“Perhaps the secret of living well is not in having all the answers but in pursuing unanswerable questions in good company.”
—Rachel Naomi Remen
We are a group of warm-hearted, open-minded, imperfect people who think there is something special about exploring spirituality in community. We are deeply committed to one another’s spiritual journeys without requiring agreement or expecting conformity.
We are inter-generational, rooted in various aspects of the Christian tradition but open to all religions and spiritual traditions, including reason and science. We are Open & Affirming, which is a United Church of Christ designation for churches that fully include, embrace and honor all sexual orientations, gender expressions and gender identities. Every person is valued and appreciated.
Our history of social justice and inclusion
College Heights Church was founded in the early 1960s as an outreach of the Congregational Church of San Mateo. This photo shows our church site before our building was constructed. Our founders wanted to build a church for the growing populace of San Mateo to gather. The photo is by George Conklin, who has from the beginning documented the life of the land, the building, the social movements, and the people of College Heights Church.
We are part of the United Church of Christ, a mainline Protestant denomination created in 1957 as a union of the Congregational Christian Churches and the Evangelical and Reformed Church. The UCC is known for its commitment to social justice, including abolition, civil rights, and the ordination of women (1851) and LGBT people (1972) as pastors.