Lenten CONNECT! Groups

During Lent, we offer various additional CONNECT! Groups in order to build relationships and and grow spiritually. Check out what is coming up.

SIGN-UP Required.

The groups below require a sign-up. Sign up here: https://form.jotform.com/200480630751043

Please complete complete the form in the bulletin to sign up for these Lenten CONNECT! groups or email the church office.

PJs & Movie Night 

Friday evening  6:00 – 8:00 p.m. / Social Hall / March 20

Families of all shapes and sizes come and enjoy a movie together. Bring your sleeping bags and come in comfy pajama’s while we watch a movie (rated G)! We will have pizza and popcorn. Please bring 3 dollars per person for pizza. 


Healthy Eating for Healthy Living

Sunday afternoon 12:15 – 2:15 p.m. / March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Plant based foods have been proven to heal and protect our bodies from major illnesses including hypertension, diabetes, stroke and heart attacks. This lunch group will meet to experiment with new foods and share meals together. Participants will bring a plant-based dish to feed six people. Specific ingredient list and address to homes will be shared upon registration. 


Flower Arranging

Saturday Afternoon 1:00 p.m. / TBD / February 29, March 7, 14, 21, April 4

Join this group to learn and practice how to work with fresh flowers to create a variety of different shaped arrangements and how to make them last! Small fee for cost of store bought flowers.


Body Peace

Saturday Mornings 9:00 a.m. / Fireside Room / March 7, 14, 21

Our bodies are our lifelong, loyal friends. These three sessions will be discussion based with practical steps for learning to trust, tend, and connect to your body with a focus on acceptance and embodiment without judgment.


Bird to Live. Live to Bird.

Saturday mornings / carpool from LVCoB / March 7, 14, 21, April 4

Participants will visit various local birding hotspots, observing wintering species as well as Spring migrant birds. Trips depart from the church at 8:00 a.m. with some selected trips leaving at 7:00 a.m. Binoculars are recommended (available for loan, if needed).


Euchre

Monday Evenings / Rancho Cucamonga / February 24 (first meeting) / 6:30 p.m.

Are you interested in playing the card game euchre? Or learning to play? Join this group for fun, fellowship and the joy of Euchre. This group will decide together how often they want to meet after the first meeting.


The Last Supper in Movies

Wednesday evenings at  6:30 p.m. / Fireside Room /  February 26, March 4 & 18

Pastor Susan will offer another installment of her Faith & Film Series looking specifically at Last Supper allusions. Some movies may have themes that would not be appropriate for children or youth.


SHOW UP!

The groups below do NOT require a sign-up.

Golden Age of Radio

Sunday Mornings 10:45 – 11:30 a.m. / It Takes A Village Room / March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 & April 5

Before there was television audiences enjoyed listening to radio plays, mystery, adventure and detective serials, soap operas, quiz shows, variety hours, talent shows, situation comedies, and children’s shows, on the radio. Join this group to experience the golden age of storytelling!


Soup’s On!

Sunday Mornings 10:45 – 11:30 a.m. / Kitchen / March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 & April 5

Join Corlan in the kitchen where simple ingredients make for good conversation and good soup! Be prepared to cook, chit-chat and taste.


Beginner’s Swing Dancing

Sunday Mornings 10:45 – 11:30 a.m. / Fellowship Hall  / March 1 & 15

Swing dance is just pure fun. It’s energetic, upbeat, exciting and very cool. If there’s any dance that’s going to bring a huge smile to your face, this is it.  Come learn and practice a few basic Swing dance moves. Swing who you bring or be paired with your neighbor!


New Ways to Pray; Spiritual Practices for Lent

Sunday Mornings 10:45 – 11:30 a.m. / Fireside Room / March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Each week we will explore and experience a different prayer practice: 

March 1 –  Lenten Prayer Beads

March 8 – Pranayama (breathing)

March 15 – Ask and Receive Prayer

March 22 – Doodle Prayer


Friendship Class

Sunday Mornings 10:45 – 11:30 a.m. / Social Hall  / March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29                   

This class is friendly, and the topic is core of who we are. Join us as we engage Professor Bart Ehrman’s video lectures on early Christianity. This series will help us understand how Christianity began, and how the teachings of Jesus developed into the religion of Jesus. 


Purls of Wisdom; One Project/Many Knitters

Sunday Mornings 10:45 – 11:30 a.m. / Library / March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 & April 5

Join this group to help create Friendship Blankets for our graduating seniors. Beginner’s welcome. 


Current Events and Conversation 

Sunday Mornings 10:45 – 11:30 a.m. / Courtyard / March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 & April 5

Join this group on the courtyard anytime you are interested in stimulating conversation about current events and more!


Sunday Lunch HOTSPOT

Sunday at Noon  / locations will vary /  March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 & April 5

Hungry for lunch and conversation after church on Sunday? Come meet us at our weekly HOTSPOT. Bring your wallet and desire to CONNECT with the church family. 


High School Fishy Faith

Sunday evening 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. / Rainbow Room / March 15 & March 29

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. Dinner provided! High school only. 


Euclid Median Walking

Monday evenings 6:00 p.m. / Meet at Pioneer Jr. Hi (Upland) / March 11-April 8

Join this group for fun, friendship, and fitness as we walk from 18th street to Fire station (3miles) and back. Bring good shoes, and a flashlight.  Leashed dogs welcome! 


WABS (Wednesday Afternoon Book Study) 

2nd Wednesday 4:00 p.m. / Library

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! 


Menalogue

2nd Wednesday – 7:00 p.m. / Fireside Room

Men doing intentionally what women do naturally.  Guys of all ages are talking about favorite movies, faith, and stupid decisions they’ve made.  


Spiritual Cinema Circle                  

Last Tuesday – 6:30 p.m. / Fireside Room: 

Join us to view and discuss films that explore spirit, spirituality, existence, morality, and compassion, the power of the mind, and other enriching topics that take your personal faith journey further, connecting us more deeply to each other and the world. 


All Youth Gathering

Sunday, March 1 – 6-8 p.m. / Rainbow Room

Calling all youth, grades 6-12! Join us for our monthly youth gathering! We will explore our faith, have dinner and play games!