The Celebration of Creativity Annual Art Show – Started over 40 years ago by a small group at Southminster, the goal was to meet the need of local artists for a recurring professional venue and to make fine art available and affordable to the community. We also provide money for scholarships and art programs as part of its mission to promote local arts by supporting art education. The committee sponsors three scholarships for the Beaverton Arts Commission’s outstanding high school visual art students. In addition, the committee has supported the Beaverton School District Art Literacy Program for the past 16 years with volunteers and donations.

Over the years, this showcase of local and regional talent has grown to become one of the premier art shows in the Portland area, famous for its beautiful presentation, a wide variety of media, and an ever-changing array of artists.

The Art Show Committee of Southminster works year-round to produce the Celebration of Creativity, inviting both emerging and established artists after jurying. Visit https://celebrationofcreativity.com/

Super Wednesdays –  An inclusive group who gather for discussion and friendship. As we are finding through research, friendships and socialization are imperative for maintaining a strong mind as we age. However, it’s never too early to start! Everyone is welcome and encouraged to join in regardless of age. The broader the span, the healthier the perspective. The group atmosphere is warm and accepting and embraces sharing. There is time for serious thought as well as time for laughter and joy. Come have a cup of coffee or tea and join the shared camaraderie. You’ll be glad you did. There is no commitment, just drop in Room 7, at 10:00 am on Wednesdays.

Water To Wine – Our most popular monthly social gathering where we sample wines from different regions. While we all learn a little more about wine, we think that the best part of the group is meeting fellow Southminsters in a relaxed social setting which lets us get to know each other better.

Women’s Retreat –  Southminster’s Women’s Retreat is an annual gathering of our community of women. Your retreat planning committee seeks to create a program to provide mind-body-soul connection and deepen our sense of community at Southminster. Our Women’s Retreat strives to be inclusive and invites all women (cis, trans, femme, and gender-non conforming) to join us! The dates for 2019 are May 3-5th. Learn more about this year’s Women’s Retreat >>>

First Tuesday Book Group

Meets the first Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm.

May 7: Faith by Jimmy Carter

All his life, President Jimmy Carter has been a courageous exemplar of faith. Now he shares the lessons he learned.  As President Carter examines faith’s many meanings, he describes how to accept it, live it, how to doubt and find faith again. A serious and moving reflection from one of America’s most admired and respected citizens.

June 4: I Ask for Wonder by Abraham Joshua Heschel

Considered by many to be one of the most significant Jewish theologians of the 20th century, Abraham Heschel finds just the right words to startle the mind and delight the heart. He addresses and challenges the whole person, portraying that rarest of human phenomena–the holy man.

Book Discussion Group

The book discussion group meets the 2nd Monday of the month at 7:00 pm.

May 13th: Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy by Karen Abbott

Karen Abbott tells the spellbinding true story of four women – Belle Boyd, Emma Edmonds, Rose O’Neal Greenhow, and Elizabeth Van Lee – who risked everything during the Civil War. Abbott’s pulse- quickening narrative weaves the adventures of these four forgotten daredevils into the tumultuous landscape of a broken America, evoking a secret world that will surprise even the most avid enthusiasts of Civil War-era history.