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.
Annual Fall Retreat: October 5-7, 2018
Primed to See and Do: Visions of God for the People of God
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.
This year, we welcome Patrick Hunnicutt as our retreat leader and we will be going to a new location – Loyola on the Potomac, a Jesuit Retreat House on a bluff overlooking the Potomac River in Southern Maryland. Retreat starts with dinner on Friday and ends with lunch on Sunday. Deadline to register is September 4. Please note: earlier registration deadline than usual.
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: June 26, July 31 (5th Tuesday), August 28
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. Location information by email from Nancy Hall Berens.
Monday July 23, 7:00 p.m. at the home of Cindy Smith (note new date)
It’s time to read the rest of “Friedman’s Fables” by Rabbi Edwin H. Friedman. This year we will discuss the second half of the fables (p. 95 to the end). Rabbi Friedman has some unique insights into human nature and uses humor to help us better understand ourselves and others. Learn how new ideas and imagination can help us overcome barriers in ourselves and in our relationships. For this meeting, we will nibble on some summer salads and desserts. Please bring something to share if you are able.
Second Monday Dine-Out
Second Monday of the month. Take the opportunity to try some moderately-priced local restaurants while enjoying a good conversation! Carpool from church at 7 PM or meet there at 7:15.
July 9 – Osaka Japanese Seafood & Steak House, 5860 Kingstowne Center, Alexandria 22315. Osaka is known as a fun and friendly restaurant where you can watch your food being prepared right in front of you! Carpool from church at 7:00 p.m. or meet there at 7:30 p.m.
August 12 – Sunday Brunch at Clyde’s, 1700 N. Beauregard Street, Alexandria. An annual Flying Solo tradition! Brunch will be instead of the Monday Dine-Out in August. RSVP by August 10. Carpool at 11:15 a.m. after church or meet there at 11:30 a.m.
Special Event: Introduction to Chair Yoga
Monday, August 6, 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. in the Haverkamp Room
Westminster member Kay Sidahmed will offer an introduction to Chair Yoga designed especially for Flying Solo. This will be gentle on the body and on the spirit. Kay is a trained yoga instructor and has a special interest in making this a Christ-Centered Yoga experience for us.