Small groups are a great way to engage in congregational life at ACOC, to meet other believers, and to strengthen your faith. They are an important part of what it means to be a part of our congregation and we certainly love and welcome visitors.  
 
During the COVID pandemic most of our groups have moved online or at a minimum offer a hybrid options.  Please request schedule and connection information here. 

WEEKLY GROUPS

These are our English language small groups. You can find our Spanish language groups here.
 

SOUTH ALEXANDRIA SMALL GROUP – SUNDAY, 7:30 PM, KINGSTOWN/ROSEHILL AREA

Young families and singles around the Kingstown/Rose Hill area host this group’s meetings each week. The group studies various Christian topics with different individuals leading each time. Kids are welcome to this group.
 

YOUNGER SMALL GROUP – SUNDAY, 5:00 P.M, CAMERON STATION ALEXANDRIA

This group, open and diverse in membership, takes a deeper dive into Sunday’s lectionary readings, often reviewing Sunday morning’s sermon, to grow Christian community among members.
Contact person: Robert Younger
 

SUNDAYS @ 5 – SUNDAY, 5:00 P.M., OLD TOWN ALEXANDRIA AREA

Topics vary, but discussion most often centers around a book or Bible-based study guide. The format for the group emphasizes discussion, fellowship, and prayer – with a portion of the time allotted to sharing prayer requests. The group is diverse and aims to maintain a supportive community environment for people from all backgrounds at all stages of life.
Contact person: April Barbour.
 

TAYLOR SMALL GROUP – SUNDAY, 6:00 P.M., ANNANDALE/FAIRFAX AREA

This group is open to everyone and focuses on building stronger relationships between members through fellowship, prayer and Bible study. Kids are welcome to the group.
Contact person: Robin and Justin Taylor
 

WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY – TUESDAY MORNINGS, 10:30 A.M., at Meetinghouse and via ZOOM

If you are looking for the support and encouragement of a wonderful group of sisters, join us as we delve into the Bible, seek to grow spiritually, pray together for the group, the church and the world, and encourage each other in our daily walk. You can find information and schedules for our current study here.  
Contact person: Claudia Randolph
 

DAY 4 (WEDNESDAY EVENING), 7:30 P.M., via ZOOM

Attend this group and expect a deep dive into a book or section of the Bible. The discussion is always interesting, and you’ll come away with a better understanding of scripture – and your brothers and sisters in Christ, too.
Contact person: Chess Cavitt
 

YOUNG PROFESSIONALS  – WEDNESDAY EVENINGS @ 7 P.M., via GOOGLE MEET

This group is for young professionals, both singles and couples, looking to connect and build friendships with people at a similar stage of life. The group meets weekly for fellowship and a faith-focused discussion. The group’s meeting location rotates monthly in the Arlington Courthouse area.
Contact person: Drew Burgett
 

MONTHLY GROUPS

READING CIRCLE – USUALLY THE SECOND TUESDAY OF THE MONTH, 7:00 P.M. ALEXANDRIA TELEGRAPH ROAD AREA and via ZOOM

Members of this group select, read separately and then discuss together books about spiritual matters. The group’s membership is more fluid than other groups, and most of its members also participate in other small groups. Recent books read and discussed by the group include: NT Wright’s Paul and the Faithfulness of God, C.S. Lewis’ Space Trilogy, and TJ Oord’s The Uncontrolling Love of God.
Contact person: Lloyd Randolph