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Affinity Groups

If your passion is sports, books or other special interests, then our Affinity Groups are for you. Affinity Groups provide an environment for forming lasting friendships while sharing your faith and engaging in a special interest all at the same time. You're welcome to join as many groups as you wish. You're also encouraged to consider starting a new group that would benefit the church faith community. If you are interested in joining a group, please see the contacts below.


The LGBT Affinity group offers fellowship, spiritual community and social connection. It's a nice way to meet other LGBT folk and enjoy time together beyond Sunday worship. Meetings include a shared meal and social time, lively discussion and laughter. We welcome all people.

Where: Meet at CCSM.
Time: We meet every 5-6 weeks.
Contact: Jon Karesh
Phone: (650) 572-2621
Email: jon94404@aol.com


Come mingle with the friends you haven't met yet and some you already know. We've got a lot of potential with this diverse crowd and a variety of interests to discover. This is a great way to get to know people with whom you share a little faith and age.

Where: Various Houses and Restaurants.
Time: Twice a month, varying times.
Contact: Pearly Masters
Phone: (650) 343-3694
Email: info@ccsm-ucc.org

Music & Arts

The Music and Arts Circle enjoys lunch and a monthly program centered around the arts. Musicians, poets, actors, painters and other creative people have entertained, inspired and enriched our lives. Guests are always welcome.

Where: CCSM Buckham Room
Time: 12-1:30 p.m. Every 3rd Friday of the month
Contact: Nancy Jalonen
Phone: (650) 581-1237
Email: info@ccsm-ucc.org


Anyone interested starting the day with 9 holes of golf.

Where: Poplar Creek Golf Course. Call Peter for tee times.
Time: Every Sunday at Sunrise, 9 holes.
Contact: Peter Held
Phone: (650) 888-8398 (c)
Email: heldpainting@aol.com

Peninsula Interfaith

Anyone interested in working with local faith communities to create justice in our communities by addressing local problems, putting faith into action, building hope and finding solutions.

Where: CCSM
Time: 7 p.m. monthly meetings, dates TBA
Contact: Harry Dehlinger
Phone: (650) 589-5287
Email: hhob@juno.com

First Tuesday Book Group

Anyone interested in engaging discussion focused on a book we choose to read.

Where: Fireplace Room
Time: 7:30-9 p.m. First Tuesday of Each Month.
Contact: Betsy Woodward
Phone: (650) 571-9359
Email: betsdce@comcast.net

The Blanketeers

Calling all quilters, knitters, crocheters, fabric cutter/ assemblers, etc. You are invited to join in making afghans and quilts for children in the hospital and for homeless children (infants to 18 years old) one Saturday afternoon a month.

Where: CCSM Buckham Room
Time: Saturday afternoon meetings
Contact: Susan Henry
Phone: (650) 339-1603
Email: susanelaine555(at)gmail.com