Spiritual Formation

Spiritual Formation takes place Sunday mornings at 10:45 a.m. following worship. Opportunities are available for all ages and come in many forms – small groups, intergenerational, and online opportunities.  Innovative leaders are constantly providing new models and resources.

Church Council Meeting & Youth Fundraiser Brunch

Sunday, May 22 / 10:45 a.m. / Fellowship Hall

You are warmly invited and encouraged to participate!  We will meet in the Fellowship Hall.  Come receive the reports from the groups and people that do so much to keep us organized and effective.  Agenda items will include a report on what was learned on the recent all-church survey and the feedback from Focus Groups; an affirmation vote on the ordination of Amanda Bennett; and a vote on the church’s investment policy Join in and help us with the business!

Youth Fundraiser

Saturday, May 21 from 10:00 a.m. – Noon. & Sunday, May 22 from 8:00 a.m. – Noon

Middle and high school students and their parents, please plan to join us for this fundraising opportunity. The proceeds from this event will help students participate in life-changing trips next year, like Christian Citizenship Seminar and more! For questions, email amanda@lavernecob.org

Inequities & Housing

Sunday, May 29 / 10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. / Social Hall

Join us for a special Spiritual Formation opportunity on Sunday, May 29 from 10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. in the Social Hall called Inequities and Housing. Dr. Helen Morales, Deputy Director of Rent Stabilization of the Community Development Department in Beverly Hills will be furthering our understanding of how race impacts current systemic structures in housing. All are invited, please join us! 

Friendship Class

Sundays / 10:45 a.m. / Fireside Room

On May 29 we will be joining guest speaker Dr. Helen Morales for her lecture on Inequities in Housing.

Friendship Class will begin its study of Hinduism using the great lecture series by Professor Mark Muesse of Rhodes College. The twelve-part series will begin with Dr. Muesse’s lecture on “Hinduism in the World and the World of Hinduism.” All ages and backgrounds are invited, and participants can come for one, some, or all of these lectures on the oldest world religion, one with at least 350 million gods and goddesses.

Seeking Justice Together

Sunday, May 15 & 29 / 10:45 a.m. / Yellow Room

All ages are invited to participate in art, games, story, and table talk, focused on justice stories found in the Bible. This will be a great time to engage with and develop relationships with people of every age in our church family. May 15 will be our last official session and May 29 will consist of a Seeking Justice Together Party.

Chop & Chitchat

1st Sunday of the month / 10:45 a.m. / Kitchen

Join us in the kitchen on the first Sunday of every month, as we prepare a meal for the Esperanza Villa Tiny Homes residents. The Tiny Homes are in Baldwin Park and house 25 residents transitioning from unhoused to their permanent homes. A beautiful facility dedicated to lending a helping hand to those in need. Check the bulletin for dates.

Help us celebrate Pastor Susan!

Sunday, June 5

Save the date for a special farewell celebration for Pastor Susan Boyer on Sunday, June 5, 2022. It is Pentecost Sunday, one of Susan’s favorite Sundays. Following worship, we will be hosting a brunch and special program in the Fellowship Hall to honor her 20 years of ministry service at La Verne Church of the Brethren.

You are invited to bring a card of gratitude for Susan. If you would like to contribute to a collective gift for Susan, cash or check donations can be delivered to the church office, made through Zelle (type “gift for Susan” in the memo, or through PayPal (select “gift for Susan” on the dropdown menu).

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