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“So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God…Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone… In him you also are being built together into a dwelling place for God by the Spirit.”
– Ephesians 2:19-22
In fast-paced Northern Virginia, forming genuine relationships can be difficult. At Redeeming Grace, one of the ways we live out gospel-centered community is through our Community Groups. Made up of men and women from different generations of life, these groups meet throughout the week so that we can do life with one another, study God’s Word together, and encourage one another in our mission to be disciples making disciples. Groups meet in various locations. You can find a list of the different Community Groups below.
Our Community Group welcomes singles and families. We meet on Saturday evenings so that the entire family can be involved, and end early enough to make sure everyone gets rest before Sunday. We share a meal and spend time in Bible study and prayer.
Brent & Tracey Cotton • 703.994.8940
Scott & Adrienne Cooper • 804.929.2356
Our group meets on Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. in the City of Fairfax. Currently, the women and men meet separately alternating every other week. All ages and life stages are welcome to join us. If you have any questions about the group or our schedule, please feel free to contact Justin or Amy.
This has been a married couples group that seems to be transitioning to a mixed group. We meet as a group every other Friday and have an additional men’s or women’s meeting. We open God’s Word, often following up on Sunday’s message, to better understand how to apply His Word to our lives and we pray for one another each meeting.
Bill & Nancy Whitacre • 703.591.0558
We are a new group that meets in Fair Lakes made up of newly married couples looking to grow in our marriages, study God’s word, and experience true community with each other. Our hope is to build deep friendships based on the Gospel. We typically meet the first three weeks of the month on Wednesday nights. Sometimes we do dinner together but there will always be snacks!
Matt & Brenna McCartney • 609.892.9817
We are a multi-generational group meeting on Tuesdays. On the first and third Tuesdays of each month we have dinner at 6:30 p.m. and discussion/prayer/Bible study at 7:30 p.m. The women meet on the second Tuesday and the men meet on the fourth Wednesday (not a typo!). All are welcome. Families are invited to bring their children. We’d love to have you join us!
Mark & Lesley Mullery • 703.362.4272
We are a relatively new group that meets on Sundays right after service from 12:30-2:30 p.m. Our home is about a five minute drive from church near GMU. We generally meet on the first and third Sundays of each month. During our meetings, you can expect to share in a light meal, press a bit deeper on the preached Word and spend time in prayer together. We hope that our Sunday meetings will be an opportunity to welcome those who are new or newer to the church or those just looking to find fellowship after service. All are welcome! For those with younger children, we have a teenage daughter who is excellent with kids and would love to serve your family. During the remainder of the year, we’ll meet outdoors as the weather permits.
Mike & Joy Yang • 703.223.4777
Our group meets on Wednesdays from 6:30-9:00 p.m. We get together to study God’s word, pray, fellowship, and encourage one another. Because our priority is to live life together, we also seek to find opportunities outside our regular meetings. We are looking forward to having the opportunity to welcome and get to know you!
Kristo & Katie Voda • 703.728.9862
Our group meets on Sunday afternoons, generally at 1:00 (one meeting a month we meet at the church, and the second meeting we meet in the home of one of our members.) We generally share a lunch and study the various texts/verses from the current sermon series. We seek to pray for one another and enjoy Christian fellowship. We are a new group that welcomes people from various seasons of life! If you are interested please call Kenneth and he can give you details and directions to our next meeting! We’d be glad for you to join us.
Kenneth & Valori Maresco • 240.753.5719
We have a wonderful group of singles and married folks who love the Lord. We love to get together and we share two meals a month. We have been blessed to have wonderful worship in our group which meets on the first, second and third Wednesdays. We pray for each other. We discuss the Sunday messages. We find way we can care for one another and others outside our group.
Chris & Nancy Rogers • 571.230.8301
Our group is new and meets every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. led by a brother/sister pair. This group is aimed toward late-college/early-career members in their 20’s and 30’s, and we welcome both singles and married couples. We spend time together eating snacks, sharing about our lives and God’s work in them, discussing the sermons and application together, and then sharing prayer requests and praying with and for one another. The first Tuesday of each month, we have a “social event” to hang out together. We love to experience community together, so come check it out!
Isaac Sutor & Emily Sutor • 703.300.8515
This is a new group that meets on most Thursdays at 7:00 p.m., generally aimed toward late-college/early career members (both singles and married couples). We get together to study the Word of God, share prayer requests, and experience community. Food is abundant. We also have fellowship events where we get to simply hang out and catch up. New members always welcome!
Andy Morato • 703.473.1503
We are a mix of middle-age couples and singles that meet on the first and third Thursday each month. We love Christ Jesus, enjoy community and Biblical fellowship, worship, serving God, engaging scripture, and caring for one another. New folks are welcome!
Paul & Kathy Shirey • 703.636.6721
Our group meets two Fridays per month at 7:30 p.m., and is primarily made up of married couples. We get together to discuss the Sunday message and help one another apply it, as well as share prayer requests. We also enjoy activities and sharing meals together. Please contact us to find out when we are having our next meeting. We look forward to meeting you!
Mike & Laures Merryman • 703.279.1137
Wednesday 7:30 p.m. meetup. Meets weekly. Welcoming of people in every life stage. Group goals: 1) Scripture Knowledge 2) Personal Walk Encouragement & Accountability
Eric & Jess Caudill • 757.335.1842
Our group meets on the first and third Fridays of the month at 7:30 p.m., and is primarily made up of married couples. We get together to discuss the Sunday message and help one another apply it, as well as share prayer requests. We also enjoy activities and sharing meals together. Please contact us to find out when we are having our next meeting. We look forward to meeting you!
Dave & Jane Sutor • 703.615.1083
Austen & Molly Barrett • 304.887.1398
Our group includes couples and singles of various ages (current attendees all have kids, though some are empty-nesters). We generally meet on the first and third Fridays of the month. Our meetings begin at 7:30 with a generous helping of snacks and conversation. We often devote time to prayer for one another, seek to spend some time in God’s Word during each meeting, and sometimes sing worship songs together. The evening concludes with more food and fellowship. All are welcome, with or without kids, and we are dog-friendly! (Yes, members have brought their dog to the meeting.)
Adam & Amy Suppes • 703.830.7068
We meet every week to include Bible study, fellowship meals and men’s and women’s meetings. We make it a priority to live life together. We are a group that is sensitive to multiple food allergies and we have lots of kids. Sometimes chaotic, but all for God’s glory!!!
Brian & Bethanie Mintz • 703.508.1617
We are a group of people who meet 2 Fridays per month to sing together, study God’s word and share prayer requests. We also take the time to get to know one another, discuss challenges and victories from the week and pray for each other.
Karl & Martha Weaver • 301.520.2615
Married; from youth to grandparents. Meets virtually two Wednesdays a month. Besides prayer, main discussion item is the sermon series.
Geoff & Shilla Wangondu • 443.827.7803
Tom & Rebekah Van Raaphorst • 412.952.7763