We encourage all members and friends to find at least one place to nurture your spiritual life. Maybe it’s a Bible study, maybe it’s a spirituality group, or maybe it’s a place of service that feeds you. But find at least one place where you are fed and take in the grace that God gives freely so that you may also exhale the grace of God.

We offer many classes and small groups to get involved with. Explore the opportunities below for more information about weekly, monthly and occasional gatherings.

If you have questions or ideas for new classes, groups or fellowship, contact Rachel Cunningham.

Meditation Circle - Sundays, 9:45-10:15 am

Using a few words or an image to bring us to a place of stillness, the Meditation Circle sits together in a circle of contemplative silence, ending with prayer. Through stilling our minds and opening our hearts, we find community with one another and with God. Plan to arrive in the Church House Parlor a few minutes before 9:45 as we begin our time together promptly. For more information or to be added to an email list for the Meditation Circle, contact June Fletcher-Hill, This group meets year-round.

Adult Bible Study - Sundays, 9:45-10:45 am

Join our adult education leaders as they help peel back the complicated layers of the Biblical text, finding new meanings and new ways to live. This class meets weekly on the first floor of the Church House throughout the program year. Bible study does not take place Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Brown members sit in a circle with Bibles on their laps during the Sunday morning Education Hour.

Mid-Week Bible Study, Wednesdays, 10:30 am-11:30 am

The weekday Bible study meets year-round in the Speers Room of the Church House to pray for each other and study the preaching text for the approaching Sunday. All are welcome.

A close-up photo of a bible on someone's lap.

Mid-Week Prayer Service, Thursdays, 5:30-6:15 pm

Please join us for our weekly, year-round Prayer Ministry and Worship Service in the Sanctuary. For questions and information, contact Rachel Cunningham.

A nighttime view of Brown Memorial's front door with the Sanctuary illuminated inside where the evening prayer service is being held.

Alcoholics Anonymous Weekly Meetings

Meditation on the Hill, Thursdays, 5:30 p.m.: An open Alcoholics Anonymous meeting in the Parlor of the Church House. The format includes a reading, 10 minutes of meditation, and discussion.

Meditation on the Hill Reading Alcoholics Anonymous Sundays, 6 p.m.: An open meditation/AA big book study style meeting in the Parlor of the Church House.

New members are always welcome to these meetings. Visit the Baltimore Intergroup Council of Alcoholics Anonymous for more information.

Community Potlucks – 2nd Sundays, 12:30-1:30 pm

The early church shared the Eucharist in the context of a common meal. In that spirit, we offer Communion Sunday potluck lunches in the Assembly Room following worship each month during the program year. Members and friends of the church are asked to bring a dish to share. Community Potlucks do not take place Memorial Day through Labor Day.

A boy and his grandmother enjoy a piece of cake during a community potluck after Sunday worship.

Sunday Lunchtime Speaker Series – 4th Sundays, 12:30-1:30 pm

Every fourth Sunday during the program year we gather in the Assembly Room after worship for lunch and a panel discussion around a different theme. Lunch donations are appreciated. Our Nursery remains open during this luncheon series. During the 2016/17 program year, these lunches are being dedicated to “Ignite Talks” by church members who have seven minutes to give an inspirational talk on a topic for which they are knowledgable.

Theology On Tap – 2nd Tuesdays, 7:30-9:30 pm

Theology is really just a fancy word for “God-talk,” the way we think and talk about our religious beliefs. But what happens when we take that conversation out of the church and into a bar? Conveners Chip and Kelsie Morgan Riegel host a monthly gathering at Tavern On The Hill, a local Baltimore City bar. Each gathering is centered around a different theological topic. Come have a drink (or not) and talk theology. Contact Chip ( to be added to the mailing list. Theology on Tap does not meet Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Church members sit around a table at Tavern on the Hill and discuss theological topics.

Prayer Shawl Ministry – 3rd Thursday, 1-3 pm

We reverently knit and crochet Prayer Shawls to be offered to someone in need. Join us. We meet for mutual support and fellowship, generally on the 3rd Thursday of the month, from 1-3 pm, year-round. Locations vary. Contact Rachel Cunningham for information.

Women sit on couches in a church member's home and knit shawls.

Inquirers’ Class

Several times a year our clergy and the membership committee offer classes on what it means to reaffirm your faith and join our congregation as an active member. If you are interested in exploring membership, contact Andrew Foster Connors.

Tri-Church Gatherings

At least once a year, our clergy team up with clergy at neighboring Corpus Christi Catholic Church and Memorial Episcopal Church to discuss different approaches to theological topics such as ordination, communion or confronting evil. This year, Brown Memorial is hosting the 2017 Tri-Church Lenten Education Series: Love Your Neighbor. Read the event details.