CONNECT! Small Groups

Some of our CONNECT! Small Groups meet virtually while others are beginning to meet in-person. Please register for in-person groups. If you would like to familiarize yourself with how to access Zoom, please click HERE for a tutorial.

Upcoming CONNECT! Opportunities

Racial Justice Action and You!

Wednesday, August 18 / 7:00-8:30 p.m.

We’ve spent time reading, learning, and listening to the calls for racial justice. We’ve been challenged to follow Jesus and become a prophetic voice in our community. Many feel the call to action, but just don’t know where and how to plug in. If your heart is calling you to move to action, join us as our church’s Racial Justice Action groups share opportunities to get involved in the coming year. Find out how you might share your gifts in our congregation, in the community, or in our denomination. Come for a time of exploration, sharing, and dreaming. Where might you be called? Where are your gifts waiting for expression?

Zoom Meeting Link

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83949002830?pwd=aDhJSFI4RWVwZjZ6UEJxZ05zd2tNQT09

 +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)

Meeting ID: 839 4900 2830.   Passcode: 616388

Church Picnic on the Courtyard

Sunday, August 22 @ 12:00 p.m. / Church Courtyard

Reservations are required so that box lunches can be prepared in advance. Click here to pre-order your lunch, or email or call the church office.

Menu Options

  1. Turkey Breast Sandwich on Whole Wheat Bread
  2. Ham and Swiss sandwich on Roll
  3. Veggie Wrap -Vegan
  4. Veggie Wrap with Cheese-Vegetarian
  5. P,B & J on Whole Grain White Bread

All Sandwiches/Wraps served with Fruit, Chips, Brownie and Beverage.

All entrées can be provided with gluten free ingredients.

($10.00 Value) all donations appreciated, not mandatory. Feel free to donate via Pay Pal or Zelle.

All-Church Workday

All-Church Workday – Cleaning for our Reopening! 

Saturday, August 21, from 8:00 am – 12:00 p.m.

Many hands make quick work! So join us on Saturday, August 21, at 8:00 a.m. (or whenever you can arrive), to help get the sanctuary ready for in-person worship! It is amazing how dusty and disorganized the sanctuary has become without our presence. We need help cleaning the pews, the choir loft, the narthex, and more. Please bring anything you can to help such as dusters, hand-held vacuums, and polishing cloths. We will provide cleaners, water, and light snacks. It will be a fun fellowship day to brighten up our beautiful church home. Everyone welcome!

In-Person Vespers

August 29 @ 5:00 p.m.

Beginning in May and running through August we will gather together in-person on the last Sunday of the month at 5:00 p.m. Vespers will be a time to reflect on the day/week/year that has been—the losses and failures as well as the gains and successes—and then offer all of it back to God.

Social distancing and masks are required at all times.

Space is limited.

PreRegistration is required: office@lavernecob.org

Faith & Film

Friday, August 20 / 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 (susan@lavernecob.org) to get the Zoom invite.

Bible Study

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:

https://zoom.us/j/92269668780

Hillcrest Chapel VESPERS

Sundays at 4:00 p.m.

Vespers are offered Sundays 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)

A Time for Prayer, a Time to Share

Sundays / 10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. via Zoom

Meeting ID: 879 7884 0142

Passcode: 287877

Click here to join

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

Friendship class will NOT be meeting August 8, 15, 22, 29

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 office@lavernecob.org , providing your email address and Al will add you to the list of invitees.