CONNECT! encompasses all the ways we build relationships and grow in our spirituality, here at the La Verne Church of the Brethren. We have CONNECT! groups which meet throughout the week and Spiritual Formation Opportunities, which meet on Sundays. Below you will find all of the ways you can CONNECT! throughout the week! For more information, email the Pastor of Spiritual of Formation, Dawna Welch firstname.lastname@example.org
All CONNECT! Small groups are currently meeting virtually.
If you would like to familiarize yourself with how to access Zoom, please click HERE for a tutorial.
CONNECT! Small Groups
A Time for Sharing
Sundays / 10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. via Zoom
Meeting ID: 296 336 183
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)
We will open by sharing prayer concerns with the group and the pastor will close us in prayer.
Photos for Pride Sunday
Virtual Creative Arts Show
June 12: Virtual Creative Arts Show Premiere Video Event / beginning at 8:00 a.m.
June 13: Virtual Creative Arts Show Reception /6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. via Zoom
To join click HERE
Meeting Password: 518972
People are finding new and creative ways to entertain themselves during this lockdown; creating face masks, puzzles, creating gardens, composing music, dancing, painting pictures and more! Let’s celebrate that creativity in community with a virtual art show.
Mondays in June, beginning June 8th from 8-9 PM Via Zoom
Zoom Meeting Link:
Alternatively, you can join the meeting by phone. Call: 669 900 6833 and enter the Meeting ID (841 2453 3383). You may be charged based on the rates of your phone service provider.
If you desire to educate yourself on race and the criminal justice system, then join Amanda Bennett for a reading of Chokehold by Paul Butler. Each week we will be discussing two chapters from the book. For questions email email@example.com Buy your book ASAP. You can purchase a hard copy or digital edition here. We will be discussing the first two chapters at our first meeting on June 8th.
Friendship Class with Al Clark
Sundays / 10:45 a.m. via WebEX
Friendship Class has completed its study of the historical Jesus and the development of early Christianity from Jesus to the conversion of the Roman Empire during the 4th century. On Sunday, May 31 the class will continue its quest by starting an exploration of Christianity and daily life during the European Middle Ages, from the collapse of the Western Roman Empire in the 5th century to the dawn of the Italian Renaissance during the 14th. Everyone is invited to attend one, several, or all of the 45-minute class meetings held each Sunday at 10:45 a.m.
The login information is the same every Sunday through December 2020:
• 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.
Weekly Youth Gatherings in June
Middle School / Sundays / Zoom / 7 – 8 pm
High School / Sundays / Zoom / 8- 9 pm
Weekly Youth Gatherings in June:
June 7, June 14, June 28
There is no Youth Gathering on June 21
In both gatherings, we will check in on how everyone is doing, play a game and spend time in prayer and/or scripture.
To participate, download Zoom to your smart device. The event link will be sent in La Verne Cob Kids, Youth & Families Monthly Email. Contact email@example.com directly if you need access to the Zoom Link.
Bible Study with Pastor Tom Hostetler
Tuesdays /7:45 a.m. Click HERE to Join via Zoom
Join Pastor Tom in his weekly Tuesday bible study via Zoom for an in depth, expository reflection of a text. It includes a first reading for contemplation for a day, then another day for an exegetical look at the writing, then a hermeneutical approach, asking questions for application.
Telephone Devotions with Pastor Tom
Call (909) 392-4100 to hear Pastor Tom share a daily devotion – 3 minute reflections on spiritual life and themes for our times.
Story Time with Pastor Tom
Thursdays in May / 2:00 p.m. / Teleconference (pre register at 909-392-4392)
Join Pastor Tom in his weekly Story Time as he reads from his book “I Probably Shouldn’t Have Told You That,” a humorous reflection on his life and times. This is a telephone conference call. To participate, register with Dr. Ryan Harrison, who will send you information each week about the number to call, with an I.D. pin number.
Faith & Film
Fridays in June / 1:30 p.m. via Zoom
Pastor Susan will keep her Faith and Film series going by sending out a list of movies you can watch through live streaming sources and then have a discussion via Zoom every week. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to be part of this group.