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.
Interfaith Thanksgiving Service
Tuesday, November 21, 7:30 PM here at Westminster
Join our neighboring faith communities to give thanks for the blessings in our lives!
Thanksgiving Day Dinner
Thursday, November 23 at the home of Judy Curtis
Judy has graciously invited us back to her home for Thanksgiving again this year. Enjoy a tasty holiday with church friends! Details and directions by email closer to the date. RSVP to Nancy Hall Berens or Judy Curtis.
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: November 28; no potluck in December.
Shopping for Holiday Sharing Program
Wednesday, December 6
Meet at 10:00 AM in front of Target at Potomac Yard to go Christmas shopping for the family we are sponsoring for Christmas this year. If you are unable to shop with the group, you may make a donation to the effort via Nancy Harper who is coordinating the project again this year.
Annual Christmas Party
Second Monday Dine-Out
Saturday, December 9
Patsy Riley has once again offered to host our Flying Solo Christmas Party this year. We will start with appetizers and gift-wrapping for our sponsored family, then we’ll share a potluck-style holiday dinner together. 5–8 PM. Watch for more details in the Sunday Update and by email.
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.
Monday, December 11 | We will enjoy some fine Chinese cuisine at PING by Charlie Chiang’s (4060 Campbell Ave, Shirlington) along with the festive holiday lights in Shirlington Village.
Festival Sunday and Christmas Eve
Sunday, December 24
Flying Solo is hosting Coffee Hour after the 11:00 AM worship service. Please let Nancy Hall Berens know if you can help set up, serve, clean up or bring food.
Christmas Day Dinner
Monday, December 25
Nancy Harper has invited anyone who is available to come to her home for a holiday dinner on Christmas Day. Watch for more details to come!
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, January 29
We will discuss “The Red Tent” by Anita Diamant. Dinah, daughter of Old Testament patriarch Jacob, narrates this novel which depicts what life must have been like for women during biblical times. 7 PM at the home of Cindy Smith
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.