News & Events


News & Events

We’ve revised our news and events section! The Calendar now features the regular online calendar listing. This page will offer special events and news articles.

In January and February, over 250 church members and friends participated in our online survey conducted by our Organization Design Task Force.  Click CCSM Survey to see the results.

Organization Design Task Force (ODTF) Forums
Wednesday, April 29, 7pm
Sunday, May 3, 11:45am
You are invited to attend a Congregational Forum hosted by the Organization Design Task Force. There are two opportunities to attend the presentation in the Buckham Room.

Wise and Wonderful Seniors (WiWoS)
WiWoS are great fun and you don’t need to be Wise or Wonderful to join the in the fun… You don’t even need to be a senior. Wherever you are on your life’s journey, you are welcome to join us for any or all of these activities.
2nd Wednesdays in the Buckham Room
5/13 10:30-11:30 In with the New
A time to regroup and look ahead.

4th Thursdays: Please sign up in church office to make reservations. This helps us to create carpools—more fellowship, less cars. Each 4th Thursday we gather at CCSM at 10:30 a.m., and leave at 10:45.
4/23 Paul’s Diner, 4000 S El Camino Real; free parking on north side of building.

First Tuesday Book Group
Tuesday, May 5, 7:30-9:00pm • Fireplace Room
Our May book is Never Let Me Go. A suspenseful, moving and beautifully atmospheric novel by the author of Remains of the Day. The book tells the story of three students at an exclusive boarding school in the English countryside. Years later, when Kathy is a young woman, Ruth and Tommy have reentered her life. Now, she is beginning to look back at their shared past and understand just what it is that makes them special—and how that gift will shape the rest of their time together.
We always have a stimulating discussion and often have varying opinions of the books. Bring your questions and thoughts. New readers are always welcome to join us. We meet the first Tuesday of the month from 7:30-9:00 pm in the Fireplace Room. Please email Susan to be added to our email list and/or email Betsy Woodward if you have questions.
Here are the books for the coming months:

May 5: Never Let Me Go, Kazuo Ishiguro
June 2: The Women: A Novel, T.C. Boyle
Sept. 1: Against the Tide, Elizabeth Camden
Oct. 6: The Ghost Map, Steve Johnson
Nov. 3: The Rosie Project, Graeme C. Simsion

Sisters in Spirit (SIS)
We are an open-minded group of CCSM sisters (and friends) exploring cutting edge ideas about spirituality through the writings of contemporary religious, philosophical and inspirational thinkers of our time. We had a great time last fall reading Pema Chodron’s well-acclaimed primer Living Beautifully With Uncertainty and Change. This winter and spring we are delving into the latest book by Deepak Chopra, The Future of God.
We meet twice a month, on Sundays from 12noon-1:30pm in the 2nd floor library room. Dates for winter/spring are:  4/26, 5/10, 5/24, 6/7 (we’ll recess for the summer). Please join us! Contact Rebecca at (650) 483-0756 or for more information.

Embodied Practice: Spiritual Exploration though Yoga
Mondays, April 20 & 27, May 4 & 11 7:00pm • Buckham Room
Led by Yoga teacher and CCSM member Kate Joyce, this spiritual practice will be a gentle class for people with wide ranging physical abilities/limitations to participate fully. The class will also incorporate the week’s scripture reading(s) and sermon topic into the practice. Come join Kate on Mondays!

San Mateo Pride 2015
Saturday, June 13, 11am – 6pm
San Mateo Pride will be here soon. We are looking for volunteers to assist with the event on June 13 at Central Park. The time of event is 11am-6pm. Get involved with your community and let’s make some great memories. Contact Janelle Bradford,