Los Gatos UMC is a spiritual community that provides meaning and inspiration for daily living. We offer a variety of small groups to help adults grow in faith and connect with one another. Whether it is a drop-in class, Bible study, music group or meditative study, we offer a variety of ways for adults to grow in faith. We hope you will join a small group to deepen your connection with God, others and yourself.
Men’s Spirituality Group
Mondays, 7:30 – 9:00 PM, currently meeting online. Contact Ed Burling for more info.
Meets September- May (resumes September 9)
This men’s group helps each other grow spiritually by learning and using eight daily spiritual practices. These practices are based on the collective wisdom found in Christian, Jewish, Islamic, Hindu and Buddhist traditions.
Contact: Ed Burling.
Saturday Morning Men’s Group
Meets bi-weekly, 8:00 am, currently meeting online. Contact Elwin Stocking for more info.
This men’s group includes those from all age ranges and walks of life. Our meetings focus on deepening our spiritual life through conversations, sharing and caring. A variety of subjects are discussed and we often take suggestions from group members. The group is open to all, and you are welcome to join us at any time!
Contact: Elwin Stocking.
Faith, Reason & Community
We utilize books and DVDs to discuss challenging questions of faith. We welcome all who would enjoy a lively discussion of faith at any time throughout the year.
This book group meets year round on the 2nd Wednesday of the month, 7:30PM, LGUMC Art Gallery.
The book might be fiction, non-fiction, a best seller or a classic – whatever the groups has selected. Members read ahead of time and one member facilitates our discussion. Check the Spire each month for a brief description of the upcoming book. Anyone who loves to read and enjoys a lively, informative and often funny discussion is invited to join us!
Contact: Sharon Armstrong 408-268-0493
United Women in Faith (UWF)
A long-standing global ministry of the church dedicated to embracing fellowship, providing educational experiences and expanding concepts of mission.
Meets the second Wednesday of each month (summer break TBA) at 2pm; usually in the Fireside Room.
Contact: Ruth Oveland or Christina Kapps.
2nd Saturdays, 3PM, Fireside Room
This group meets monthly to discuss and review a variety of movies. Watch the movie in advance and then join the group for a spirited review. See the Spire for movie listings and summer meeting places.
Contact: Mike Crow or Ruth Oveland.
1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 12:30- 2:00 pm, Art Gallery
We are a fellowship and mission group that knits, crochets, or quilts shawls and other accessories to be given to homebound or ill persons and those experiencing major life changes. We welcome people of all levels of experience. Mentors are there to help you.
Contact: Christina Kapps.
Circle of Support
Meets the third Monday of each month throughout the year at Anne-Marie and Hans Wigger’s home in Saratoga from 10 am to 11:45 am.
The group provides non-judgmental, confidential support and care to those experiencing a variety of life challenges and transitions; for example; illness, death of a loved one, change in employment, residence, financial or family status or concern for a loved one.
Contact: Christina Kapps, 408-531-9193.