Spiritual Formation / 10:45 a.m. After Worship

No Spiritual Formation Following Easter Worship

Sunday April 9, 2023

The Elephant in the Room — Advance Care Planning as the Greatest Gift: Special Workshop / Social Hall

No one wants to die or to talk about dying. But death is part of life, so… we need to talk about it. We can make it easier for ourselves and our families by writing down things that we’d like to have happen as we near the end of our own lives, and/or explore ways to begin this conversation with a loved one. Lynne Calkins, Founding Director of End of Life Choices California, will help us to consider end-of-life options that are available to us as well as ways to think about end-of-life issues. RSVPs are appreciated so we can plan for refreshments.

RSVPs are appreciated so we can plan for refreshments.

Email your RSVP: Office@LaVerneCOB.org or call 909.593.1364

Membership Class / Library

As we wrap up our Lenten series centered on our Church of the Brethren tradition, consider joining us for a 4-week membership class. We will dive into the history of this peace and justice loving congregation, what it means to be a member, and more. At the conclusion of this series, participants may choose to become members at La Verne Church of the Brethren.

Finding Christ in Civil Rights / Rainbow Room

Civil rights should guarantee equal social opportunities and equal protection under the law. Middle and High School students are invited to join the discussion of what civil rights Jesus advocated for in biblical times, what Jesus would have advocated for during the civil rights movement and what Jesus inspires us to continue to advocate for in our continual movement for civil rights.

Kids Gardening Group / Peace and Carrots Garden

April Showers Bring May Flowers. Please join us at the Peace and Carrots Garden as we get ready for spring. We will have tasty muddy treats and blossoming stories. We will get dirty and learn all about gardening. Children birth – 5th grade.

Friendship Class / Fireside Room

This week we will be meeting in the Fireside Room to discuss art in the Church of the Brethren. We will be talking about Brethren architecture, the famous Brethren murals, painting, and sculpture. All are invited to listen and contribute. Feel welcome to come to one or as many of the Friendship Class sessions as you wish. -Al Clark

From Hating to Thriving- Spiritual Practices for Healing, Growth, and Muddling Through / Social Hall

Talkback with David Radcliff / Social Hall

David Radcliff, Director of New Community Project, will be our guest speaker. New Community Project is, “a small non-profit with a big goal of changing the world.” Their projects focus upon environmental sustainability and social justice as a means to create peaceful human community.