Where Literature and a Life of Faith Connect
About Our Group
The group is once again immersed in another interesting season of reading. Our monthly meetings of fellowship and discussion are typically held on the second Sunday of each month. Participants bring an appetizer or beverage to share.
We read all kinds of books, from fiction to nonfiction to classics to current bestsellers to books with Christian themes. We have even had authors come speak to our group about their work.
Each September we meet to decide on our selections for the year (September through June). A different member of the group leads the book discussion each month, although there is no requirement for all members to be a leader.
Curious as to what we have read in the past? See those past selections as well as our current year's selections here.
When: Usually the First Sunday of the month from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: Mary Beth McGowan's home, call for the address.
How To Join
Join us! Drop-ins are warmly welcomed. Read the book and you have become one of us.
Questions? Contact Mary Beth McGowan: (949) 951-1692 or email Mary.Beth.Mcgowan@sce.com.
- Worship 9:30 AM: Relaxed Traditional – Traditional and new hymns with our Chancel Choir.
- Worship 11 AM: Contemporary / Modern Worship – Band, Candles, Families.
- Sunday school for children at each hour. Loving nursery care, too.
- Address: We are located at 30605 Avenida de Las Flores, Rancho Santa Margarita.
This Week at RSM Campus
We continue with the series on the genealogy of Jesus, entitled "Jesus' Family Tree". The gospel of Matthew opens with a long list of people who are part of the lineage of Jesus.The list includes the ordinary, the extraordinary, the sinner, and the Saint. Why did Matthew include the people he included in the list and not just the heroes and somebodies? Come find out and worship with us!
Church Wide News & Events
'Round the Table Carol Sing: Sunday, December 8, 5:30 - 7:00 pm, RSM Campus. Light dinner of soup and bread, followed by singing your favorite Christmas carols, a visit from Santa, and homemade Christmas cookies!
Advent Prayer Night - Wednesdaysat 6:30 pm during Connect at the Mission Viejo Campus: Music and a variety of ways to experience prayer. We will gather to experience the Holy Spirit and be filled with strength, love and endurance during the busiest time of the year.
- 'Celebrate Recovery': This weekly gathering serves as a support group for dealing with hurts, habits and hang-ups, providing a place to share, fellowship, and embark on a path to healing.
- 'Connect' Gatherings: Wednesdays from 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm, Mission Viejo Campus
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