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Columbia Heights Parish

Columbia Heights Parish


Columbia Heights Educational Campus
3101 16th St NW

Service Times

10:00am & 11:30am

Kids' City offered at both services.


Aaron Graham


East Side Parish

East Side Parish


Miner Elementary School
601 15th St NE

Service Times


Kids' City offered.


Matthew Watson



Contact Us

  • Phone: (202) 558-9745
  • Email: 
  • Mailing Address: 1616 7th St, NW, Washington DC, 20001 


Small Groups

Small groups are the heart of our church community — we are a church of small groups rather than simply a church with small groups. Small groups are basically gatherings of 5-15 people, typically meeting every week for 1-2 hours in someone's home, where folks spend time studying the Bible, sharing life together, praying for one another, and finding ways to serve our community.

Don't worry if you've never been to a small group before! You won't be put on the spot and asked to (1) pray out loud, (2) read out loud, or (3) answer theological questions. Everyone is at a different place in their spiritual journey and together we are learning what it looks like to be more like Jesus.

We have small groups that meet throughout the city, in Maryland, and in Virginia. We encourage you to find a group that is located near where you live or work, or that reflects your current life stage or special interest. To join a group or learn more, you can use the search below and then contact the leader of the group directly.

Winter groups begin the week of January 15th, but you can join a group at any point, as long as they have room. Check back for an updated list of groups as January approaches.

Don't know where to start? Try a Learning to Live group.

For help locating the best group for you, email Krista Cocozello at

 You can use the filters below in blue to sort through small group options by Member Type (Coed, Women, Men, Couples), Area of Town (Northwest, Northeast, Southeast, Maryland & Virginia), and Day of the Week.


Small Groups

*NEW* Learning to Live (2017)

Thursday Evening

Thursday evenings, Shaw. Coleaders: Josalyne Ma and Caleb Leedy

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Adams Morgan Coed Group

Thursday Evening | 19th & Columbia St NW Washington, DC

Coleaders: Katrina Keay & Nate Schneck // This group will re-cap and discuss the previous Sunday's sermon to challenge and support each other in our efforts to incorporate Christ's teachings into our daily lives. // Thursdays at 7:30

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Black Men's Group - Southwest

Thursday Evening | 1150 4th St. SW Washington, DC

The affinity groups are The District Church way of providing safe spaces for people of color. This creates a space for us to learn and process the bible foundations of our faith through the lens of our racial experience. Through separate men's and women's groups, our hope and purpose is that this is a space of healing and restoration that points to Christ and to unity within the larger multicultural church body.

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Black Women's Group

Thursday Evening

The affinity groups are The District Church way of providing safe spaces for people of color. This creates a space for us to learn and process the bible foundations of our faith through the lens of our racial experience. Through separate men's and women's groups, our hope and purpose is that this is a space of healing and restoration that points to Christ and to unity within the larger multicultural church body. *Space Limited, Meets in Silver Spring*

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Capitol Hill Coed Bible Study

Wednesday Evening

Coleaders: Kate Denson & Joe Weismantel // Capitol Hill (southeast, near Potomac Ave. metro)

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Chinatown Coffee Co. Men's Bible & Breakfast

Thursday Breakfast | 475 H ST NW Washington, DC

Guided biblical study for men, discovering together how Scripture calls us to practically love, sharpen and fellowship with one another.

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Chinatown Women's Morning Group

Thursday Breakfast | 6th and H Street NW Washington, DC

A group of women who enjoy drinking coffee/tea together as we share our lives, our hearts, and go over the weekly sermons.

