Small Groups

Rev John Garland
Weekdays 6:30 am

A time each morning to read scriptures and pray together.

Dianne Garcia
Monthly

We will examine, improve, and support the modes of communication used by the church (emails, website, newsletter, etc.) Contact Dianne for dates and times.

Katie Best-Richmond
Thursdays 7:00 pm

A time each week for fellowship, reading and reflecting on scripture.

Pat & Ginger
Wednesdays 6:30 pm

The heart of Centering Prayer is consent – consent to the presence and action of God in our lives. We open to the presence of God in silence, and we let God do the work. That is all. But silence is not empty; it is filled with God. Centering prayer provides a foundation for opening more deeply to God’s will (… not my will, but Yours be done. Luke 22:42).

In his book The Return of the Prodigal Son, Henri Nouwen probes the movements of the parable: the younger son’s return, the father’s restoration of sonship, the elder son’s vengefulness, and the father’s compassion. The themes of homecoming, affirmation, and reconciliation will be newly discovered by all who have known loneliness, dejection, jealousy or anger. (zoom)

Nick Garcia
Thursdays 6:00 pm

A time each week to gather (while social distancing) and create music together. Songs will be recorded for use in the Sunday service. We will meet at the church plaza. Bring a mask and your talent & enthusiasm.

Dianne Garcia
Every other Tues. at 6 pm starting on the 4/27

Every other week, we will discuss a different spiritual discipline and how we are finding the ways that practicing the disciplines draws us closer to relationship with each other and with God. A short reflection on the discipline for each two weeks will be posted on the blog. We will meet in the plaza but will also provide a zoom link.

Bibi
Every other Tuesday at 6:30 pm starting 5/4

All mothers are welcome to come for a time to share stories with one another. (in person at the plaza)

Hilary
Wednesdays at 6:30 pm

We will meet to discuss short readings from the book The Noonday Demon and our experiences with depression. We will provide this space to listen and share while being gentle with ourselves and others. (zoom)

Mitzi Moore
Saturdays at 9:00 am

We will meet at a different park each Saturday morning and walk around to look for things that inspire awe and wonder. We will spend about an hour, but not go far (maybe a mile) so it is more for restoration of the soul. We can also wonder about one another: maybe with a simple question we all answer. Children are welcome!

Pat & Ginger
Sundays at 10:00 am

We will have a time to practice centering prayer and then do structured scripture reading. (zoom)

Nina Morgan
Every other Sunday at 9:15 am

We will sing songs, play games, read stories/watch videos, and have time to reflect, draw, and share. (zoom)

Dianne Garcia
Last Sunday of the month at 6:00 pm

We will share and pray about needs in our community and plan ways to provide support. Contact Dianne for dates and times.