An inclusive, justice-seeking church

Small Groups

If you are looking for small group fellowship, we have a variety of options for you, from contemplative prayer, young adults, and bible study groups, to a youth group and parents’ groups. Some groups are long-term, others meet for a shorter period of time. For a complete list, please email nurture@nyapc.org. In the meantime, here are some ongoing ways you can get connected with others right away:

Adult Sunday School Classes – Meet Sundays between worship services and at 9:00 am on one-service Sundays. Details in weekly bulletin and on the home page of this website.

Bible Study – In addition to Sunday School classes and the Presbyterian Women’s Circle (see below), there are other bible study opportunities, including a women’s bible study and intergenerational group. Please contact nurture@nyapc.org or Rev. Alice Tewell, alice.tewell@nyapc.org for information.

Committee Service – A variety of committees work together on projects for the church. It is a great way to get involved at whatever level you are comfortable, and to get to know other members and friends. You do not need to be a member of a board. For information, contact our Clerk of Session, Miriam Dewhurst, 703-560-0871, miriam.dewhurst@gmail.com.

Dinners for Nine – Meet with a different group of nine every two months for a potluck dinner at a member’s home. Contact Miriam Dewhurst, 703-560-0871, miriam.dewhurst@gmail.com.

Gathered for Prayer – An open group that gathers each Sunday, 10:20 – 11 am, in the Lincoln Chapel, to pray for one another, for the people on the prayer/care list, for the church and the world.  All questions, joys and concerns are welcome. Come anytime.

Littles Play Group – For families whose youngest child is in first grade and younger. We gather over light breakfast items for park play and fellowship. We meet on a quarterly basis from 9:30-12 on Saturdays. Contact Rev. Alice Tewell at alice.tewell@nyapc.org for exact times and location.

Mission Groups – Members and nonmembers interact and support each other as they engage in missions, including Community Club, 7-2-9, Radcliffe Room and more. See the Volunteer Section of our website.

Parents’ Group – Meets Sundays at 10:00 am for an informal time of conversation on the Park Level near the elevators. Contact Rev. Alice Tewell, alice.tewell@nyapc.org.

Presbyterian Women’s Circle – Meets monthly at members’ homes for a pastor-led Bible study and fellowship. Contact Barbara Dornan, 202-414-7999, pbdornanp@aol.com.

Young Adults – Group of people primarily in their 20s and 30s who gather for fellowship, study, and service. Contact Helen Anthony at shanthon@ncsu.edu or Taylor Allison at taylorallison93@gmail.com.