Ladera Community Church - United Church of Christ
Stained Glass Window for Hans Roth

Upcoming Events
Risking the Journey
Lent and Easter

Tuesday, March 4, 5:30-7:30 pm
Mardi Gras Celebration

Come enjoy a Fat Tuesday traditional pancake supper supporting Ladera Youth Fellowship's Sierra Service Project. Mask making, silly charades, and other goofy games. Fun for the whole family!

Wednesday, March 5, 7:00-7:30 pm
Ash Wednesday Service

Begin the Lenten journey with a candlelit worship service featuring Taize music, community prayer, and the imposition of ashes.

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

Enjoy a simple soup supper followed by a personal story of risking the journey to places far and near. A great opportunity to learn more about one another, and reflect on our own journeys.  

March 13 - Tim Clark presents A look at no-longer-hidden Burma
March 27 - Melanie Weiner presents Jail Chaplaincy in San Jose
April 10 - Chris Castillo presents Medical Mission to the Philippines

Saturday, March 29, 9:00-2:00 pm
Lenten Retreat

Come share a day of reflection, creativity and conversation, nourishing your spirit on the Lenten journey.

Holy Week

Sunday, April 13, 9:30 am
Palm/Passion Sunday

Palm procession, special music, and a visit from Julie the Donkey.

Stations of the Cross

After worship, we wil have an intergenerational Stations of the Cross. We will walk with Jesus on his journey from his triumphant entry into Jerusalem, through his suffering and death on the cross, and to his resurrection. We will experience contemporary art steeped in Christian tradition and set in the modern day Kenya. The story will come alive through art and prayer.

Thursday, April 17, 7:00-7:45 pm
Maundy Thursday Tenebrae Service and Communion

Beginning with communion as the "Last Supper", we will move into a Tenebrae Service. Tenebrae means "shadows or darkness". In this prayerful service we will retell the story of Jesus' journey to the cross, extinguishing the light along the way. The service ends in darkness and quiet.

Sunday, April 20, 6:30 am
Easter Sunrise Service at Woodside Priory

We'll join Valley Presbyterian Church on the hill behind the Priory Dining Hall, the hightest point in the valley - to greet Easter dawn with prayers, praise, and song!

Sunday, April 20, 9:30 am
Easter Celebration of Resurrection

Joyous music from the Youth Ukulele Choir and Sanctuary Choir, reception of new members, and an egg hunt in the sanctuary!