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 meets the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month to share, discuss and ponder on different subjects, laugh, support each other, and pray.
Please contact Kelsey Peterson 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.