Weekday Spiritual Growth Opportunities
Most of these small group Spiritual Growth opportunities meet weekly and welcome new participants anytime during the year. For more information, please review the full calendar or contact the church office. We always encourage you to form new small groups; speak to Pastor Dan Thomas or contact the Chair of the Spirituality & Learning Committee for more information.
Mondays, 1:30 p.m., #202 • With a focus on growth in friendship and faith, this group leads and discusses a books about our Christian heritage and devotional life. We explore contemporary issues of faith and individual books of the Bible. We warmly welcome newcomers and visitors!
Contact: Marilyn DiLoreto or the church office.
Tuesdays, 7:30-8:45 a.m., Assembly Hall • This small group meets weekly on Tuesday mornings to enjoy breakfast and study. Topics range from biblical studies, to theology issues, to books relating to faith and spiritual practice. Participants share in leading discussions and hosting breakfast. Contact: the church office.
Once monthly, 11:45 a.m., Room 205 • Meets monthly on either Tuesday or Wednesday for a brown bag lunch and book discussion led by one of the participants. Contact: the church office.
Second & Fourth Fridays, 1:00 p.m., Session Room • This group is for anyone who is providing care for another person. For more information, contact Pastor Susan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesdays, 7:30 a.m., #202 • Meets weekly to enjoy a continental breakfast and spirited discussion. Contact the church office.
Second Wednesdays, 9:45 a.m., Meeting House Kitchen • Meets monthly for fellowship and fun while making sandwiches for D.C. Central Kitchen. Contact the church office.
Tuesdays, 1:00 p.m., Meeting House • This new small group will meet each Tuesday at 1, beginning Tuesday, October 23. It is open to all who want a caring place to share life’s challenges with others and receive and provide support in a group setting. If you are longing for a deeper life of prayer in community throughout life’s ups and downs, this could be just the group that you need. Each meeting will be led by one of Immanuel’s three pastors, and will include a scripture-based devotional, personal check-ins, and sharing of prayer celebrations and concerns. For more information, contact Pastor Susan: email@example.com.
Tuesdays 10:30-11:45 a.m. Fellowship Hall • Feeling stuck in ‘fast forward?’ Come explore the mindful practice of yoga and enjoy slowing down and developing strength, flexibility and balance in your mind, body & spirit. This low-key and often light-hearted class is intended both for beginners and those with an on-going yoga practice. Fee: $15 per class. • New to Immanuel Yoga? Your first class is free! Meets September through mid-June. Contact: Kathy Bagden or the church office.
Tuesdays 7:15 p.m. Fellowship Hall •
Experience a weekly reading of a meditation from a modern Christian mystic. These meditations are associated with an often tangible spiritual experience and sense of deep peacefulness. Facilitator Sue Johnston is a licensed clinical social worker and registered yoga teacher. She was an instructor at Georgetown University School of Medicine and the former Mind/Body Medicine Program Coordinator in Internal Medicine at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. This class requires a commitment for all 4 classes at $15 per class. Please contact Sue Johnston, firstname.lastname@example.org or (703) 309-3077 for more information or to sign up.
Thursdays, 9:45 a.m., Room 205 • This group meets weekly with Pastor Aaron to explore the Biblical texts Aaron plans to preach on next Sunday. Contact: Rev. Aaron Fulp-Eickstaedt or the church office.
- Meets on the first Friday of each month, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. in the Meeting House.
- Volunteer hosts and hostesses provide hors d’oeuvres and refreshments
- Participants bring a meat, vegetable, salad or dessert to share.
- Involves no formal program, no readings, no requirements! Just have fun and get to know other people in the congregation.