Covenant Groups

When someone deeply listens to you, it is like holding out a dented cup you have had since childhood and watching it fill up with cold fresh water. –John Fox

Covenant groups, comprising six to twelve participants who meet on a regular schedule, are safe spaces where everyone is heard and confidentiality is honored. Through simple practices of listening and speaking from the heart, participants share experiences and beliefs while fostering caring, friendship, spiritual growth, insight, and enjoyment. They deepen faith and help build beloved community. 

Covenant groups often discuss the monthly worship theme. You can find worship theme guides below.

For further information, complete the form below. You can also connect by

  • contacting the facilitator of a group with open seats
  • attending an open meeting
  • watching for openings in the weekly church communications
  • starting a new group

Groups with Openings

Shaw & Friends

Shaw and Friends are from Capitol Hill, Bloomingdale, Columbia Heights, Logan Circle, and maybe Takoma Park.  3rd Thursdays from 7:00-8:30/9:00, Shaw/Bloomingdale/Columbia

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Worship Theme Guides

Each month there is a worship theme that ties directly to the worship services each Sunday. These monthly guides are available for Covenant Groups to guide their discussions during their meetings. 


September's Theme is Belonging


December's Theme is Presence


April's Theme is Longing
May's Theme is Change & Threshold


Click through to see the monthly theme guides (months in blue are available). On each page, you can right-click your mouse to print a hard copy.


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