Holy Week at CCSM

Holy Week 2019 April 18, 7:00pm  •  Holy Thursday Service Contemplative Taize style service with music and readings led by Lynnelle Bilsey. April 19, 12:45pm  •  Good Friday Midday Service Music & Art will sponsor this midday service with organ music from Angela and scripture readings on the passion of Christ. April 19, 7:00pm   •   Good Friday Service … Read More

Ash Wednesday Service • March 6, 7pm

Our Wednesday Gathering, CCSM’s Spanish service, hosts this special bilingual service in Kloss Hall which will include communion and the imposition of ashes. St James AME Zion will also join us, and our choirs will come together as well.  What an incredible way to begin Lent, bringing diverse communities together in worship and reflection. A meal will follow.  

Grief Support Group

Thursdays, 6:30-8:30 pm If you are grieving the death of a spouse or partner, whether recently or some time ago, please join us. Together, we share our sorrow, create a community of compassion and hope, and build resilience in the midst of challenges. Facilitated by Rev. Dr. Janet K. Bower, Pastoral Counselor. Pre-registration is required. Group size is limited. To … Read More

Band of Brothers

We hope you’ll consider joining one of our men’s sharing groups. We are not only building the bonds of deep friendship and spirituality, but practicing our faith and having fun!. Thursday Night Men’s Group, Modern Men contact Peter Held at heldpainting@aol.com Saturday Morning Men’s Group, Spiritual Journey contact Mike Mullery at leeandmikemull@cs.com All are welcome!

First Tuesday Book Group, March 5 & April 2

March 5 and April 2 • Fireplace Room • 7:30-9:00pm On March 5, we’ll discuss The Boys In the Boat by Daniel James Brown. This is a true story about the 1936 Olympic competition—a startling moment in history.  PBS has aired a documentary on the subject. This book describes one small piece of that event. It is just the time … Read More

Trudy’s Teas

Trudy’s Teas are a chance for women from the church to meet and enjoy a meal and fellowship.  We currently have a Monday and Wednesday group and are always looking for more women to join us. If you are interested, contact Diane Kalliam (415-469-7750, dkalliam@gmail.com)

Blankets are on their way

Valerie McEntee brings the first 18 blankets from CCSM’s collection to her car for distribution to people living on the street in San Francisco.

Undergraduate and Graduate Scholarships Available!

The Ministry of Children, Youth and Families is soliciting candidates for receiving both undergraduate and graduate scholarship aid.    Selection criteria and application instructions are available at ccsm-ucc.org/adults. You’ll find links with complete instructions and application packets for both the CCSM undergraduate scholarship and the Bullis Graduate School Scholarship there. Deadline for both the undergraduate scholarship and Bullis graduate scholarship … Read More

Music & Art: Chris Yeh, Marty Lee and Amy Brooks

Friday, March 15 • noon-2pm Buckham Room Our program this month will feature CCSM’s own Chris Yeh on violin, ably assisted by violist Marty Lee and Amy Brooks on cello. Remember to bring your own sandwich/salad; beverages and dessert are provided.  A brief business meeting will follow and we will then adjourn to the sanctuary for the special musical program. … Read More

Spiritual Conversations

Mondays, February 25-April 15 • 7:00-8:30pm • Upstairs library The discussion group Spiritual Conversations will read 8 Habits of Love: Open Your Heart, Open Your Mind by Rev. Ed Bacon, the book Penny will use for her Lenten sermons. Retired rector and author Rev. Bacon describes different kinds of love: generosity, stillness, truth, candor, play, forgiveness, and community, and suggests … Read More

March 31 – Council of Ministries and Ministry Fair

Everyone, whether a Newcomer or a “seasoned” member of our community, is encouraged to attend the Council gatherings, which are inspirational as well as practical, as we engage in fellowship, visioning, planning, and caring for one another. As a preface to the Council meeting, during Coffee Hour on March 31 we will offer a Ministry Fair in Kloss Hall.  Each … Read More

Second Hour: March 24 – Progressive Christians Read the Bible (Part 3)

Penny Nixon • This session will look at the Gospels as Memory, Metaphor and Method. As progressive Christians, we do not take the Bible literally. So how do we read them? What role does historicity play in our contemporary interpretation? We will practice with a hands-on “bible study” incorporating the scholarship presented. Join us after worship at 11:45am in the … Read More

Second Hour: March 17 – Progressive Christians Read the Bible (Part 2)

Jorge Perry Bautista • Any time you take something out of context—a word, an event, a person—you misunderstand it. Part of progressive Christianity is to understand the historical Jesus; therefore we have to situate him in his own world, the world of first-century Palestinian Judaism. In this session we will consider Jesus’ context by giving a brief outline of the … Read More

Second Hour: March 10 – Melia Zimmerman

One Love CCSM Senior Higher Melia Zimmerman • Melia is a volunteer for One Love, an organization seeking to educate young people about healthy and unhealthy relationships and galvanizing them as leaders of change. Join Melia on March 10 as she presents short videos about healthy relationships and leads a discussion on the ten warning signs of unhealthy relationships and … Read More

Second Hour: March 3 – Rev. Jim Mitulski

This Is Our Story, This Is OUR Song Rev. Jim Mitulski • Churches continue to debate whether LGBT people should be allowed in the pulpit, and even in the pews, but gay people have always been present in the hymn books! Join us for an hour of song and lecture about queer hymnody—the writers, poets, composers, musicians who have enriched … Read More