St. Peter’s in the Woods wants to join you wherever you are on your faith journey, and offers a wide range of opportunities for you to connect with other adults outside of our Sunday morning services.

Come and see - there’s something for everybody at St. Peter’s in the Woods!

Weekly Activities for All


Education for Ministry (EFM)

Tuesdays, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m., In person 

EfM is a small group educational experience intended for any lay person who wants to deepen their faith. The course encompasses reading the Bible in its entirety along with books on church history and contemporary theology. It is not, however, a Bible study. The core of EfM is the theological reflection which, though a challenging experience for some at first, ultimately brings new perspective on life’s experiences and deepens personal relationships.

Created by the University of the South School of Theology, EfM is a 4-year program of study (don’t worry, you can commit to just one year at a time!) Year 1: Old Testament; Year 2: New Testament; Year 3: Church History; Year 4: Theology, Ethics and Interfaith Encounter. Talk to Mentor Pat Keithly or Rev. Susan to learn more.


Thursday Morning Theology

Thursdays, 8:00 - 9:00 a.m., Zoom

Join SPW's very own "Breakfast Club" with a cup of caffeine and something to nibble, as we discuss topics ranging from the Lord's Prayer, spiritual practices, the English Mystics, and more. Contact Reverend Susan for more information.


Sacred Ground

10-part series, facilitated seasonally at the church

Sacred Ground is a film- and readings-based dialogue series on race, grounded in faith. Small groups are invited to walk through chapters of America’s history of race and racism, while weaving in threads of family story, economic class, and political and regional identity. Contact Chuck Link to get connected with the next series.


Welcome Table

Welcome Table Fellowship Groups are small gatherings of folks who meet monthly for dinner and conversation in each other's homes. It's a wonderful opportunity to get to know one another and share your faith journeys. Let Reverand Susan know if you'd like to get connected.

Women’s Fellowship Opportunities


Weekly Ladies Lunch

Wednesdays @ 12:00

Join the SPW JEWELS (Joyful, Elegant, Women Eating Lunch) each Wednesday at noon at Chloez in Fairfax Station. No RSVP required.

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Monthly Women’s Gathering

Meets Saturday Mornings

This casual group is a place for spiritual friendships, prayer, and community, as well as to learn or explore a new topic or go on a field trip. Low key is our vibe so women at every stage in their life (busy with a 9-5, kids, and a household to run; to those retired with a bit more time on their hands; and every woman in between) can be comfortable dropping in when it works for their schedule without feeling as if you’ve fallen behind.. No RSVP is required to attend. Feel free to reach out to Chris Camillo for additional information.

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Annual Women’s Retreat

Contact Rev. Susan to learn more about our annual women’s weekend at Shrine Mont retreat center.


Men’s Fellowship Groups

Every Wednesday

at 12:00 p.m., at Chloez Cafe in Fairfax Station

The ‘ROMEOS’ (Retired Older Men Eating Out) meet for lunch and conversation. Come join us! Contact Chuck Link for details.