Council of Ministries Meeting 2019

Council of Ministries Meeting – Sunday, March 31 11:45am • Buckham Room Thanks to your participation and engagement, we are off to a good start under our transformed governance structure! Everyone, whether a Newcomer or a “seasoned” member of our community, is welcome and encouraged to attend the Council gatherings, which are inspirational as well as practical, as we engage … Read More

Beating Guns Book Tour at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church

March 28 • 6pm-8pm: Join Shane Claiborne and Mike Martin to discuss what America could look like if we beat the guns in our streets and addressed the triggers in our hearts. This event  will feature the forging of a gun into a garden tool. Join the journey to end gun violence, to see how we can change our culture … Read More

CCSM Loves our Children and Youth!

by Penny Nixon One of the things I love most about CCSM is our intergenerational community and how the whole community loves and supports our youth and children. That love and support has been embodied so beautifully in Kibbie’s ministry among us for the past two years. Kibbie stepped up at a time when we were looking for a CYF … Read More

Rev. Dakota Brown leaving CCSM

Dakota sent a letter of resignation to the board of directors indicating March 15th, 2019 as her last day at CCSM. She has accepted a full time position at Pathways Hospice as a Chaplain. At Pathways she will serve families from San Francisco to Redwood City. They are able to offer her benefits and more hours that she needs for … Read More

Interim Children’s Ministries Coordinator: Tara Abrams

We are happy to announce that Tara Abrams, CCSM member and serving on CYF ministry, has agreed to be our interim Children’s Ministries Coordinator for Sunday mornings due to Kibbie’s retirement. Tara works part-time in the school district as a counselor/therapist.

Help! Calling all Butterflies – Liturgical Arts Workshops

Did you know that a group of butterflies is officially called a kaleidoscope, although they are sometimes referred to as a swarm? Groups of caterpillars are called an army. The Liturgical Arts Ministry (LAM) cordially invites you to participate in the building of our Lent-to-Easter transformational theme—cocoons into butterflies— signifying Jesus’s resurrection. There are two open workshops coming up. Please … Read More

Wise & Wonderful: Now on Fridays

Wise and Wonderful will now only meet the first Friday of each month, 10:30 to noon. The first gathering of “Wise & Wonderful First Fridays” will be held April 5th in the Buckham Room. Coffee will be provided. Bring your own lunch. Speaker: Deb Flaherty, Mid Peninsula Village. Helping seniors find resources and services.

Building Our Unity

Building Our Unity Dear Sisters and Brothers, Throughout its history, the Church has had to navigate what to do when two different groups are brought together in faith. Christianity has never been a faith that was tied to just one place or one culture; its very nature is outwardly focused, enveloping many different peoples and traditions. This certainly adds to … Read More

Sacred Conversations to End Racism: Latinx Voices

Dr. Miguel De La Torre and  Rev. Rhina Ramos join Rev. Dr. Velda Love and Rev. Tracy Howe Wispelwey, exploring Latinx identity, cultural narratives and how both individuals and communities of faith can move towards liberation. Click here for the podcast.

Music & Art hosts Good Friday midday service – April 19

Music and Art will sponsor a Good Friday observance at 12:45pm in the Sanctuary. There will be special organ music by Angela Kraft Cross interspersed with readings by members. (Note: the Music and Art core group will have lunch in the Buckham Room at noon. Remember to bring your own sandwich/salad; beverages and dessert are provided. A brief business meeting … Read More

Home & Hope Rotating Shelter – April 28-May 5

CCSM will be hosting the Home and Hope families the week of April 28 – May 5. It takes approximately 35 volunteers to adequately care for these families. People are needed to set up the tents and make the beds which usually takes about 1 ½ hours on Sunday afternoon (exact time to be announced at a later date). The … Read More

Make a Change for Lent… Quit Plastic! 

Brought to you by: Into the Wilderness This year, Into the Wilderness will be attempting to eliminate or cut down single use plastic for Lent. Here’s the challenge: First, try to cut down or eliminate single use plastics at home. Second, take action by participating in the weekly action challenges. Into the Wilderness will send out a weekly email to … Read More

First Tuesday Book Group – April 2

Fireplace Room • 7:30pm Our book is My American Dream: A Life of Love, Family, and Food by Lidia Bastianich. Join us for a tasty discussion of the life of a well-known TV personality and a beloved cook. The host of “Lidia’s Kitchen” shares a memoir that traces her impoverished but loving upbringing under Tito’s communist regime in Yugoslavia, her … Read More