Small Groups at Piedmont Church

At Piedmont Church, we encourage adult members and friends to get connected to a small group of other folks, who gather together for study, support and friendship.

New Small Groups are being formed regularly.  So, please keep an eye out for a group that you might consider joining. For more information, please contact Rev. Don Ashburn at:, or (510) 547-5700, ext. 105

Here are our current Small Groups:

Men's Bible Study

Men’s Bible Study gathers bright and early on Saturday mornings (coffee provided!) at 7:30 am in the Founders Room.  We read and discusses (in a very free-flowing manner) the books, letters and other writings in the bible for an hour, and usually cover a chapter or part of a chapter each week.  Our discussions are based on the structure set out in the LifeChange bible study series.  We usually have between a dozen and sixteen weekly participants. Our perspectives on the bible and on the meaning of being a Christian vary considerably which makes for some challenging and stimulating deliberations. For more information, contact Eric Behrens.  Eric has a Masters of Divinity, received in 1974.

Women's Bible Study

Women’s Bible Study meets on Thursday mornings at 10 am in Guild Parlor. No previous Bible experience necessary. Contact Rev. Dottie Hutch, or  Judy Wright for more information.

Small Group Study

Small Group Study meets every Tuesday at 7 pm in the home of Bob and Judy Wright. If you are interested in joining this study please email Bob and Judy Wright, or call them at: (510) 336-1510

Seniors Bible Study

Seniors Bible Study meets weekly at Piedmont Gardens Retirement home. It is led by Dr. Don Ashburn. Piedmont Gardens is located off Piedmont Ave. on Linda Ave. The group meets each Monday at 10:30 am on the 6th floor of the Oakmont Building. Please contact Dr. Don Ashburn for more information.

Walking Together

Walking Together meets Thursday evenings from 7 – 8:30 pm in Guild Parlor. Led by Dr. Don Ashburn, this group has a focus on scripture, fellowship, discussion and worship. It is open to anyone to join each week or when you can.  Contact Dr. Don Ashburn for more info at

Spiritual Formation Group

Spiritual Formation Group meets weekly in Guild Parlor for study, mutual support, encouragement and accountability of its members as they move along their spiritual pathway. The meeting is held on Monday afternoons, 4:30-6 pm in Guild Parlor. Contact Lynn Nelson.