Interest Groups

Year round

Freebirds (NEW) – For adults who are no longer constrained by kids’ schedules and are interested in making a connection with other adults through shared activities such as meals, activities, and service work. Our kick off event took place in January, and in February, the group will work together on a project through LOPC’s One Sunday. Events are scheduled through June.

Fourth Mondays Book Club – For over 20 years, this group has been gathering monthly on fourth Mondays from 2:45 p.m. until about 4 p.m. Fiction and non-fiction discussed recently include Elephant Company, (2014) by Vicki Croke, Oracle Bones, (2006) by Peter Hessler, The Flame Trees of Thika, (1981) by Elspeth Huxley, and The Underground Railroad, (2016) by Colson Whitehead.Visitors and new members are welcome. For more information, contact Bob Hoots at 925.944.0575.

Fourth Fridays Book Club – New in 2017! Gatherings are held from 5:30 p.m. for an hour and a half or two hours. Fiction and non-fiction titles we have discussed recently include Sense of An Ending, (2014) by Julian Barnes , Hillbilly Elegy, (2016) by J.D. Vance, and A Man Called Ove, (2015) by Fredrik Bachman. All are welcome.  For additional information contact Catherine Coleman at 510.928.9714.

Knit & Crochet Group – The “Chicks with Sticks” meet for fellowship and knitting/crocheting. Bring your own projects or work on projects underway for mission and outreach. Tuesdays, 1:00 – 3:30 PM in Room 204.

Quilters – A dynamic group which joins together for fellowship and sewing. Quilters of all levels are invited. Projects include making quilts for the Bay Area Crisis Nursery. Fabric donations are appreciated. Thursdays, 1-4 PM in Room 205.

Science & Religion – The Science and Religion Study Group meets monthly. Attendees are seeking to clarify their own Christian faith and the bridge between science and religion. The programs consist of noted speakers, authors, book discussions, and films. Come with an open mind! 3rd Mondays at 7 PM.

Voyagers –  These friendly and open social groups, known as “ships”, offer an opportunity to make friends and to share fun, food, fellowship and service.  There are seven ships that generally meet the third Saturday of each month.  Planned events cover a wide range of activities, including museum visits, dinners out or in homes, trips to the theater, outdoor activities, service opportunities, and much more.  Voyagers also serve the coffee on the LOPC Worship Plaza each Sunday.  The ships range in size from 25 to 70 members, and are made up of couples, and singles, 50 years and older. If you have any questions, please contact Bev Fellows.

Seasonal

First Friday Forum – Popular series of six engaging monthly speakers that are relevant, timely and of interest to our entire community. 1 PM refreshments in Fellowship Hall. 1:30 PM Presentation in the Sanctuary. First Fridays of the month, January through June.

Men’s Breakfast (where women are always welcome!) – Fourth Wednesdays, 7 AM in the Davies Room. Join the early birds for a hearty breakfast and rousing speaker. September through May.