Virtual CONNECT! Small Groups

If you would like to familiarize yourself with how to access Zoom, please click HERE for a tutorial.

Upcoming CONNECT! Opportunities

Guess Who’s Coming to Zoom

October 9 / 6:00 p.m. via Zoom

Zoom Link to Join:

Are you missing familiar church gatherings like Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner? GWCTD is favorite Fall tradition where people meet at a designated hosts home for dinner. Only the host knows who’s coming and what dish each person will bing.

Why not join us on Friday, October 9 for the pandemic version, Guess who’s Coming to Zoom. We won’t be sharing a meal but we are asking that you bring something to share. For the purpose of getting to know each other a little better and to have some fun, please find one of these for sharing:

Your favorite kitchen utensil/gadget. Plan to share why it’s your favorite, how you use it, or who gave it to you.


An object in your home that represents a memory or milestone in your life that you’d be willing to share. It can be anything – silly, sweet, new, old.

We’ll Zoom together and use breakout rooms for smaller group sharing.  

NO sign-ups are required! Just log on using the link above and plan to have some fun! 

October Youth Gatherings

Sunday, October 4, 11, 18, 25  / 7:30 p.m. via Zoom

Calling all middle and high school students! Join us for our weekly youth gatherings via zoom. This month we will engage in conversations about justice, connecting with God, as well as a game night and Halloween party.  Don’t miss it! 

How to join: Check your monthly family email for the Zoom link or email 

October 4 – Justice Leaders – 7:30 – 8:30

October 11 – Connecting with Spirit – 7:30 – 8:30 

October 18 – Game Night – 7:30 – 8:30 

October 25 – Halloween Party with Art Activity – 7:30 – 8:30 

Littles, Kids and Families Diverse Story Time 

October 4 & 11 / 10:00 a.m. via Zoom

Check your monthly family email for the Zoom link or email 

Calling children ages birth-5th grade! Parents, feel free to join us too! Monica Barragan and Amanda Bennett will be holding a Diverse Story Time on Sundays via Zoom in October. Join us at 10:00 a.m. to connect with each other, listen to a story and to play a game. We hope to see you there! 

Youth Fundraiser – Zoom Paint Night with Eric Davis

Youth Fundraiser: Paint Night with Eric Davis – Friday, November 6th from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Zoom Link:

Join the talented Eric Davis, via Zoom, as he leads us through how to paint an art piece. The cost for this event is a suggested donation of $25 per person. Children under 18 are free. All proceeds from this fundraiser will go to support the youth group, as they raise funds to provide Christmas gifts to a local family in need.

Preregistration is required.

To register visit:

Family Halloween Drive-By Scavenger Hunt

Family Halloween Drive By Scavenger Hunt – Saturday, October 31 
Time Window for Hunt: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 

Sign-up to participate in an I-Spy, Halloween scavenger hunt adventure from your very own car! Dress-up, take photos and drive around homes in the La Verne area to complete your scavenger hunt. Sign-ups are required, as a treat will be mailed to your home prior to the hunt. 
You can sign-up here:

Wednesday Afternoon Book Study (WABS)

October 14 / 4:00 p.m. via Zoom

Join Zoom Meeting:

Jodi Picoult – A Spark of Light

Another novel by Picoult that focuses on the many perspectives of hot button issues. A Spark of Light is a ripped-from-the-headlines novel about a hostage crisis at a Mississippi abortion clinic.

Cooking with Corlan

October 17 & 24 / Premeires 4:30 p.m. on YouTube

More information Coming Soon!!

October Council Meeting

October 18 / 10:00 a.m. vai Zoom

Please click the link below to join the webinar:


Telephone: 1 669 900 6833 

Please plan to join us on zoom for our first-ever online Church Council meeting. Our Board has been meeting on zoom since April, and many of you have experience with zoom.

We have two items of business: a first-read of the 2021 budget that the Board has approved and a vote on the leadership slate for 2021. You will have an opportunity to ask questions, make comments, and vote through the features on zoom. Those joining by phone will also have an opportunity to ask questions and vote.

Let’s Talk About It!

September 3rd – October 1st with Linda Himes/ 8:00 p.m. via Zoom

Join Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID: 816 7004 4965

The Black Lives Matter movement can bring up well-meaning questions. Come join us as we explore five questions by learning from various resources and perspectives within the movement. We’ll seek answers for ourselves and ways to respond to others. Each week will be its own topic and include time for input and small group discussion. No preparation is needed.   

October 1  Week Five: Why is it important to be an anti-racist? I’m not a racist. Isn’t that enough?

Creating Space for Change

Wednesday Evenings 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

September 9 – October 14 (6-weeks)

Overwhelmed by the problems of our world?  Want to give up and feel compelled to keep going at the same time? Understanding the dynamic intersection of spirituality and social justice can help you do the deep work at a sustainable, life giving pace.  In this series we’ll work together to learn and practice how to call people into reflection and conversations that create space for changes in our world that will help each of us and all of us thrive.

Topics include:

  1. Unlimited living
    1. Moving from spiritual bypassing, political correctness, and excuses to Spiritual growth, thoughtful changes, and personal responsibility

2. Trauma Awareness and Resiliency

3. Trauma informed listening

4. Let yourself be made new

  • Facing white privilege and perpetrator induced trauma

5. Pacifism: privilege or practice

6. Pace yourself: building strength for the long hall

A Time for Sharing

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)

We will open by sharing prayer concerns with the group and the pastor will close us in prayer.

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: 
• 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 , providing your email address and Al will add you to the list of invitees.

Faith & Film

October 9 & 16/ 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  if you want to be part of this group.