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Testify to Love

Never forget that justice is what love looks like in public.
—Cornel West

February 1
Love Brings Healing

Healing Service and Communion.
Mark 1:21-28

February 8
Searching for Love

Mark 1:32-39

February 15
Love is More Powerful than Fear

Mark 9:2-9

For as long as I shall live,
I will testify to love.
I'll be a witness in the silences when words are not enough.
With every breath I take,
I will give thanks to God above.
For as long as I shall live,
I will testify to love.

(Chorus of Testify to Love by Avalon)


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We strive to be rooted but not stuck.
Christian means we eagerly explore the Bible for its spiritual wisdom.
We believe God is a Spirit of love that can be known by everyone.

As one of the ten original Congregation Sponsors who organized the original San Mateo County MLK Jr. celebration, CCSM will be honored as a Founding Congregation Sponsor.

Peace Village 2014

Video: Easter Sunday 2014

April 20th, 2014

CCSM 150th Anniversary Weekend

We had a wonderful celebration of our 150th Anniversary!

If you are looking...

...for a church that gathers around the teachings of Jesus Christ and does so in an open-minded and progressive way — this may be the place for you.

...for ways to further the cause of justice and peace through service to the local community and wider world — this may be the place for you.

...into your heart and finding that God's love knows no bounds, and church should be a place where all are welcome — young, old, rich, poor, different colors and sexual orientations — this may be the place for you.

There are a lot of churches out there, and people are looking for a place they can feel at home. It can be difficult to tell, at first, if a church is a good fit with your philosophy of life or core values. In order to help newcomers get an immediate sense of us, as well as to help longtime members remain aware of our essentials, we offer these guiding principles. We seek to hold ourselves accountable to live these principles in community together.