Frequently Asked Questions

Learn more about who we are, what we stand for and how we worship.

When are your Sunday services?
Worship is at 9:30 a.m. Spiritual Formation Groups at 10:40 a.m.

How do I know if I’d be welcome at your church?
Each week, in our bulletin, we print: “As a Christian community, called by Christ to be inclusive, caring and peace-minded, we affirm that people of any race, ethnic identity, gender identity, sexual orientation, ability, age, economic status, faith tradition, or life situation, are welcome in our congregation.” We try to live by that.

What does your church stand for?
The La Verne Church of the Brethren is a faith community, rooted in the Christian tradition, and open to insightful questions and ongoing revelation. We claim no creed but the New Testament. We believe in compassionate service, stewardship of creation, respect for diversity and nonviolent reconciliation of differences among all people and nations. Together, we strive to follow the way of Jesus. And through these efforts, we seek to grow ever closer to the mind and heart of God.

What is “Church of the Brethren”?
The Church of the Brethren is a Christian denomination which began in Germany in 1708. Currently, we have congregations in the United States, Nigeria, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Puerto Rico and Brazil. To learn more, please visit Our Heritage of Peace.

What do you offer for children, youth and young adults?
We have Sunday School classes and choirs for all ages. We also have social activities, service projects, and opportunities to participate in conferences, camps and retreats at both regional and national levels! For more information, see the pages for each age group elsewhere on this website.

What are your worship services like?
Our worship services are more traditional than contemporary. However, we do include a lot of variety. We have an organist, choirs of all ages, and we sing out of hymnals. But don’t be surprised if we add in folk songs or world music. Or African drums. Or handbells. Or guitars.

In Our Own Words - Paige