Community Groups at Southminster

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 Foundation’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. The show typically happens annually on the first weekend of March, however, we will not have a show in 2021. The Celebration of Creativity will return in 2022. Visit www.celebrationofcreativity.com


First Tuesday Book Group

The First Tuesday book group meets on the 1st Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM on Zoom. Although we like to encourage people to become regular members of our discussion group, visitors are always welcome to attend when a particular book is of interest. For more information please contact Janet Cruz. Click here to view the 2020-2021 reading list PDF. You can also join our Book Group on Goodreads.com.

Join us on Zoom Meeting ID: 926 7484 8140 Passcode: 622600

Join us for the discussion on November 2nd (originally scheduled for Nov. 3rd). We are currently reading Jesus and the Disinherited by Howard Thurman.

GoodReads | WCCLS Catalog | Powell’s Books


Book Discussion Group

The book discussion group meets on the 2nd Monday of the month at 7:00 pm. Join our Book Discussion Group on Goodreads.com to see our reading list.

Join us on Zoom Meeting ID: 926 7484 8140 Passcode: 622600

Join us for the discussion on November 9th. We are currently reading Caste by Isabel Wilkerson.

GoodReads | WCCLS Catalog | Powell’s Books


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 at 11:00 am on Wednesdays. Email Barbara Walker for the Zoom details.


Water2Wine is now Weekly Wine on Wednesdays!

Our most popular monthly social gathering where we sample wines from different regions has transitioned to a weekly virtual gathering. 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. Email Water2Wine for the Zoom details.


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-nonconforming) to join us! Click here to learn more about the 2020 Virtual Women’s Retreat.