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Adult Forum

Sundays, mid-September–mid-May
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

January 31 and February 7
Noon–1:30 pm in Meeting Room on Lower Floor
Led by the Reverend Justin Ivatts

No preparation is necessary. Bring a Bible and a bag lunch.


augustine_earlier_writings_cropped.jpgAdult Bible Study During Lent

February 14, 21, and 28; 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. Please purchase the book 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.


lincoln_in_the_bardo_cropped.jpgSt. John’s Book Discussion

Tuesday, February 20 at 7:30 pm in Meeting Room on Lower Floor

Our tentative book selection for February is Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders, winner of the Mann Booker Prize in 2017. It is an experimental novel that takes place during and after the death of Abraham Lincoln’s son “Willie” during the Civil War and deals with the president’s grief at his loss. The bulk of the novel takes place in the “bardo,” a Tibetan term for the Buddhist “intermediate state” between death and reincarnation. Please join us as we enjoy good fellowship and explore of a broad range of literature.


Theology Seminar

Tuesday, February 27 at 6:00 pm in Children’s Chapel

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 Ulrich Zwingli and the Radical Reformers. The reading assignment can be obtained from the Reverend Justin Ivatts. A light supper is provided.


Women in Faith Winter–Spring Schedule

Meeting dates: February 15, 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. The theme for our monthly discussions is “Faith Under Construction.” On February 15 at 7:30 pm the discussion will focus on the concept of creating a blueprint for your faith. Hebrews 11:1 says that faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Faith gives substance to hope—the inner image or blueprint. Contact Suzanne Zurn through the Parish Office at 703-356-4902 to learn more. 


Pilgrimage to Northern England

August 4–11
Sign up by February 14!

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.