in Shears Hall following the 9:00 am service
The Adult Forum meets from mid-September through mid-May immediately following the 9:00 am Sunday service. Topics vary widely, depending on the availability of our speakers, parishioner interests and the seasons of the church year. Join us for coffee and conversation as we consider both what strengthens us personally and what equips us for mission in the world. Learn more about upcoming Adult Forums.
Contact the Reverend Justin A. Ivatts.
Adult Bible Study During Lent
March 7, 14, and 21
Noon–1:30 pm in Meeting Room on Lower Floor
Please join us during Lent when we will be studying some of the early writings of St. Augustine. We are reading Augustine: Earlier Writings from the Library of Christian Classics series. Even if you are not a regular Bible Study participant, come and make this part of your Lenten discipline.
Tuesday, March 13 at 6:00 pm in Children’s Chapel
Please join us as we continue our study of the Reformation. Even if you have not been before there is still time to get involved. This month we will study the English Reformation. The preparation reading assignment can be obtained from the Reverend Justin Ivatts. A light supper is provided.
St. John’s Book Discussion
Tuesday, March 20 at 7:30 pm in the Meeting Room on Lower Floor
Our book selection is Anything is Possible by Elizabeth Strout, a novel of related stories set in rural Illinois examining small town life from multiple perspectives. Newcomers are always welcome! It is not necessary to attend every meeting, nor is finishing the book in advance a prerequisite. Just come when the spirit moves you. Questions? Please contact the Reverend Justin Ivatts.
Coffee and Conversation
Thursday, March 22 from 10:30 to 11:30 am in Shears Hall
St. John’s history will be the special topic of this month’s gathering. We will gather for coffee, snacks, a short program, and conversation. Bring your appetites and your memories! We especially welcome those who cannot make it to church regularly, and will be matching those who need rides with those who can offer them. Please contact the Reverend Kristine Johnson if you are interested in attending, if you need a ride, or if you can offer a ride.
Fellowship Sunday and Sandwich Sunday
Palm Sunday - March 25 from 10:15 to 11:00 am in Shears Hall
Join us for this Sunday free from adult programming where people can socialize with each other during the education hour. It is also Sandwich Sunday so people can either socialize while making sandwiches or can just have coffee and socialize. Volunteers who worship at 7:45 am will prepare the ingredients after the service. Sandwiches will be made in Shears Hall following the 9:00 am service. All hands are welcome for this outreach ministry to feed the hungry through Martha’s Table in Washington, D.C. Learn more about Martha's Table.
Adult Inquirers’ Class
Saturdays, April 7 and April 14
The Right Reverend David Jones, retired Bishop Suffragan of the Diocese of Virginia, will be with us on Sunday, May 6 for Confirmation and Reception into the Episcopal Church (and the Anglican Communion). On April 7 and 14 from 9:00 am to Noon the Reverend Justin Ivatts will offer a two-part Inquirers’ Class for those adults interested in Confirmation or Reception. If you are interested in being a part of this class, or for an informal chat, please contact the Reverend Justin Ivatts.
Women in Faith Winter–Spring Schedule
Meeting dates: April 19 and May 17
Annual Women's Lenten Retreat: March 2–3! Learn more!
All women are welcome to join Women in Faith, an intergenerational group that gathers monthly for fellowship, learning and mutual support. Contact Suzanne Zurn through the Parish Office at 703-356-4902 to learn more.
Pilgrimage to Northern England
In summer of 2018 our faith journey will continue, this time to Northern England. The Reverend Justin Ivatts will be leading a group August 4–11, continuing our quest to discover our religious identity as Anglicans by engaging with sacred sites in England that help to tell the story of Anglicanism. We will visit sites to include York Minster, Durham Cathedral, Whitby Abbey (including a train ride with lunch on board), The Holy Island of Lindisfarne and many more. Learn more HERE.