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Parish Small Groups

Join a parish small group! Peter tells us that the church is on a mission propelled by the love, grace, and hope of Christ. We are meant, actually made by God, to be in community as we share our joys, hopes, and struggles together. At Christ Church, parish small groups are where we find community and learning knit into one.

Why small groups?

  1. Followers of Jesus need each other to learn and grow.
  2. We're the means by which God shows His love to all people.

In a busy, transient world, the best way to build lasting community that is compelling to our friends, neighbors, and co-workers is to build it with people right around us: those in our neighborhoods and networks.

Small Group Discussion Questions

Click here to download A Light Has Come: Lessons in the Gospel of John Sermon Series Overview and Small Group Discussion Questions.

Interested in joining a small group?

Please click here to sign up for a parish small group.

If you are new to Christ Church, this is a perfect time to join a small group. If you attend the Berkeley location and have questions about getting involved in a parish small group connected to that location please email Jonathan St. Clair, Berkeley Location Pastor. If you attend the Oakland location and have questions about getting involved in a parish small group connected to that location please email Patrick Vaughn or Quinn Vaughn, Oakland Location Pastors. If you attend the Lafayette location and have questions about getting involved in a parish small group connected to that location please email Brian Kay, Lafayette Location Pastor.

If you've been around for a bit, please consider who you can invite to sign up with you. Please see the listed groups below and contact the facilitator(s) on the Online Community Network to learn more about a specific small group.

Available Parish Small Groups

Berkeley Parish Small Groups

Solano Parish

Day & Time: Wednesdays, 7:30 pm
Facilitators: Doug Scribner, Katy Bruening
Hosts: Sam Vandervelde & Eunice Cheung*
Location: El Cerrito 
* Hosts have two dogs and one cat

Day & Time: Sundays, 5:00 pm*
Facilitators: Matthew Parker, Joseph Passman
Hosts: Matthew & Shae Parker
Location: El Cerrito 
* Kids welcome

North Berkeley Parish

Day & Time: Tuesdays, 7:30 pm*
Facilitators: Brian Gregson, Terry Robinson-Kochi
Hosts: Jim & Karen Wesolowski
Location: Berkeley 
* Doors are open at 7 pm

Day & Time: Thursdays, 7:00 pm
Hosts/Facilitators: Steve & Judy Hanawalt, Tonia Roby
Location: Berkeley

Day & Time: Thursdays, 7:00 pm (Every other week over the summer. Please contact us if it is your first time visiting.)
Facilitators: Josh Lin, Gordon Vermeer
Host: Jenna Frowein
Location: Berkeley

South Berkeley Parish

Day & Time: Wednesdays, 7:30 pm
Facilitators: Elizabeth Gilbert, Thomas Leong
Host: Abby Johns
Location: Berkeley

Day & Time: Sundays, 4:00 pm*
Facilitator: Keith Bouma-Gregson, Cynthia Dominguez 
Hosts: Keith & Lindsey Bouma-Gregson; Julien Lafrance-Vanasse & Suzie Shin
Location: Berkeley 
* Kids welcome; potluck dinner at 5:30 pm

Lafayette Parish Small Groups

Orinda/Moraga Parish

Day & Time: Fridays, 6:30 pm*
Facilitators: Eurus Kim, Mo Yeh
Hosts: May Lin & Mo Yeh
* Kids welcome; main dish provied by hosts with kid friendly option; feel free to bring a side dish or drink

Lafayette Parish

Lafayette Women's Small Group
Day & Time: Tuesdays, 8:00 pm
Facilitators/Hosts: Megan Branagh, Jen Roth
Locations: Walnut Creek/Lafayette

Walnut Creek Parish

Day & Time: Fridays, 7:00 pm
Facilitators/Hosts: Nick & Allie Garcia
Location: Walnut Creek

Day & Time: Sundays, 6:00 pm*
Facilitators: Rob & Devona Brazier and Ruben & Lisa Quinones
Location: Christ Church Lafayette, 1035 Carol Lane
*Bring a small sharable dinner item, childcare can be made available if needed

More information about additional Lafayette Parish Small Groups is coming. Please check back soon.

Oakland Parish Small Groups

Alameda Parish

Group A*
Day & Time: First & Third Sundays, 3:30 pm
Facilitator: Jenna Rentz
Hosts: Andy & Jane Wohn
Location: Alameda

Group B*
Day & Time: First & Third Sundays, 3:30 pm
Facilitators/Hosts: Brian Lee & Anthony DeVito
Hosts: Brian & Samantha Lee; Anthony & Michell DeVito
Location: Alameda

* Kids are welcome at both Alameda groups

Rockridge Parish

Day & Time: Wednesdays, 8:00 pm
Host/Facilitator: David Chi
Location: Oakland

Adeline Parish

Day & Time: First & Third Tuesdays, 7:00 pm
Facilitator: Erin Palmer
Hosts: Matt & Carrie Thanabalan
Location: Oakland

Merritt Parish

Day & Time: Tuesdays, 7:30 pm
Hosts/Facilitators: Pete & Beth Todd
Location: Oakland

Day & Time: Sundays, 4:30 pm*
Hosts/Facilitators: Patrick & Quinn Vaughn
Location: Oakland
* Kids welcome; simple dinner 5:30-6 pm

In a busy, transient world, the best way to form and join community is with the people right around us: those in our neighborhoods. Thus, Monday-through-Saturday community at Christ Church happens primarily in midsize groups we call neighborhood parishes.