Small Groups are a way for parishioners to develop deeper relationships with one another and to learn, grow, and enjoy a community of believers.
Brotherhood of St. Andrew
The Brotherhood of St. Andrew (BoSA) is worldwide ministry to the men and boys in the Episcopal-Anglican Communion and focuses on the three disciplines of prayer, study, and service. At St. Alban’s, the men of BoSA meet once a month on Saturday mornings. Our main service project is to raise money for half-scholarships for St. Alban’s children and youth to attend Camp Allen Summer Camp. We raise funds by selling smoked turkeys at Thanksgiving, power washing driveways, and other services. We also help with set-up and clean-up for several of the all-parish events.
Daughters of the King
The heart of the Order of the Daughters of the King is to encourage and inspire women in their spiritual journey; to share the love of Christ, and reflect that love in service to God's Kingdom. By reaffirmation of the promises made at Baptism and Confirmation, a Daughter pledges herself to a lifelong program of Prayer, Service, and Evangelism, dedicated to the spreading of Christ's Kingdom and the strengthening of the spiritual life of her parish. Prayer is the foundation and priority for every Daughter. Each daughter commits to honor the vulnerability and trust of those who request prayers and to humbly hold them in prayer, with compassion and confidentiality. Daughters adopt a Rule of Service through which they agree to be a faithful servant of Christ's ministry to the world, to regularly take part in the worship, study, and work of the Church, and to give support and assistance to the clergy for the spiritual growth and well-being of the parish.
The Continuum Group "The Message Continues"
All who desire to continue exploring and growing in the areas of spirituality and religion is welcome to join the Continuum Group. This group meets on the fourth Thursday of the month at 6:30p.m.
Saints and Sinners Supper Club
Each group of the Saints and Sinners Supper Club meets once a month in the homes of group members. This group is a smaller group than a One Meal at a Time group and lasts for an entire year. And whereas OM@T groups seek to create initial connections parish-wide, Saints and Sinners is an opportunity to deepen those relationships.
Senior Serenity is a relatively new small group fellowship ministry, begun in May of 2016. It is designed to serve people who are interested in celebrating and experiencing the third trimester of life in the company of others and/or those of any age who are caring for seniors. We not only share a “finger food pot luck” luncheon together, but learn from one another and seek to experience God’s presence at every age and stage of life. We share information about valuable community organizations to support seniors, available senior discounts, and community resources for learning and enrichment. We explore and experience short periods of a variety of contemplative practices as we seek serenity. This group meets in the Parlor of the St. Alban’s Parish Life Center on the second Friday of each month from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.