Small Groups at Reformation
Throughout the Year a variety of Small Groups will be meeting! Small Groups are formed around common interests, a particular location in the city, or even demograpgic. Each Small Group will engage in some form of Fellowship, Bible, Pray, and Service. Check out the Small Groups Below!
Navy Yard Bible Study
St. LuthRef Youth
Organizer: Molly Higgins (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Meeting Times: Every Thursday Slipstream (Navy Yard) at 6:30 p.m.
Information: All are welcome to the Navy Yard Bible Study! Feel free to bring yourself, a Bible if you’d like, grab a drink of your choice and let’s explore Scripture!
Seeking Serenity: Contemplative Practices
Organizers: Liz Tuckermanty (301-807-4256) & Kathryn Tobias: (301-467-2652)
Meeting Times: This Reformation Small Group will be meeting at on Mondays, about every other. Contact Liz or KT for more info!
Information: All are welcome to our Contemplative Practice Small Group "Seeking Serenity". A small group for people who are interested in developing or maintaining a contemplative practice such as center prayer, meditation, silence, labyrinth walking, journaling, or other practices. We will meet to practice and learn from each other.
St.LuthRef is our faith in action! It is the amazing combination of Confirmation and Senior High youth and adult leaders from St. Paul Lutheran Church, Luther Place and Reformation in DC. Doing youth group together gives all of our youth a richer experience - a chance for deeper relationships with each other and frankly, for more fun! St.LuthRef meets at least once a month September-May and for a summer trip! Contact Pastor Ben (email@example.com) for more information.
The young adults group meets about once a month in the evening for food, fellowship, and theological reflection. We will also be planning quarterly "big" events, likely on Saturdays or Sunday afternoons, that can hopefully include those with nontraditional work schedules as well. Most of our planning and coordinating is done through Google Groups or email, so if you have ideas, suggestions, or would like to join, please contact Dan O'Brian who can add you to the Google Group.
Organizer: Jerry Stromer and Pastor Ben (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Meeting Time: Friday, throughout the year at 11:30 a.m. at Royal Restaurant in Alexandria, Virginia.
Information: One of Reformation’s longest running Small Groups, this group gathers throughout the Baseball Season to talk about the Nationals and other favorite teams. All are welcome to this Reformation favorite. You might even learn a thing or two about your favorite player or team!
Organizer: June - Pastor Ben, July - Sarah Guthrie, August - You?!
Info: Our June book will be A Place For Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza. Once we hear from those participating, we will find a time to meet and discuss.
Contact: Pastor Ben email@example.com if you plan on reading Mirza's book. He has already heard from 5 or 6 of you!
Chocolate City & Reformation 150
This small group will learn DC's history of race and politics and how it intersects with Reformation's own 150 years of history. Led by Pastor Mike, we'll use the book Chocolate City: A History of Race and Democracy as our guide. This group meets at church on June 23, July 21, and August 18 from 11:30-12:30 p.m. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Climate Crisis and Spirituality
Organizer: Dan O'Brien
This small group will be a way to reflect on God's beloved creation, how humans are causing the 6th mass extinction and what our roles as citizens and church members should be. We will engage with the environment in a variety of ways: discuss the ways we can lessen our impact on Earth as a church community, engage in movie viewings like Chasing Coral, learn more about the current and future realities of the climate crisis, and hike in nature together as a community!