Flying Solo is a group for singles in their prime years (more or less 50 and above) belonging to the life and ministry of Westminster Presbyterian Church. The group offers single adults the opportunity for Christian fellowship, spiritual and intellectual growth, and service to others. No reservation needed for our events, unless indicated. For more information, please contact Nancy Hall Berens, Director.
Second Monday Dine-Out
Second Monday of the month. Take the opportunity to try some moderately-priced local restaurants while enjoying a good conversation! Meet at the church at 7 PM to carpool or meet at the restaurant at 7:15.
Monday, May 8: Vaso’s Kitchen in north Old Town. Enjoy delicious Greek cuisine at this neighborhood favorite.
Fourth Tuesday Potluck
We gather each month for a casual potluck dinner and to make sandwiches for the Bag Lunch project. Please bring a salad, entree or dessert to share. 7 PM in the Johnson Parlor. Upcoming dates: May 23.
The Book Group meets four times a year to discuss works of fiction and non-fiction (alternating quarterly) that help us reflect on our faith and our world. Mondays from 7-9 PM in Johnson Parlor.
Monday, July 31: During the next two summers we will read and discuss Friedman’s Fables by Rabbi Edwin H. Friedman. This year we will read the first half of the fables (p. 1-94) and then do the rest next summer. Rabbi Friedman uses his unique insights and humor to create fables which help us better understand ourselves and others. Learn how new ideas and imagination can help us overcome barriers in ourselves and in our relationships.
Approximately three times a year on Sunday afternoons immediately after the 11:00 AM service, we have a guest or staff facilitator who leads us in discussions. Light lunch is included.
Sing to the Lord a New Song: A Look at the New Presbyterian Hymnal
Sunday, April 30
12:15 PM in Haverkamp Room
Listen and sing as Westminster members Pete Vanden Bosch and Molly Roden introduce us to the new Presbyterian Hymnal. Pete will present background on Presbyterian hymnals through the history of the church, and, in particular, on the development of the denomination’s newest hymnal, “Glory to God.” Molly will then lead us in singing some of the hymns that have been added to this latest collection to help us become familiar with some new tunes and new words, all to the Glory of God! A light lunch will be provided.
Supper and Softball
Thursday, May 18
Join Flying Solo in the cheering section as we watch Westminster’s Softball Team play another church in the Alexandria Church Softball League. Our team has been league champions for two years in a row. Go Team!!
6:00 PM – Carpool from church
6:15 PM – Enjoy supper at Pork Barrel BBQ, 2312 Mt. Vernon Ave in Del Ray
7:45 PM – Cheer on our team at Four Mile Run Park, 3700 Commonwealth Ave
Rain plan: Supper at Pork Barrel followed by frozen treats at Dairy Godmother!
Lemonade and Lunch
Sunday, May 28
Flying Solo hosts Lemonade on the Lawn for the congregation on the first official Sunday of summer, then will go out to Lunch at Junction Bakery & Bistro in Del Ray (1508 Mt. Vernon Ave). Join us for a time of service and fellowship. Worship at 10:00 AM; Lemonade at 11:00 AM; Lunch at 12:00 PM.
Annual Fall Retreat
Members of Flying Solo enjoy a time to come together and reflect on various themes or topics. During the weekend, we enjoy some relaxed time for extended conversations and fellowship with friends, delicious food, lively games, quiet prayer, group worship, joyful singing, snapping photos, reading, walking, and exploring.
Our 2017 Retreat will be October 6-8 at Hallowood Retreat Center in Comus, MD, led by our very own Rev. Patrick Hunnicutt!