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Various seasons of life | short-term groups | studies and learning | speaking series

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Community Life Small Groups

Community Life Small Groups exist to give people an opportunity to grow in their relationship with God and others at LOPC! Groups are typically 8-12 people and have a leader who facilitates the discussions either in-person or on Zoom.

What is your next step of faith? No matter where you’re at on your journey of faith, there’s always an invitation to take that next step. Next step of serving, next step of connecting, next step of worshiping, and next step of giving. This program year is designed to invite us to think about what our next steps are individually and collectively as a church. Participants will hang out together, study together, pray together, and ultimately grow more deeply in community with God and one another. So, what are you waiting for? Take your next step…by joining a community life group this program year! Contact Michelle Browning for more information.

Bible Study Groups

There are groups that meet on an ongoing basis for Bible study. For more information, please contact

Christian History and Theology Discussion Group

12-week study beginning on October 19. Open to all, this group led by Jim Davis will discuss A History of Christian Thought, Vol. 3: From the Protestant Reformation to the Twentieth Century by Justo L. Gonzalez. This group meets on Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., for twelve weeks over Zoom. Contact Jim Davis for more information.

Companions for the Journey

A unique opportunity to be with fellow seekers using reflection on scripture and life, spoken word and silence to search for God’s presence and guidance in ordinary life. Companions helps us find and see God in our lives. We cannot love what we do not see. This program runs October through May. Contact Carl Grant for more information.

First Friday FOrum

First Friday Forum provides engaging monthly speakers for the Lamorinda community on topics that are relevant, interesting, accessible, and informative about this ever-changing world. This program runs January through June. Please visit to learn more. If finding speakers or preparing a FFF program interests you, please contact the FFF team at to learn more about joining the FFF team.

Interfaith Dialogue

LOPC has had a long-standing relationship with the Interfaith Council of Contra Costa County (ICCCC), a not-for-profit corporation with 108 congregations representing a wide variety of faith traditions. ICCCC is one of LOPC’s mission partners. Please visit for details about many upcoming programs and events, where you can sign up to receive their email blasts for updates.

Ongoing Pastors’ Bible Studies

For more information on the next pastors’ bible studies series contact

Presbyterian Women’s Circle

Presbyterian Women (PW) are part of the national women’s organization of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). With a history of more than 200 years, PW is committed to nurturing faith, supporting the church’s mission, working for justice, and building community. PW is active in circles, which are small groups of women who meet monthly for Bible Study and fellowship. Contact Chris Baldwin for more information.

Saturday Morning Men’s Bible Study & Fellowship Group

Open to all men especially those ages 60 and above. The first half of each meeting is spent sharing about our lives and the second half spent studying a biblical text or theme. The group meets twice a month on Saturdays from 8:00-9:15 a.m. via Zoom. Contact Larry Ricksen for more information.

Talking Story

A series of conversations with sisters and brothers in communities of color.

We believe that diversity is something that God intended and is to be celebrated. We will continue and grow our work in anti-bias through education, worship, justice, and partnerships to be the church that God has called us to be. We believe that the church is meant to be a place where we can learn to build healthier communities for people of all races. Visit to watch past interviews.

Thursday Book/Bible Study & Fellowship Group

Open to all, this group meets weekly in the library on Thursdays at 9:00 a.m for discussion and fellowship. For more information, contact Darlene James.

Women’s Spiritual Journey Groups

The Women’s Spiritual Journey Group provides a safe place for women to seek God’s direction through book and scripture study, spiritual practices, prayer, large group, small group and individual reflection. Visitors and new members are always welcome. The group meets on the second Monday at 9:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. each month. Contact Mary Lou Browning for more information.