Growing Deeper at Ten

Growing Deeper at Ten is an opportunity for fellowship and discipleship for all ages taking place Sunday mornings in our 10 AM hour.

You can choose from a variety of options to learn, to grow, to serve, to build better relationships, and to just be a family.

There is something for everyone.

Classes will continue through the fall and are designed to be drop-in friendly meaning you can miss a Sunday or try other studies on different Sundays.  Classes will start at 10:10 AM to allow time for transition from worship to study, fellowship, and participation in our SERVE activity for that Sunday.  Our children’s Sunday school will be in session during the 10 AM hour as well and nursery services will be available.

For questions about Growing Deeper at Ten contact Vincent Williams at or call the church office 703 430 6455.


1.  Couples and Relationships-The Five Love Languages

Author Gary Chapman, a marriage counselor for over 30 years, shows us the 5 Love Languages. When we learn the Love Language that is important to ourselves and our spouse, we are better able to communicate and demonstrate our love in the ways each of us find most meaningful. The 5 Love Languages has transformed countless relationships, and its ideas are simple and conveyed with clarity and humor, making this book as practical as it is personable. You’ll be inspired by real-life stories and encouraged by its common-sense approach.

Each participant will need the book, and a free study-guide provided at our meetings. Books will be available for purchase outside the sanctuary in the weeks leading up to the course or on the first day of class.

Facilitated by Gina and Ron Gallihugh. 

Location: The Parlor


2.  Coffee and Conversation

Enjoy a relaxed fellowship setting in the lobby, meet and greet newcomers, share some memories with old-timers build relationships young and old, and create a new memory or two. While you’re there, enjoy a hot cup of coffee or tea and a light snack.

Location: Coffee area in the lobby.


3.  Faith Foundations

Join Vincent Williams, our new Director of Discipleship, for a weekly class on the foundations of our Christian faith. Whether you are a new Christian or would like to go back and dive deeper into our beliefs and practices, this class is the place for you. We will explore how to see ourselves in the midst of God’s story, practice our best scripture reading habits, learn the theology that makes up the Church, and discover new ways each of us can become a disciple of Christ in our daily lives. You will definitely not want to miss this

Facilitated by Vincent Williams, Director of Discipleship

Location:  Room 104


4.  Grief Workshop

In 8 sessions, this journey includes guest speakers, group discussions, resources, practical exercises and strategies designed to support those who are grieving.

If you have lost a loved one in recent months or years, this class will allow you to join in with others in the grief process and find the support you need.

Facilitated by Janet Demetro and Andy Anderegg.

Location: Room 02  (downstairs classroom)


5.  Young Adults 20s/30s – Making Your Case for Christ 

This study helps participants develop practical tools to communicate the message of Jesus to others. We will dive into the topic of apologetics to help explain the logic and evidence behind our Christian beliefs. This study will help you articulate what you believe and how to explain it to others. Each week, we will begin with a video from the author followed by group discussion and reflection.

Facilitated by Abby Hernley. 

Location: Room 01 (downstairs classroom)


6.  Spirit Seekers

Our longest running adult Sunday school class.

Facilitated by Al Eddy.

Location: Room 107.


7.  SERVE – Our “Hands On” Ministry

SERVE – Building UMCOR Cleaning Buckets

Join us for service opportunities in the lobby directly after our 9 AM service! Since Discipleship Hour classes do not begin until 10: 10 AM, all families have the opportunity to participate in the weekly service activity, from Backpack Buddies to writing cards for our homebound members.

The schedule will vary, but there will be an activity every week to participate in.  The schedule will be anchored by:

Backpack Buddies—2nd Sunday of the month

Cards and Care—4th Sunday of the month

Location: Narthex (Lobby)


8. “B & B” Bocadillos Y Bendiciones (Little Bites and Blessings) at 11 AM

Our Spanish language small group focusing on the spiritual disciplines and how we understand them, how we can practice them as an individual and as a group, and how to include them in our daily routines to bring transformation to our lives. Future focus:  United Methodism 101, “The Three Simple Rules”, “Lecciones Cristianas” – a Cokesbury Sunday School curriculum in Spanish. Facilitated by Marcela Jarman in room 01.  This Bible study class will follow the Amigos Worship Service scheduled at 10 AM.


Quarterly Connections with One Another -schedule will vary and be announced in the newsletter and the Bulletin

Meet the Pastor – Spend time with the Pastors making a welcoming connection with the SUMC Pastors in a relaxed fellowship style with snacks.

Facilitated by Connie Johnson in the Pastor’s Office

Connect – Taking time with our newest guests and members to build relationships and deeper connections through sharing ministries we are a part of and learning how each of us grow as we work in fellowship together. Discipleship coaching.