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Small Groups

Damascus Road Groups keep you connected.

Find a group that works with your stage of life, interests, or schedule - and experience community and Christ's love along the way! 

Due to the recent COVID-19 restrictions, many of our groups are now available online, with new ones being added often. Click the "Join A Group" link below, select Online Groups from the dropdown menu, and search. Then, select the group that interests you and send them a message through the form on that page.  Questions? Email us at taniag@damascus.com.


Pathway recommendation for Groups // exploring, beginning, growing

for leading a group // overflowing


new! oNLINE Groups

Stay connected with new virtual groups!

Many of our groups are now available online, with new ones being added daily. Select the group that interests you and send them a message through the form in the next window. Most online groups are using Zoom or Free Conference Call to conduct their group meetings.


Study Group on the Grass

Home Groups

Local groups in your neighborhood and online

Considered by some to be the traditional Small Group, our home groups are facilitated by Damascus Road leaders and meet in homes or online. These gatherings typically include Bible study, discussion, prayer and a time of relaxed fellowship. New groups welcome!



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Women's Ministry

Connect & Learn

We believe that no woman should journey life alone. Through the laughter and tears we help each other grow closer to God and women in our community. We offer multiple opportunities for women to connect with other women every season of the year at times that are convenient to most schedules.

This women’s group does a book/Bible study for 6-10 weeks studying various topics, offering both morning and evening online sessions. Sister 2 Sister is a great way to get to know women of all ages, experience mentor-ship and build friendships while pouring over thoughtfully chosen, biblically-based curriculum.

During the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, Sister 2 Sister is now meeting online and through Facebook. Follow us on Facebook now and connect in community by searching DR Women.

NEW! Sign up for an exciting book study, book club, or a women's connecting event coming this Summer.

Find out more.


Men's Ministry

Zoom Groups

Join one of the new men's online groups to connect during the COVID-19.

Since restaurants and bars are closed please consider going virtual. ZOOM would be an easy free means of holding your table from the safety of your own home.  For those already in a group, contact your group leader about how your group will be holding meetings. JOIN A MEN'S ONLINE GROUP

Join other men from Damascus Road for a hearty home-cooked breakfast and an engaging time together as we all seek out the right next step in our faith journey (social distancing practiced).

Upcoming breakfast dates will be updated on our Events page.


18-30 Years Old

For single or married young adults age 18 to 30, who are college or career-focused, our Small Groups are designed for you to meet people and dig into God’s Word. We gather weekly in homes or online in the Frederick, Damascus, and Mt. Airy regions.

Find a Young Adults Group.


For families affected by disabilities

Haven is a community where everyone is welcome: children, teens and adults with disabilities, along with their families and friends. The entire family is encouraged to participate, learn, have fun and share life together. In God's eyes, we are all God's special people with needs.

After enjoying Saturday evening worship together in the auditorium with our church family at 5pm, Haven relocates to the Youth/Haven room for joyful play, sharing, music, video, art, prayer and Bible study. A simple, life-changing message is taught through adaptive teaching techniques using a Jesus-centered, interactive approach. The Haven desires to actively facilitate inclusion of individuals with disabilities into other church programs as appropriate.

Join the HAVEN online private community on Facebook by searching DRCC Haven.



New age-appropriate private groups for kids

This winter, DR KIDS, our Children’s Ministry, offers Kids’ Church At Home and virtual Sunday morning small group experiences for your children in grades K-5. There will be some fun, time studying God’s Word, and time to connect.

Sign your child up online and you will be supplied with details on how to access the virtual group for your child.  Groups are age-appropriate (Kindergarten through 1st Grade, Grades 2 & 3, Grades 4 & 5), are secure, and led by trained DR KIDS volunteer teacher teams. Preschoolers will sing a song, hear a short Bible story and close in prayer.  Sundays at 9:00 am.

Learn more/Register your child.


Mendie Gift

 Director of Women’s Ministry

Paul Foss

Director of Outreach

Director of Men’s Ministry


Kim Coakley

Director of Haven

ministry for those who are differently-abled


Tania Grab

Small Groups and Classes Coordinator