Below is a list of some of our fellowship groups at St. David’s. Please use the accompanying contact email to let us know you are interested in participating.
Foyer Groups are a fun and easy way for 10-12 parishioners to gather together on a regular but informal basis for purely social reasons – to enjoy one another’s company, to strengthen bonds of community, to meet new members, and just to get to know other people who share a common interest in St. David’s but with whom we might not otherwise interact. They are a great way to make our sometimes-too-large-seeming parish feel smaller and warmer. There is no agenda or plan – just casual fellowship and a monthly meal, usually served in someone’s home. Groups are made up of singles, couples, young people, retired folks, etc., in other words, a cross section of the parish. Join a group today! firstname.lastname@example.org.
GLEE (Gay, Lesbian & Everybody Else in the Whole Wide World)
A fellowship group for couples, singles, and families, gay and straight, young and old. We have informal coffee meet-ups in Holy Grounds (St. David’s coffee shop, opposite the front desk) on the second Sunday of each month. All are also invited to join us for biannual potlucks — one in the summer and one at Christmas. This group is characterized by their hospitality. For more information, write to email@example.com.
HOME (Hispanic Outreach Ministry Efforts)
HOME celebrates and recognizes the diversity of St. David’s parishioners through the integration of Hispanic religious customs and traditions in worship services and events. The ministry offers an opportunity to enrich the St. David community and provides a welcoming worshiping environment for people from Hispanic cultures and traditions. The Dia de los Muertos altar is sponsored by this ministry. Contact Diane Mazuca.
Meets the 3rd Thursday of each month, 6–8 p.m., for dinner and lively conversation. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meets on the 2nd Sunday of the month at 11:30 a.m. to discuss a movie. Movies are first-run films with interesting theological and ethical content. email@example.com.
The Open Table Worship Service
This new worship service seeks to meet our longing for spiritual connection, community, inclusion, and/or stillness. A gathering space for the LGBTQ community, and open to anyone seeking God in our midst, this service is held on the last Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. In 2020, we will move to the second Wednesday of the month and will meet at 7:30 p.m. All are welcome. Please email us at TheOpenTable@stdave.org with questions.
A fellowship group for adults age 50 and up. They hold potluck suppers, attend musical events, and try to take advantage of Austin’s offerings. For newcomers, as well as long-time members. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Veterans Guitar Group
Meets Tuesdays 7-9 p.m. in Bethell Hall. This free music therapy program is open to all Veterans, Veterans’ family members, and the St. David’s community. All are welcome to come and make music with us. Although we are primarily a guitar group, all instruments/voices are welcome. We play original music written by the Veterans as well as covers from members’ favorite artists. We also have two professional guitarists who mentor the group sponsored by Armstrong Community Music School. Contact group leader Lynn Smith-Henry.
An intergenerational group of women who meet the 1st Wednesday each month for dinner and small group conversations on varying topics. Please visit the Women’s Group page for more information about meetings or contact email@example.com.
For writers, aspiring or accomplished, published or hoping, poet or novelist, book or screen; the guild meets weekly to share work and receive feedback and encouragement. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Young Adult Cottage Group
Cottage Group is a family-friendly night. Enjoy a simple soup supper and fellowship at the home of Amy and Josh Ryan. The gathering includes saying one of the night prayers (from the Book of Common Prayer) together so bring a prayer book if you have one. Meets 2nd Sundays.
Contact Amy Ryan to learn more.