The following is a very partial list of opportunities to get acquainted with members and friends of Gloria Dei:
REGULAR EVENTS: We invite you to get to know the Gloria Dei Family through some of the monthly fellowship events. Some of the monthly events include: Campouts, picnics, potlucks, Angels’ games, progressive dinners, Christmas caroling, movies, theater, Hollywood Bowl, and more. Please click on the current newsletter for details.
SOME UPCOMING EVENTS 2017: January 28th- LA Cathedral trip and tour. Cost:$20 for bus and docent tour. Bus leaves Gloria Dei at 9:00 am. Lenten Soup Suppers on Every Wednesday during Lent beginning with Ash Wednesday (March 1, 2017); Men’s Group to Spring Training in Phoenix (March 3-5, 2017); Palm Sunday Pancake Breakfast (April 9, 2017); Campout (May 5-7); Thank You Banquet (May); Church Picnic (June).Beach Party (August); Progressive Dinner (September); Trick or Trunk (October); Thanksgiving Feast Potluck (November); Christmas Caroling and Dinner (December); Pancake Breakfast (January)
THE NEW SANCTUARY DEDICATION AND CELEBRATIONS: During 2017 there will be a special event celebrating our missions and ministries that will be tied into all the new construction. Watch the bulletin and newsletters for more information.
WOMEN’S MINISTRY OF GLORIA DEI: The mission of the Gloria Dei Women’s Ministries is to encourage spiritual growth and to develop lasting friendships among the women of Gloria Dei. Please see their site for the calendar and more information. There are all kinds of opportunities for women to grow in faith and friendship–Bible studies, retreats, fun outings, games, “Ladies Night Out,” and much more. Please watch the monthly newsletter, the Sunday bulletin and patio signs for dates and more information. TheWomen’s Book Group meets on the fourth Monday of each month for discussion on a preselected book (dessert and fellowship included!). Meeting time is 7:00pm. For more detailed information on all the Women’s Ministries happenings at Gloria Dei, go to the Women’s Ministry page on this website.
MEN’S MINISTRIES/EVENTS: The following are some of the events offered at Gloria Dei for men and their friends: Fantasy Football; Spring Training Trip to AZ; Men’s Breakfast (2nd Saturday of each month, 8am); Campouts; Special Events/Speakers–Superbowl Breakfast; Pancake Breakfast; Book Club (last Tuesday of each month); Habitat for Humanity Projects; Running Club; Surfing Club; and much more coming…
The Men’s Non-Serious Bridge Group meets the first Tuesday of each month from 6:30 to 10pm in the Fellowship Hall at Gloria Dei. All experience levels are welcome!
PRIME TIMERS (Seniors) is a fellowship group that has a full calendar planned for 2017. Watch the Bulletin for more information. They are planning dinners/outings/speakers and more on an every other month basis. You are welcome!
EMPTY NESTERS (or nearly): This group gathers monthly for friendship and fellowship events at various homes and/or venues. If you have a child(ren) in college or out of the home, please join us. Check the newsletter for more details and dates.
YOUNG COUPLES (20s and 30s): This friendship groups meets regularly for dinner and other events. If interested, please speak with Pastor Sabrina about the next event.
COLLEGE/CAREER: Youth Director Paige Gulk leads this young, singles group. They meet regularly for Bible studies, social events, and service opportunities. Watch the bulletin.