CONNECT! Relational structures like small groups are an integral part of “being” the church (and not just “doing” church) through time spent together learning, celebrating, and supporting each other. Some groups are on-going throughout the year and some form during Lent. Details, locations, dates and sign-up information can be found in the church office, Sunday bulletins and by emailing Dawna Welch, Pastor of Spiritual Formation at

We provide CONNECT! Small groups that meet at various days and times throughout the week. 


Men-a-logue / Second Wednesday of each month, 7:00 p.m.  / Fireside Room: coordinated by Greg Emrick Men doing intentionally what women do naturally. Guys of all ages are talking about favorite movies, faith, and stupid decisions they’ve made.  

Euclid Median Walking / Monday evenings, 6:00 p.m.  / Meet at Pioneer Jr. Hi (Upland): with Terry Bennett  Join this group for fun, friendship, and fitness as we walk from 18th street to Fire station and back. Bring good shoes and water. 

Wednesday Afternoon Book Study (WABS)  / Second Wednesday of each month, 4:00 p.m. / Church Library  For its November 13 meeting, the Wednesday Afternoon Book Study group will be reading Ann Patchett’s latest novel:  The Dutch House. All are welcome! 

Birding / Saturday, November 29/Cucamonga Basin #6, Departure Time: 8:00 a.m. / La Verne Church of the Brethren (E Street side): with Jeff Strogen / Black Friday is for the Birds! Join this group of nature lovers who will meet monthly to observe the beauty and diversity of God’s creation. 

Angel’s Share Pub Theology / Last Saturday of each month / Locations Vary / with Ciera Olsen:  We are a group of Young Adults from the La Verne Church of the Brethren who get together on the last Saturday of each month for conversation and companionship. Contact Dawna Welch at (909) 593-1364 or to be directed to the Angel’s Share coordinator. 

Spiritual Cinema Circle / Last Tuesday of each month, 6:30 p.m. / Fireside Room: with Jeannette Stone and Paul Hopping:  My First Miracle is a Christmas story about the magic of possibility and faith. A critically ill teen suffers from a rare form of cancer and needs a bone marrow transplant, but finding a donor with the same ethnic background is both a necessity and a rarity. The film tells her story alongside another about a young homeless man struggling to survive as well. Serious issues, including the economic woes of a low-income family, scarcity of health care insurance, and homelessness, are part of the fabric of the film.  Join us! Trailer : 

Friendly Method Bible Study / Monday evenings from 7:00 – 8:30 pm, November 18, 25 – December 2, 9 / Church Library: with Dawna Welch & Jeff Strogen  : We will explore a variety of scriptural texts using the highly relational Friendly Method  of small group Bible study. This method recognizes the significance of personal experience, equality among all believers, continuing revelation, Biblical witness to our present day lives, and requires no previous study experience. Max 8 participant who can commit to 4-consecutive meetings. 

For more information on CONNECT! groups, email Dawna at