Men's Small Group Studies

"Brand New" by Andy Stanley
Tuesday Mornings at 6:00 a.m.
Small Conference Room
Contact David Petko

"Making Sense of the Bible" by Adam Hamilton
Tuesday Evenings at 7:00 p.m.
Meeting in Homes
Contact Doug Rutledge

Adult Small Group Studies

 "The People God Uses" by David Jeremiah
1st and 3rd Tuesdays at 7:15 p.m.
Meeting in Homes
Contact Terry Sundy or Debbie Stanley

"The Shack" by William P. Young
1st and 3rd Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m.
Meeting in the Parlor
Contact Fred Simpkins

Discovering Elijah and Elisha
Thursday evenings, at 7:30 p.m.
Meeting in homes
Contact David Petko


Ladies' Bible Study - Wednesdays

"Discerning the Voice of God," by Priscilla Shirer
Wednesdays 9:30 - 11:30 a.m., Room 16
Contact Jeanne Breitbeil 

Ladies' Bible Study - Thursdays

"Hebrews" by Lisa Harper
Beth Moore Series
g9:30 a.m., Room 18
Contack Natalie WEilbert



The Small Group Ministry Team is a small group of people who are passionate about their faith in Jesus Christ. They are also passionate about how their own faith has grown through small group experiences. These passions then translate into a desire for others to deepen their faiths through meeting in small groups regularly.

This Small Group Ministry Team supports this ministry by leading small groups themselves, by equipping and mentoring other small group leaders, by evaluating the ministry for effectiveness, and by encouraging people to join small groups.  Below, In no particular order, are the members of the team. Please feel free to contact any of these wonderful people.  You will be warmly greeted and can have any of your questions answered about small group experiences.


Doug and Holly Rutledge
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David Petko
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Judi Campbell
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Yorkminster Presbyterian Church participates in Stephen Ministry. In Stephen Ministry congregations, lay caregivers, called Stephen Ministers, provide one-to-one Christian care to those facing a crisis or life challenge. Situations may include bereavement, hospitalization, separation/divorce, unemployment, and relocation. Stephen Ministers provide quality caring for as long as necessary. Stephen Ministers are not just available to Yorkminster members but to visitors, family, neighbors and friends - including friends we’ve yet to meet.

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Yorkminster's Stephen Ministry Mission Statement

Stephen Ministers are rooted and grounded in personal faith in Jesus Christ. They are called to share His love with others by creating an environment of acceptance to facilitate listening to those who have a need. Stephen Ministers will personally commit to seeking the will of God by participating in ongoing training, by being non-judgmental listeners, by growing in an awareness of the needs of others, and by offering God's love as He brings healing. We believe that this ministry comes from God, is established in Christ and is guided by confidentiality, love, respect, trust, compassion and commitment.

Who Benefits from Stephen Ministry?

People Who Need Care . . .

  • Receive quality, Christ-centered, confidential care for their hurts and needs
  • Find hope, healing, and a new sense of self-worth through the support of a Stephen Minister
  • Know they are remembered and supported by their congregation in times of personal difficulty
  • Receive ongoing care for continuing needs long after the onset of a crisis, when many others have forgotten about them
  • Grow in a deeper relationship with their Lord as they experience God's unconditional love for them through their Stephen Minister

The Entire Congregation . . .

  • Discovers that many members want to be involved in meaningful ministry and will respond to the call to become a Stephen Minister or Stephen Leader
  • Becomes a more loving community that is more sensitive and responsive to people's needs for care
  • Is able to provide more quality Christian care, so that fewer people slip through the cracks
  • Sees itself as not only being served by the pastor, but as a caring body of believers actively involved in serving one another in love

How do I know if I need a Stephen Minister?

We all face challenges in our lives. Some we cope with easier than others. Are you facing one of life's difficult challenges? A death in the family, divorce, loss of a job, relocation? If you think you would benefit from having someone visit with you, once a week, listen to you, encourage you and pray for you, then request a Stephen Minister. A Stephen Leader will contact you and then assign you a Stephen Minister. Everything you say to your Stephen Minister is strictly confidential - no one else will "know your business."

