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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 “’to stir one another to love and good works” (Heb. 10:24).

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 spring start in mid-January (see group description for details).

Ascension Small Groups – Winter / Spring 2016

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 each semester. First meeting for spring is a social gathering for all on January 24. Contact Becca Hall for details.

Tuesday, 7:30–9 p.m. | Falls Church – Meets weekly for study and prayer. Contact Becky Weber for details.

Wednesday, 10–11:30 a.m. | Central Arlington – Women’s group meets at the church, child care is provided. Michelle Griffith leads and can be contacted for details.

Wednesday, 8:30—9:15 p.m. every other week | Prayer Conference Call – Each call, the group opens with a time of reflection and sharing of prayer requests before moving into focused group prayer. Prayers center around our individual needs, church concerns, and national/world affairs. Begins January 20. Contact Marisa Beck ( for call-in info and other 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 January 21. Contact Emily Cullum 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 January 14. Contact Dean Miller for details.

Women’s Triads       This spring, women are invited to join a triad either in addition to or instead of joining a small group. Triads are a place for 3-4 women to meet regularly, read, pray, and grow spiritually while forming relationships as a community. Meeting times, places, frequency, and content will be determined by each triad individually. If you’re interested in joining a triad or if you have any questions, please contact Katie Sabatier.

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


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