Connect with Others
Shared interests | shared season of life | bring a friend | open groups
Contact the group moderator to join or learn more!
An exciting 90-min class experience getting to know the pastors and programing at LOPC. Membership classes are offered periodically throughout the year. Contact Michelle Browning for more information.
There are several all-church events for fun, fellowship, and connection! Fall Fest is up next on October 16 following Worship service. For more information about the next all-church event, contact Michelle Browning for more information.
Chicks w/ Sticks (Knitters & Crocheters)
The Chicks With Sticks meet on Tuesdays from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. We don’t have ongoing projects, but in addition to knitting and crocheting we collect new and gently used baby clothes and related items for the Layette Project. Contact Dianne Schneider for more information.
Congo Mission Team
The LOPC Congo Mission Team supports the Education and Trauma Healing work of the Presbyterian Church in the Democratic Republic of Congo as well as being advocates for the Congolese people. Meets on the first Sunday of each month at 11:15 a.m. via Zoom and in person. All are welcome to join and learn. Contact Herb Long for more information.
Congo Necklace Team
The Congo Necklace Team crochets a variety of products to raise funds for Build Congo Schools. No experience is necessary. Contact Bobbie Dodson-Nielsen for more information or to make an appointment to purchase a necklace.
Floral Design Team
Design and assemble the Sanctuary flowers for Sunday morning worship services. You only need to be interested. We will train you. Contact Jane Ebe for more information.
4th Friday Book Group
The Fourth Friday Book Club reads fiction and nonfiction titles monthly on Zoom at 4:00 p.m. for 1-2 hours. If you are interested in joining, reach out to Catherine Coleman.
4th Monday Book Group
For many years, this group has been gathering monthly on fourth Mondays from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. The group reads both fiction and non-fiction books. Visitors and new members are always welcome. Contact Jean Fiske for more information.
Freebirds is a social group at LOPC for adults not constrained by kids’ schedules, whether you are a new empty nester, been freed for a while or never had kids! It is for adults looking to make a connection with other adults through shared activities such as meals, hikes, social hours and service work. Group members take turns planning the activities that are scheduled monthly from September to May. Contact Sue Nagle for more information.
Guys Hang Outs
Guys (aged 20-50 somethings) get together for good food and hang out time! Program is year round and generally meets on Monday evenings. Upcoming dates are August 29, October 17, October 24, and December 12. Contact Chris Baldwin for more information and to join.
Quilters of all levels are invited. Quilts are donated to local groups which provide comfort to babies and children. This group meets on Mondays, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Contact Louise Tanno for more information.
Meet-Up – Women’s Group (40-50 something women, 4th Thursdays)
This fellowship group is for 40-50 somethings aged women focusing on building self-love and inner-happiness through friendship, reflection, and creative activities. Meets the 4th Thursday of the month @ 6:30pm at different locations. Starts September 22nd — Contact Stacy Lehrer for more information.
More! Better Balance Through Exercise (Senior Adults)
We have all been challenged during the pandemic to get enough exercise. Now that we can get out more, we want to do all we can to be as active and mobile as possible. Consider walking, enrolling in yoga or tai chi classes (outdoors, online, or seated in chairs, as needed), join fall prevention programs, even practice getting in and out of chairs and lifting small weights. Lamorinda Village has a Senior Walking Group gathering at Lafayette reservoir Each Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday morning at 8:55 a.m., managed by nutritionist Jim Scala. Free and loosely structured. Walk faster in the front, slower at the rear! Contact Catherine Coleman for more information.
For all who live at Rossmoor, Rossmoor groups meet throughout the year to offer support and social interaction. Contact Bev Fellows for more information.
Programs of education and service are scheduled monthly for and by seniors. Contact Catherine Coleman for more information.
Thursday Fellowship (Senior Adults)
Thursday Fellowship offers a caring social network for Seniors. Volunteers provide a morning craft, prepare and serve a lunch of salad, dessert and beverage and secure entertainment for the afternoon program. September through June Thursday Fellowship meets every Thursday from 11:00 a.m. -1:30 p.m., but due to Covid protocols this schedule is subject to change. Contact Julie Peterson for more information.
Voyager Ships (65+)
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, 65 years and older. Contact Bev Fellows for more information.
Young Families Connect (Families with children ages infant – grade 4)
Young Families Connect meets on the first Sunday of the month on the back playground. Kids get to play and adults enjoy some coffee and breakfast bites. Come out and connect with other families. Contact Michelle Browning for more information.