And Who Is My Neighbor?

Samuel Sarpiya, 2018 Annual Conference Moderator, has shared a deep and meaningful reflection on the story of The Good Samaritan and how it relates to the recent events in Charlottesville, VA, the increase of hate crimes, the current rise of white supremacy, and the awareness of social injustices. In light of these events, he asks […]

Church Picnic

Sunday, July 16 Church BBQ/Picnic/Swim Party At the Home of the Piazza Family 1757 W. Biggs-Gridley Road, Gridley, CA, 959548. Bring your swimsuit. Bring a salad, side, or dessert. Meat and beverages are provided. Share

Women’s Luncheon

You’re Invited… To the 17th Annual Women’s Luncheon When: Saturday, May 13th, 2017, 11:30am Where: Live Oak Church of the Brethren 1990 Archer Ave., Live Oak, CA 95953 Please RSVP by May 7th Child Care Provided by Request Please Contact Sandi Boeger at 530-846-4083 ASAP                 Share

Women’s Retreat – Weekend of Wonder

For the women of our congregation comes a wonderful opportunity to retreat with other women from across the district in beautiful Yosemite. More information can be found here: Share

In A Galaxy Far Far Away

During Lent this year, we will explore the ideas of Revolution, Revelation, and Resurrection. Each Sunday, we will look at a different topic that forms these ideas – Rejection, Reformation, Redemption, Resolution, Revolution, Revelation, and Resurrection. Each week will see these themes illustrated through the lens of the classic film series, Star Wars. We will […]

The 2017 Bethany Peace Essay Contest

From the March 3 Brethren Bits: Are you a college student, a seminary student, a graduate school student, or a high school student? Or do you know somebody who is? Enter the Bethany Theological Seminary Peace Essay Contest!” said an invitation. The theme is “Where Do You See Peace?” The deadline to submit essays is […]

Remembering Internment

Here is a wonderful article by Florence Daté Smith remembering her time of internment in a camp in California. While we may not have been involved with Florence, our history has a spirit of helping people that were in the same situation as Florence. Helping those in need, those who have been displaced, those who […]


As we approach the first Sunday of Advent, let us remember that Advent is all about waiting. Waiting for the Messiah. Waiting for Emmanuel. Waiting for Jesus Christ to come. Our overall theme for Advent this year is Waiting. Each Sunday, we will examine what it means to wait in different ways as we get […]

Call to Renewed Discipleship

Taken from the Church of the Brethren website: A letter has been written to the Church of the Brethren by Annual Conference moderator Carol Scheppard and general secretary David Steele, calling the church and its members to renewed discipleship to Jesus Christ.The letter invites us to be reminded–before a season of waiting–of whom we await. […]