To preserve the 160 years legacy given to us, we will give attention to how best to maximize our resources. We will multiply our humanitarian efforts to meet local basic needs of food, clothing, shelter, healthcare, safety, education and a sense of belonging, given in recent years through donations, by nurturing closer partnerships with agencies well recognized for their long history of success in these areas.

We will explore opportunities for preserving and growing capital resources, succession planning, more effective organizational structure and welcoming voices that have not previously been heard.


First Church of Redwood City, UCC
PO Box 7214
Redwood City, CA 94063


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Our Mission

Years ago, our church adopted a mission statement that helps to sustain us and makes our faith journey more meaningful.

Love God with our whole being

The beauty of loving God is that there are signs of God’s presence so vividly all around us in nature and in the human experience.

Nurture ourselves and others in love and spiritual growth

We share a prayer study on Wednesday mornings at 11 A.M., and on Sunday nights at 5 P.M. we share through Bible Study or a full worship service. Both are held on Zoom. Email us for details on how to join.

Live God’s love in service to the community and the world

We partner with many non-profit organizations in our local and wider community whose values are in alignment with ours, including Puente, Second Harvest, Global H.O.P.E., and Ukraine Emergency Appeal.

Stewardship: Lessons learned from rowing

What rowing taught me about high-performance teams “I started rowing in high school on the Mississippi in my hometown of St. Paul. When I went off to university at McGill, I decided to try out for the freshman crew team. When my turn came up, I pulled harder than I ever pulled for 2,000 meters....

Warren’s Wonderings: Leadership

At our last Church Council meeting we took our next step toward our annual meeting. Last year, you may remember, that we held the event on Zoom. This year we hope to meet in person and on Zoom. Looking back over the past year is always a time for acknowledgements. While we lost our beloved...

Stewardship: Parable of the Talents/Minas

Many non-Christian church goers nor Scripture readers are familiar with this story. As Pastor Warren quoted recently: “Discovery consists of looking at the same thing as everyone else and thinking something different.” …Albert Szent Gyorgi

Here is one different interpretation delivered as a sermon, shared by a Minister’s wife, and a professional voice teacher, who heard the sermon.

Kathie Fosgett

Our dear friend Kathie Fosgett passed away from a stroke on Labor Day weekend, 2021. Kathie served as our full time Executive Director, working primarily in the areas of administration, operations, outreach, and marketing. Kathie found that the most rewarding aspect of this position was the opportunity to foster cross-pollination and resource-sharing with other organizations...

Our History

In 1862, we were the only Protestant church in San Mateo County. There were no cars and no paved roads. Most goods were moved by teams of oxen, or by train, or by tall ships (yes, tall ships in downtown Redwood City!).

Our first church building was known as “the little church on the island” because it was reached by crossing a bridge to a peninsula almost surrounded by Redwood Creek at the corner of what is now Jefferson and Middlefield.