Classes and Small Groups


Small Groups:

Participating in a small group -- for spiritual study, support or service, or some combination thereof -- can be a valuable way of building community. The isolation of COVID times has been nudging some of us to consider ways to be LESS isolated. Bryn Athyn Church offers a variety of groups, and we have many books and ideas for content if you are wanting to start a group yourself. Nina Dewees can help you explore your interests and support you in finding or forming a group. It can look like a lot of different ways – monthly Zoom support meetings, reading a book together over several weekly meetings, exploring prayer with several others whenever the timing works for you, participating in Pay-It-Forward Crew activities, etc. We would love to help find a good fit for you. Contact Nina at 215-947-6225 x206 or

Current Offerings:

Seeing Providence in our Lives
Upcoming Journey Program
Join us for a four-week Journey small group and sermon series, October 30 through November 20, 2022.

This Journey Program will offer a time to reflect on how Providence leads us throughout our lifespan. Learning from the story of Moses, we will have a chance to consider how
Providence has been at play in the details of our own lives and will continue to do so in the future.

Small groups meet weekly, supplementing the four worship services. Bryn Athyn Church is offering the following groups
for you to join:

Sundays @ 11:00 am-12:00 pm (Zoom)
* Group led by Rob Andrews (after the Informal Family
Mondays @ 10:00–11:30 am (Cathedral)
*Moms’ group led by Nina Dewees (babysitting provided)
Tuesdays @ 7:00-8:30 pm (HV private residence)
*Group led by Clark Echols
Tuesdays @ 7:30-9:00 pm (BA private residences)
*Led by Maret Genzlinger, hosted by Susan Asplundh
*Moms’ group led by Nina Dewees, hosted by Trina Asplundh
Wednesdays @ 10:30 am–12:00 pm (Cairnwood Village)
*Group led by Christa Bedford

There may be more groups forming, or you can also create your own group to explore this topic together with a few friends. Contact Nina at nina.dewees@brynathynchurch or 215-947-6225 x206 to get involved, to request a PDF of the materials, or for more information. Hope you can join us!

Caring For Elderly Parents Support Group
Meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 7:15pm. Contact Nina Dewees at or 215-947-6225 x206 for details.


I’ve never been in a small group before, what should I expect?

A small group is a chance for a group of people (usually 4-8) to get together and talk about a topic. The truth is, though, people tend to feel uplifted and inspired by small groups because of the personal connections. In a safe small group setting, people tend to be very honest and open. This has shown to be very comforting and healing in a world where it can be easy to miss out on sincere human connection. It’s a great chance to hear and be heard, and grow spiritually, connect with others, and explore some topic in a deeper way than you may ever have before.

I see the options available but none of those days/times work for me. How can I still be involved?

We are so glad you want to be involved. You have a few choices. 1) You could get together a friend or two and gather at a time that works for you. Facilitating a group is simple and we welcome your involvement. 2) You could do the program on your own, reading the book, doing the assignments, attending worship services, etc. Connect with our small group coordinator, Nina Dewees ( for more information.