Menlo Park

Get Involved

We believe that it’s in community—in relationships with other people—where we can come to know Jesus, know others, and be known. We invite you to live life together with us.

Life Group Communities

These groups meet on our church campus, either during the school year or year-round. They all incorporate small groups as part of their ongoing community. You are invited to drop in to any of them!


Sundays year-round at 7pm at 700B Santa Cruz Ave. Sanctuary is a gathering of Bay Area young adults (ages 18–35) where you can worship, get connected with people in your life stage, get equipped through teaching and discover places to serve locally and globally. Come as you are! For more info, visit



Tuesdays, 9:30am, Fellowship Hall (September-May)

We are a community of women seeking to grow in our faith through the development of fellowship, prayer, teaching and mission outreach. We seek authenticity in our relationships with one another and with Jesus, sharing life lessons and supporting each other as we navigate the journey of one of God’s most important roles for us, motherhood.

Contact: Kristin Stecher, or connect with Mothers Together on Facebook. (


Sundays year-round, 9:20 -10:30 am, Fellowship Hall – Pastor Frank Vanderzwan teaches a systematic and expository Bible study. We study the scriptures, sing traditional hymns, share prayer requests and build friendships.

Contact: Nancy Florence,


Sundays, 12:45pm, Garden Court (year-round)

New Life Singles is a diverse, dynamic Christ-centered group of singles ages 55+. Our mission is to attract, equip and engage those of our generation in meeting our unique spiritual, physical, recreational and relational needs. We enjoy a variety of activities all in the context of Christian community. Our class times feature DVD series, special speakers and panel discussions.

Contact: Kathy Goodell,


Saturdays, 7:30am, Fellowship Hall (year-round)

Our group, made up of Christian men and seekers of the faith, has met every week for over 40 years, and has been a source of strength, encouragement, inspiration and support to many men from our community. We start with a talk from one of our pastoral staff or an experienced teacher. We move each week through a section of scripture, followed by prayer requests and prayer time. Join our mailing list for information about upcoming meetings. Contact: Davis Fields,


Sundays, 11 am, Menlo Kids2 Bldg, Room 21-22 (year-round)

We are an intentional fellowship of single and married adults of varied ages and backgrounds who meet for discussion-based, in-depth scripture study and wrestle with what it means to embody Christ’s character in how we work and live. You can find many of us at the 9:32am Cafe service. Outside of Sundays, class members meet throughout the week for various other activities, including small groups, Yosemite trips, opportunities to serve others, and dinner groups to foster deeper spiritual friendships.

Contact: Kristin Stout,


Sundays, 9:30am, Garden Court (year-round)

We are a group for seriously dating, engaged or married couples in their 20’s and 30’s that is focused on developing Christ-centered marriages by learning from scripture, from other Christian couples, through discipleship training, and by serving our community. In addition to our Sunday morning class, many of us are involved in weekly small groups, service projects and we regularly plan social activities! Contact: Jeremy and Bridget Koehler,


Wednesdays, 6:45pm, Fellowship Hall (September-May)

Women of all ages and stages are welcome to join us. Each night includes a light snack, testimonies, small group discussion, teaching and small group sharing and prayer.

Contact: Beth Lau,

Life Classes

Life classes are opportunities for our congregation to be equipped in a specific area of spiritual growth.


Register Now for Fall 2017 class.

We run this class for dating, engaged, or newly married couples. We address significant marriage topics from a Christ-centered perspective. Connect with other couples and learn more about each other! You will also have an opportunity to sign up for Premarital Mentoring.
Contact: Kate Woodward,


Register Now Fall 2017 class.

This six-series workshop provides a springboard for nurturing marriages at all ages and stages, and is offered twice a year, in the fall and winter.  Curriculum helps couples celebrate their relationship strengths and identify their growth areas…in a fun and non-threatening way. Topics include communication, conflict resolution, intimacy, roles and finances. Space is limited and couples need to be able to commit to ALL sessions. Childcare available. Contact:


Fall 2017

This Fall, we will study “God’s Covenant – Knowing God’s Promises for You!” — we hope you’ll join us!
Morning Session: Wednesdays, September 13 – December 6, 8:30-10:30 am, MK-22/23/24 (no class on 11/22)
Evening Session: Thursdays, September 14 – December 7, 7-8:45 pm, MK-22/23/24 (no class on 11/23)

Winter/Spring 2018 schedule:
Morning Session: Wednesdays, January 10 – May 9, 8:30-10:30 am, MK-22/23/24 (no class on 3/28)
Evening Session: Thursdays, January 11 – May 10, 7-8:45 pm, MK-22/23/24 (no class on 3/29)

Order study materials through Amazon or the Precept website,

Contacts: Leilani Stritter, to sign up for the morning class
Betsy Bowersox, to sign-up for the evening class
* “Inductive” means we use the Bible as the primary source of study to learn about God and what the Bible teaches.


Tuesdays, 6:55pm, Sanctuary (September – May)

Join Bible Study Fellowship (September-May) for a brand new study. This in-depth Bible study program will help you unpack Scripture and relate it to your daily life. As you engage in God’s Word, supported by small group discussion and other resources, you will grow closer to Jesus and experience true spiritual transformation. This study is intended for all levels of Bible knowledge and is open to men and children (grades 1-12). Mandarin group available.

Contact: Daryl Lieu,

Support and Recovery

For care and recovery ministries offered at Menlo Church, please click here.