Classes & programs

Spirituality Broadly Defined

At DCC, we provide a full array of opportunities to explore spirituality through  the practice of meditation and classes in dreamwork, Centering Prayer, Bible study, yoga, art, music, personal growth, spiritual direction, Reiki, and other ways to enhance personal well-being.

It is our mission to welcome all. While many classes are free, some have a fee. A portion of the fees charged go directly to support DCC. Cost is never a barrier. You are invited to pay what you find to be affordable. You are also invited to "pay it forward" with a donation to the Scholarship Fund, as you are able. 

You are invited to experience new expressions of Christian life and spiritual practices from a variety of traditions. 

Class offerings

  • Catalog of Programs & Classes for Septmber

  • Wisdom Speculation in Biblical and Gnostic Literature

    Dr. Jim Goss
    Four Weeks: Sundays, August 27, September 3, 10 & 24 (No class 8/17)

    12 noon - 1 p.m.

    Note: This will be a hybrid event and we will provide a Zoom link at a later time.

    Orthodox Christianity based itself upon the Logos doctrine of the Gospel of John that let to the notion that outside the Christian church, there is no salvation. Had the Sofia speculation been adopted as normative instead, it is possible that Christianity would have seen itself as one of Sophia's children and Jesus as one of her sons. The class will explore these ideas in more detail as they are found in biblical and non-biblical material.

  • How to read the bible responsibly

    with Chwi -Woon Kim, Ph D

    October 15, 2023, 12 noon - 1:30 p.m.

    Fireside Room

    The Bible occupies a central position in the Christian life, given its rich contents, diverse

    interpretive traditions, and various receptions. Despite the centrality of the Bible in our faith, not

    every reading/interpretation of the Bible has equal validity. Christian history shows that some

    interpretations caused immense harm over the years. For the vitality of our faith community, we

    need to read the Bible responsibly. Reading the Bible responsibly includes considering a critical

    and community-oriented reading of the Bible. Read more about Chwi and the class.  

  • Climate Reality with Garth Lindley

    Garth Lindley is a Climate Reality Project Leader and Director of Development - UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden. He will share the story of his hometown of Kingwood, West Virginia and how it has changed during his  lifetime and how Kingwood is a tangible representation of what is driving the climate crisis. He will take the group through the truly underlying issues that are supercharging climate change. 

    Sunday, October 15

    12 noon - 1:30 p.m.

    DCC Library

    Sponsored by Compassion, Peace & Justice Ministry (CPJ)

  • online: Yoga Sutra Seated Meditation

    Breath practice seated meditation with small movements, for adults including seniors. We use yoga philosophy texts as a foundation for reflections, with simple, comfortable movements, seated, standing or lying down. No previous experience, or preparation is necessary. All you need is a quiet corner and a device (phone or computer) connected to the internet.

    If you would like to join us, e-mail Grazia Jaroff ( for the link invitation.
    Free of charge; donations go directly to DCC.

    Facilitator: Grazia Jaroff
    Meets Mondays at 9 a.m. 

  • Centering Prayer

    Centering Prayer is a practice of silent prayer and meditation based on the contemplative practices of early Christians. The groups enjoy two readings, taken from a variety of faith and wisdom traditions, followed by two periods of silent meditation. The sessions end with the John Philip Newell version of the Lord’s Prayer and a brief discussion.

    Two options for Centering Prayer at Davis Community Church:

    • Tuesdays at 9-10 a.m. in the Fireside Room
    • Wednesdays at 8-9 a.m. online via Zoom:

    Should you wish to join the Zoom group, just contact the church office for more information. 

    All are welcome! We all learn as we go!

  • C Street ukulele band

    Tuesdays @ 11 a.m.

    Music Room

    The C Street Ukulele Band welcomes uke players and singers of all ages, all levels, to share the joys of ukulele and song! 

