Spiritual Growth Ministries (Bible Studies and Prayer)

All men are like grass, and all their glory is like the flowers of the field; the grass withers and the flowers fall, but the Word of the Lord stands forever. I Peter 1:24

Like the disciples, are you longing to pray more biblically, fervently, and faithfully? Are you wondering why you lack joy in your walk with the LORD? Do you need wisdom for godly living in your day to day life and relationships? God, in His Word, speaks His truth to these questions. This fall, we will be addressing them in our different small group weekly studies. So, come join in fellowship with your POPC sisters around the Word of God. On a weekly basis, we will be looking deep into the heart and mind of God concerning prayer, joy, and wisdom.

Things to Remember

*You are invited to visit or join a Bible study at any time during the year! The opportunity to study God’s Word with your sisters in Christ is a gift to YOU. Please contact Tammie Haynes at thaynes@pearorchard.org if you have any questions about what study may be best suited to you.
*If you are unable to participate in a Bible study, but would like to purchase a book, please contact Tammie.
*We never want anyone to stay away because of money concerns. A confidential book scholarship is available for those experiencing financial difficulty by contacting Tammie.
*All of our Wednesday Bible studies offer childcare. Please refer to the “Childcare for Women’s Bible Studies” on the right hand side of this page. Click here to register for Morning Bible Study or here for Wednesday evening Bible Study.
*Bring a friend! Friends who are not members of POPC are welcome to attend.


  • Weekly Studies Monday Evening Study : From Garden to Glory by Courtney Doctor ($17) Led by Jackie Shelt at her home - Begins January 29, at 7 p.m. To sign up or for more info, email Jackie at jackieleeshelt@gmail.com

  • Wednesday Morning Study : Two Options

    • Love Walked Among Us, by Paul Miller ($12), led by Jeanie Kalberkamp

    • From Garden to Glory, by Courtney Doctor, led by Tammie Haynes 9:30 a. m. - Large group fellowship and sharing 10:00-11 a. m. - small group teaching and discussion January 10 – May 9. To register or for more info, contact Doreen Slater at doreen@theslaterhouse.net ; for home school study hall for ages 5 and up, contact Tammie Haynes @ thaynes@pearorchard.org. Nursery registration is required by emailing Mary Lou Heaney at marylou@pearorchard.org. Include names and ages of children infant through 4 yrs old.

  • Wednesday Evening Bible Study: From Garden to Glory, facilitated by different women Jan. 31 - May 2, at 6:30 p.m. - parlor - Registration for meals, childcare and Bible study is required. Click here to register.



Register by emailing:

  • Tammie Haynes at thaynes@pearorchard.org for the studies
  • For child care, e-mail Mary Lou Heaney at marylou@ccs.ms for the nursery - children ages infant through 4 years. Include only names of children that are these ages.   


Lydia Circle:

Taught by Tammie Haynes, this circle meets on the 1st Tuesday of every month in the parlor to study how Peter’s relationship with Christ changed him from fearful to faithful. For more information, please call Tammie Haynes at 601-966-6547.

Tabitha Circle:

This circle meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month in the home of Mary Frances Smith, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. This fall, ladies will be studying God’s Word using The Envy of Eve. For more information, please email Mary Frances Smith at kenmfsmith@gmail.com.

Ruth Circle:

Taught by Cindy Fox, this circle will continue to study the Psalms. It meets the 2nd Tuesday evening of every month in different homes, from 6:30-8:00 p.m. Please email Amy Hatchett at
amy@hatchettfamily.net to register.