Growing Deeper at Ten programs described below are currently not meeting as a result of pandemic restrictions and our need to social distance. Continue to check our website for updates as we slowly resume programs

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-Sacred Marriage, What if God Designed Marriage to Make Us Holy, More Than to Make Us Happy?

This group will be studying the book by Gary L. Thomas and will explore why happy is good, but holy is better. Your marriage is more than a sacred covenant with another person. It is a spiritual discipline designed to help you know God better, trust him more fully, and love him more deeply.  What if God’s primary intent for your marriage isn’t to make you happy . . . but holy?

Facilitated by Gina and Ron Gallihugh.  For more info contact .

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 – “Time of Your Life” by Andy Stanley

This small group is discussing the DVD series Time of Your Life by Andy Stanely. This study focuses on time, how there never seems to be enough of it and what are we doing with our time?

Facilitated by Abby Hernley. 

Location: Room 02 (downstairs classroom)


4.  Spirit Seekers

Our longest running adult Sunday school class is currently studying from the That The World May Know series Volume 15: A Clash of Kingdoms, discovering how Paul communicated the Good News of Christ to Philippi, a Roman colony that worshipped false Gods. 

Facilitated by Al Eddy.

Location: Room 107.




5.  “Growing Older and Wiser” By Dale and Sandy Larsen

Age brings many gifts and opportunities for continued growth. In nine-session LifeGuide® Bible Study, Dale and Sandy Larsen help you discover the Bible’s perspective on aging. You’ll discover how God can effectively and powerfully use those who have grown wiser with the passing years.

Facilitated by Janet and Steve Skinner

Location: Room 104.

Starts Sunday, February 9, 2020



6.  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)


7. “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.