During this continually challenging and isolating time of global pandemic, we are grateful for community gathering places both in-person and virtual. If you’re looking to find a way to connect (and reconnect!) with spiritual friends, we hope that one of the options below will be right for you. We are especially excited to welcome new folks to our community, so please take the risk of reaching out to us! 


Not sure which group is right for you? Contact Executive Director Anne Park Grant (anne@churchwithoutwallsberkeley.org) with any questions that you might have. Looking forward to being with you in the New Year!

Life Groups:

All of the groups below will follow along with the current sermon series (Encountering Jesus During Challenging Times) for this round.


West Berkeley Group

Led by Marguerite Fa-Kaji, Loretta Matty, & Erin Schweng
Tuesday evenings, 7:30 pm
West Berkeley: in-person with virtual meetings as-needed



Led by Anne and Ryan Park Grant
Tuesday evenings, 7:45 pm
Weekly zoom meetings with once-a-month in-person meetings after Celebration


Early Risers Group

Led by Wes Reed
Thursday mornings, 7:00 – 8:15am
North Berkeley: in-person with virtual meetings as-needed

Learning from scripture and discussion, supporting each other with prayer, encouragement and challenge.


Albany Neighborhood Group

Led by Jason Lee
Sundays, after Celebration
Albany: in-person & outdoors

This group is currently closed.


El Cerrito Neighborhood Group

Led by Ron Some
Tuesday or Thursday evenings
El Cerrito: in-person


Virtual Group

Led by Bora Reed
Day & Time TBD
Virtual meetings

Other Wintertime Groups:


Daytime Lectio Group

Led by Tracy Ashlock & Kim Winkleman
Wednesdays mornings, 9:30 – 10:30 am
West Berkeley & virtual hybrid

This group is about intentionally creating a space in life in order to be with God, to hear God speak into our personal situations, and let the Holy Spirit touch our hearts.


Spiritual Direction Groups

All groups led by Sharon Henthorn-Iwane

Spiritual Presentations with spiritual listening, questions, observations and offerings from two people every other week.

Daytime Group
2:30pm on Monday afternoons, twice a month
El Sobrante & virtual hybrid

Evening Group
8:00pm on Thursday evenings, twice a month
Virtual meetings

New Group
Day & time TBD
Location TBD

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