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Small Groups

The vestry of St. Dunstan’s has committed to the forming of Small Groups so that members of the community will deepen their relationships with each other and Christ. All small groups are expected to spend some time reflecting on scripture when they gather. If nothing interests you in these offerings, speak with Jeff or Sue about initiating a new small groups.  The possibilities are limitless.

First Sunday Book Group (our newest group!)

Meets at 12:15 p.m. on first Sundays to discuss a book of interest.  Our September discussion centered on Sheryl Sandberg's Option B, on resilence after loss.  The discussion was lively and meaningful.  Our October 2017 selection is The Children Act, by Ian McEwan, focusing on moral responsibilities and dilemmas in relationships.  

Economic Justice Group

Meets periodically at the church.
Purpose: Studies moral societal issues around growing economic inequality, and what might be done to ameliorate it.   
Contact/Convener: Mark MacCarthy

Men’s Group

Meets the first Saturday of each month, 9-10:30 a.m.
Meets in the church kitchen for bagels and coffee.  
Purpose: A men’s spirituality discussion, open to all men.
Contacts: Don Baker or Jeff MacKnight

Soul Sisters

Meets the Second Saturday of each month at church at 9:30 a.m.  
Purpose: a women’s spirituality and discussion group, open to all women. Topics vary from month to month, with shared leadership.
Contact: Sue Carroll

Campus Ministry at American University

Parishioners share worship, meals, and discussions with A.U. students in the Anglican/Episcopal Student Fellowship on occasional Tuesday evenings.  Contact: Jeff MacKnight

Wednesday Bible Study Group

Parishioners gather in the parlor 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays to study a book of scripture, led by the Rector.  This welcoming group enjoys a wide-ranging discussion of issues relating to the Bible and its times, as well as our own times.  In Fall 2017 we are studying the Gospel of Mark.  Contact Jeff MacKnight or Jackie Karlin.  

Christian Formation Group

A group of parishioners who guide and implement our Christian Formation programs in the parish.  We meet periodically in the evening, and welcome interested people.  Contact Jeff MacKnight.  

Liturgy Group

This creative group meets monthly (usually on a Monday afternoon) to plan engaging liturgies at St. Dunstan's, with special focus on the seasons of the church year.  We aim to make liturgical texts as inclusive as possible, and highlight special events in our Sunday worship.  Contact Jeff MacKnight.  


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