Small Groups

Small Groups are the life of our church. They are great spaces to connect with others and grow spiritually in small communities that are typically 5-12 people. Each group meets for approximately two hours and commonly the time is spent eating, talking about our faith, and praying. For more information about a particular small group, please email the group's listed contact.  For general questions about small groups, please contact



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Astoria Ditmars Group

When: Tuesdays (1st & 3rd), 7:30 pm
Where: 31st St. & 23rd Ave. Near the Astoria Ditmars stop (N/W)
Led by: Brendan & Yohanna
Contact Yohanna:

Central Astoria Women's Bible Study

When: Every Thursday night, 7:30pm
Where: Broadway & 29th Street
Description: Bible Study and tea. We are currently going through the book of Hebrews. This group draws women from both Hope Astoria Church and Astoria Community Church. 
Led by: Tay Rosko & Rainy Day
Contact Tay:

FAMILY Sunday Group

When: Sundays at 10am (1x/mth on the 2nd Sunday of the month. Meets during first service.)
Where: At church in the first floor Conference Room
Description: This group has been particularly convenient for many Hope Astoria parents, however it’s open to one and all!
Led by: David
Contact David:

Forest Hills Group

When: Tuesdays (every other week), 7:30 pm
Where: 102nd St. & 67th Ave.  2 blocks from 67th Ave stop (M/R)
Led by: Kahn & Denise
Contact Denise:

Inductive Bible Study SUNDAY Group

When: Sundays at 11:30am (1x/month on the 1st Sunday of the month)
Where: At church, first floor Conference Room
Description: Inductive Bible study involves 3 steps: observation (what does it say?), interpretation (what does it mean?), & application (what does it mean for my life?). Please RSVP as materials are provided.
Led by: Megan
Contact Megan:


When: Wednesday nights weekly, 7:00 pm
Where: 58th St. btw 6 & 7 Ave. in Manhattan. Near N/Q/R/W, F, and A/C/B/D stops.
Description: For anyone who wants to pray or feels inclined to develop their prayer life and pray more regularly with others. The group will be more of a 'hands on' time of prayer, with some preliminary intro.  Topics of prayer will vary.
Led by: Sonal & Kristian
Contact Sonal:

Midtown Manhattan Men's Group

When: Monday mornings (1st & 3rd), 7am-8am
Where: Cafe Manhattan, 35 W. 45th St. (btw 5 & 6th Ave.)
Description: Prayerful engagement with scripture (lectio divina)
Led by: Jason & Sam
Contact Jason & Sam: and 

Southeast Astoria Group

When: Thursday nights (every other week), 7:30pm
Where: 42nd St near 34th Ave. Two blocks from Steinway St. stop (M/R)
Led by: Luke & Becca
Contact Becca:


When: Tuesday mornings (2nd & 4th), 8am-9am
Where: Panera Bread, 3801 35th Ave. (btw 38th St. & Steinway St.)
Description: Prayerful engagement with scripture (lectio divina)
Led by: Doug & John
Contact John:


Woodside Group

When: Mondays (1st & 3rd), 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Where: 52nd St. btw Skillman & 39th Ave. Near the 52nd St. stop (7)
Led by: Shay, Stephen, and Sharon
Contact Stephen: