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 Offerings, which meet on Sundays. For more information, email the Pastor of Spiritual of Formation, Dawna Welch

CONNECT! Small Groups 

Monthly Sunday Lunch HOTSPOT  

Sunday, February 16 @ 11:45 a.m. @ Blaze Pizza, Foothill Blvd in La Verne

Hungry for lunch and conversation after church on Sunday? Come meet us at our monthly HOTSPOT. It’s a great way to get to know the people you are sharing pews with on Sunday. Bring your wallet and desire to CONNECT with the church family.  


Second Wednesday of each month @ 7:00 p.m. in the Fireside Room

Mark your calendars for the second Wednesday of December. Bring along a friend and ideas for current and future topic questions. 

Euclid Median Walking  

Monday evenings @ 6:00 p.m. Meet at Pioneer Jr. Hi (Upland): 

Join this group for fun, friendship, and fitness as we walk from 18th street to the fire station and back. Bring good shoes and water. 

Wednesday Afternoon Book Study (WABS)  

Second Wednesday of each month, 4:00 p.m. in the Church Library

The WABS discuss the novel, “The Postmistress” by Sarah Blake. This is a story of two women in World War II whose job is to deliver the news of the war. One woman is the postmistress of a small town in the U.S., and the other is a news reporter, broadcasting from overseas. These two, one in a world shattered by violence, and one who is willfully naive, find themselves unable to deliver the war news. Through their eyes, the novel examines how stories are told, and how the fact of war is borne even through everyday life. “A beautifully written, thought provoking novel that I’m telling everyone I know to read.”—Kathryn Stockett, author of The Help. 

For our March meeting, we will read and discuss John Irving’s, A Prayer for Owen Meany.  This is a “Top 100” recommended book with the PBS Book Club. It is 600-some pages long, so we have two months to read it! 

Everyone is invited to be part of this book group. We meet in comfy chairs in the Church Library, share good reads and have interesting discussions. 

February Birding – TWO in the Bush! 

Saturday, February 15

Location: Yorba Regional Park 

Departure Time: 8:00 a.m. from LVCoB (E Street side): with Jeff Strogen 

Return Time: Noon  

Join this group of nature lovers who will meet monthly to observe the beauty and diversity of God’s creation. If you are interested in learning more or if you have questions, send Jeff an email:  

Friday,  February 28 

Location:  Prado Wetlands Private Group Tour (**RSVP Required) 

Departure Time:  9:00 a.m.  from the LVCoB  (E Street side) 

Approximate return time:  12:30 

** Because  this is a private tour, advanced registration is required . To RSVP, email the church office at

Angel’s Share Pub Theology  

Last Saturday of each month, locations vary

We are a group of Young Adults from the La Verne Church of the Brethren who get together on the last Saturday of each month for conversation and companionship. Contact Dawna Welch at (909) 593-1364 or to be directed to the Angel’s Share coordinator.  

Spiritual Cinema Circle  

Last Tuesday of each mont @ 6:30 p.m. in the Fireside Room  

For February we will feature the movie Cas & Dylan.  A dying doctor, who plans to check out on his own terms takes a reluctant detour when he inadvertently winds up on the lam with an ‘anything-but-normal’ 22-year-old girl.  Starring Tatiana Maslany and Richard Dreyfuss.  Please join us Tuesday evening, February 25th, at 6:30, in the Fireside Room.