Serve & Connect With Our Church

  Serve & Connect with Our Church

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We are an active church. Here’s how you can get involved this month and in upcoming months:

Connect with God and with Each Other During the Season of LentLent Symbol

Begin Lent united with The UCC Partnership Churches of San Diego as we gather for our annual Ash Wednesday Service at University City United Church (2877 Governor Dr., San Diego, CA 92122) Wed., March 1, at 7 PM. This is always one of the most meaningful and special services of the year. Complete Lenten Season Schedule for KCC and UCC Partnership Churches.

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The Ministry of Worship and Nurture has also created a resource for you and your family for the Season of Lent.  These ideas and understandings of the classic Lenten disciplines of prayer, fasting, and alms giving are creative ways to connect with God during Lent, and to enrich our spiritual walk with Christ.   2017 Lenten Resource

Friendship ParkKCC Visits Friendship Park Sunday, April 2, 12 PM to 3 PM

El Faro, The Border Church, is a binational community that gathers each Sunday afternoon at Friendship Park, the historic meeting place on the US/Mexico border. Led by Pastor John Fanestil in the United States and Pastor Guillermo Navarrete in Mexico, we will share communion with friends from both nations as a witness that nothing can separate us from the love of God in Jesus Christ. Read outline of the  trip. 




Save the Date for Our Annual Egg Hunt!  Saturday, April 15

The traditional Kensington Church & Preschool Egg Hunt is coming up soon, starting at 9:30 AM with a visit from the Easter Bunny.  The hunt begins at 10 AM at 4165 Palisades Road. Share all the info with your friends. Here’s how you can help the Big Bunny prepare:

Get all the Kensington Easter Egg Hunt details here.



Partnership  for Racial Justice Welcomes Your Input for 2017

Partnership  for Racial Justice is currently working on an overall plan for 2017 of events, workshops, outreach and communication. Please talk to Susan Cox if you want to give your own input and suggestions:  We welcome your participation and support.  Peace be with you.


Save the Date for Our Church Retreat This Year in the Fall!

We will again gather at Camp Stevens in Julian for an all ages church retreat at Camp Stevens, this year to be held Nov. 3 – 5. The fall is a great time to be at camp, enjoying the harvest from the summer and hiking in the cooler temperatures. Join us for a weekend worshipping God amid wide open spaces!


Save the Date and Get Your Passport

KCC is planning a three-day mission trip to Tijuana June 22, 23, and 24 for adults and youth 7th -12th. For this, you will need a passport so get your papers in order now! We will be doing three day trips to do work for City of Refuge Church among others. Plan to join us one day or all three, but get your passport ready now.


Share Your Joy About KCC’s Community on Facebook

KCC’s Media Team explains how!


Circle Coffee Mornings, 2nd Tuesday of Each Month at 10 AM

This program is brought to you by K8’s5 Women’s Circle and Kensington Community Church. Meet in Lander Hall for coffee, tea, pastries, fruit, good company, and a different program every month. We’re casual and you already know most of us. Open to all (that means the men folk, too!)

Our next Circle meeting is April 11, at 10 AM. Program topic is, “Share Your Talent!” Do you have a special interest, hobby or talent that you’d like to share with the group? Well, now’s your chance! Just want to enjoy the good company? Then, this is for you!


Women’s Spirituality Discusses Latest Book Selection in March

The next meeting is Tuesday, March 21, at 10 AM, upstairs in the Zen Room. The ladies will discuss the 3rd chapter (Lecture 3) of their latest book, “The Varieties of Religious Experience” by William James.  Book can be purchased on Amazon if you’d like to join the group.


“Well” Visits Are Underway!

Interested in a “Well” Visit? Our former Associate Minister, Sheila Naismith, is currently employed as a hospice chaplain and is giving back to our church by offering get-to-know-you visits with folks in our congregation. Learn more by letting Sheila or Pastor Darryl know you’re interested – click to email:


Serve as a Sunday Greeter

If you are able to smile, shake hands and say hello, you are the perfect candidate to be a Sunday morning greeter for the 10:00 service. Duties include coming about 20 minutes early, greeting everyone, and telling visitors that there are Visitor Information Cards in the pews. If someone needs other information, such as where child care is, the greeter can tell them, or ask an usher to help them. That’s all there is to it. So if you would like to do this, please sign up on the sheet in Lander Hall.


Serve in Other Ways

Serve as a liturgist. Bring refreshments or prepare communion. Wash linens or press play to launch multimedia. Want to sing or play an instrument in worship, even if you can’t commit to the Chancel Choir?

Deepen your connection to our church family, serving on one of our ministry committees. Chat with us about getting involved at


Be Family to Each Other

The family we create among our church friends is precious. Foster it in smaller and interest based groups: Secret Sisters, Women’s Spirituality, Circle Group, Prayer Shawl Ministry, Chancel Choir, Youth Group, Camp Stevens Retreats, and more. Contact us to learn more these groups. Or suggest a new idea for a small group! We are at

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