I would like to be a Stephen Minister.

If you feel called to be a friend in Christ to those who are hurting, you must complete an application and be interviewed by some/all of the Stephen Leaders. Stephen Ministers must be carefully selected. You must agree to attend 50 hours of training - usually held every Tuesday night, September through January. Training includes at least one half day retreat. Your life will be blessed by this experience. If you are interested, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. us or call the church office.

I would like to be a Stephen Leader.

If you feel called to help lead our Stephen Ministry, please email us or call the church office. You will be interviewed by a panel comprised of Stephen Leaders and Pastoral staff. Stephen Leadership is not for everyone and we believe in the Stephen Ministry process of carefully selecting Stephen Leaders. In addition, you must attend a week-long Stephen Ministry Leadership Training Conference led by Stephen Ministries, St. Louis.l

I have a prayer request.

We will be happy to hold you up in prayer. Please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. your prayer request to us. If you have any other questions or want to learn more, please call the church office at 898-4972.

There are a variety of ways you can become more connected within our church. If you are interested in any of these opportunities, contact our This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Here are several adult offerings:

Men's Breakfast

The second Saturday of every month from October through May, the men of our church gather meet at 8 a.m. for a delicious hot breakfast and fellowship. A guest speaker is featured each month on a different topic.

Fellowship Dinners

Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. in Covenant Hall.  We invite our congregation and the community at large to join us for dinner.  Reservations for the meal are requested by noon on Monday by calling the church office.

Golden Saints

All Yorkminster senior citizens, ages 55 to 90+, are invited to join The Golden Saints. We are young at heart and energetic, with experiences and wisdom of a lifetime, and spirits filled with the love of God. We meet at church on the fourth Monday of each month from September through May (except December) for lunch, devotion, interesting and fun programs, and an occasional excursion to a theater or a place of interest.

Jenny Russell Giving Garden

Yorkminster plants a garden each year to provide fresh vegetables for clients of the Living Interfaith Network (LINK), which provides services and food to needy peninsula residents. Anyone interested in helping can sign up to care for the garden for one (or more) week(s) from March through early December. By the beginning of your assigned week, you will be contacted by a member of the planning team to explain your duties and show you exactly what needs to be done–planting, weeding, watering, pest control, harvesting and delivery.


All senior single ladies are invited to DOLLs (Dozens of Lovely Ladies) for fellowship and support. The ladies meet once a month for a variety of activities.

Prayer Fellowship

The Prayer Fellowship devotes time for praise, intercession, and prayer partnership. Meetings are the first Monday of every month from 10 a.m. until noon. Host homes are listed in the church bulletin. Come join us or use request cards in the pew racks to send your prayer requests.

Prayer Shawl Ministry

Yorkminster has created this special ministry to bring love and care to those in our community who are going through difficult times. The making of a prayer shawl is a spiritual practice, which embodies our thoughts and prayers for the receiver. As we knit or crochet our shawls, we ask God's love to comfort those who will receive the shawl, and, when the shawl is completed, it is offered a final blessing before being given. Individuals that are interested in knitting or crocheting meet each Tuesday, except the second Tuesday of the month, at 9:30 a.m. in the parlor. All age groups are represented in our circle of knitters and everyone is welcome.

We have four classes for adults during the Sunday School hour (11:00 to 11:50 am) that are offered on an ongoing basis. These classes rotate teachers and topics. Anyone is welcome to join any class at any time. The current class topics are:


Contemporary Class Begins Study of Isaiah

 Sunday, January 7, 11:00 a.m.
Meeting in Room 18


"Good News for All"

Gospel of Luke
Fellowship Class Study
Meeting in Room 16


Parlor Class

Parlor Class Study
Meeting in Room 15 (Parlor)


The Wired World

Study of Current Events
New Class
Meeting in the Pastor's Office