Adult Discussion Group

Join us for a lively, in-depth, single-topic, 70-minute discussion, typically featuring a knowledgeable authority. Share your views during the Q&A period. 8:30 AM every Sunday on Zoom (during the COVID-19 pandemic).

To join the Zoom meeting click on this link: You will be given the option to join via browser or install the Zoom app (free and easier). Either way takes you into the meeting. You’ll be able to see and hear everyone. They’ll be able to see and hear you if you have a camera on your computer. Most laptops will have a built-in camera, and you can select “use computer audio”. Most desktops do not have a camera unless you bought a separate one. With a desktop and no camera, we won’t be able to see or hear you, but you’ll be able to see and hear everyone else and the presentation. You can also join by iPad or iPhone. If you use the Zoom app directly, the meeting ID is 310 372 3898. If you don’t have a computer, you can join by phone only: (669) 900-6833, meeting ID is 310 372 3898. If you have questions/problems, call Rick Hefner, (310) 374-0533.


Adult Discussion Group

Date & Time: Sunday, February 28, 2021 - 8:30am

On February 28th our topic will be "Reviving Neglected Virtues."  Bill Nunan will restart a courageous conversation that began in our January 24 ADG meeting on the relative importance that people ascribe to different virtues, and the harm that may result if we take certain virtues(e.g. loyalty or honesty) to unhealthy extremes, but neglect loving kindness.  How do our individual experiences shape our attitudes and priorities?  Please join the conversation at 8:30 AM on Sunday at


Earlier presentations can be found here.

2-21-21 Adult Discussion Group - “The Tri-Faith Initiative” - Marilyn Anderson

Date & Time: , February 21, 2021 - 8:30am


Next Sunday Marilyn Anderson will discuss “The Tri-Faith Initiative”.  You’ll learn what a UCC minister, a rabbi, and an imam all have in common  (that sentence is NOT the opening line for a joke!) — especially if they live in Omaha, Nebraska or Berlin, Germany.  How can our MBCC congregation be a part of this interfaith evolution?   What are the benefits of the resulting open communication?  What are your thoughts about the potential problems of sharing Tri-Faith common property?  Join us at 8:30 AM virtually at


2-14-21 Adult Discussion Group - “Wit” - Gary Hartzell

Date & Time: , February 14, 2021 - 8:30am

“Wit” will be Gary Hartzell’s topic next Sunday.  Wit is a type of intelligent humor and takes many forms, including the wisecrack, quip, and repartee.  Mark Twain, Dorothy Parker, William Shakespeare, and even Winston Churchill were skilled at using wit with great effect.  Gary will offer us many examples.  Join us virtually this Sunday at 8:30 AM at  All ages are welcome.


ADULT DISCUSSION GROUP - Beach Cities History - Kevin Cody

Date & Time: , February 7, 2021 - 8:30am

ADULT DISCUSSION GROUP – – On February 7th, Kevin Cody, publisher of the Easy Reader weekly newspaper since shortly after its founding in 1970, will discuss how our three beach cities, Manhattan, Hermosa, and Redondo, have evolved independently over the decades, starting with the hippie generation and the passionate opposition by some to the Vietnam War.  Kevin will explain the uniqueness of each of the three cities, and how they have evolved separately, with their own personalities and eccentricities, and how they compete with each other.  Please join the virtual conversation at 8:30 AM on Sunday at  All ages are welcome.