Getting Connected at Lakewood UCC

Lakewood UCC is very fortunate to have many opportunities for people to find their people in and around the church. See the list below to see if any speak to you! Contact Rev. Mollie ( to inquire about joining or starting a small group.


Anti-Racism Book Group

Every month, the Anti-Racism Book Group meets to discuss our latest book and our plans for the coming months!  What we’ve found in the past few months is that some books require a bit more time and energy to read. Please find more detail about upcoming books, topics, and more in our monthly Beacon Newsletter or our midweek announcements. Books for the Anti-Racism Book group are available for loan on the Welcome Center. We hope you’ll join us!


Currently on hold for the year!

Brewatitudes is a monthly gathering to discuss theological topics in a casual atmosphere. We meet monthly on Zoom (or outside, weather permitting) every third Sunday afternoon from 3:00 pm-4:30 pm. Each month we will engage in a new topic at the intersection of theology & living, faith & culture. Food is in the fridge, beer is optional, openness to a good conversation is a must. A discussion will be facilitated by Rev. Mollie, contact her with any questions! Please reach out to Rev. Mollie Landers Hatt, at, if you are interested in joining!

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. 
The November meeting of the Lakewood UCC Book Group will be held in person at Lakewood UCC, Sunday, November 21st at 11:30 am in either the courtyard or the Conference Room, depending on weather, etc. The book for November is
Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katrina Bilvald. All are welcome. If this would be your first time to attend, contact Linda Andreen at 303-738-0212.


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 an intimate cohort of women who meet monthly to share sacred circle basics, such as listening without an agenda, rotating leadership, and also offer reflections on the power of personal storytelling and thoughts on reclaiming and reinventing ritual. Women longing for a powerful and supportive feminine community in which to thrive spiritually will find vital wisdom here. Rev. Mollie Landers Hatt, Coordinator. 

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. 

When We’re Back…

Below find three incredibly special and fun meetings we cannot participate is right now, but hopefully will in the not-so-far future!

Men’s Breakfast

Our Men’s Ministry breakfast is an easy and fun way to get to know some of the other guys in the church. The second Saturday of every month we gather at a local restaurant for breakfast to chat and deepen our relationships in a casual setting. We hope that you will plan on joining us. Daryl Foelske, Coordinator.

Out To Lunch Bunch

The Out to Lunch Bunch is an open and ever-changing group who simply like to go out to lunch once a month!  We go to a designated restaurant, order and pay individually, and just enjoy an hour or so of good food and great fellowship. Sign-ups are at the Welcome Center, and all are invited to join in the food and fellowship. Marcia Forney, Coordinator. It is a long established fact that a reader will be distracted by the readable content of a page when looking at its layout. The point of using Lorem Ipsum is that it has a more-or-less normal distribution of letters, as opposed to using ‘Content here, content here’, making it look like readable English. 

Dinner For Eight

It is a long established fact that a reader will be distracted by the readable content of a page when A rotating dinner, an opportunity for a small group gathering over shared food. Couples & singles sign up at the Welcome Center, then the organizers will group you with others to form a group of eight. Each group of eight will have someone bringing a salad, main dish, or dessert.  The host will provide coffee/tea/water and an appetizer. Individuals can bring other beverages as desired. The groups will change every time, allowing an opportunity to connect in new ways with others in the congregation. You don’t have to sign up every time, just when it is convenient for you! Mary Ann Rothenburger, Coordinator.