For where two or three are gathered in my name,
I am there among them.”
Matthew 18:20

Getting Connected at Lakewood UCC

There are many ways to be involved in the life of the church, like volunteering to participate in worship, serving on a board or committee. There are also small groups and ministries that meet for specific purposes. These small groups and ministries nurture your Spirit and faith, connect you with others, and offer ways to put your faith in action. Read on below for more information, we hope one or more may speak to you. Please reach out to for contact information for each group. Contact Rev. Mollie ( to inquire about joining or starting a small group.

Discussion & Education

Lakewood UCC Book Group

We meet on the third Sunday of the month following the Sunday Service. We typically meet in the Conference Room and it is open to all. The Group chooses the books we wish to read and discuss, from a variety of genres. The person who has suggested the book leads the discussion. Linda Andreen, Coordinator. Contact Linda Andreen at 303-738-0212 if you have any questions about our next meeting.

Growing in Faith

Bible Study

Every Wednesday morning at 10:45 am, on Zoom, Pastor Curt leads a Bible Study for 20-30 members of the congregation. There’s always a lively discussion and a lot of laughter. Basically, if you’re trying to figure out how to take scripture that was written at least 2,000 years ago and apply it to your life in the modern world, this is the perfect place to do it. Please reach out to Rev. Curt Preston, at, if you are interested in joining us!

Sacred Circles

Sacred Circles are groups of 4-8 women that gather regularly for deepening relationships, support, and spiritual formation. Think of it as a book group where the text explored is the stories of our lives. Each circle meets on their own schedule and decides together how they want its circle to function. Some Circles meet in people’s homes, others go out to lunch or dinner, and others gather at the church. Some meet during the day, others in the evening. There is no wrong way to Sacred Circle. Circles are typically organized by the time that people are available to meet, rather than by interest or topic. If you are interested in being part of a Sacred Circle please contact Pastor Curt at

Prayer Group

Prayer Group meets on the first Monday of the month from 9:30 am-11:15 am. Member updates, an opening devotion or meditation, and a review of current and new prayer requests are routine. Although not a book club, we often read and study books pertaining to prayer. We respect confidentiality in prayer requests. Most prayer requests are honored for a month unless otherwise requested. In addition to individual and collective prayers, we are able to provide a member-knitted prayer shawl. Twila Shankland, Coordinator. 

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Below, find more fun ways of getting connected!

Men’s Breakfast

Every Second Saturday, 9:00 am
After a several-year hiatus due to COVID concerns,
we are happy to announce the return of the Men’s Breakfast. We will gather at the Valley Inn Restaurant (1997 S Wadsworth Blvd, Lakewood, CO 80227) at 9:00 am every second Saturday. This is a time of casual conversation with no particular agenda. Any and all are welcome! Please email Curt ( if you intend to be there so he can give the restaurant an approximate number of attendees.

Grief Group

Currently on Hiatus
Whether the grief is from a long time ago, or fairly recent this is a good opportunity to work through pain and loss. Barb Kamlet is a Licensed Professional Counselor who specializes in grief and loss. She is a hospice grief counselor and has a private practice, GriefJourney Counseling. She is a co-founder and Executive Director of Shimmering Wings, a non-profit that provides support and education to individuals who experienced a death loss when they were a child. Among its programs is Camp Erin, a free weekend camp for grieving youth ages 6 to 17.