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 new Sanctuary at 1336A Arroyo Ave. (In observance of the latest San Mateo County Health Alert about the status of COVID-19, we will not be holding Sunday worship service for the next three weeks. We hope to return on Easter Sunday pending positive regulatory health agencies updates.) 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.
Our Intentional Interim Minister Rev. Dr. Wendy Jaine Summers will complete her term with us on March 31, 2020.
Following her departure, San Carlos Community Church, composed of Community United Church of Christ in San Carlos (UCC), Chalice Church (Disciples of Christ), and Kalavaria UCC will continue to plan and conduct worship services. Sunday preacher schedules representing each church will be announced as they are finalized. Be sure to check our website here.
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.