Circles are practice-based, experiential learning forums that are carefully guided from within, have a specific focus, a set lifespan, and a desired outcome. Through these expressions of smaller community, we’re mobilized to join in what God's doing in the places we live, work, and play.

We are taking a break from Circles for the summer, but will return in the fall with a great lineup!

FALL circles

01. Fall Women's Circle

Desired Outcome: This Circle invites women to join together, listen, and hear/experience God's voice through conversation and practice. This Circle is an open/hospitable journey - women, you are welcome to join any or every Tuesday!

Guides: Bekah Polzin and Caitlyn Littrell
Time/Place: Tuesday evenings (10/10-12/5), 7:30-9:00PM at the Polzins in Walnut Creek
Contact/Register: RSVP with Bekah

02. the contemplative journey

Desired Outcome: This Circle will experiment with resting in God's presence, through prayer, listening, surrender, and attention to the ways our hearts, minds, and bodies respond to God's activity around us. 

Guides: Jon Woolner, Brenda Ameli, Stan Hasegawa
Time/Place: Wednesday evening (10/11-11/1), 7-8:15PM at the Amelis in Pleasant Hill
Contact/Register: RSVP with Jon Woolner

03. The Neighbor Circle (Front porch parties)

Desired Outcome: This Circle will explore four practices of neighboring in a variety of neighborhoods across the East Bay. 


04. Stepping into Faithful Presence (local immersions) 

Desired Outcome: This Circle will enter into stories/contexts marked by both pain and hope in our local context in order to equip us to see, immerse, contend, and restore in our everyday spaces.
* This Circle is a series of 4 specific events with content, connection, context provided prior to each of the events. You can join for any or all of the series. 
** All events are family friendly. 

Guides: Dave Kludt

Friday, October 13: Oakland Ceasefire Walk @ 7PM (info HERE)
Saturday, October 21: AIDS National Memorial Grove @ 9AM (info HERE)
Saturday, November 4: Serving Local Schools with Project Peace @ 9AM (info HERE)
Date TBD: Immigration in our Local Context @ TBD

Contact/Register: RSVP with Dave

Past Circles have convened around:

  • The Enneagram & Formation
  • Grace & Growth
  • Discover: Giving Yourself Away for the Sake of the World
  • Navigating Frantic Family Life
  • Creating a Thriving Family Culture
  • Everyday Influence
  • Engaging the Refugee Crisis
  • Practicing the Scriptures
  • Families in Formation
  • The Immigrants' Journey
  • Gardening Together
  • Following Jesus in Workplace
  • Tune: Practices of Worship
  • Race in the East Bay
  • Embracing Rest: The Pathway to Generosity
  • On Being Mom
  • Free: Holistic Stewardship
  • Unleashing Creativity
  • Neighboring
  • Unpacking Privilege
  • Practicing Dad
  • Fearfully & Wonderfully Made
  • Ballots & Brews
  • Pace: Finding a Rhythm & Rule of Life

If you are interested in initiating a Circle of any kind, please contact Dave.