Our Ministry Groups

Learn how to get plugged into greater fellowship and service at FWCC:
Spiritual Education // Children's Ministry // Youth // LGBTQI 
Women's Group // Prime Timers (50+) // Next Level // Support & Recovery Groups


Spiritual Education

God Talk
Want to go deeper into discussion about Scripture and living out your faith in today’s world? Join us on Wednesday nights for dinner and a lively discussion. God Talk is led by the Rev. John H. Vaughn, Executive Vice President at Auburn Theological Seminary.

Dinner starts at 6:30 pm, followed by a Scripture reading and discussion at 7:00pm.

Fall 2017-Summer 2018 Dates

November 1, 15 & 29 | December 13
January 3, 17 & 31 | February 21
March 7 & 21 | April 4 & 18
May 2, 16 & 30 | June 13 & 27
July 11 & 25

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Adult Education
There are a variety of ways for Adults to deepen and reflect on their faith throughout the year: Sunday morning group studies, book groups,  and opportunities for service to the community.  Check the schedule of events on our “Good News” Blog and Calendar for the latest offerings.  


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Children's Ministry

Sunday School & Godly Play - 11:15am-12:15pm Sundays, Pre-K-4th grade (academic year)
Every Sunday morning children from age 4 to 4th grade are invited to attend the 11:00 service for a brief time of worship and music. Following a Message for the Children, they are invited to go upstairs to the second floor to the Godly Play® Room with trained Godly Play® teachers. This is a unique approach to children’s spiritual growth, developed by Jerome Berryman.

The curriculum includes sacred story, parables, and liturgical action appropriate to each season of the Church year, paired with response through various mediums of expression including painting, drawing, journaling, sculpting with playdough and learning to tell the stories to one another. The children form a worshiping community all their own, and enjoy a simple feast together.

Parents and caregivers are invited to pick up their children following the service except on Communion Sundays, when the children are brought back down to the service to take part.

During the summer months we offer a one room schoolhouse type of Sunday school program that is open for children from pre-K through fourth grade.

Nursery Care - 10:30am-12:15pm Sundays
We have a newly renovated nursery is filled with wonderful toys and a loving staff to care for your children while you are in service. Our nursery is open to children from a few weeks to three years old. Betty and Rosa, our nursery staff, are fluent in both English and Spanish and welcome all children with open arms.

Nursery Care - 10:30am-12:15pm Sundays
We have a newly renovated nursery is filled with wonderful toys and a loving staff to care for your children while you are in service. Our nursery is open to children from a few weeks to three years old. Betty and Rosa, our nursery staff, are fluent in both English and Spanish and welcome all children with open arms.

Spanish Playgroup for Heritage Spanish Speakers - 9:30-10:30am, Every other Sunday (Oct 29, Nov 12)
This bimonthly guided group gives participants the opportunity  to use their heritage language to play.  The group is open to the Washington Heights community but space is limited. The group meets from 9:30 am - 10:30 am on Sundays every other week and is appropriate for children ages 6-10. For more information, please contact Inés González at igonzaleznyc@gmail.com.

Grupo de Juego en Español para Hispanohablantes por Herencia:  Este grupo facilitado bimensualmente ofrece a los participantes la oportunidad de utilizar su lengua de herencia para jugar.  El grupo está abierto a la comunidad de Washington Heights, pero el espacio es limitado.  El grupo se reúne de 9:30 am a las 10:30 am los Domingos cada dos semanas y es apropiado para niños de edades 6-10.  Por mayor información, favor de comunicarse con Inés González escribiendo al igonzaleznyc@gmail.com

Playgroup - 9:30am-11:30am Wednesdays
Fort Washington community playgroup is an open safe space for all children and caregivers. All children and care givers are welcome free of charge on Wednesdays from 9:30am to 11:30am for songs, games, and time to play in the yard. This is an open and inclusive space that is welcome to every child and care giver. 


Youth Ministry

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Sunday Youth Group - 12:15pm-1:15pm Sundays, 5th-12th grade (Co-ed)
Join the Youth Group twice a month on Sunday afternoons! We meet for active games and activities for the hour immediately after Fellowship time in Fellowship Hall. Comfortable clothing and shoes are recommended. Youth members, friends and neighbors are welcome. See you there!

