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A DC Metro Church Magazine

The Official Guide to FALL 2012 Metro Groups "Those who get planted in God's House will flourish." Psalm 92:13


Welcome to DC Metro Church. We are a Church focused on People Purpose and Passion.

Metro Groups are a part of DC Metro Church's DNA because we believe that transformation happens best in the context of healthy relationships. Metro Groups are an opportunity to connect with others, grow spiritually, and build authentic relationships. This mag is designed to help you connect to a Metro Group. Welcome to Metro Groups Mag.

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a letter from pastor david

I am so glad that you are interested in getting plugged into life at DC Metro Church! I am so glad that you are interested in getting plugged into life at DC Metro Church! I encourage you to join a Metro Group today because at DC Metro, we wholeheartedly believe that “transformation happens best in the context of healthy, Godfirst relationships.”

Dr. David Stine Lead Pastor DC Metro Church

There are a wide variety of incredible Groups offered this Fall, but I want to especially encourage you to join a Serving Team. I believe you will not only discover the joy that comes from playing a part in making church incredible for others, but I have also experienced firsthand how meaningful relationships are developed as you serve Jesus together. The Serving Team are located on page 5,6-8 and you can join them by attending our Connection Track. For more information, check out email connection@dcmetro.org. If you are new to DC Metro, we would love for you to join us at one of our Sunday Morning service times of 9:00am, 10:45am and 12:30pm. In addition, our Evening Experience on Sunday evenings offers two time options at 5:00pm and 6:45pm. Psalm 92:13 reminds us that, “Those that plant themselves in God’s House will thrive.” I am excited to see how your life thrives as you get relationally connected in His House this Fall!

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a letter from the directors The Fall 2012 publication of the Metro Groups Magazine is designed to give you an overview of the Metro Groups offered in the Fall 2012 Semester (September 17th- December 16th). Metro Groups are an integral part of the DNA of DC Metro Church because they are intentionally designed to help you connect with others, grow spiritually, and build authentic relationships! If you are new to DC Metro Church or just new to Metro Groups, we especially encourage you to try at least one Metro Group this Fall! Our Dinner Groups are one of the easiest places to start by joining others in a one-time commitment to share a meal or activity together. If you are seeking more regular connections, our Discussion Groups and Interest Groups provide other opportunities for more regular Christian fellowship. Discussion Groups elaborate further on the Sunday messages, while Interest Groups focus on a common interest such as outreach, prayer, women’s groups, men’s groups, topical studies, activity groups, and others. It is God’s design for us to want and need to be connected, to encourage one another in our spiritual growth, and also to help one another through the trials of life. Don’t miss out on the blessings of doing life together and sign up for a Metro Group today. You can sign up online at http://www.dcmetro. org/connect/metro-groups/ or you can stop by the Information Table after service if you have any questions.

Dr. Julie Reams, Director of Spiritual Formation

Mark & Jennifer Ulsh, Directors of Metro Groups

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serving teams

We would love for you to join our “Dream Team,” a collection of Serving Groups that work together to pursue God’s dream of building a God-first culture throughout the DC Metro area! Our desire is to help create a place where people can encounter God in a real, relevant, and enjoyable environment, to help people get planted in God’s house, and to reach out into the community to show God’s love in practical ways. In order to join any of our Serving Teams, we ask that you attend the Membership, Discovery and Dream Team Connections. At Discovery Connection (third Sunday of each month), you will have the opportunity to discover your spiritual gifts and personality type to determine your best fit for a Serving Team. At Dream Team Connection (fourth Sunday of the each month), you will choose a Serving Team and learn how to do what Jesus came to do… serve others. It’s gonna change your life! All Serving Teams serve during each Sunday service, unless noted otherwise below.

The following is a list of Teams who offer SUNDAY serving opportunities: Media Arts

MaryRuth Goochee

Use the gifts of detail-orientation and creativity to provide high-quality video, lighting, sound and online social media that creates an enjoyable and effective worship experience. (Experience is valued, but not required.)

Guest Services

Jeremy and Kristina Burroughs

Welcome guests with a world class service experience that includes providing relevant information about DC Metro and facilitating the café.

Operations Andrea Hess

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Members of the “Ops Team” take the church’s raw resources and transform them into materials which guide, encourage and bless members and guests alike! Those who are extroverted and like to engage others will flourish in the Resource Center, while “behind-the-scenes” folks with administrative gifts can serve by preparing message packets and other materials, or by stewarding data for our Connection Track.


