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Upcoming CONNECT! Opportunities
Cooking with Corlan
Premiering Sundays, April 11, 18, 25 / 3:00 p.m.
Click HERE for Sunday’s Recipe
Click HERE for our YouTube Channel
Corlan Harrison, our Kitchen Coordinator Extraordinaire, invites you and your family to join her in the kitchen on Sundays at 3:00pm on our Youtube Channel for the live premiere of Cooking with Corlan. Come make your Sunday supper!
Who Will be a Witness? Book Study
Wednesday, April 14, 21, 28 & May, 5, 12
Join Zoom Meeting Link:
Meeting ID: 858 4444 1651. Passcode: 283331
In his book, Who Will Be a Witness: Igniting Activism for God’s Justice, Love, and Deliverance, Drew G. I. Hart challenges us to look at Christianity in the United States and ask some tough questions. He states:
“I am committed to the church. Yet something is terribly amiss. I refuse to accept that what typically passes for Christianity in America is the actual embodiment of the faith. If it is, then something must be deficient, shallow, and harmful about Christianity itself. I’m not convinced that what we practice is what Jesus desired for us and passed on to the disciples and earliest Christians.”
“I hope to ignite, through this book, a revolutionary break from the Christianity of America’s past by reminding the church of the revolutionary public witness of Jesus; by remembering our troubled history as a church that has led us to this present moment; by challenging Christian communities to be the church through worship and justice; by providing concrete entry points into local peacemaking, mobilization, and community organizing, practices of economic Jubilee; and most importantly through a recovery of the greatest commandment, to love God and one’s neighbor as yourself.”
Are you willing to examine the culture of our own church and look deeply at your Christianity?
Then join us five Wednesday evenings starting April 14 and ending May 12. We’ll meet from 7:00-8:00 PM via Zoom, as we tackle reading and discussing this book.
Please read the introduction and Chapter 1 before our first meeting on April 14.
The author, Drew Hart, will be speaking to our congregation in person on May 23. This is a great opportunity to explore his ideas in depth before we hear him.
Here is the link to the book:
65+ Outdoor BINGO!
Sunday, April 25 / 1:30 p.m./ Church Courtyard
We recognize there is a “light at the end of this pandemic tunnel” and we are eager to gather in person again. As we inch toward that goal we also understand there is still need to gather safely. So, we invite those members of our church family in the 65+ club to join us for a fun afternoon of outdoor BINGO!
To keep everyone safe and comfortable, tables will be spaced 6-feet apart, outdoors on our patio and everyone will be asked to wear a mask and maintain social distancing throughout our time together.SPACE is limited. Pre-REGISTRATION is required. To reserve your seat contact the church office by email: email@example.com or by phone: 909-593-1364 by Sunday, April 18.
Once a person registers we will send a confirming email with specific guidelines for how to participate (where/how to enter and exit the campus, bathroom access, etc).
Christian Citizenship Seminar
Christian Citizenship Seminar (CCS) provides high school aged students the chance to explore the relationship between faith and a particular political issue, and then act from a faith perspective regarding that issue.
This year’s Christian Citizenship Seminar will focus on pursuing economic justice.
The cost is $75. Most La Verne CoB students have likely already raised this amount through participation in previous fundraisers.
For more information and to register visit: https://www.cognitoforms.com/ChurchOfTheBrethren1/christiancitizenshipseminar2021registration
Once you register, please send Amanda an email to let her know you’ve registered, so we can take care of the registration costs. firstname.lastname@example.org
April Youth Gatherings
Sundays, April 11 & 18 / 7:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Students from 6th – 12th grade join us for a time of spiritual exploration, game and connection. The Zoom link is sent in the monthly family email.
Sunday April 18 and Sunday May 30 / 10:00 a.m.
Birth through fifth grade are invited to join Monica and Amanda for a time of connection and crafts. Sign-up ahead of time to receive craft supplies: https://form.jotform.com/210788942003051 The Zoom link will be sent to you after you sign-up!
Tuesdays at 7:30 a.m. / Via Zoom.
Though traditionally a men’s study, during the pandemic everyone is invited. You can join in at:
Hillcrest Chapel VESPERS
Offered Daily at 4:00 p.m.
Vespers are offered daily at 4:00 p.m. online or by telephone. It gives us the opportunity to pray together, hear the Scriptures and a brief message. You can join in at:
meet.google.com/hge-shyb-fgw. Or by phone at: 502-518-3164 (PIN: 154095235)
Faith & Film
April 16 & 30 / 1:30 p.m.
Pastor Susan loves to talk about movies and faith and in this group she gets to do both. Pastor Susan chooses the movies. You watch the movie on your own Netflix or Amazon Prime or Apple TV or whatever livestreaming platform you use. The group gathers together via Zoom to discuss them. To join the discussion contact Pastor Susan (email@example.com) to get the Zoom invite.
A Time for Prayer, a Time to Share
Sundays / 10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. via Zoom
Meeting ID: 879 7884 0142
To Call in and Join: Please call 1-669-900-6833 and use the password listed above. (you may be charged based on the rates of your phone service provider)
Prayer is an important and powerful way we can stay connected to each other, even at a distance. We will open by sharing prayer concerns with the group, have a brief time of checking in and the pastor will close us in prayer.
Friendship Class with Al Clark
Sundays / 10:45 a.m. via WebEX
During January Friendship Class continues its exploration of the Medieval World, taught by Professor Dorsey Armstrong, Professor of English and Medieval Literature at Purdue University. Dr. Armstrong, an award-winning lecturer will be presenting such exciting topics as Dress and Fashion, Medieval Medicine, the Black Death and its Effects, and Childhood in the Middle Ages. Everyone is invited to attend one, several, or all of the 45-minute class meetings held each Sunday at 10:45 a.m.
• Meeting link: https://laverne.webex.com/laverne/j.php?MTID=m395847632f6a949d3b73998fd7271673
• Meeting number: 133 526 1276
• Password: MedWorTo122720
Join by phone:
1-650-479-3207 Call-in number (US/Canada)
Access code: 133 526 1276
If you would like to participate, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org , providing your email address and Al will add you to the list of invitees.