Church Groups

Outside of service, Our groups provide opportunities to connect, Serve and create community.

Men’s Group

Topics range from NBA playoff viewing, discussing the works of Emerson, and how technology will influence how we live. Drink and food is normally served, and firepits are often part of the scene.  The next gathering is Thursday evening, September 29th, at the home of Jim Brommers Bergquist. Contact Jim at to receive emails and more information.

Women's Spirituality Group

The group usually meets the 2nd Thursday of the month to share, discuss and ponder on different subjects, laugh, support each other, and pray. Please contact Leslie O'Brien for more information.

Senior’s Luncheons (65+ Club)

This group meets once a month for lunch, fellowship, and discussion. Topics vary from "Grandparenting" to "Transcendentalism".  Our next meeting is Monday, October 3rd, in the Fellowship Hall.  RSVP to, and plan to bring $5 for lunch.

Care & Fellowship

Care & Fellowship is a ministry of the Orinda Community Church, charged with creating deeper community within the membership.  This may take place by providing food at a Memorial Service, or helping with a night of games and food.  If interested in serving in this way, contact Rev. Jim Brommers Bergquist at

All-Church Potluck and Program

We gather once a quarter to share a meal, and enjoy the gifts of our congregation.  Past programs have included a storytelling night, a "talent/no-talent show", and reports from those who were given a $250 grant to share (The Generosity Challenge).

Care Team Ministry

Each month, one of our four Care Teams here at O.C.C. are ready to offer support to other members of the congregation.  If you could use a meal or visit, or know of someone who could use the same (or a word of encouragement or prayer), please contact Rev. Jim Brommers Bergquist

Handbell Choir

The choir performs several times a year during worship. Rehearsals are usually on Tuesdays, 6:30 - 8:00 pm. All are welcome to join this fun group! Please let Nancy Thursby know, if you are interested.

Adult Support Group

A confidential time of support and sharing for all who are facing difficulties in life. The group usually meets the 2nd Saturday of the month at 10 a.m. in the Fireside Room/Led by Lee Cruise

Women helping Women

This group supports women in need around the world. They meet a couple times a year. Please call the church office for more information.

Women of Spirit

A monthly gathering of inclusive, curious women seeking connection, shared learning and
growth with other women of diverse faith traditions - with a light lunch. All are welcome!
Contact Leslie O'Brien for more information (

Parish Callers

This group of church members meets once a month and, together with the senior minister, pray for all who requested prayers.