Pathways to Faith Small Groups

Looking for Faith Discussion Groups?

We invite you to join us on the greatest adventure of your life—exploring the pathways to Knowing, Loving and Serving God—as together we strive to become a community of deeply committed people of faith. Sometimes getting started can be intimidating, and we are here to help guide you as you begin (or continue) discovering the many pathways that lead us to deepen our faith. We believe there are three important aspects of this pathway:
Knowing God means becoming theologically informed: growing in insight and understanding as continual students of our faith.
Loving God includes being spiritually transformed: opening ourselves to being changed from the inside-out by God’s love.
Serving God is about making a difference: living out our faith daily in the world through our words and actions.
We seek to make disciples for the transformation of the world by knowing, loving, serving God.

Where Do I Start? Choose a Pathways to Faith group. EVERYONE IS WELCOME; homework NOT NECESSARY. Come when you can – even if you miss sessions, you will be able to participate fully!


Men’s Group meets on the 1st and 3rd Friday from 6:30 to 8pm. All men are welcome. No experience required. If you are called to fellowship, discipleship or service, contact Lindsay Hiratzka for more info.

Young Adult Fellowship meets on the last Saturday of every month. See minister Chai for more info.


Faith Clinic Series



FAITH CLINICS  are explorations of faith from Bible passages and various modern books. We share our impressions and personal experiences in small groups.

Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m. Next session TBA

All are welcome – newcomers and old-timers alike. We’d like you to bring a friend. We’ll provide you with some Transformation Exercises to carry forward during the week.

HOME BASE FAITH CLINIC  1ST & 3RD Tuesdays 7:30-9pm in Castro Valley. See Minister Chai for info.


Please feel free to come even if you have never attended one of these studies. Everyone is welcome!

logo “Introduction to the UMC” – for longtime members or new visitors, this 4-session study will focus on what it means to be a United Methodist – distinctive practices and beliefs. These sessions will be offered depending on interest. Contact church office if you would like to attend


In-depth Bible Study?
Are you interested in a small group focused on studying the Bible? We will learn a couple of methods of studying the Bible and how to apply it to your life. It will be more detailed and technical than the Faith Clinics. Please let Rev. Naomi know if you would like to be part of this new group.