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San Mateo, CA 94401
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Children & Youth

Church School and Godly Play (click here for details!)


There is a place for every child in our church. Regular Church School classes are held every Sunday for children ages 3 years through 8th grade. Our team teachers and excellent Godly Play based curriculum make the classes interesting and exciting. High school youth assist in the classrooms and sing in the choir.

Family Worship


Family worship is a time where all our children remain in the service with their families. Worship leadership that day includes our children and our youth. It is interactive, fun and engaging. The music, sermon, scripture and prayers provide an intergenerational experience. Join us as the children lead us in prayers of thanksgiving, celebrate communion or share meditations on the scripture themes for the day with their church family. Infant and toddler care are always available.


Infant and Toddler Care


Where do you go when your infant needs some TLC and you are in worship? Come to the Infant Room. The room is right near the sanctuary, furnished with a rocking chair, changing area and infant toys. In this room you can sit with your child for a while and hear the sermon or leave him or her with our Nursery Mom, Lili Ruiz.

For those youngsters who are walking, exploring and need more space, a Toddler Room is also available in the Christian Education Building. The Toddler Room is a caring place for little children where they will receive love, attention and a snack. They are lovingly cared for by our Toddler Moms.


Youth Program

Youth Church School meets in the Church Library

Every Sunday (except the first), 10:45 - 11:30 a.m.
All Youth (Grades 6-12) are welcome!
Join us for lively discussions about current issues of faith. This is a time of fun, togetherness, learning and exploration of an engaging and relevant spirituality. We are meeting in a room just across from the sanctuary balcony—easy to find! Hope to see you there!

Youth Fellowship at CCSM, 6th-12th Grades!
Every Sunday (except the first), 11:45-1:15 p.m. in the Youth Room
We meet every Sunday (except the first) after worship for lunch, games, fellowship and discussion. We will explore a variety of spiritual practices, arts, music and engage in a number of service project throughout the year. All youth in grades 6-12 are welcome!

NEW! Parent Connection!
Every 2nd Sunday we invite the parents of our children and youth to participate in adult education classes after worship from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45-1 p.m. Grab a cup of coffee and meet us in the Fireplace Room—child care provided and the youth fellowship will also meet at the same time. We want all our parents to come!
April 13: The Rev. Dr. G. Penny Nixon, CCSM Senior Minister and parent of CCSM child, speaks on Theology of Human Sexuality: Talking with our Children about their Bodies. Join Rev Penny in a discussion on this engaging yet sometimes difficult topic—let’s share how we are talking (or not talking) with our children and youth about their sacred sexuality. An update on Our Whole Lives (OWL) Human Sexuality Curriculum will be provided as well.




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Peace Village
August 4-8, 2014!

Peace Village is a peace education day camp developed in collaboration by the Muslim Children’s Garden School, Peninsula Temple Beth El (PTBE), and Congregational Church of San Mateo -UCC (CCSM) with this mission: to immerse children, youth and adults in ways of being peacemakers within an interfaith community.

Registration forms are now available!

For more info, download pdf and registration form here.