Facilities

Andy Moore

Ensure clean and distraction-free environments by monitoring facility maintenance and trash removal.

Parking Team Blake Enfield

Welcome and guide guests to available parking before Sunday services and facilitate safe exit strategies for all drivers afterward.

Signs

Tim Parrish

Serve by putting out/ picking up DC Metro signs at various locations before and after weekend services.

Ushers

Andy Lloyd

Serve DC Metro with other men by providing mid-level security, seating congregates and collecting the offering

Worship Team

MaryRuth Goochee

Create an environment – through the use of vocal and instrumental gifts– that invites God’s presence and prepares the congregation to receive the message.

MetrOrange

Chelsea Biermacher

Serve DC Metro Church’s little ones (6 weeks to 5th grade) by giving their parents an opportunity to enjoy service while our team of caregivers provide a safe and nurturing environment for children to enjoy as they partake in curriculum-based lessons (2 years. through 5th grade). Background check required.

Events

Claudette McBeth

The Events Team is the hospitality arm of DC Metro Church. As a team with varying skills and talents, they work behind the scenes to make every church and/or special function "happen." Planning, decorating, logistics and hosting are essential to the success of any event.

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The following is a list of Teams who can serve during the WEEK: Operations Andrea Hess

Assist this Team any afternoon Monday through Thursday by creating message packets, preparing materials for special events and/ or inputting data on behalf of our Connection Track.

Facilities

Andy Moore

Meet Tuesday & Wednesday nights for renovation and improvement projects on the church building.

Signs

Tim Parrish

Serve by putting out/ picking up DC Metro signs at various locations before and after weekend services.

Media Arts

MaryRuth Goochee

Use the gifts of detail-orientation and creativity to provide high-quality video, lighting, sound and online social media that creates an enjoyable and effective worship experience. (Experience is valued, but not required.)

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."

-Margaret Mead

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growth track

Growth Track consists of four intentional discipleship classes (each lasts 12 weeks) to help those that desire a deeper walk with God, who want an overview of the Bible, and who want to grow as a God-first leader. Each class is offered every Fall and Spring Semester, running concurrently with the Metro Groups semesters.

101 - Spiritual Formation

Dr. Julie Reams and David Goochee Tuesdays (7:00pm) at DC Metro Church

Spiritual Formation is an overview of the spiritual disciplines (such as prayer, studying God's Word, serving, and fasting) and focuses on learning how to position our lives to hear from God and to grow spiritually. The class focuses on responding to God’s deep, irrevocable love.

201 - Discipleship

Pat and Cindy Dennis Sundays (2:30pm) at DC Metro Church

This discipleship class is an overview of the New Testament with a focus on the life of Jesus. We will dive into some of the most significant passages in the New Testament and examine what it means to be a disciple today.

301 - Freedom

Andrew and Melissa McQuillen Tuesdays (7:00pm) at DC Metro Church

Freedom is an overview of spiritual warfare and inner healing for our soul (mind, will, and emotions). This class examines our important role in God’s story but reminds us that we have an enemy whose schemes we are called to stand against. God’s heart is to bring us to a place of full healing and freedom so that we can experience the abundant life He offers. 10


401 - Leadership Mark and Jennifer Ulsh

Wednesdays (7:30) in Alexandria (Belle View)

Leadership is an Old Testament overview of biblical leadership. It will focus on how to steward the influence we have been entrusted because DC Metro's mission to build a God-first culture will only be realized through catalytic, transformational leadership.

"We pursue God because, and only because, He has first put an urge within us that spurs us to the pursuit" -A.W. Tozer 11


discussion groups Discussion Groups focus on building community and discussing how the Sunday message and Scriptures apply to our daily lives.

Alexandria Discussion Group

Reid and Ginger Norris Tuesdays (7:00 pm) in Cameron Station

Connect with fellow DC Metro members as we discuss and dig into the weekend message and other relevant topics.

Andrews AFB Discussion Group

Josh and Stacey White Thursdays (7:00pm except for DC Brotherhood & DC Sisterhood) at Andrews AFB

Please join us as we discuss Sunday messages, grow in community, and support DC Brotherhood and DC Sisterhood by carpooling to these monthly events.

Woodbridge Discussion Group

Daniel and Janet Grogman Wednesdays (6:30-8:30pm) in Woodbridge, VA

Join us for Bible Study and Discussion as we enjoy Dinner Potluck Style. Children are definitely welcome!

