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Small Groups

Welcome to Ascension Small Groups!

Relationships are where our faith plays out and where we are challenged to grow. Weekly small groups exist to deepen relationships within the church community and to build one another up.

Ascension small groups follow the academic year with separate fall and spring sessions. The typical group has 10-15 people and meets for 1 to 2 hours (depends on the group and time of day. Groups include elements of liturgy, Biblical study, sharing and prayer. Most groups facilitate social events and/or service projects a few times each semester as supplements to regular study and prayer.

Small groups for the fall start in mid September (see group description for details).

Ascension Small Groups – Fall 2015

Sunday, 9–10:30 a.m. | Alexandria – Men and women alternate weeks. Location changes weekly, but is usually in or near the Del Ray area of Alexandria. Large family gatherings occur a few times throughout the year. First gathering is of the women on Sept. 13. Sept. 20 will be a social gathering for all. Contact Becca Hall for details.

Tuesday, 7:30–9 p.m. | Falls Church – Meets weekly at the Laushkin home for a study and prayer. Content for spring to be finalized at first group meeting. Group begins on Sept. 15. Alexei Laushkin and Randy Wilcox lead. Contact Becky Weber for details.

Wednesday, 6:00 a.m. | Falls Church – Women’s group meets for 60 minutes on Wednesdays over coffee/breakfast at a Falls church restaurant. Angela Weston leads and the group will begin on Sept. 16. Contact Angela Weston for details.

Wednesday, 10–11:30 a.m. | Central ArlingtonWomen’s group meets at the church, child care is provided. The group will be going through Sally Breedlove’s Choosing Rest and will begin on Sept. 16. Michelle Griffith leads and can be contacted for details.

Wednesday, 9—9:45 p.m. | Prayer Conference Call – A group of men and women seeking to grow in the discipline of daily personal prayer and committed to serving our church community through weekly intercessory prayer. Each call opens with a short discussion on “becoming more prayerful people,” followed by scripture reading, then group prayer for our pastor, church, communities, nation, and individual needs. The group may plan occasional in-person meetings during the semester. Alexei Laushkin leads; contact Marisa Beck for details.

Thursday, 7:30–9 p.m. | Alexandria – Meets in Del Ray, primarily at the Cullum home. Focus is on liturgy, scripture and prayer. Josh Cullum and Tim Haynes lead. Group begins on Sept. 17. Contact Tim Haynes for details.

Thursday, 7:30–9 p.m. | Arlington / Falls Church – Meets at the Van Der Vaart’s home near Seven Corners. Focus is on community, liturgy, scripture and prayer. Dean and Mary Ellen Miller lead. Group begins on Sept. 17. Contact Dean Miller for details.

If you have not already signed up for a group, please sign up in the foyer, contact the small group directly, or reach out to with any questions or for help in finding an appropriate group.

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