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Founded in 1864 when San Mateo was a little village of 400 people, CCSM has grown and evolved with this dynamic region. We’re inspired by our 150-year history as we focus on what it means to be a spiritual community here and now in the 21st century.

We are part of the United Church of Christ (UCC) and support its “God is Still Speaking” Campaign.

We are a Congregational Church which means we our own independent, self-governing body with an active lay leadership team and high volunteerism among our members. While independent, we maintain fellowship with other UCC churches.

Our vision is to be a strong voice for Progressive Christianity on the San Francisco Peninsula, to build a beloved community and to lead in championing social justice for all.

We are an Open and Affirming (ONA) congregation. This is an UCC designation which means that we affirm the full inclusion of all sexual orientations, gender identities and gender expressions into CCSM’s life and ministry.

We invite you to go deeper…

icon-GP50Learn about our Guiding Principles that represent what we affirm here at CCSM. More explicit than values, they serve to govern our actions.
icon-history50View our history timeline. Our rich history provides us with perspective in today’s world, serving as a source of inspiration for us as we strive to live out our vision.
icon-team50Meet our staff. Led by our ministers, our staff dedicates itself to bringing expertise and enthusiasm to our work within CCSM, our local community and beyond.
icon-campus50Discover our beautiful campus that includes a fully accessible Sanctuary and an adjacent Memorial Garden for reflection, prayer and honoring of loved ones. Host your wedding or event at CCSM.
icon-music50Explore our music events -- an integral part of who we are -- and how they enhance our community and worship service.
icon-partners50Look at our many partner organizations. Together, we can make a difference.


Times and Directions

Our 10:30 am Sunday worship service speaks to the contemporary person. Through music, prayers, sermons and poetry, we strive to create a spiritual hour where the presence of God and the love…

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Online Services & Sermons

Congregational Church of San Mateo Our messages are crafted to nourish the mind as much as the soul, serving as a relevant and meaningful anchor in today’s world. CCSM Online Service…

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Children and Youth

Looking for fun activities and resources for kids and youth? Check out our “Resources for Families” page. Connecting children and youth with authentic spirituality.  At CCSM we’re committed to nurturing…

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Music Events

Music is an integral part of the rich history of CCSM. Through our music we explore beauty, wonder, sadness, joy, and the many other mysteries of life, together. Choir Performances…

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Social Justice

God has no hands but your hands, no feet but your feet, no face but your face. Join us in cultivating a more just and compassionate world, working together to understand…

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