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Sunday Brunch Discussion Group

Dan Hill and Nicole Wahlberg 2nd and 4th Sundays after 2nd Morning Service at various locations near DC Metro Church Join other members of DC Metro Church in their 20's and 30's around 12:30 pm after the 10:45 am service as we discuss the Sunday morning message over brunch at a nearby resturant in the Old Towne or Del Ray area.

Monthly Brunch/Discussion Group

Sherae Cherry and Ani Shahinian One Sunday a month (12:30pm) near DCMC Join us after 2nd Sunday Service at a nearby restaurant for brunch and discussion of the Sunday message. Dates and Locations TBD

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outreach groups Interest Groups focus on building community by gathering around a common interest and include the following categories: Outreach, Prayer, Topical Studies, Men’s Groups, Women’s Groups, and Activity Groups.

Carpenter’s Shelter Outreach Group (Mon) Megan McColley and Dan Hill Mondays (7:00pm) at The Carpenter’s Shelter (near DCMC)

This group ministers to families at the local shelter by helping with Children's Hour on Monday nights. The first Monday of every month is a fellowship night for all Carpenter's Shelter groups from DC Metro. The fourth Thursday of each month is a special event open to all Carpenter's Shelter groups a movie/activity night for children from the shelter at DC Metro Church.

Carpenter’s Shelter Outreach Group (Thurs)

Omar Ojeda and Lindzie Titera Thursdays (7:00pm) at The Carpenter’s Shelter (near DCMC)

This group ministers to families at the local shelter by helping with Children's Hour on Monday nights. The first Monday of every month is a fellowship night for all Carpenter's Shelter groups from DC Metro. The fourth Thursday of each month is a special event open to all Carpenter's Shelter groups a movie/ activity night for children from the shelter at DC Metro Church.

Feed My Sheep

James and Maria Lewis Various Locations and Times as Needed

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The focus of the group is building community through creating and managing meal calendars for DC Metro Church "family" who are going through a transitional time of life, such as a birth, death, ill-


ness, or hospitalization. The team members also gather periodically to enjoy community together.

Women Outreaching Women (WOW)

Christi Ward and Carissa Fitts Thursdays (except for DC Sisterhood nights) 7:00-9:00pm

Ladies, join us in serving the women of Bethany House on Thursday evenings (except for DC Sisterhood nights) by providing caring and compassionate support for children while their mothers attend classes. This group will also have the opportunity to participate in teaching a monthly life skills class to the women of Bethany House.

Community Service Outreach Group Tina Rodgers and Pam Scarlatta

Join us 1-2 times a month at various locations throughout the Alexandria and Fairfax County region to show Christ’s loves to those in need by supporting activities at local outreach organizations.

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prayer groups 1st Service Sunday Prayer Group

Boris and Victoria Arratia Sundays (9:20am) at DC Metro Church (Prayer Room)

Join us during the first service (after worship and announcements) to pray for the service and ministries of DC Metro Church.

2nd Service Sunday Prayer Group

Regis and Amber S. Sundays (11:05am) at DC Metro Church (Prayer Room)

Join us during second service (after worship and announcements) to pray for the service and ministries of DC Metro Church.

3rd Service Sunday Prayer Group

Jesse and Kelsey Hansen Sundays (12:50pm) at DC Metro Church (Prayer Room)

Join us during third service (after worship and announcements) to pray for the service and ministries of DC Metro Church.

4th Service Sunday Prayer Group

Matt Scott and Diane “Chou-Chou� Carline Sundays (5:20pm) at DC Metro Church (Prayer Room)

Join us during fourth service (after worship and announcements) to pray for the service and ministries of DC Metro Church.

5th Service Sunday Prayer Group

Joe Ramirez , Rosah Chaava and Kris Selby Sundays (7:05pm) at DC Metro Church (Prayer Room)

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DC Metro House of Prayer

Afua Smith and Rosah Chaava First and Fourth Monday each Month (7:00-9:00pm) at DC Metro Church

Come and go freely in an environment where people can join in corporate praise, read their Bibles, study a favorite commentary, write in their journals, or engage in private prayer.

