Find groups and seminars that help you strengthen your spirituality, your health and your family.  Gatherings take place on Saturday’s from 9:30-10:30 am unless otherwise noted.

ONGOING WEEKLY GROUPS

  • Bible Study.  January-March: “The Book of Revelation.” Download English study guide here

April-June: Family Seasons. Starting April 11–Discover Your Personality through Enneagram. Gain further insight into what makes you YOU and how to grow into your best self and leave your worst self behind. The ten-week class meets in the lower level multipurpose room. Pre-register here

  • Grace Center Book Discussion. “Religious Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know — and Doesn’t” by Stephen Prothero. In the USA — probably the most religious Western country — half of its people can only name one of the four gospels, and most cannot name the first book of the Bible! Such ignorance creates human targets “too easily swayed by demagogues on the left or the right”. And the author maintains that, despite belief to the contrary, it was not secularists who enabled this illiteracy. “In one of the great ironies of American religious history,” Prothero writes, “it was the nation’s most fervent people of faith who steered us down the road to religious illiteracy. Just how that happened is one of the stories this book has to tell.” A fascinating and important book today, including a 100+ page dictionary of religious terms. Come and join the discussion!
  • The Living Project Support Group.  Interactive sharing where each person’s story becomes part of the bigger story that is being told through all of us.

SPECIAL SEMINARS

Los Angeles Adventist ForumMarch 23, 2019, 3:00 pm in the Chapel of the Good Shepherd. Dr Fritz Guy, recently retired Research Professor of Philosophical Theology, H.M.S. Richards Divinity School, La Sierra University. “Catching up with Ellen,” is his topic and it will  highlight Ellen White’s encouragement of progressive and practical theological thinking. Free, all welcomed.

NEW! Starting Thursday evenings, April 11, Guiding Families of LGBT+ Loved Ones. Join Todd Leonard for an eight-week conversation designed to increase your understanding on how to love the LGBT+ people in your life. The study guide is published by the North American Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.