but patterns are available if you would like to knit at home! Shawl patterns can be found HERE. After you complete a shawl, reach out to Jan Marston at to arrange for a pick up! .

The South Church Spiritual Book Group is meeting virtually! They meet the 2nd Wednesday of the month and ALL are invited to participate. Contact Nancy Lambert at to get the Zoom link to join the discussion. Click HERE for more info. 

The Men’s Breakfast Group meets at The Roundabout Diner at the Portsmouth traffic circle, every second Thursday from 7:15am to about 9:00am. The Men's group is currently meeting by Zoom. Contact Jack Chambers for more information at

Small Group Ministry is a really meaningful way to build relationship for new and long term South Church congregants. Signs up begin again in the fall for this deeply connective program. Please click here for more information.