"If you make history with God in the secret place, He will make history through you." -Bill Johnson 17


topical studies Starting Point: Exploring the Essentials of the Christian Faith Rainbow Forbes and Andy Lloyd Wednesdays (7:00pm) at DC Metro Church

This discipleship class is an overview of the foundational truths of Christianity. It is designed for new believers or those wanting a review of the foundations, and is a great opportunity to meet new friends and grow together.

Celebrate Recovery

Dr. Hugh Fox and James Daman Fridays (7:00pm) at DC Metro Church

Our group gives you a safe place where you can work on your hurts, habits or hang-ups through a Christ-Centered approach. Hurts include physical/emotional pain, Hang-ups are psychological problems, & Habits are the repeated destructive behavior patterns (addictions, etc). We begin each meeting with food, fellowship & then worship. This is followed by teachings & personal testimonies, we then meet in gender specific small groups. We have special guests from DCMC leadership & all over the nation.

Financial Peace University (FPU)

Zack and Katie Wilson Mondays (7:00pm) in Alexandria (Del Ray)

Join us as we work through Dave Ramsey's newly updated and biblically based curriculum that teaches you to handle money God’s way. 18


In 9 lessons, you’ll learn to take control of your money, invest for the future, and give like never before! Member kits are $ 99, but you can come check out the class first before you commit.

Financial Peace University (FPU) Erin Schultz and Anita Castillo Wednesdays (7:00pm) in Springfield

Join us as we work through Dave Ramsey's newly updated and biblically based curriculum that teaches you to handle money God’s way. In 9 lessons, you’ll learn to take control of your money, invest for the future, and give like never before! Member kits are $ 99, but you can come check out the class first before you commit.

Not a Fan: A study on becoming a true follower of Jesus Christ (by Kyle Idleman) Bill & Wendy Buckingham Saturdays (9:00-11:00am) at DC Metro Church

"Something is wrong when our lives make sense to unbelievers" Francis Chan. Merriam-Webster defines a fan as an "enthusiastic admirer". Jesus has many fans, but very few followers. According to the Gospels, Jesus never seemed too interested in His fans. He never asked us to sit on the sidelines and cheer, but to get into the action where He is at, with Him ... feed the multitudes, heal the sick, love your neighbor, preach the Gospel, deny yourself, take up your cross, and follow Him! This study will challenge you to go deeper with God, no longer as a fan, but as a completely committed follower. Coffee & breakfast snacks provided

The Truth Project Lee and Karen Beiermann

Tuesdays (7:00pm) in Alexandria (Hayfield/Kingstowne)

If you want to be a part of God’s call for ordinary people to make an eternal difference in our word, then this in-depth study by Focus on the Family’s Dr. Del Tackett is just for you. The Truth Project provides a starting point for looking at life from a biblical perspective, with each lesson discussing the relevance and importance of living the Christian world view in daily life.

Choosing God’s Best: Biblical Courtship as a Dating Alternative Jessica Urquiola, Robyn Johnson, Rebekah Burkhart and Joe Serrano Mondays (7:00pm) at DC Metro Church

This small group offers an introduction to the field of Biblical Courtship. A study into the world of man/woman relationships (MWR) and the difficulties Christian singles face today. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the differences between Biblical Courtship and dating. This course will address the timely, biblically based approach Dr. Raunikar offers as he encourages them along the path to Choosing God’s Best.

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The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts Pat and Cindy Dennis

2nd and 4th Saturdays (7:30-9:00pm) in Alexandria (Hoffman Town Center)

Marriage should be based on love, right? But does it seem as though you and your spouse are speaking two different languages? You can build a lasting, loving marriage together. In this series we will identify, understand, and discover how to speak our spouse’s primary love language—quality time, words of affirmation, gifts, acts of service, or physical touch.

Marriage Builder Study: Built to Last Greg and Mercedes Hall Saturdays (5:00pm) in Shirlington Village

Join us at our home for a marriage builder discussion followed by dinner at one of the many restaurants in Shirlington Village. Whether you’re newly married, remarried, or wanting to improve your relationship, this marriage series provides Biblical and practical teaching to give you tools to live intentionally and love Biblically.

The Smart Step Family

Eric and Monta Baskerville Wednesdays (7:00pm) at DC Metro Church

Come join us each week to watch and discuss the DVD series: "The Smart Step-Family" by Ron L. Deal. Discover the keys to growing healthy relationships in your stepfamily. This is a biblically based class to help improve and strengthen blended families.

