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 the church office at or call the church office 703 430 6455.


1.  Couples and Relationships-Love To Stay, Six Keys to a Successful Marriage

This group will be studying the book by Adam Hamilton which explores how, with God’s help, we can make love last. Drawing upon a survey of thousands of couples and singles, interviews with relationship and marriage therapists, the latest research in the field, and wisdom from the Bible, Hamilton looks at what it takes to create and sustain healthy, meaningful romantic relationships across the course of a lifetime.

The first discussion group will start January 27 however, each participant will need the book to review prior to the 27th.

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.  Young Adults 20s/30s or the Young at Heart – “How Happiness Happens: Finding Lasting Joy in a World of Comparison, Disappointment, and Unmet Expectations” by Max Lucado

Do you feel happy?

How long has it been since you felt a level of contagious, infectious, unflappable, unstoppable happiness?

In a world searching for happiness, bestselling author Max Lucado provides a personal plan for a life filled with lasting and


fulfilling joy, supported by Jesus’ teaching and modern research

Facilitated by Abby Hernley. 

Location: Room 02 (downstairs classroom)


4.  Spirit Seekers

Our longest running adult Sunday school class.

Facilitated by Al Eddy.

Location: Room 107.


5.  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)


6. “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.