CONNECT!

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 dawna@lavernecob.org

CONNECT! Small Groups 

A Time for Prayer

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

Meeting ID: 296 336 183
Password: 776566

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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 will continue its ongoing study of early Christianity online starting Sunday, March 29 at 10:45 a.m. using WebEx software.  Participants do not need the software, but only have a computer or a cellphone to allow them to “join the meeting.”  Regular members and other interested congregants will be “invited to join” and given the needed web link, password, and meeting number.  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.  Participants will have an audio connection (and a video connection as well, if they wish), and they can choose to say nothing or even leave the meeting at any time. 

Using Professor Bart Ehrman’s Great Lecture Series, “From Jesus to Constantine.”  Since the DVDs that participants have been watching cannot be viewed online, Al Clark, Friendship Class leader, will use PowerPoint lectures, quotations from works cited, maps, and illustrators to summarize Dr. Ehrman’s ideas and points.  Friendship Class participants will then discuss Dr. Ehrman’s thoughts and also share among themselves during these months of virtual church and virtual spiritual formation.

There were many different Christian groups during the 2nd century, all claiming to be the “true” followers of Jesus, but there was no “New Testament” to prove their claims.  Instead, there were many Christian “books,” all allegedly authored by apostles.  In Dr. Bart Ehrman’s lecture presented by Al Clark in Friendship Class on Sunday, March 29, three of these books are described, including a gospel according to Peter and Paul’s purported 3rd letter to the Corinthians.

Bible Study with Pastor Tom Hostetler

Weekly / Available below and will be posted on Facebook


WABS (Wednesday Afternoon Book Study) 

2nd Wednesday, April 8 @ 4:00 p.m. via Zoom

Meeting ID: 509 785 735
Password: 593654
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Fight boredom on Wednesday afternoon; join us as we engage our minds and hearts in discussion of fascinating books. All are welcome to be part of the lively discussion and sharing of our favorite reads! No registration required!


High School Fishy Faith 

Sundays 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. / Via Zoom / March 15 & March 29

To receive the Zoom link contact Amanda@lavernecob.org for youth and family events

High school aged people (and their friends!) are invited to gather for some prayer, meditation and an open ended conversation to discuss faith questions. Doubts and questions welcome. High school only. No registration required!

Show & Tell for EVERYONE 

Friday evening / April 3 / 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. / Zoom

We will be meeting on Zoom to connect and have a show and tell time. Kids & Youth may pick an item (toy, book, etc) that they would like to share with the group! This will give us a chance to connect and “see” each other despite our social distancing. You will need to download Zoom to your computer or smart device and log on.
To receive the Zoom link contact for children & youth CONNECT! events please contact Amanda at Amanda@lavernecob.org

Weekly Youth Gatherings in April

Middle School / Mondays / Zoom / 6 – 7pm

High School / Mondays / Zoom / 7- 8pm

In both gatherings, we will check in on how everyone is doing, play a game and spend time in prayer and/or scripture. To receive the Zoom link contact for children & youth CONNECT! events please contact Amanda at Amanda@lavernecob.org

All Youth Talent Show

Friday, April 24 from 6-8pm via Zoom

Come prepared with a 3-5 minute talent to share.  It is going to be fun! Prizes for all who participate! To receive the Zoom link contact for children & youth CONNECT! events please contact Amanda at Amanda@lavernecob.org

Children, Youth and Families: to receive the Zoom link contact for children & youth CONNECT! events please contact Amanda at Amanda@lavernecob.org