Men’s Breakfast Group
This men’s group, lovingly known as “the Geezers,” is an informal gathering of retired men. The group meets on alternate Wednesdays at 7:45 am at the McLean Family Restaurant. Contact Steve Stephenson (703-938-8120).
The Adult Club
The Adult Club has been in existence for many decades and meets monthly for fellowship and a variety of social activities. Couples and singles are always welcome. Contact Steve and Billie Hiemstra (703-488-5342 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Church fills many roles in the life of a Christian community, and one of them is fellowship. A new opportunity for fellowship for single “Lewinsvillians” over the age of 65 debuted in January of this year. “Single Seniors” has joined the Second Saturday Set and the Adult Club as monthly times for fellowship, often on Fridays from 11:30 am to around 1:30 pm, meeting in the Chapel.
Average attendance for the simple lunches costing only $5 has been 17. Older single folks in the church directory were contacted by the Co-founders and leaders Lois Dokken and Wendy Maiwurm, and 31 said that they would be interested in gathering together with others for sharing and fellowship. Almost all of them have participated.
The group decided that in addition to lunch and open fellowship, they would like to hear one another’s life stories. Participants said that they wanted to change the too frequent phenomenon that one does not discover the interesting and distinguished accomplishments of someone’s life and career until their memorial service. So at each meeting, a designated person describes their life’s journey.
Another function that Single Seniors has played is to publicize to the group via email or phone various events that one or another person is planning to attend and invite others to join in. That enables participants to get to know one another better, and enjoy plays, concerts, dinners or other events in the company of others. Such announcements can be circulated by contacting the group’s communications secretary, Ray Martin, (703-556-0123).
The Second Saturday Set
This group was founded in 1971 when its members were mostly the parents of pre-schoolers. Now the pre-schoolers are often grandchildren, but monthly gatherings are still enjoyed for fellowship, conviviality and support. Events are generally the second Saturday of the month, usually in homes. Contact Mary Ann Philipp (703-938-2651 – email@example.com) or Cathy Gaugler (703-938-4780 – firstname.lastname@example.org)