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!
Monday, July 10 | Haute Dogs & Fries
610 Montgomery St. in Old Town Alexandria. Have a fun summer meal of gourmet hot dogs, then go for a summer evening stroll around Old Town after dinner. Carpool from church at 7 PM or meet there at 7:30.
Sunday, August 13 | Sunday Brunch at Clyde’s
1700 N. Beauregard Street, Alexandria. An annual tradition instead of the Monday Dine-Out in August. RSVP to Nancy Hall Berens is helpful but not required. Carpool at 11:15 AM after church or meet there at 11:30.
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: July 25, August 22.
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.
Take Me Out to the Ball Game
Saturday, August 26
Enjoy a day at Nats Park cheering on the home team as the Nationals play the New York Mets. Meet at church at 3 PM to carpool to the Metro. Game starts at 4:05. RSVP to Art Sauer at [email protected] by August 1 to reserve a ticket. Cost is $35 per ticket (unless we get at least 13 people, then the cost may go down).
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.
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.
The Next Adventure: Fall Retreat 2017
October 6-8, 2017
Hallowood Retreat Center in Comus, MD
Build a foundation to navigate life with resilience, creativity, and community. Explore the practical realities and serendipities of aging well, aging wisely, and aging creatively. Together, we will learn alongside our companions to illuminate the way with our shared stories of adventure and delight.