Summer Fun Groups

Add community to your life this summer.

Sunday Lunch Out
Meet Jill and Bill Gale on the first and third Sunday of the month after the morning worship service to go out to lunch together. Locations will be posted on a kiosk sign the week before.
July 7th & 21st
August 4th & 18th

Picnic in the Park

Enjoy a picnic at Black Hill Regional Park on Saturday, June 29th from 10AM to 1PM.  Gather your entire family,  your chair and a side dish to share! Hamburgers and hot dogs will be provided. Meet at shelter F across from the visitor center.
Twilight Golf Fellowship
Hit the links with Ron Mahmot at the Laytonsville Golf Course! Tee time(s) will start Sunday at 6 PM. The cost is $24 to walk the course and an additional $12 for a riding cart. See the alternate dates for inclement weather and contact Ron to reserve your spot or ask questions.

  • July 14th at 6PM.  Email Ron by noon on Saturday, July 6th.
(Alternate date is the 21st and he'll need an email by July 13th)
  • August 4th at 6PM.  Email Ron by noon on Saturday, July 27th.
(Alternate date is August 18th and he'll need an email by August 10th)
Back Porch Book Club
Eat snacks on the Clugstons’ back porch and discuss 3 books this summer:
  • Beth Moore’s All My Knotted-Up Life: A Memoir - June 25th
  • Esau McCaulley’s How Far to the Promised Land - July 30th
  • Lynda Rutledge’s Mockingbird Summer: A Novel - August 27th

6:30 PM - the last Tuesday
of each month  
Books are available for Kindle and from the public library.  They contain mature themes of abuse and racial discrimination, so please reach out to the leader with any questions. Ages 12 and up are welcome.
Fire-Pit at the Farm
(UPDATE: Sunday, July 23rd, cancelled due to an extreme heat advisory.)
Bring your own s’more fixings and a camp chair to a bonfire at the Grubers’ farm in Damascus on Saturday, July 20th; and Saturday, August 17th at 6 PM.

Men's Dinner Out

The third Thursday of each month @ 6:30 PM, men are invited to join Jim Orban for dinner at a local restaurant.  June is Mission BBQ; July is Red Robin; August is Woodside Deli.
We All Scream for Ice Cream
Beat the heat and treat your taste buds to an ice cream extravaganza with your friends at GCN. Gather with us on Saturday, June 29th at Jimmie Cone 6:30pm-8:00pm; 
Friday, July 5th at Woodbourne Creamery 6:30pm-8:00pm; 
Friday, August 16th at Baskin-Robbins in Montgomery Village 6:30pm-8:00pm
Movies that Move Us
Deepen your appreciation for film with Sonja Hatten. Enjoy snacks and watch three thought-provoking movies at Sonja's home from 7-9:30 PM on Wednesday nights:
June 26 - Origin
July 24 - Just Mercy
August 21 - TBD
Bring your paddle to the Life Center and play with friends and
our Pickleball Coordinator-
Bob Francis.
- Every Friday night from 7-9 PM -
Painting with Edna
Learn to pour paint with our resident artist, Edna Searles!  Contact Lisa Sharp to schedule a class on Tuesday afternoons in Edna's studio and create a unique masterpiece this summer.
Cost is minimal.
Summer Hikes
Immerse yourself in the wonders of God's creation as you walk winding trails with Karen and Darrin Cave.

Saturday, June 29th 
Black Hill Regional Park  9:30 AM
(right before the all-church picnic)
Meet by boat rental hut.
2.8 miles

Saturday, July 20th
Great Seneca Stream Park  9:30AM
(located at Brink Rd., meet at GCN)
2.67 miles

 Saturday, August 24th
    Seneca Creek State Park 9:30 AM