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Columbia Heights - "Cicero in the City"

Every Other Friday Evening | 14th & Florida Ave NW Washington, DC

Cicero in the City is a seeker-oriented group, aimed especially at those who are wrestling with life\'s big questions. Not unlike our own day, the Roman statesman Cicero (106-43 BC) lived during a season of political and cultural turmoil. Renowned for his oratory, Cicero warned that Rome\'s republic was in deep decline, and he led an effort to retrieve and renew its political ideals. In Cicero in the City, we\'ll examine some of the great speeches in the Western tradition. We\'ll learn from individuals who—with courage and wisdom—spoke into the crisis of their time, as we try to live out our sense of calling and vocation in ours. The first meeting of Cicero in the City will be at 7pm, Friday, Jan. 13. We will meet every other Friday in Columbia Heights, for drinks, snacks, and conversation. RSVP to joe@josephloconte.com

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Columbia Heights Coed - Thursdays

Thursday Evening | 3460 14th Street NW Washington, DC

Colead by Arianne Barrington & David Vaino

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Columbia Heights Coed Group - Tuesday

Tuesday Evening | 1451 Park Road NW Washington, DC

Hosted by Nicole with Danny leading. Starts at 7:30pm. Special note: there's a small non-shedding dog.

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Columbia Heights/Petworth Coed Group

Tuesday Evening | 13th & Shepherd St NW Washington, DC

Coleaders: Becca Adams & Amy Crumbliss // We will be following along with the weekly sermons, diving deeper into discussion around our SPIRE plans, then the book of Philippians and finally the book of Nehemiah. // 7:30-9pm

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East Side Saturday Morning Coed Group

Saturday Morning

Starting January 28 // Using Sunday sermons as a starting point, we'll discuss, reflect and grow as a community that prays, plays and serves together.

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Financial Peace Winter 2017

Tuesday Evening | 13th & Florida Ave NW Washington, DC

Led by Steve Schaber // Using Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University's curriculum, we will focus on biblically-based principles for handling money. Space limited.

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Friday Morning (9am) Women's Group

Friday Afternoon

NW metro accessible location

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Girard St Men's Group

Wednesday Evening | Fairmont Street, NW Washington, DC

This group seeks to grow deeper with God and with each other as a community through Bible study, prayer, fellowship, and accountability. This January, the men's group will be diving into a character study on 6 men from the bible. We will take one main characteristic from each man like overcoming temptation or perseverance during the struggle and biblically explore how God can transform our lives through the lessons they learned! Join us as we study the some of the bad boys of the bible!

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Grosvenor/Strathmore Coed Group

Tuesday Evening | Rockville Pike & Tuckerman Ln North Bethesda,

Meets at 7:30pm, Tuesdays

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H St NE Coed - Wednesdays

Wednesday Evening | 12th & E St NE Washington, DC

Meets Wednesdays at 7pm

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Hill East Coed Group

Wednesday Evening | 17th & E St SE Washington, DC

Coleaders: Matthew & Lisa Watson // We will continue to explore the life and teachings of Jesus found using Sunday sermons as the starting points for our discussions. But our group is more than Wednesday meetings. Throughout the week we find ourselves eating together, playing together, praying together and serving together continually taking steps towards becoming imitators of Jesus in our communities.

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Hyattsville Coed Group

Tuesday Evening | 5600 block of 36th Ave Hyattsville, MD

Meets at 7:30 pm at 5600 block of 36th Ave in Hyattsville.

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Mt. Pleasant/Crestwood Co-ed Group

Wednesday Evening

Coleaders: Maria Andersen & Daesha Roberts // Logistical note: house is also home to a dog.

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NoMa Women's Group

Wednesday Evening | 1st & L Street, NE Washington, DC

We are women committed to Christ-centered fellowship, engaging with God's Word, praying together, supporting one another, and putting our faith in action by loving our neighbors!

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NoVA Alexandria Coed Group

Wednesday Evening | Bashford Ln Alexandria, VA

Colead by Gary & Leslie Deal

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NoVA Arlington (Ballston) Co-ed Group

Thursday Evening | Wilson Blvd & N Kensington St Arlington, VA

Colead by Katie Driver & Erik Norquist; Meets Thursdays at 7pm // Fostering a diverse TDC community dedicated to radical growth in Jesus through fellowship, friendship, discussion, and prayer.