Single Parent Group

Penny Starr & Franklin Sellers 1st & 3rd Sundays (2:15pm) at various kid-friendly locations near at DCMC

This group is open to all single parents (moms and dads) to gather together for fellowship, encouragement, prayer and discussion of relevant Scripture topics.

Adoption Group

Jessica Sorensen and Faith Benton Second Saturday of the month (11:00am) in Alexandria (Fort Hunt)

This Group is created for anyone who has a heart for adoption or wants to support those who adopt.

Human Trafficking Awareness

Stephanie Davison and Wendy Buckingham Third Saturday of the month (1:00pm) In Alexandria (Huntley Meadows)

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Come learn more about an issue that is not just a problem in other countries. Human trafficking is occurring right here in Northern Virginia. Let's fellowship, pray and learn more about the organizations, resources, books, movies, music, and events that raise awareness about human trafficking. Light fare will be provided.


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men's interest groups The Wild Bunch

Pat Dennis and Scott Friend Wednesdays (7:00-9:00pm) in Alexandria (Huntly Meadows)

Join us for discussion based on John Eldredge's "Wild at Heart". We invite men to recover their masculine heart, defined in the image of a passionate God. Come rediscover the passion and wildness you were created to offer and lose "the nice guy" image.

Club 33

Tom Burke and DaShawn Washington Fridays (7:30pm) in Alexandria (South Old Town)

A journey to authentic manhood as modeled by Jesus Christ and His 33 years on earth. We will be learning God's clear design for manhood, and equipping men with a biblical perspective of their "story".

Bond of Brothers

Brady LeVander and Daniel Gallagher Wednesdays (7:30-9:00pm) in Alexandria (Northeast Old Town, near DCMC) 22

Build strong friendships and have fun in a relaxed environment where men can strengthen and equip each other to meet the demands of


relationships, raising a family and developing careers. We will work through Wes Yoder’s book “Bond of Brothers” and watch parts of the acclaimed series “Band of Brothers” to see commitment, courage and accountability modeled under extreme conditions. Our journey aims to produce just that: a band of Christian brothers. All are welcome.

Courageous Men

Eddie Ortiz and Geoff Flowers Alternate Tuesdays (7:00pm) at DC Metro Church

This 5-session Courageous Group follows The Resolution for Men by Alex and Stephen Kendrick, a teaching that challenges men of all ages to become bold and intentional about embracing their responsibilities as leaders of their homes, marriages, and children. Additional sessions of Bible-based discussion and lessons may be available depending on group interest.

True Measure of a Man

Ronnie Fleming and Eric Bailey Tuesdays (7:00pm) at DC Metro Church

A profound, life-changing study on how men's perception of success, achievement and recognition in all aspects of life set them up for failure. This study redirects and compels men to earnestly seek their affirmation where it must be...in the One who "knew him before the foun23 dations of the world" and "knit him together in his mother's womb."


Torchbearers (40’s plus)

Don Carlson and Tom Burke 1st and 3rd Wednesdays (7:00pm) at AOC Building (near DCMC) This is for men over the age of 40 (or if you're wanting to prepare for that season of your life). It is for men that are stepping into the locker room at halftime with some bruises and also great memories. Men who are going out to the field in the second half ...KNOWING WE ARE VICTORS. our motto is – “Life is no brief candle, it is a sort of splendid torch which I've got a hold of for the moment. And I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it onto future generations.”

Young Men for Christ (1)

Stephen Titus and Bryan Petit Mondays (7:30pm) at DC Metro Church

Connect with other guys and discuss important issues all younger men face. We will break down and learn to apply selections of the Apostle Paul's letters to our daily lives.

Young Men for Christ (2)

Nick Wryter and Frank Caballero Fridays (7:00pm) in Alexandria (Huntley Meadows)

Connect with other guys and discuss important issues all younger men face. We will break down and learn to apply selections of the Apostle Paul's letters to our daily lives.

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women's interest groups Lioness Arising Marci LeBlanc and Cindy Dennis

Alternate Wednesdays (7:00pm) in Alexandria (Potomac Yard)

“Lionesses in a group act as one to become a creative and strategic force to be reckoned with.” Join Cindy Dennis and Marci LeBlanc on a Safari, with Jesus as the guide, through Lioness Arising. Join them and learn from author, Lisa Bevere’s demonstration on how beauty and fierceness for the Kingdom collide in God’s Word.

