Fellowship in Small Groups


Men’s Fellowship Breakfast


This group meets at 8:00 a.m. in Lindsay Hall on the first Saturday of the month Christian fellowship, prayer, and a continental breakfast. Meetings feature speakers on a variety of topics. All men and guests are welcome!

Please plan to join us, and bring a friend. Contact John Slavcoff or Ted Farrand if you have any questions.


Dinners for Eight (D48)

Recipe for a Divine Experience:

  • 1 date and time
  • 2 hosts with entrée
  • 1 appetizer
  • 1 salad, vegetable, or bread
  • Lots of desserts
  • 6 guests hungry for Christian fellowship and discussion, and good food

Add all ingredients in any size home and blend thoroughly.

Serve leisurely.

The Dinners for Eight program is a wonderful way for new and current members of GPC to get to know one another in a small group setting. This gives each of us the opportunity to create lasting bonds of friendship with other members of GPC outside of service, committee meetings, and ministry programs.

Each year during September, you can sign up for the next year’s Dinners for Eight as a single, a couple, or a substitute. Gatherings are held from November through June. As the host for one dinner you will provide the entrée in your home. As the guest for three other dinners, you are asked to bring an appetizer, salad, vegetable, bread, or dessert to your host’s home.

Contact Clara Pratt at 301-840-2212 if you have any questions or for more details.

Other Small Groups

  • Prayer Network: Prayer requests are received and distributed to members of the Prayer Network to uplift our congregation.
  • Wednesday Noon Prayers: Composed of a diverse cross-section of our congregation, and led by our clergy and lay leaders, this group prays for the congregation, the nation, and the world.
  • Covenant Groups: Meetings for Bible study in members’ homes
  • Men’s Ministries:
    • Men’s Bible Study: Meets weekly on Tuesdays, 7:30–8:30 p.m.
    • Men’s Fellowship Breakfast: Meets the first of the Saturday of each month at 8:00 a.m.
    • Synod Men’s Retreat: Held every summer at Massanetta Springs Camp and Conference Center in Harrisonburg, Virginia
  • Women’s Ministries:
    • Christian Women’s Fellowship: Meets every Sunday after the 11:00 a.m. worship service for Bible study, singing, and fellowship
    • Other ministries: (in development)

Please contact Rev. Mary Beth Lawrence to volunteer, participate, or with any questions or suggestions that you may have.