Shrine Mont Retreat
Every Memorial Day Weekend, the congregation gathers at Shrine Mont for three days to enjoy good food, friends, and fellowship, and to take time from our busy schedules to renew our relationship with God. Shrine Mont is located in Orkney Springs, Virginia, in the Shenandoah Mountains. Our time together also always includes outdoor activities on Shrine Mont's 1,100 acres of forestland
Coffee Hour Committee
Coffee is served every Sunday after each service, in the Zabriskie Chapel Parish Hall and/or the Immanuel Chapel Parlor. We are always looking for individuals or families to help with this program. Responsibilities are simple: bring refreshments for the congregation at three services.
One Sunday each month, from September through May, everyone is invited to gather in the Parish Hall at Zabriskie Chapel for "Fellowship Night." This evening formation program was designed specifically with children, youth, and families in mind, but it is open to all parishioners and the surrounding community. The first hour is social with a pot-luck dinner, and then children break off to go to their program areas. Nursery care is provided for the littlest ones. Parents and teens remain in the Parish Hall for formation and fellowship opportunities that include guest speakers, open discussions on relevant issues, and many other activities.
We have an active, informally-organized Men's Group that, among other things, undertakes an overnight Spring rockfishing expedition on the Chesapeake Bay. We also organize annual golf outings and occasional trips to Nats home games (both of which are open to ladies and gentlemen alike). From time to time over the years, we have scheduled evening get-togethers to discuss topics of general interest to men, e.g., the passing of family leadership responsibility from one generation to the next. These discussions are typically led by a volunteer member of the group, but are always robust, with broad participation by group members.
Bibles on Tap
"Bibles on Tap" is a group of adults, ages 20-39, who meet once a month at Cafe 1823 at VTS (Virginia Theological Seminary Pub) to discuss the upcoming Gospel lessons, enjoy the Seminary Pub's atmosphere and relax with new and old friends.