New? Welcome to the UU San Mateo community.
Join us Sunday and get to know us.
We invite you to explore our community and connect with us. Are you looking for a community, a sense of fellowship, a way to make a difference in the world, a place to explore and deepen your spirituality?
Join us every Sunday at 10:30am, online or onsite! Most Sundays of the month our services are followed by a Connections Hour in the courtyard--or we might have a light lunch and an informal Community Conversation or a more focused Congregational Meeting. Come every Sunday to enjoy companionship and make connections in our community.
Each month, we offer a spiritual theme for discussion groups, faith engagement, and reflection. Please join us on our shared journey. You are welcome here.
Visitor Information & Common Questions
What should I expect on Sunday mornings?
People wear whatever they feel comfortable wearing, from “Sunday best,” to dressy casual, to jeans, to bike shorts. Let us know you're coming! We'd love to greet you and help you get checked in quicker if you'll let us know you'll be here by filling out the visitor card.
What's UUSM's covid policy?
We're glad you asked! Here's how to attend in person during COVID.
Is everyone welcome at UUSM?
We welcome all diversities of age, race, religious and ethnic origin, economic situation, sexual orientation, gender identity, and physical ability. You are welcome wherever you are on life's journey.
Is Unitarian Universalism new?
Our faith, Unitarian Universalism, grew out of two separate denominations – Unitarianism and Universalism – both of which have long heritages stretching back to the 1600s after the Reformation. Joined together as Unitarian Universalism in the United States and Canada in 1961, we are still greatly influenced by the belief in universal love from the Universalists, freedom of thought from the Unitarians, and the civic and ethical commitments of both movements. Learn more about Unitarian Universalists.
Today, we include wisdom from many traditions and sources, including lessons taught by all major world religions, including Judaism and American Buddhism, transformational civic leaders such as Martin Luther King Jr, science, earth spirituality, and humanism. Unitarian Universalism is a liberal religion that keeps an open mind to the religious questions people have struggled with through the ages and an open heart to supporting each other and all people on our shared journey through life. Learn more about Unitarian Universalist beliefs.
...And so, you began seeking a beloved community:
A people that does not put fences around love.
A community that holds its arms open to possibilities of love.
A heart-home to nourish your soul and share your gifts.
Welcome home; welcome to worship.
- Kimberlee Anne Tomczak Carlson