Our Status During Covid-19
Although the State of California and County of San Mateo have loosened their restrictions on religious gatherings, Dr. Scott Morrow from the Dept. of Public Health has written us to discourage gatherings of any size as he deems it to be still unsafe to do so, especially for those age 50+ and those with underlying health conditions. Therefore we will exercise extreme caution and not resume worship services or gatherings of any size until we receive notification that it is safe to do so. At that time, we will update our website and post banners at 1336A Arroyo Ave.,San Carlos that we are “Open”.
We are not holding regular office hours as Shelter In Place is still encouraged. However, you can leave a phone message (650-593-7809) or better yet, email Church Administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org as she will check for messages periodically. You can also send a letter via U.S. mail. Thank you.
Community United Church of Christ is a progressive Christian gathering, serving God and humanity by sharing God’s good news, embodying Christ’s loving acceptance and working together for social and environmental wholeness.
Sunday service is at 10:30 a.m. in our Sanctuary at 1336A Arroyo Ave. It’s the building with a stainless steel cross. We are three congregations who worship together in one church: Community United Church of Christ in San Carlos, Chalice Disciples of Christ, and Kalavaria UCC.
We are a part of the national United Church of Christ denomination, spiritual descendants of:
- the Pilgrims and other immigrants who came to North America to escape religious persecution
- those who worked for the abolition of slavery and for racial justice in the Civil Rights movement, and who ordained the first African-American in 1785.
- those who ordained the first women as ministers in 1853, and have long worked for women’s rights in society and the church
- those who ordained the first openly gay man as a minister in 1972, and have worked for the equality of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons in society, as well as their inclusion in the church.
Our church and the wider UCC believe that we don’t have to agree on everything to be in communion and community with one another. We don’t have to have all the answers– in fact, we value our questions and doubts, trusting that they help us to find a more authentic faith.
“Never place a period where God has placed a comma.” Gracie Allen, 20th century American comedian
“There is more truth and light yet to break forth from God’s holy word.” – John Robinson, 17th century pastor to the Pilgrims
We believe that God is still speaking to us today, and asks us to offer God’s extravagant welcome to all, especially those who have felt like they had no place in the church: the excluded, the spiritually homeless and the questioning.