Listed below are some of the ways our church family gathers together for fellowship. If you see an area below where you would like more information or would like to volunteer, please contact the church office.
A vibrant aspect of life at APC is our Covenant Fellowship Group ministry. Learn more about the importance of "communities of a few" on our Covenant Fellowship Groups page.
At APC our desire is to be a church family that worships, socializes and grows together. Just as different generations contribute their gifts and experiences to the body, so do people in different stages of life. That being said, we know what its like to have that person or group of people who share a common stage of life with you. Koinonia is a community of people in their twenties through their forties who meet monthly, in order to connect more deeply with God and each other. Koinonia meets in Room #210/212 on the second to last Tuesday evening of every month for a light dinner, fellowship, music and teaching; and they also meet for various social and service activities.
This class is intended for all interested in membership or in gaining a deeper understanding of APC. The format includes an introduction to Christianity, the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA), and the specific vision, mission and philosophy of ministry at APC. Pastor Tom Holliday leads this class three times each year: February, June and October. It begins with a meal on Friday evening, and continues through Saturday with opportunities to fellowship and learn together.
Men and women enjoy times of fellowship and community throughout the year. Find out more about women's ministry here.
A special Newcomers' Fellowship Time is offered the fourth Sunday of every month, immediately following the worship service, for those who have been visiting three months or less. Please feel free to join APC staff and leaders in the Room #104 to fellowship and learn more about the life of our church.
Additionally, three times each year we hold a Newcomers' Dinner in the home of one of our members. At these dinners, new attendees have the opportunity to meet staff and other church members in a more relaxed atmosphere.
On Sundays, stop by the Information Booth downstairs in the Fellowship Hall. There you can learn about the ministries of APC, our Covenant Fellowship Groups, Sunday School, and the thrice-annual Inquirer's Class. Pick up recent copies of our monthly newsletter to learn more about the life and activities of our church.
There are several ongoing opportunities for people to gather for corporate prayer.
Every 2-3 years, the APC family gathers off site (currently at NorthBay Retreat Center on the Chesapeake Bay) for a weekend of eating, laughing, playing, conversations, relationship-building, worship and prayer as we get away from the busyness of our city and our schedules. It's a fun and refreshing time for both adults and children. On off-years from an all-church retreat, we frequently hold separate men's or women's retreats.
Each Sunday, APC offers a time of fellowship for our seniors or others who might find the stairs down to the Fellowship Hall challenging. These folks gather on the main level in the Adult Wing at 10:30am for coffee and snacks while they fellowship and pray together. APC also provides handicap-accessible transportation to/from nearby senior living facilities for worship each Sunday. Other social activities for seniors take place throughout the year.
Each spring/summer, APC participates in the Alexandria Area Church Co-Ed Softball League. APC's three teams play weekly on Mondays or Thursdays evening. These games provide a great opportunity — for players and for those who cheer them on — for fellowship and a chance to meet Christians from other Alexandria churches.
Sonship is a 12-week study that goes a step beyond the adult Sunday School classes. Developed by Serge, the course combines group lecture, videos and small group discussion to examine justification and our adoption as sons and daughters of God. Sonship begins each January, meets Sundays, 5-7pm.
The APC family and friends gather together for all-church fellowship events throughout the year, including special dinners (Italian Dinner, Caribbean Night, etc.), a Fall picnic, annual Thanksgiving and Christmas receptions, canoe trips and day hikes, movie nights, museum tours and more.
All-Church Dinner—Memphis BBQ Style, Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 6pm (RRC). Join the APC family for fellowship, music, and delicious Southern BBQ cuisine prepared by our own Chris Sicks in the Fellowship Hall. Childcare with dinner will be provided for children 7 and under. If you’d like to enter the dessert pie contest you can sign up at the info booth. Tickets are available for $10/person or $40/ family. In addition to signing up to attend the dinner, we need volunteers to help with the event. If you are able to help with food preparation, set-up or clean- up, please let us know when you are signing up. Sign up online.