Small Groups

COVID-19 Note:
Access to APC’s buildings is temporarily restricted due to Covid-19. Our small groups are meeting via Zoom. Please subscribe to The Good News, our weekly church e-newsletter, for details.



ACT1 Theater

Our award-winning theater group,  ACT1 Theater, provides musicals, plays, cabarets and Shakespeare in the Park for the local community. Auditions and behind-the-scenes positions are open to all.  Visit for details on upcoming auditions and productions and to reserve tickets. For general questions, contact Melody Cookson.


STARS (Seniors Group)

This active seniors group stays busy visiting museums, attending concerts, supporting local charities, and touring local sites of interest. All are welcome to attend STARS’ potluck lunch meetings with informative and entertaining guest speakers on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 12 pm in Fellowship Hall. Contact Wes and Pat Connelly.


Presbyterian Women (PW) Circles

PW Women’s Circles offer ladies in the church an opportunity to spend time together each month, supporting each other in happy and sad times, learning from each other and growing in faith while studying Christian curriculum and supporting international and local mission efforts. APC’s four PW Circles meet monthly, September through May. Feel free to visit them all to decide which works best for you. Childcare is an option for each Circle—please discuss the need with a Circle leader, listed below. For information on PW’s new scholarship for APC youth, please visit our Youth page.
If you have questions, contact PW Moderator Mary Curtis Pizzano.
Esther Circle: 1st Tuesday, 7-9 pm, meets at APC in the Garden Room (106). Leader: Carolyn Dillon, 770-751-3799, and Barb Bacarella, 203-913-1017.
Lydia Circle: 1st Thursday, 9:30-11:30 am, meets at APC in room 205. Leaders: Susie Myers, 678-880-7595, and Cyndy Franklin, 770-490-3397.
Martha Circle: 1st Thursday, 6:30 pm, 1155 Marka Lane, Alpharetta. Leader: Donna Feit, 678-777-5193
Ruth Circle: 1st Wednesday, 11 am – 1 pm, meets at APC, room 205. Leader: Jan Bernhardt, 678-995-4519

Book Club

Calling all readers! APC Book Club meets on the 1st Monday (usually) of each month at 7 pm via Zoom. All are welcome. Even if you have not read or finished the book, join our lively discussion. Click here to see a list of all the books we’ve read together since our first meeting in 2008…132 books and going strong! Our 2021 reading list is below. Contact Katie Millican.

  • January 11, 2021: “The Professor and the Madman” by Simon Winchester
  • February 1: “Upstairs at the White House: My Life With the First Ladies” by J. B. West
  • March 1: “American Dirt” by Jeanine Cummins
  • April 5: “This Tender Land” by William Kent Krueger
  • May 3: “The Last Castle” by Denise Kiernan
  • June 7: “Caste” by Isabel Wilkerson
  • July (no meeting)
  • August 2: “The Splendid & the Vile” by Erik Larson
  • Sept. 6: “The Overstory” by Richard Powers
  • Oct. 4: “The Lions of 5th Avenue” by Fiona Davis
  • Nov. “Dutch Girl: Audrey Hepburn & WWII” by Robert Matzen


Prayer Shawl Group

A group of dedicated ladies gather monthly to enjoy conversation while they knit and crochet baby items, lap robes and prayer shawls for members of the congregation and community who are in need of care or comfort. You need not be an experienced knitter—newbies are welcome! Gatherings are held on the 4th Tuesday of the month, 2-3:30 pm in the church lobby near the sanctuary. Contact Leslie Stevens.


Men’s Breakfast Crews

The men of APC show off their culinary skills each Sunday morning as they prepare a wonderful breakfast buffet, served from 8:00-9:30 am in Fellowship Hall. Each breakfast team cooks one Sunday per month. Volunteers are always welcome! Contact Ted Lynam.


Men’s Softball Team

APC’s men’s softball team has a long-standing tradition of competing in the Alpharetta City League. Our roster typically has 15 players (men aged 18 and up) and we welcome new players for the fall and spring seasons. Win or lose, we always have fun playing and enjoy the fellowship. One year we even brought home a First Place trophy! For more information, contact Richard Boston.