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, 9:45-10:30 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 (on the first floor) a few minutes before 9:45 as we begin our time together promptly (Meditation Circle moves to 9 a.m. between Memorial Day and Labor Day). For more information or to be added to an email list for the Meditation Circle, contact McKay Jenkins, This group meets year-round. 

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

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

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. No outside prep work is required and drop-ins are welcome. This class meets weekly in the Fellowship Building, Room 200/201. Bible study does not take place Memorial Day through Labor Day.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Hope on the Hill – Al Anon Meeting: Fridays, 7 p.m.: Formed in the 12 Step tradition, the sole purpose of the Al-Anon program is to help families and friends of problem drinkers recover from the impacts of a loved one’s drinking. This meeting is open to all.

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

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

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.

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 (during the 2018 renovation, gatherings will take place in the Sanctuary). Lunch donations are appreciated. Our Nursery remains open during this luncheon series. 

Theology On Tap – 3rd Tuesdays, 7:30-9:30 pm

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

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 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.

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

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

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.

Inquirers’ Class

A man attends an inquirer's class to learn about church membership.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.