Pathways to Faith Small Groups

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BMUCShirtFront2We 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!


Scriptures and a Snack ending – stay tuned for Alpha Course! 

Scripture and A Snack is saying goodbye.  We’ve done it for more than a year and seen people come and go but it feels like it’s run its course.  We will still continue to do Daily Devotions on Facebook.  I’ve appreciated all of you and so glad to get to know all of you better.

What’s coming next?  Cassie and I are planning to launch Alpha Course, an outreach study of Christianity that goes back to the basics for those who have questions about what we believe and why.  I’m excited about where this might go and ask that you pray for its success.  I’m also going to try some new outreach ministries as experiments and see how they grow.  With the addition of the Women’s Group, it feels like we are continuing to grow deeper in our faith.  If any of you want to start a new Bible study or would like to do something different, let me know and I would love to help.–Rev. Craig

Women’s Faith Group – Please join our wonderful women on the 1st and 3rd Fridays for faith, fun, and fellowship!!  We meet from 7:00-8:30pm starting with dessert and a devotional. On the 1st Friday we meet as a large group and on the 3rd Friday we break into small groups depending on your interest. For information contact Peggy Hiratzka

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 – TBA

Home Base Faith Clinic – 1ST & 3RD Tuesdays 7:30-9pm in Castro Valley.


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

logoIntroduction 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