Programs

At Left Hand, we believe in loving each other well. That means we learn and do life together, in a variety of ways. We’d love for you to join us!

See our Events Calendar for specifics on upcoming meetings of the below programs, or contact a coordinator to learn more.

Branches


Branches are Left Hand’s answer to small groups. Our Branches help our community stay connected and know each other more deeply. Our Branch Leaders offer at least monthly video calls and text/email check-ins, as well as optional in-person small gathering opportunities. 

If you are not yet a member of the Branches program but would like to join, fill out this form and we’ll get you connected.

South Branch: For those living in Boulder, Erie, Louisville, Lafayette, Broomfield, Denver, etc.
Leader: Kristie Sykes
Meets: 1st & 3rd Mondays @ 7pm via Zoom. 

Longmont Branch
Leaders: Julie Hatfield & Kate Gaddis
Meets: 1st Mondays @ 6:30pm via Zoom.

North Branch: For those living north of Longmont, including Loveland, Fort Collins, etc.
Leader: Andrea Alvarado
Meets: 1st Thursdays via Google Meet at 7pm, with a monthly in-person gathering towards the end of each month.

Virtual Branch: For those who can’t join us in-person, whether due to geography or COVID concerns.
Leaders: Mike Blanco & Gae Allcock
Meets: 1st & 3rd Saturdays @ 3:45pm MST via Zoom. 

Link Branch (20s/30s): A young adult (20s/30s) ministry focused on building relationships, creating a space of belonging, walking through transitions, and supporting each other as we grow in life and with our faith.
Leader: Andrea Alvarado
Meets: in-person, periodically.

Bible Study


Our Bible Study typically meets for 6-part studies focused on particular books of the bible.

The group is led by Ingerid Fosli, and meets on Tuesdays from 7:30-9pm MST, currently via Google Meet.

The group always welcomes new people, but does ask you to commit to virtually attending as much of a series as you can.

For details, contact Ingerid Fosli at ifosli@gmail.com.

Book Study


Our Book Study group picks quarterly titles to read and discuss together, currently via Zoom. Recent reads have included Braving The Wilderness by Brené Brown and Unclobber by Colby Martin.

Our next book study will be in coordination withour Left Hand Anti-Racism Education & Action Group, and will be a five-part book study of How to be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi, beginning in September on 2nd and 4th Thursday evenings.

For more details, join: Left Hand Anti-Racism Education & Action Group and/or contact Julie Hatfield at julielefthand@gmail.com.

Prayer Group

Our Prayer Group meets every Wednesday night at 6pm via Zoom for a time of community prayer. Join us and/or email kristie@lefthandchurch.org with prayer requests.

Other Programs

Throughout the year, based on ideas and interests raised up within our community, we will offer additional programs for learning and living together! Currently, this includes:

Left Hand Anti-Racism Education & Action Group

This is Left Hand’s space for learning, reflecting, and seeking further knowledge about racism. It’s a brave place to process thoughts and feelings about race and the systems that oppress Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) . The only requirement for this group is that you take an anti-racist stance in learning about race and privilege, and are willing to face your discomfort, uncertainty, and self-reflection in the process. We’re all in this together!

Left Hand Anti-Ablism Education & Action Group

Join us for a six-part workshop series that addresses the many ways we encounter ableism and how we can address and challenge ableism in our workplaces, religious organizations and in our everyday lives. We will address such issues as ableist microaggressions, types of ableism, and how to avoid well meaning, but ableist language. Our intent is not to shame participants, but to emulate the overarching philosophy; “When you know better, you do better.” Our aim is to facilitate affirming and forward-thinking ways of “doing better”, so participants can create more accepting and inclusive spaces in their lives and the lives of others. Meetings will be held via Zoom on 1st and 3rd Thursdays from 6:00-7:30pm MST beginning September 3, 2020 and ending on November 19, 2020.

Interested in leading a new community offering? We’d love to hear your ideas and work with you to get it on our upcoming calendar of events. Contact nicole@lefthandchurch.org.