Confirmation - Spring, 13+ years (Co-ed)
Confirmation class meets in the spring for youth who are interested in deepening their faith and thinking about becoming members of the church. Throughout the class, the group will explore Christian faith, theology, ethics, as well as briefly addressing other religious traditions and questions about our human condition. 

Annual Youth Mission Trip - Summer, 13-19 years old (Co-ed)
Each year, the FWCC Youth Group participates in a mission trip to different locations throughout the US, fundraising in early summer with T-shirt sales and donation drives. Thank you for your continued support of our youth!

Contact Associate Minister Bridget Kelso Anthony at banthony@fortwashingtonchurch.org for more information on FWCC's youth programming.


 

Additional Youth Activities Offered at FWCC

Venture Crew 729 - 7:45pm-9:15pm Fridays, ages 14-20 (Co-ed)
We focus on outdoor high adventure experiences. Our Scouting program provides opportunities for participants to achieve the core objectives: strengthening character, personal fitness and good citizenship.
Email info@fortwashingtonchurch.org for more info. 

Cub Scouts - 5:30pm-6:30pm Fridays, 3rd-4th grade (Boys)
Email info@fortwashingtonchurch.org for more info. 

 

Beyond Labels - LGBTQI

Beyond Labels is a Christian Fellowship of The Fort Washington Collegiate Church that is committed to creating a world where gender identity, gender expression, body presentation and sexual attraction are celebrated and recognized as a vital part of human identity and the imaging of God in the world.  Beyond Labels brings together a diverse community that includes, but is not limited to: straight, gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning, and intersex persons.

Beyond Labels is rooted in a simple idea, a simple belief – that we are ALL the children of God, wonderfully made, unique and different on purpose – and that there is so much more to us than the confines of our identity labels, in short, we can move beyond labels.


Women's Ministry

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Our mission is to bring together women from many paths on one common journey to grow in Christian faith, enjoy sister friendships, and learn from each other’s experiences along the way.

Fort Washington Collegiate Church Women’s Ministry is a community of Christian women dedicated to nurturing wholeness, wellness, and spiritual growth while supporting each other through the challenges of life. The Women’s Ministry is comprised of women of faith who are diverse and committed to deepening their relationship with God. We encourage our sisterhood to engage in the life of the church in full and in the larger community. We come together to support each other, uncover and share our God-given gifts, and to use our God-given power to serve our church, our community and the world.

Our service fosters health, healing, wholeness, love, peace and justice. Our mission is realized through spiritually oriented programs, retreats and activities that enrich the lives of women, including mentoring, Bible study and reflection, and worship and fellowship opportunities.

Join us for the annual Women’s Retreat! Email info@fortwashingtonchurch.org for more information.


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Prime Timers - The Mature Adult Ministry

OUR MISSION STATEMENT: To encourage men and women in our fellowship who are 50 years and over to participate in activities that foster spiritual growth, quality health and educational pursuits. To strive to help mature adult members of our church develop lasting friendships, strengthen their faith, share their talents and abilities and continue to live an active vibrant life.


Next Level

Next Level - First Saturdays, ages 18-35 (Co-ed)
This group provides a safe space to talk, grow and to get the support young adults need to get ahead.

So far, we’ve gone to see a couple of movies, and participated in a “Financial Freedom” workshop sponsored by the New Day Church. While we’ll continue to take off-site trips, eventually, we plan on being able to utilize the new spaces in the church for resume and job interview workshops, mentoring and intergenerational programming that give the young adults at Fort Washington everything they need to get to the “next level.”

To get involved, contact Associate Minister Bridget Kelso Anthony at banthony@fortwashingtonchurch.org.

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Support and Recovery Groups

FWCC hosts a number of support and recovery groups. For more information email the church office at info@fortwashingtonchurch.org

Alcoholics Anonymous - 7pm, Tuesdays

Narcotics Anonymous - 9am, Saturdays