Christian Education at Southminster is available for ages PreK through Adult. We provide a safe and nurturing environment for children, youth and adults to learn and grow in knowledge and faith together. Our mission is to encourage and equip all members of the Southminster faith community to deepen their faith in Christ, to grow in Him and bring others to Christ. All are welcome to join us!

Sunday Morning Christian Education

10:00-10:50 a.m.

Sunday School – Birth through 5th Grade

Sunday School – Birth through 5th Grade

Sunday School – Birth through 5th Grade

Sunday School Birth Through Fifth Grade

In our Children’s Sunday School we seek to create a foundation of lifelong faith for our youngest kids. Sunday School is a time designed to help children know and love Jesus.


Each week:

  • A Biblical story of God’s love is taught.  Stories from Scripture tell our kids how God has created and loved this world and how they are part of God’s story today!
  • Our Nursery and Toddler room also has their very own lesson time and hearing God’s word in a way designed just for them.
  • Relationships with peers and trusted adults are built.  Our teachers create a welcoming environment for all children to find community in their church and with their friends.  Having a family-like atmosphere encourages children to invite others to join the family, too.
  • Children experience what it means to follow Jesus: more than just hearing the stories, children are invited to be disciples through mission activities, prayer, songs, and art.  Sunday School service projects deepen compassion in kids hearts as they learn to serve others.

Children ages Nursery-5th grade learn from the New FaithWeaver Curriculum and of course, the Bible!  Come see our Children’s wing as we bring new life to our facilities through renewing our space.


6th through 8th

Sunday School – 6th through 8th Grade

Sunday School – 6th through 8th Grade

Our student ministries at Southminster invite middle school  students into life-giving Christian community. Together, we seek to follow Christ, to know and love God, to serve our community, and to use the gifts the Holy Spirit has given us. During middle school, we help students:

  • Understand and respond to the Gospel in their daily lives
  • Discover and grow in the gifts God has given them
  • Make deep connections with peers and caring adults in the church
  • Participate in mission for the good of our neighbors and the world
  • Enter young adulthood with hope and purpose, secure in the love of Christ.

Youth Café – 9th through 12th Grade

Youth Café – 9th through 12th Grade

Sunday mornings at 10:10am in the Youth Lounge

Grab a donut and some coffee (or hot chocolate) and take a closer look at Scripture. This school year, Youth Café will be a crash course of what the Bible is, how to read it, and why we care so much about what it has to say. Bring your questions and curiosity—and don’t be surprised if you encounter some not-safe-for-Sunday-School material.

Sunday Seminars

Sunday Seminars for Adults

Sunday Seminars for Adults

Sunday Seminars

Sunday Seminars, in memory of Ed Sell, meets Sunday mornings at 10 a.m. in the Chapel.  Join us for a time of fellowship and learning.  Through talented speakers and presentations, we explore topics focusing on the Bible, Christian life and faith, and larger community issues.


Small Group

Small Group Studies

Small Group Studies

Fresh Start Bible Study

This group is a great way to get your week off on a “fresh start”. Our time of fellowship and study starts at 11 a.m. on Monday mornings in our chapel. We are currently finishing up a book on rediscovering church after the pandemic. Starting May 1st through May 22nd, each Monday we will be looking at “The Belonging Project” which is an outreach program featured in “The Presbyterian Outlook” magazine. Come learn about the practice of belonging, the place of belonging, the conditions for belonging and the complexity of belonging and other topics. The church, post-covid and always is changing. We will examine this idea and what it means for us as a body of Christ moving into our new reality in the world. May 22nd will be our last meeting of the spring. We will not be meeting in June, July or August. Questions can be directed to Fred Barnes.

Jesus & Joe Men’s Fellowship

This men’s time of fellowship and study meets every Friday morning at 8 am until 9:30 am in Southminster House. We are currently watching the video series of the depiction of Jesus’s life entitled “The Chosen”. It is a fascinating look at the life and times of Jesus and his disciples. We discuss each episode and try to gain understanding of what being a disciple looks like in today’s world. All men of the church are welcome to join the discussion. Try it, you may just like it! Any questions can be directed to Fred Barnes.

Sarah Circle

The Sarah Circle meets monthly on the fourth Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. in Southminster House.

The Sarah Circle has been welcoming women to come and participate since their inception many years ago. You too, are invited.

They meet and share devotions and a program while enjoying the fellowship and food. If you are interested in joining, please contact the church office.


Salt Bible Study meets on the second Saturday of every month at 8:30 a.m. at Southminster House.  We enjoy learning alongside one another as we study various books of the Bible.  We are currently learning about the Twelve Disciples.  We would be happy to learn alongside anyone who is interested in joining us.  Feel free to drop in or contact the church office.

Bible Buddies

All 1st through 3rd Grade students are welcome to join us after school one Friday each month for Bible Buddies!  Bible Buddies sing, color, read and learn about the Bible together.  We also share a snack!  Meet us at the glass doors (down the ramp off of Castle Shannon Blvd.) to join the fun.


Adult Interest Center

This outreach to seniors 55 years old or older is open to members of Southminster as well as the community here in the South Hills. Every other Friday we meet at 11 a.m. for entertainment, a speaker or for games. We usually have between 30 and 40 people each week. It is a great time of fellowship. At noon we have a catered lunch which is available for $9.00 . Here are the upcoming events: April 21st – Speaker Gail Griffith on the “History of Pittsburgh Musicians”. She will cover the proud and rich history we have here in the Pittsburgh area of talented musicians across the years. On May 5th – Singer Steve Tori will entertain everyone. On May 19th – we will Pursue Trivia. This will be our final meeting of the spring. We will not meet in June, July or August. We will begin our 49th year in September. Make sure you are on our mailing list for AIC to get up to date information

Small Group Bible Studies

We have several other small group studies and are happy to welcome you to join us.  If you are interested in joining any of our studies, please contact the church office.