She’s Got Issues Ebony Halliburton and Stacy Outlaw Tuesdays (7:00pm) at DC Metro Church

We’ve all got our issues! From fear to anger and everything in between. We deal with our “issues” every day in one form or another; the problem is, after a while, they start to feel . . . normal. Unchanging. Join us as we learn to not just live ordinary but live through the access we have to the power of Christ—a power that can transform our everyday weaknesses into our greatest strengths and gifts.

Resolution for Women Tamara Ward and Danesha Langley Mondays (7:00pm) at DC Metro Church

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intentional about embracing and thriving in God’s beautiful and eternal calling on our lives. From best-selling author Priscilla Shirer, in partnership with the creators of The Love Dare, comes a study that will help us realign our daily decisions in a way that glorifies God and fulfills who He created us to be. We’re going to get into the Word, serve each other and our community, and have some serious fun in the process….all in the name of becoming “purposefully feminine, surprisingly satisfied, and faithfully His.”

Bad Girls of the Bible Carolyn M. and Jasmine W.

Wednesdays (7:00pm) in Alexandria (Old Town – near USPTO)

We may marvel at the “good girls” in Scripture–Sarah, Mary, Esther– but most days, that’s not who WE see when we look in the mirror. We may see selfishness of Sapphira or deception of Delilah. We may catch glimpses of Jezebel’s take-charge pride or Eve’s disastrous disobedience. So what are we to do as modern Christian women? We're to learn from their lives, and by God’s grace, choose a better path. We'll discuss biblical women and study their mistakes with lessons for today’s women.

Undaunted: Daring To Do What God Calls You To Do Ocieola Newby and Kwanele Ndlovu Tuesdays (7:00pm) at DC Metro Church

It's your time! Let's shake off the limits that we put on ourselves and be all that God wants us to be! Let's take this journey together with Christine Caine.

Pathway to Purpose for Women Victoria Johnson and Jenelle Lombardo Alternate Thursdays (7:00pm) in Shirlington

Join our group of women on a journey to discover our purpose in life. Katie Brazelton of Rick Warren’s Saddleback Church helps women connect the dots between living amidst the details of their lives and living out God's purposes for their lives. She provides road-tested tools that have become the stepping stones for women along the pathway to living in purpose!

Young Women for Christ Marie Heglund and Katie Plichta

Wednesdays (7:00pm) at DC Metro Church

The heart behind this group is to build strong community between 20s-30s women in our church. Our goal is to go deep into the Word as we address topics that are relevant to this season of life.

Young Women for Christ Maggie Harrell and Marci LaBlanc

Wednesdays (7:30pm) at DC Metro Church

Join other 20s-30s women in our church as we study The Supernatural Ways of Royalty by Kris Vallotton and Bill Johnson. Our goal is to to help each other grow into our true identities as His daughters and we will learn how to apply God's truths and principles to our lives.

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MetrOmommies Sara Newell and Tiffany Lotz

Fridays (10:00-11:00am) in Alexandria (River Farm Garden Park)

A laid-back, informal group where moms and their little ones (ages 5 and under) can come together to enjoy some good conversation and play time!

Homeschooling Group Andee Stroia and Julie Alspaugh

First Meeting: Sept. 23, then 3rd Fridays of the month, time TBD

Are you interested in or currently homeschooling your children? Join us this semester as we come together to exchange ideas, support and encourage one another, and cover each other and our children in prayer. If you’re a seasoned pro, or just checking things out, our hope is to provide a safe community to explore and encourage mamas as they navigate the challenge of educating their kids!

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activity groups DC Runners – “The Slap Happy Crew” Norm Balchunas and Pia Duryea Saturdays 9:00am at DC Metro Church (Parking Lot)

Pray and worship our God while running various locales across DC. All levels welcome: we accommodate new runners and experienced runners.

Outdoor Recreation Group Charlie Finkler and Heidi Schreifer Various dates and locations

The Outdoor Recreation Group of DCMC provides real, relevant, and enjoyable "outdoor" experiences for DC Metro Church goers, DC Metro Church friends, and others seeking genuine fellowship with outdoor recreation.

DC Metro Softball Group John and Linsey Grindle Mondays (6:30-9:00pm, schedule dependent) in Alexandria Join us as we carry on the DC Metro Church tradition of organizing and enjoying a co-ed softball team through one of the local Alexandria recreation leagues!

