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 … [Read more…]

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 … [Read more…]


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 … [Read more…]

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. … [Read more…]

Harvest Festival

The Harvest Festival is Saturday, November 5, 2016 at 6:00pm. Chaplain Ed Hall will be speaking. Mary Ann Davis will be cooking the meal and will be in need of some assistance. Sign-up sheets for attendance and participation in the program are on the table in the narthex. Spread the word!  

Jim Tanimoto Presentation, Sept. 10, 6pm

Hello, Dear Friends,   I’m writing to let you know about an upcoming event at the Live Oak Church of the Brethren.  On Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016,  Jim Tanimoto, respected Gridley farmer and longtime resident, (and father of my childhood friend Judy)  will be sharing information about his incarceration at Tule Lake during WWII; as … [Read more…]

Ordination for Jack Storne

On Sunday, August 21st, Jack Storne will be ordained to the set-apart ministry of the Church of the Brethren at Live Oak Church of the Brethren. After the service, a potluck meal will be held in the fellowship to celebrate and honor Jack’s ordination.

Sunday School

We will resume Sunday School on Sunday, September 4th rather than this Sunday, August 7th. Use the extra hour you have this month to immerse yourself in Scripture, the Holy Spirit, and the love of God.