Ladera Community Church - United Church of Christ
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Upcoming Events

Wednesday, February 18 from 7:00-7:30 pm
Ash Wednesday Service

A prayerful contemplative service featuring the imposition of ashes to begin the Lenten season. Rev. Dick Roe officiating.

Thursdays in Lent, 6:00-7:30 pm
Soup Suppers

Come share in a simple supper and an opportunity to hear personal stories of "Love: No Matter What". Childcare provided upon request. 

February 26 - Laurel Brock
March 12 - Mike Smith
March 26 - Musimbi Kanyoro

Sunday, March 8 at 9:30 am
A Service of Healing

Our morning worship service will center on healing. There will be an opportunity to receive a healing blessing and anointing with oil.

Saturday, March 28, 9:00-2:00 pm
Lenten Retreat

Amy Payne and Wilma Reichard invite you again to join us for a "retreat" time to explore our faith using writing and art in Peabody Hall. Childcare will be available, if needed. This is free event. Bring a journal, a pen and art supplies if you have them, but we will have plenty for you. Please contact the church to RSVP and request for childcare.

Holy Week

Sunday, March 29, 9:30 am
Palm Sunday

A celebration of Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem during worship, followed by a “walk through Holy Week” at 11:00 am, to recount the stories leading to Jesus’ crucifixion.

Thursday, April 2, 7:00-7:30 pm
Maundy Thursday, A Tenebrae Service of Shadows and Light

A candlelit service sharing the story in scripture of Jesus’ passion, gradually extinguishing the light.

Friday, April 3, from 9:00-3:00pm, and 7:00-8:00 pm
Good Friday

The sanctuary is open for prayer.

Sunday, April 5, 6:30 am
Easter Sunrise Service at Woodside Priory

Join with other Portola Valley churches in a simple prayerful sunrise service on the hill behind Woodside Priory. Park in the upper parking lot and walk the path to the hilltop. You are warmly invited to a breakfast following at nearbyValley Presbyterian Church.

Sunday, April 5, 9:30 am
Easter Celebration of Resurrection

A celebration of resurrection here at LCC featuring the glorious music of Handel’s Messiah. Bring flowers to add to the blossoming cross! Easter egg hunt following worship.

Saturday, April 11, 7:30 - 9:30 pm
More Joy!

Join Iris Harrell and Ann Benson for their first quarterly Bluebird of Happiness Café Coffee house concert on Saturday night, April 11th in the sanctuary (reception with refreshments at intermission and conclusion). Each concert will include a theme of the human condition to ponder and revel in and is guaranteed to bring you More Joy!


Ann Benson (guitarist, singer and arranger) & Iris Harrell (singer & bass player) started playing music together when they first met 35 years ago in Dallas, Texas. Ann grew up loving folk music of all kinds and Iris grew up on country and gospel music. Their blended sounds & arrangements are upliftingly harmonious. Ann played a lot of coffee houses over the years in Texas & Iris was in a band called Shiraz & on the road for 5 years. In Texas Ann and Iris formed a duo called More Joy. As they moved to California in the 1985 their lives slowly wandered away from having time for music. This concert represents their reemergence as their original music group name More Joy.

Some of the other guest artists appearing on April 11 are: Ciro Giammona (singer, guitarist & songwriter) - leader of the Redwood City Band called E-Ticket, and Paula Filseth - highly accomplished violinist & fiddler

Come hear a Silicon Valley version of Prairie Home Companion music and humor. Donations at the door - $10. Childcare provided for children under 12. If you would like childcare, please call the church office with the number and ages of the children.