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 are now forming during Lent. Details, locations, dates and sign-up information can also be found here in the church office, and Sunday bulletins.
CONNECT through Scripture and Study:
- Couples Bible Study Tuesday evenings 7-8:30 p.m. with Jenny and Matt Izu: Whether you’ve been dating a few months or married 30 years, all couples welcome! Maximum 6 people
- 4-Week Friendly Style Bible Study Wednesday evenings 6:00 p.m. with Lisa Stamatis: Come and see how relational bible study can be! Maximum 8 people
- Yes, You Can Talk About Religion/Theology. Sunday mornings 9:15 a.m. with John Gingrich.
- Friendship Class / Every Sunday 9:15 a.m. / Social Hall with Al Clark: Friendship class is an interactive group that engages issues in ethics, Christianity, and church life. Spring topic: “It’s the Law! Yes, it’s really in the Bible (Leviticus).”
- WABS (Wednesday Afternoon Book Study) / 2nd Wednesday 4:00 p.m. / Library: Fight boredom on Wednesday afternoon; join us as we engage our minds and hearts in discussion of fascinating books. All are welcome to be part of the lively discussion and sharing of our favorite reads!
CONNECT to Community and Others
- Bird Watching. Saturday mornings 8:00 a.m. with Jeff Strogen: Year of the Bird! 2018, marks the centennial of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, the most powerful and important bird-protection law ever passed. In honor of this milestone join this group of nature lovers on 2/17, 2/24, 3/3, 3/10, 3/24, and 3/3.
- Euclid Median Meandering Ensemble: Monday evenings 6:00 p.m. w/ Terry Bennett. Along with gaining a bit of exercise, walking the dog, and generally enjoying being outdoors, this group offers deeper connection with others through reflection, fellowship, and fun
- Minus 50 Group: Sunday afternoons 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Teri Tompkins Home. Stephanie Sorrell’s book; Psychosynthesis Made Easy: A Psychospiritual Physchology for Today will serve as the frame work for conversation and support around health and weightloss.
- Spiritual Knitting / Every Sunday 9:15 a.m. / ITAV: Hands-on spirituality. Knitting in community is a form of prayer and meditation. All ages and knitting skill levels are welcome!
- Menalogue / 2nd Wednesday 7:00 p.m. / Fireside Room: Men doing intentionally what women do naturally. Guys of all ages are talking about favorite movies, faith, and stupid decisions they’ve made.
- Spiritual Cinema / Last Tuesday 6:30 p.m./Fireside Room: Join us to view films that explore spirit, spirituality, and inspire love and compassion, connecting us more deeply to each other and the world.
CONNECT! with Children and Families:
- LVCoBKIDS Family Fun: Saturday, March 24 10 a.m. – noon. Light lunch, games for all ages, and a scavenger hunt with Amanda Bennett
- CONNECT! with Youth: Saturdays with Mar Spencer. Youth will gather every Saturday of Lent from 12-2 p.m. for fun, food, and support; college scholarship workshops, capture the flag, bake and bond for NYC, 3×3 basketball tournament!
- CONNECT! with Young Adults (18-35): Second Sunday: Conversation about God, Worship, and Community facilitated by Dawna Welch. Sunday afternoons, TBD, Library. Let’s talk about styles of worship, music in worship, and implement our vision into the development of a communal service.
CONNECT through Social Justice/Service:
- 40 Days in the Desert. Transforming Insight into Action: Practicing personal and collective reflection to guild social action. Monday evenings 7:00-9:00 p.m./Social Hall with Joe Lyons
- SERVE! Armory Meals for the Homeless / 4th Monday Contact Joy Hofer. This group meets monthly to prepare, deliver and serve meals to those in need in our community.
Special Social Justice Event Sponsored by Envisioning Commission –
One Read/One Church:
I Love to Tell the Story; 50 Years of LGBTQI Community and Our Experience of Being in the Christian Church. 4-session series.
Session 1: Feb. 25, 7:00 pm in the Fireside Room. Discussion of the past 50 years of LGBTQI community and our experience of being in the Christian church, and the growth and development of Metropolitan Community Church around the world.
Session 2: March 4, 9:30 am departure from LVCOB. Field trip to Founders Metropolitan Community Church (MCC) in Los Angeles.
Session 3: April 4, 7:00 pm in the Fireside Room. Book study of Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson’s “I Love to Tell the Story”.
Session 4: April 22, 7:00 pm in the Sanctuary. Presentation by Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson.
- All-Church Service Project – Spring, 2018
- All Church Meal to Welcome New Members – Spring, 2018