The La Verne Church of the Brethren is grateful for your financial gifts. We want to keep God’s love and call for justice alive in our world. We have a strong ministry of feeding the homeless; a Peace Camp for children every summer that provides activities that give children a chance to learn and practice peace; and three racial justice action groups working to dismantle racism. Your gift makes these things possible.
Whether people live close to our church building or on another continent we now have ways to get to know each other. We want to invite you to check out our website at lavernecob.org. On our website, you can find our online worship services. You can check out our CONNECT! Groups. These are opportunities for connection with church family. There are groups for all ages including adults, youth, children, and families. We add new opportunities each month so it is worth visiting often. There is a way to subscribe to our monthly email with news of upcoming events and opportunities. There is also information to help you know more about us.
There are also ways you can connect with us through social media. Visit our Facebook page at La Verne Church of the Brethren or follow us on Instagram @lavernecob. Our YouTube channel is La Verne Church of the Brethren and can be accessed HERE.
Again, please know how grateful we are for your gift and we would love to connect with you on a meaningful level. If you have questions or would just like to share more about yourself, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 909-593-1364.
Join us in the kitchen, the first Sunday of every month, as we prepare a meal for the Esperanza Villa Tiny Homes residents. The Tiny Homes are in Baldwin Park and house 25 residents transitioning from unhoused to their permanent homes. A beautiful facility dedicated to lending a helping hand to those in need. Check the bulletin for dates
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After a twenty-five-year hiatus, Carol Wise is delighted to be back in La Verne as an interim pastor. The La Verne Church of the Brethren was the first congregation that she served following her graduation with an M.Div. from the Iliff School of Theology. Most recently, Carol has had a long tenure as the director of the Brethren Mennonite Council for LGBT Interests, an organization that has worked for queer justice within the Mennonite and Church of the Brethren traditions for over 45 years. She credits her experience at La Verne for providing the hope and imagination necessary to persist in the challenging work of social justice and social change. A day at the library, a bike ride, a long walk or an afternoon of cross country skiing are all enjoyments. Carol lives with her spouse, Kim, and their very social cat, Miriam.
Thanks to the generosity of this congregation, we’ve been able to continue providing meals to Hope for Home. With a small, mighty crew we provide three full meals a month to 150 participants. I’m truly overwhelmed with this congregation’s commitment to serve our neighbors in need. Thank you!
We work at creating a home cooked meal and often serve a simple casserole or baked pasta dish, a green salad, fruit and cornbread or garlic bread. Sometimes our budget allows for dessert and I’m told the participants appreciate our efforts, when we’re successful. When possible, we incorporate harvests from the Peace and Carrots Garden to offer a true Farm to Table experience. We are full of gratitude to the families that garden and share their bounty with us. There just isn’t anything better tasting than a garden-fresh meal.
This program happens because of a generous congregation and amazing volunteers. Special thanks to those who have helped and continue to help.