Adult Faith Formation at Ladera Community Church is practiced through recurring gatherings and occasional programs, augmenting our Sunday worship. We also conduct, support and facilitate special events throughout the year, such as musical concerts, pageants, and speakers. We welcome you to join in all our gatherings and grow with us.


Second Hour Programs

Meets some Sundays at 11:00 am in the Fireside Room.

These one-hour programs of spiritual growth and exploration of current issues are held most Sundays following fellowship time. Childcare is provided.

Prayer Group

Meets Wednesday mornings at 10:00 am at in the Fireside Room.

Check in and pray with one another, lifting up congregational prayers from the Sunday before. Creative styles of prayer are explored.

Home Group

Meets Sunday afternoons from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in members’ homes.

Bi-monthly discussion of spiritual growth literature, such as Return of the Prodigal Son by Henri Nouwen and The Good Book by Peter Gomes. Get-togethers include sharing of personal joys, concerns and caring.  Visitors are always welcome to experience this special style of faith growth in a caring environment.

Spiritual Enrichment Group

Meets twice monthly at the church.

This bi-weekly study group focuses on current articles or topics of interest by well-known theologians. Recent examples include: A New Christianity for a New World by Bishop John Shelby Spong, The Great Transformation by Karen Armstrong, and God at 2000 by Marcus Borg and Ross Mackenzie

Book Group

Meets in the afternoon in the homes of the participants.

A monthly discussion of works of fiction and nonfiction.

Shawl Ministry

Incorporates compassion and prayer, along with knitting needles, crochet hooks, strands of yarn, and occasionally a piece of fabric. Ministry Team members each create a shawl that will be given to someone in need of compassion. Through the process of creating a shawl, the shawl’s creators pray for the recipient. The group keeps in contact through email and through sharing patterns. Anyone is welcome to create a shawl.

Stillspeaking is a free daily email meditation. A team of gifted writers and pastors in the United Church of Christ collaborate on this daily spiritual email message. Included are a brief daily thought, a prayer, and a passage from scripture.

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