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Metro Players Mike McAdoo and Melany Pritchard Saturdays (Various Times) at DC Metro Church

The Metro Players will explore the dramatic arts by writing, staging, and performing as part of other ministries at DC Metro Church. We will also develop community in group outings with a focus on the performing arts. Come play with us!

Hiking Group Jon Koehmstedt and Amanda Flowers

This group is for people with a common interest in hiking. We will be hiking trails with a variety of difficulty levels. The hikes will be in the DC Metro area as well as within 2-3 hours driving distance. We will meet at DC Metro Church the weekends of Sept. 22, Oct. 6, Oct. 27, Nov. 10, Dec. 1. Sign up to receive exact dates, times, and locations.

Camping Group Scott Friend and Mark Ulsh

Join us in mid-October for a co-ed camping experience in the beautiful hills of God’s Country. We will travel to South-Central Pennsylvania (about 3 hours from DC) on a Friday afternoon to return on Sunday around noon in time for either 3rd service on Sunday or the Evening Experience.

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DC Snow Ski Group Steven Garcia-Renteria and Nicole Wahlberg End of Fall Groups Semester at locations TBD

Join other members of DC Metro Church to travel to nearby slopes and perhaps even Canada for a chance to fellowship and feel peace gliding through God’s snow. All skill levels are welcome, and veteran skiers will be available to assist skiing novices as needed.

Not Your Grandma’s Craft Circle Melany Pritchard and Carol Beck First Fridays each month and Various Locations (TBD). A group for those who love to create! We will be working with many different and fun materials! All skill levels welcome!

Sew Apropos Sewing Group Mallory Muffley and Erin Schultz Alternate Mondays (7:00pm) in Springfield

Come learn the lost art of hand and machine sewing from a professional seamstress! Hemming pants, mending buttons and snaps and even making a garment will be on the agenda. Our Group will meet every other Monday starting Sept 24.

Got Work? Paula Golladay and Brittany Schick Alternate Tuesdays (7:00pm) and Select Saturday Workshops at DC Metro Church

If you're looking for guidance honing your interview skills, developing your resume, or boosting your confidence for that next big presentation, please join us! We will also have two focus sessions aimed specifically at those preparing for university or scholar/fellowship applications, as well as military transitioning to the civilian workforce. Additionally, we will host two Saturday workshops for those interested in practicing interview and briefing skills, as well as getting hands-on help with their resume or other hiring documents.

The DC Metro Innovation Project Jon Koehmstedt and Geoff Flowers Wednesdays (6:00-10:00pm) at DC Metro Church Join us in bringing people together business people and entrepreneurs to teach an entrepreneurial topics and to provide an environment for collaboration and co-working with like-minded people. Our goal is to expand God's kingdom through inspiring, quipping, and cultivating entrepreneurs while incorporating biblical messages and values.

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Christ’s Lil’ Champs Nick Wryter and Lyndsey Morales 2nd and 4th Saturdays (10:00am-12:00pm)

Bring your 8-12 year olds out to enjoy an opportunity to grow spiritually and physically in a healthy environment. We are honored to show the kids in our DC Metro family Christ's love and that you can have the nexus of loving Jesus and fellowship through sports. We will meet at the church lobby and take the kids across the street to the basketball courts or to the fields near the church for sports activities and mentorship, to return promptly by noon.

“Prayer in action is love, and love in action is service. Try to give unconditionally whatever a person needs in the moment. The point is to do something, however small, and show you care through your actions by giving your time We are all God’s children so it is important to share His gifts. Do not worry about why problems exist in the world just respond to people’s needs. We feel what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean, but that ocean would be less without that drop.“

-Mother Teresa

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dinner groups Dinner Groups focus on building community by participating in a meal and/or activity together at the Group Leader’s home, local restaurant or other loca-

tion. These are one-time commitments so they are an easy way to meet new people.

