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Sunday March 26

Soul Sparks Lenten Study     3:30pm

Worship     5:00pm     (followed by a casual supper)

Sunday April 9

Soul Sparks Lenten Study     3:30pm

Worship     5:00pm     (followed by a casual supper)

Friday April 14

Good Friday Worship     7:00pm

Joint worship with other local churches at College Heights UCC, 1150 West Hillsdale Blvd, San Mateo 94403

Sunday April 16

Easter Sunrise Service     6:15am

Celebrate Easter with a brief outdoor Sunrise Service (in our parking lot) followed by brunch (inside)

Join us


March 1

11:00 am

for a brief worship service

And, if you have time, you’re also invited to stay for Prayer Circle

immediately following the Ash Wednesday service.

All are welcome

Nate will be sharing “Ashes to Go” somewhere  very near First Church

at 2:00 pm.  If you would like to stand with Nate,

let us know via email or call the office at 650.369.0344.


Go HERE to get your copy inviting you to  GIVE BACK this Christmas Season by helping low-income families at Hoover Community School and some fun at the same time!


Christmas Party

To Benefit
Hoover Community School’s
Holiday Toy & Gift Drive
Here at First Church

Cost of Admission = One (or more)
unwrapped toys or gifts:

NEW, unwrapped TOYS/GIFTS for ages 5 to 14
WARM CLOTHES ~ hats, gloves, scarves, jackets
Monetary gifts are also welcome

Experience the Madrigal Singers

Enjoy the music of Andrew Jamieson
And sing along carols

Or just sit back and enjoy visiting with friends





Sunday, August 28

4:00pm to 5:00pm

Here at First Church, Redwood City

Learn about the whole house approach

to energy efficiency and comfort

and find out how simple it is to qualify for rebates.

Learn about LED lighting

and new technologies for your home.

Get help wasting less and saving more!



bobby jo valentineFREE CONCERT

Sunday, August 7 ~ 4 pm

Reception and food to follow

College Heights Church

1150 West Hillsdale Blvd 

San Mateo, CA 94403



Yup, this is a concert at a church. But this isn’t your father’s church music. Progressive churches around the nation frequently invite Bobby to offer stories and songs that inspire us to question our beliefs, challenge easy answers, and move closer to love.

Bobby has been recognized far and wide. He’s twice been named songwriter of the year by the West Coast Songwriter’s Association. LA Weekly praised his “witty wordplay” and called him “the nicest guy to ever pick up an acoustic guitar.”
Learn more about Bobby and see videos at—and please join us for this special evening of music and community.

PS: A lot of great congregations are co-sponsoring this concert, including us!

PPS:  If you are interested in ride sharing, contact the First Church Office.



christmas party 2015


got red


May 24th

Get Your Red On…

Come Celebrate Pentecost

5:00 pm ~ Worship Celebration

6:00 pm ~  Pizza

** Note the date change from the third Sunday (May 17th)
to the fourth Sunday (May 24th)
this month only






alive inside

The most Awarded Documentary

of 2014

This Saturday

May 2nd

7:30 pm

Here at First Church

  Come join us as we watch this

 ‘joyous cinematic exploration music’s capacity to reawaken our souls

and uncover the deepest parts of our humanity’.

This documentary chronicles the astonishing experiences of

individuals around the country who have been revitalized

through the simple experience of listening to music.

‘…reveals the uniquely human connection we find in music

and how its healing power can triumph

where prescription medication falls short.’

The film is a little over an hour and will be followed by a brief

discussion led by an Activities Director from a local elder care home

and Rev. Sue Ann Yarbrough, from SpiritCare Ministry to Seniors.


LinkAges TimeBank

Want to Get More Involved in our Community

but not sure where to start?


LinkAges TimeBank™


A community-based service exchange network where members earn hours by providing services,

and use those hours to receive services in return.


Give and receive help.


Learn new skills.


Share hobbies and interests.


Be a part of your neighborhood’s greatest resource.


LinkAges Time Bank™ is a neighborhood service-exchange network that matches you with the unique skills,

 talents and needs of those who live nearby. 

Connect with community members who share your interests and help one another.



First Church is sponsoring this one in the series of orientations.


Come here to First Church and learn more

Wednesday, April 22nd

6:00 pm


Community Dialogue

How does immigration change or create our perceptions of community?

This Sunday

April 19th

Worship at 5:00 pm

Dinner at 6:15 pm

Dialogues at 7:00 pm

Sponsored by Redwood City Together, a Welcoming Initiative of Redwood City 2020 for a healthy community partnership

Free, child care and translators available

Contact Maddy Kane to RSVP for the Dialogue

650.423.2000 x 3466 or

or the church Office (  at 650.369.0344