One of the unique and beautiful qualities of this CCSM community is our tending to each other. On the Welcome page of our website we say: We are an open-minded, progressive spiritual community characterized by a delight in diversity, a passion for justice, a love of music and a genuine care we have for each other. We do have a … Read More
Jesus and Buddha as Brothers: Sunday Celebrations
January 27: The Three Jewels February 3: Cleaning the Windows February 10: The Fine Art of Acceptance • Celebrating Lynnelle’s 25th Anniversary at CCSM February 17: Decluttering our Souls February 24: Faith and practice: Living Buddha, Living Christ March 3: The Other Shore: Resurrection and Reincarnation
Train Day, Saturday, Feb. 2
On Train Day, Saturday, February 2, between 2:00 and 4:30pm, the trains will be pulling into the Kloss Hall station for all ages. Make cookies, be an engineer, create your own layout, and build your own train. Don’t miss out! TOOT-TOOT-TOOT!
Dakota is Back!
Rev. Dakota Brown is back with us after her medical leave. She is rested and restored, ready to focus on fun and support for CCSM’s amazing seniors. She works as a hospice chaplain in addition to being here, which has the blessing of health insurance and retirement benefits, but means less time at CCSM. Dakota spent some of her time … Read More
Wise & Wonderful
Wednesday, January 23 10:30 to noon • Buckham Room Put God first in the New Year—coffee and conversation. Join us!
Report from the front lines: Jorge Bautista
On February 3, Jorge Bautista will present on his October trip to El Salvador. He will also share some of his experience during his recent border trip. Don’t miss it!
Invest in Peace: Building Israeli-Palestinian Peace from the Ground Up
Thursday, January 31, 7:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Peninsula Jewish Community Center 800 Foster City Blvd, Foster City Looking for hopeful news in 2019? We will discuss the exciting and impactful work of Alliance for Middle East Peace (ALLMEP), an umbrella for NGOS that do people-to-people co-existence work with Israelis and Palestinians. Information on the groundbreaking new International Fund for Israeli-Palestinian Peace … Read More
Second Hour Sunday: USA for IOM
After the Congregational Meeting on January 27 in the Community Room (CE bldg) Please join Andrew Lind and Amy Mahoney along with USA for IOM, the non-profit partner of the United Nations Migration Agency, to hear from migration experts how the UN is working to protect and provide lifesaving humanitarian assistance to vulnerable migrants, refugees, and human trafficking victims around … Read More
Oscar and family are finally moved in!
The Custodial Apartment Renovation Team is pleased to announce that Oscar Rosa and his family have moved into their “new digs” as of January 15th. We will now be graced with Imelda (Oscar’s wife) Brandon and Moises’ (Oscar and Imelda’s sons) presence in the halls of our building. Oscar and family wish to thank everyone for their housewarming gifts and … Read More
We warmly welcome our new bookkeeper, Cheryle Matteo. Cheryle is taking over much of the huge job Pearly has been doing for many years. It’s a bottomless task, and though Pearly has technically retired, she is still coming in, attempting to pass along years of accumulated knowledge. Cheryle is cheerfully up to the task and has been absorbing mountains of … Read More
Music and Art
Friday, February 15, noon • Buckham Room Remember to bring your own sandwich/salad; beverages and dessert are provided. Following lunch, a short business meeting and program will follow. Linda Brockett, CCSM member and retired San Mateo High School librarian will present a unique program on Russian icons. She will share her experiences in learning how to create modern renderings of … Read More
Witness to the Warmth – Pearly’s Retirement Luncheon
With both joy and sadness, the congregation gathered on January 13 at a retirement luncheon for Pearly Masters, who is leaving after 19 years of loving service. Pearly’s son Neil was present, and his words touched many, both to honor his mom and as a tribute to the warm community he has witnessed from a distance during the years his … Read More
First Tuesday Book Group
February 5 • 7:30pm • Fireplace Room At our upcoming meeting, we’ll discuss The House of Broken Angels by Luis Alberto Urrea. “All we do, mija, is love. Love is the answer. Nothing stops it. Not borders. Not death.” Confronting the harsh realities of the Mexican American immigrant experience, this book presents a thoughtful and honest portrayal of one family’s … Read More
Jesus and Buddha as Brothers: Book Recommendations
Living Buddha, Living Christ by Thich Nhat Han Without Buddha I would Not Be a Christian by Paul Knitter Jesus and Buddha: The Parallel Sayings by Marcus Borg
Thanks to All CCSM Musicians
This fall our CCSM ringers, singers and musicians were hard at work in run-out concerts, a number of memorial services & special services and our weekly Sunday services providing beautiful music and sharing their gifts of music to add to our wide variety of worship services. Some of the highlights included the Home & Hope Concert in October, the Annual … Read More
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