Care Events

Keep Moving!

Stretch and Strengthen in April
9:15 a.m. on Zoom

Keris Dahlkamp will return to lead us in chair exercise each Tuesday in April.

REGISTER HERE

 

Faith 'n Fun on Fridays

Authors Share their Works
April 29 from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.

LOPC is delighted to hold a live Faith ‘N Fun event where our published authors will share their works. Please join us in the Oak Room as Tom Scovel, Francie Low, and Joni Keim share about their writing experiences and read from their published works.  Registration requested so we have sufficient refreshments.  Masks are always welcome but not required. Please alert your book clubs and reading friends to this fun event!

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Grief Recovery Group

Have you or someone you know experienced the death of a spouse recently or within the last few years? Sharing our experiences during this 10-week class is extremely helpful to our healing process. Find hope, support and successful ways to process this significant life event. Course is open to all Widows and Widowers. If you want to register for an upcoming group or receive more information, contact Bev Fellows, 925-949-7628 or via email.

 

Past Archived Events

My Memorial: Making My Wishes Known
February 25, 2022

Pastor Gerald Chinen led this informative session on preparing for your memorial service. If you would like to receive the handouts and guides that were prepared for this workshop, please email Lexi Morrissey.

View the recording here.

 

Reflections on 149 Countries – With Joe Whitehouse

Pastor’s Forum: Coping with Grief Loss During a Pandemic

On Tuesday, April 14, 2020, the LOPC pastoral staff and Ray Campton shared their insights on coping with the grief and sense of loss so many of us are feeling in these difficult days.

 

Gender Identity: An Overview

An informative talk by Valerie Hodgskiss, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, on issues surrounding transgender individuals.

 

Season of Care: “Aging with Eyes Wide Open: Making My Next Chapter The Best!”

Are you contemplating retirement? Are you recently retired, or are you well into your retirement? Whatever stage of retirement you find yourself in, you will find this seminar with Linda Fodrini-Johnson extremely helpful. Linda, who is an elder here at LOPC, is also a family therapist and the founder of Elder Care Services. She has been in professional care management for over 35 years. Listen to her presentation below and hear how we can lead a healthy and active life in retirement, as well nurture strong social connections and meaningful spiritual lives. She also addressed our best housing options and explored the legal tools we need as we age.

Get the presentation slides here.

 

When Breath Becomes Air

Dr. Lucy Kalanithi MD, FACP, is the widow of the #1 New York Times Best-selling Author of When Breath Becomes Air, neurosurgeon Dr. Paul Kalanithi, former Internist & Faculty Member at Stanford School of Medicine. On October 29th, 2017, she came to LOPC to speak on her personal experience alongside her husband during his life, diagnosis, treatment and death. She shared how they found strength and joy even in the face of his prognosis.

You can listen to her conversation with Rev. Gerald Chinen here.

When Breath Becomes Air video

 

Surviving Family Estrangement: Taking Steps Towards Healing

Stephen Ministry and Congregational Care hosted this follow up workshop on Family Estrangement. Clyde Wayne of the Berkeley Christian Counseling Center presented practical steps toward healing ourselves when there is estrangement in our family as well as ways to engage family members when there are doors that may be even slightly open for healing in our relationships. Clyde is an Associate Marriage & Family Therapist. He is also an ordained minister. You can listen to a recording of the workshop below.