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Young Adult Dinner Groups Sundays after 6:15pm Evening Experience (about 8:15) Various locations near DCMC

Sunday, September 23, 2012 Matt Scott, Mallory Muffley

Sunday, September 30, 2012 Dan Hill, Lynn Brosmer

Sunday, October 07, 2012

Jenelle Lombardo, Lyndsey Morales Frank & Anna Cabellero

Sunday, October 14, 2012 Katie Plichta, Chris Gargala Kyle Coble, Danesha Langley

Sunday, October 21, 2012 Omar Ojeda, Nicole Wahlberg Nick Wryter, Mallory Muffley

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Kyle Coble, Danesha Langley Brice Hatcher, Pamela Thorburn

Sunday, November 11, 2012

MaryRuth Goochee, Maggie, Marci LaBlanc Katie Plichta, Chris Gargala

Sunday, November 18, 2012 Matt Scott, Kelly Robson, Lynn Brosmer, Dan Hill

Sunday, December 02, 2012 Omar Ojeda, Nicole Wahlberg

Sunday, December 09, 2012 Dan Hill, Heidi Keener Frank & Anna Cabellero Nick Wryter, Mallory Muffley

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Jenelle Lombardo, Lyndsey Morales

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dinner groups Woodbridge Dinner Group Chelsea and Mike Wojcyk

October 13 (1:00pm) in Woodbridge Join us for an outdoor picnic (or alternative location if weather requires) to meet other members of our DC Metro family that live in the Woodbridge area. Since we Woodbridge folks live down South, join us for a low country boil! Bring a side dish and we'll take care of the rest. Kids are welcome!

49 and Holding Dinner Group Lee and Karen Beiermann

September 29 (6:30pm) at Olympians (Alexandria – Landsdown Center) October 20 (6:30pm) at Hops (Alexandria – Potomac Yard) November 10 (6:30pm) at On The Border (Vienna/ Tyson's Corner) December 15 (6:30pm) at Cheesecake Factory (McLean/ Tyson's Corner)

Games Night for 6 Lee and Karen Beiermann

Oct. 6, Oct. 27, Nov. 17, Dec. 8 (6:30pm) in Alexandria (Hayfield/ Kingstowne)

Bolling AFB Dinner Group Eric and Brooke Bailey

Sept 22st (11:30am) - Ice cream social/meet and greet Oct 19th (5:30pm) - Potluck Meal Nov 17th (11:00am) - Chili Cook Off Come meet, fellowship, and share a meal with our family and other military families living and/or working on Bolling AFB. Locations are TBD, depending on weather and the size of the group. Children are welcome!

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Potluck Dinner and Game Night Group Terri Rogers and Casey Lippitt

Please join us our home in Arlington on the 3rd Friday of the month. We kindly ask everyone to bring your favorite dish to share as we enjoy food and fellowship!

DC Metro Social Connection Group Terrie Moody and Kim Scott

Sat, Sept 22 - LSU vs Auburn (1:00pm) at National Harbor, MD Fri, Sept 28 - Live! from Busboys and Poets: Open Mic and Talent Showcase (10:00pm) in Shirlington Mon, Oct 1 – Monday Night Football (8:30pm) at Buffalo Wild Wings, Crystal City Sat, Oct 6 - Taste of DC (Meet up at Noon @ DC Metro Church) Sat, Oct 13th – Water taxi to National Harbor (Meet at noon in Old Town) Sat, Oct 27th - Family day - Mount Vernon Fall Harvest (9:00am) Sat, Nov 3rd - College Football Outing Maryland vs Georgia Tech (Kickoff: TBA) Fri, Nov 9th - Dinner & Karaoke (7:00pm) at Rock it Grill, Old Town Mon, Dec 3rd – Monday Night Football (8:30pm) at Champs, Pentagon City Fri, Dec 7th - TobyMac & Friends in concert (7:00pm) at the Patriot Center, Fairfax

Games and Grub Group Julie and Kevin Alspaugh Oct. 5, Nov. 9 (7:30pm) in Alexandria (Del Ray)

Join us for a stakes-free game of Texas Hold 'em. Light snacks will be provided, but feel free to bring a fave to share, the more the merrier. We look forward to a fun night of Fellowship with you!!

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All Around Town Dinner Group

Lyzette Wallace and Annie Johns The All Around Town group is focused on enjoying reasonably priced, non-traditional cuisines in the DC area! We welcome all adventurous palates who love to engage with people! Each group will be no more than 8 people so we can share and get to know our fellow DC Metroers! Friday, Oct 5 Hana Tokyo (Alexandria, VA) Sunday, October 21 Uncle Liu's (Falls Church) Friday, Nov 9 TruOrleans (Washington, DC)

Saturday Night Dinner Group

Stacy Outlaw and Dawn Dahlberg Join us as we enjoy food and fellowship around VA. All welcome! Sept. 15 at Cafe Rustico Oct 20 at Thai Shirlington Nov 17 at the home of Miss Dalberg (potluck style)

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DC Metro Fall Groups Mag 2012