Small Groups & Fellowship Groups

Small Groups

Join a small groupSmall groups are the foundation of life-long discipleship, providing both space and defined community in which intentional relationships can flourish. Here at Foundry, our commitment is that these covenant communities embody four major and regular movements:

Fellowship: Opportunities for play, fun, and connection with people who share similar commitments, experiences, and stories.

Theological Reflection: Space to reflect critically and carefully about the way one’s life experiences are shaped by our shared faith, and the ways in which our shared faith (does and should) inform our life experience.

Prayer: The space to pray for and with one another, as well as to learn alongside one another how to pray.

Service: Opportunities for a community (in a variety of fashions) to put into action the shared values/commitments of the covenant community.  

For general information about small group ministries at Foundry Church, please email Pastor Will Green at wgreen@foundryumc.org. For specific information about one of the groups below, including location, please email the facilitator(s) at the listed email address.

Dupont Circle 
Facilitator: Suzanne Anthony
Contact: dupont@foundryumc.org

Christ Care (Dupont Circle)
Facilitator(s): Sujatha Blackstone and Peggy Simpson
Contact: christcare@foundryumc.org

Silver Spring
Facilitator(s): Britta Anderson and Jessica Meixner
Contact: silverspring@foundryumc.org

Brookland
Facilitator: Meg Lavery
Contact: brookland@foundryumc.org

Bloomingdale
Facilitator(s): Drew Goins, Avery Lamb, Becca Lamb
Contact: bloomingdale@foundryumc.org

Adams Morgan
Facilitator: Lorea Stallard
Contact: adamsmorgan@foundryumc.org

Capitol Hill
Facilitator(s): Heather Bateman, Joe Bateman
Contact: capitolhill@foundryumc.org

NoVa
Facilitator(s): Doug Kim, Tara Holeman
Contact: nova@foundryumc.org

Arlington/Alexandria
Facilitator: Robin Norrell
Contact: alexandria@foundryumc.org

Fellowship Groups
Foundry’s Fellowship groups offer great ways to gather with people of faith who share your interests, passions, and particular places in life. These groups gather every five to six weeks for various events and fellowship opportunities. 
Learn more about starting a fellowship group or how to engage with an existing group by emailing discipleship@foundryumc.org.

Conscious Contact Group: Mondays, 6:30-9:00 p.m.
Thhe Conscious Contact Small Group is for Foundry folks in recovery from any type of addiction. The idea is to create a safe environment where people in recovery can explore the intersection of their personal recovery journey AND their Christian journey of faith and growth. We will meet every Monday from 6:30-9pm. 6:30-7:30PM will be an open, multi-recovery 11th step meeting followed by fellowship for a half hour and a 12-step Spiritual and Bible study from 8-9pm.

Our goals are to experience fellowship with others in recovery and develop lasting, meaningful relationships by meeting weekly to:
•actively practice the 11th step together, sharing our experience, strength and hope improving on conscious contact with our God;
•study the theological relationship between our recovery, our suffering, and our call to be disciples of Christ loving all unconditionally;
•be of service to one another and others through accountability, sponsorship, support, prayer, and whatever the Spirit inspires!

Facilitator: Ed Crump
Contact: consciouscontact@foundryumc.org
Foundry Women 20’s to 50’s
We are Foundry women (20’s-50’s and we actively seek to include all ages) who meet regularly for fellowship, prayer and support, book study and sermon discussion, and occasional service/mission activity. Temperance optional. We have been meeting since 2007 with members leaving and joining, and sometimes refer to ourselves as "Sex in the City, but with value-priced shoes."
Facilitator: Nancy Groth
Contact: foundrywomen2050@foundryumc.org

Foundry Women’s Breakfast Group
Join this fellowship for women as they meet monthly for breakfast. mensbreakfast@foundryumc.org.
Facilitators: Sharon Gehrman and Peggy Simpson
Contact: womensbreakfast@foundryumc.org

Common Ground
Common Ground is Foundry's fellowship group for young(er) couples. Join in regular potlucks and gatherings every 5-6 weeks with other Foundry folk who are learning together what loving God, loving each other, and changing the world really means.
Facilitators: Tiffany Stanley and Amanda Beadle
Contact: commonground@foundryumc.org

God and the Great Outdoors
Job 12: "But ask the animals, and they will teach you, and the birds in the sky, and they will tell you; or speak to the earth, and it will teach you, or let the fish in the sea inform you. Which of all these does not know that the hand of the Lord has done this?” We will hike, climb, run, jump, swim, and marvel at God's great creation together. Generally speaking, this will be a physically active group, but all are welcome, and we will do our best to make the necessary accommodations to be inclusive.
Facilitators: Avery Davis and Tyler Willbanks
Contact: outdoors@foundryumc.org

Foundry Hub
Join this fellowship group for people of all ages and stages as they live life in community across D.C.
Facilitator: Bill McLeod
Contact: hub@foundryumc.org

Young Adult Fellowship
This is a fellowship group for young adults new(ish) to the city who are looking to explore all that D.C. has to offer, while getting to know their neighbors across all four quadrants. We meet monthly to check-out new areas, events, and local spots. Think - picnics, happy hours, outdoor concerts, kayaking along the river, and cheering at Nats games!
Facilitators: Ashley Morgan and Harris Cauler
Contact: youngadults@foundryumc.org
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