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

Bless the Animals Photo Submission Request

Submit your photo to office@lavernecob.org by August 11!

Christian Peacemakers Team, Film Screening: “Hebron

Monday, August 17, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. via Zoom

Hebron is a documentary that examines to what extent human rights are realized in a Palestinian community under Israeli occupation. Through provoking footage and interviews, this 30-minute film depicts Palestinian civilians attempting to exert their fundamental human rights, such as education, religion, movement, and dignity.

Filmmaker Yousef Natsheh grew up in Hebron and began documenting the struggles and resistance of his community at the age of 19. Natsheh has worked with local and international human rights organizations and with various forms of media – including radio, photography, and film – to tell the story of his community. Natsheh has been with Christian peacemaker teams since 2013. 

August Youth Gatherings

Sundays in July / 7:00 p.m. via Zoom

Both Middle School and High School will be meeting together on Sundays in August, with breakout groups based on age during our time. Expect a time of connecting, game, devotion and prayer. 

The Zoom log in is available in the monthly family email or in the youth group #groupme chat. Email amanda@lavernecob.org for any questions. 

Parent Check -In

August 17/ 8:00 p.m. via Zoom

Calling all parents! Put the kiddos to bed and log on for a time of support and connection. How is your family doing? What advice can you give or receive during this time? Log on and let’s chat! 

Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82600641092
Meeting ID: 826 0064 1092

Spirituality & Social Justice Conversation Series:

Creating Space for Change

Advanced sign-up required: dawna@lavernecob.org

Deadline to register for Conversation is August 26.

For more information click HERE

Sabbath as Resistance

August 6 & 13 / 1:00 p.m. via Zoom

If you would like to participate, send an email to office@lavernecob.org providing your email address and Zandra will add you to the list of invitees. She will send you meeting details and a copy of the first chapter. 

This is an intense time as we are collectively responding to the Coronavirus pandemic, racism and police violence.  Over the course of 6 weeks, we will explore the idea of Sabbath rest, a practice embraced by both Jews and Christians, as a strategy to increase our capacity for neighborliness, justice and peace and an act of resistance to our restless cycles of consumption, achievement, performance, possession, and violence.  This discussion group, led by Zandra Wagoner, will be based upon Biblical scholar Walter Bruggemann’s short book,   Sabbath as Resistance

The weekly conversation will explore the roots and meaning of mindful Sabbath restfulness as a means for supporting activism and practices of love.  Copies of the book chapters will be available for those who want to read along, although reading is not required.  You can also purchase a copy of the book on Amazon.

A Time for Sharing

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

Meeting ID: 296 336 183
Password: 776566

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:  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.

Faith & Film

Last two Fridays in August / 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 susan@lavernecob.org  if you want to be part of this group.