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NoVA Arlington (VA Square) Co-ed Group

Tuesday Evening | Wilson Blvd and N Pollard St Arlington, VA

Coleaders: Matt & Danielle LeStrange // Join us as we continue to build our Arlington community through discussing the weekly sermon, praying for each other, and doing life together. // Wilson Blvd and N Pollard Street (10 min walk from the Virginia Square Metro)

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Petworth Coed - Bible in a Year

Wednesday Evening | 3rd & Webster St NW Washington, DC

Coled by Dave & Jiyoung Park// Wednesdays at 7:30pm. We hope to develop the good habit of reading the Bible daily in 2017! We plan to start reading through the Bible together after our first intro group meeting, which will be Wed 1/25. We will use the free Bible In One Year app with commentaries written by Nicky Gumbel. Each day's devotional readings include verses from Psalms or Proverbs, Old Testament, and New Testament, with insightful thematic commentaries. Each week, we will read and study a short passage as a group, so even if you missed your daily readings (totally ok, no guilt!), we can still hear God's Word and have a good discussion. Hope you'll join us to get Bible-fit! All are welcome, and no prior experience necessary!

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Petworth/ Georgia Ave Coed Group

Tuesday Evening | New Hampshire Ave & New Hampshire Ave NW (Petworth Metro) Washington, DC

Coleaders: Mark Boyd & Erica Lally // A co-ed group right off the Petworth metro where questions are welcome and everyone is welcome no matter where you are in your spiritual journey. We will be going through Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis, which explores the foundations of the Christian faith. All are welcome!. 7:30pm.

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Potomac Ave SE Coed Group (Tuesday)

Tuesday Evening | 16th & Potomac Ave SE Washington, DC

Colead by Zach and Meredith Smith.

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Rosedale Coed Group

Wednesday Evening | 17 & E St NE Washington, DC

// Colead by Aaron & Abbie Watnik. We will be discussing the OT book of Judges. Child-friendly small group. Wednesdays at 7pm.

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Shaw/Columbia Heights Men's Group

Tuesday Evening | Sherman Ave & Fairmont St NW Washington, DC

Guys meeting up to get to know other guys in the church in a deeper way and pray about our lives. // Tuesdays from 8 PM to 9:30 PM

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Shaw/Logan Circle Coed Group

Monday Evening | Logan Circle Washington, DC

Exploring God\'s character and promises in the intersections of the Old testament and New testament. // Monday nights at 7:15pm

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Silver Spring Women's Group

Every Other Thursday Evening

Women meeting Thursdays to discuss previous week's sermon

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Southwest Coed Group

Tuesday Evening | 3rd & G St SW Washington, DC

Tuesday nights at 7:30 p.m. at 3rd and G Street SW. Coled by Amanda Peters & Olamide Gbenro. // A co-ed group close to the Waterfront and Federal Center SW metro stations. Our group will be studying the book of Colossians and sharing in community together. All are welcome!

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Sunday Morning Women's Group

Sunday Morning | 3101 16th St NW Washington, DC

Group gathers on Sunday mornings at CHEC at 10am

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Sunday Women's Group (CH Parish)

Sunday Lunch

Contact: Kymmie Kester & Ene Ikpede //

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Takoma Park Families

Every Other Saturday Morning

Coleaders: Jacques and Amanda Sadie, aosadie@gmail.com - Saturdays @ 9 am

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Takoma Park/Mt Rainier Co-ed Group

Thursday Evening | Arundel Rd. Mt. Rainier, MD

Thursdays, 7:00pm

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Trinidad Coed Wednesday Group

Wednesday Evening | Neal St NE Washington, DC

Coled by Justin Fung & Don Atkins // Wednesdays at 7pm.

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Van Ness / Tenleytown Co-ed Group

Tuesday Evening | Near Van Ness Metro Washington, DC

Growing community and friendships through discussions, prayer and sharing life (and food) together. // Tuesday nights at 7:30pm

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Van Ness/Forest Hills Coed Group

Wednesday Evening | Connecticut Avenue NW and Ellicott Street Washington, DC

Why God?

Wednesday Evening | 1616 7th St NW Washington, DC

A relaxed talk and discussion on the core components of the Christian faith. For the doubting, the skeptical, and the downright unbelieving - Christians and non-Christians alike.

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Zoo Co-ed Group (Mt Pleasant/AdMo/Col Heights)

Thursday Evening | 14th & Ogden St NW Washington, DC

7pm on Thursdays // "Disunity in Christ: Uncovering the Hidden Forces That Keep Us Apart" by Christina Cleveland

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