Expressing God's Love, Engaging in God's Justice
ANNOUNCEMENT: Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, any below mentioned in-person worship, programs, gatherings and meetings at New York Avenue Presbyterian Church (and tenants) have been suspended until further notice. Many activities have moved to online platforms and the most current updates can be found on the Events Page.

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 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 or Rev. Alice Tewell, 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,

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,

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 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,

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

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