    Please contact: Lynn DeLapp,  
    Karen Johns: or
        Barbara Greene:

  • Wednesday meditation & Prayer Gathering

    Wednesdays, 11:50 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

    A mid-day time to refresh with prayer and silent meditation. All are welcome!

    By phone: 1 669 900 6833

  • (VERY) Gentle Yoga in the Sanctuary

    with Diane Parro

    Thursdays through October 19

    10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

    DCC Sanctuary

    Come, relax, recharge & return to inner calm. 

    Drop in sessions. Suggested $15/class


  • Tai Ji with DR. G

    Tai Ji (aka Tai Chi)  is an ancient Chinese form of moving meditation.

       *Relaxes the body with gentle stretches, loosens joints
       *Silences the busy mind, and uplifts heart and spirit

       *Helps with balance and overall ease and well being

    Learn the practice of Tai Ji on selected Fridays. This class is intended for women & men of all ages especially those dealing with stressful circumstances,

    and/or physical ailments.

    Instructor:  Dr. Gitane, Ph.D., long time Tai Ji practitioner and teacher

    Fridays, October 6, 13 & 20

    9:30 a.m.

    C Street Patio

    Suggested: $15 per class.


  • two Creative writing groups

    Receive a writing prompt....Reflect....Write....Share as much as you like. 

    First Sunday, 4-5:30 p.m. in the DCC Library and via Zoom

    Drop in or contact Mary Sprifke for Zoom information. 

    First Wednesday, 10-11:30 a.m. via Zoom

    Please email Martha Teeter,, to be added to a monthly email containing Zoom information.

  • Davis Death Cafe

    We gather in a confidential space to increase awareness of death with a view toward helping people make the most of the finite lives. Free of charge. No registration required. 

    This is NOT a grief support group. 

    We DO provide tea and cake! Bring your own mug. 

    Monday, October 2

    First Monday of each month

    10-11:30 a.m.

    Fireside Room

  • Dimensions of dementia

    DCC is offering a series of educational sessions related to dementia. Eleven events – eight videos and three live presentations by experts from the Alzheimer’s Association will support whose lives are touched by dementing illnesses. Selected Sundays at 2 p.m. in the Fireside Room and via Zoom. 
    Free of charge and no registration is required. Read more.
    Next Meeting: 10/15 at 2 p.m. in the Fireside Room

  • Passage Meditation

    Become the  person you want to be. Your true self, wise and loving, is already within you.

    Eknath Easwaran’s method of passage meditation can help you shape your life, just as an artist shapes a sculpture. Based on the Blue Mountain Center of Meditation method, this group meets monthly to practice meditation in a 30-minute meditation. 

    This group meets on the first Tuesday of each month, 5-7 p.m. in the Fireside Room.
    Due to the holiday, the group will meet on July 11, 2023 and resume it's regular schedule in August. 

    Read more about this method of meditation. Please contact Diana Kado before attending the first time. 

  • Bienestar en la palma de tu mano

    Gentle Reiki sessions with Jazmin Diaz

    First and third Saturday of each month

    10 a.m.-1 p.m., by appointment

    The Gallery

    Suggested: $30, 30-minute appt. 

    Contact Jazmin Diaz to sign up. 

  • Reiki with Regis, Judith, Elizabeth or Alice on Second Mondays

    Community Reiki ClinicS & INDIVIDUAL REIKI SESSIONS

    Reiki sessions are offered on the second Monday and on Fridays in the Fireside Room.

    A Reiki practitioner uses meditative, gentle touch -- or places their hands just above your body -- to help focus energy in a way that promotes balance and healing.

    Mondays: Clinic Sessions $30/30 minutes with practitioners Regis Ducatillon, Judith Watt,  Elizabeth Fulmer or Alice Van Alstine

    Fridays: Individual sessions $
    80/75 minutes with Elizabeth Fulmer, sliding scale.

    For all sessions, we require N95 or KN95 mask to be worn. We have extras as needed.

    Want to schedule a session? 


    Already have a session scheduled? 
    PAY ONLINE HERE - Monday Clinic