Serve & Connect With Our Church

  Serve & Connect with Our Church

Be With Us

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

Want to Learn More About KCC? Attend KCC 4-1-1 Sessions

Sunday, Sept. 17- 11:30 AM to 1 PM, Tuesday Sept. 19- 6:30 to 8 PM

Interested in learning more about Kensington Community Church? The United Church of Christ?  How you can add your gifts and energy to our Mission and Ministry?   You are invited to join Pastor Darryl for two informative classes. Each class will cover different aspects of KCC life, so you are encouraged to attend both.  Read more here.


Advent Brainstorm Session Coming Up!   Sunday, September 17

Interested in helping our worship leaders plan ADVENT?  Join members of the Ministry of Worship and Nurture and Pastor Darryl for our ADVENT BRAINSTORM session, Sunday, September 17, from 9:05 AM to 9:55 AM in the upstairs conference room.  We will be using the PAGEANT OF THE MASTERS as our framework these Advent and Christmas Seasons and your ideas about song and reading selections, campus decorations, and ways to engage the congregation in the theme are highly valued and greatly appreciated.


Blessing of the Animals September 24 at 8:30 AM & 10 AM

Let us join together to bear witness to God’s and our deep love, care, and concern for all of the creation. Come sing songs, lift prayers, and fellowship with your human and animal neighbors in a joyous event that is fun for all ages.

-Worship Outside on the Front Lawn of KCC (there will be plenty of chairs & shade under the canopies)
-Have Your Pet Blessed by Pastor Darryl
-Enjoy the Small Animal Petting Zoo by My Little Pony
-Offer Praise to God for all the Ways Animals Contribute to Life on the Earth

Many volunteers are needed this Sunday, so please contact Pastor Darryl if you’re willing to help in any way.



Back and More Spook-tacular Than Ever!
KCC Halloween Carnival Returns
Saturday, October 21, 3 to 5 PM


In the past, you have given abundant contributions in time and talent to make the carnival a success. We hope that you will help us this year-seasoned veterans and newcomers alike!  Here are just some of the many volunteer opportunities :
*Decorations set up and clean up
*Cake Walk Leaders and Cakes for Cake Walk
*Arts and Crafts HelpersHosts for 12 Activity Stations (some new games and concessions)
*Theater Ushers (Classic Horror Movies playing in the Sanctuary)

There is a sign-up sheet in Lander Hall with the complete list and you can email Carol Hill, with your volunteer preferences. Get More Details Here.


Camp Stevens Retreat

 Explore the Great Outdoors and More! KCC’s Annual Retreat at Camp Stevens

Friday, Nov. 3 ~ Sunday, Nov. 5


We will again gather at Camp Stevens in Julian for an all ages church retreat, 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!  Space is limited, so reserve your spot today. Get Retreat Details Here.


Thank You Letter from Jummy and Tolu

KCC has recently been offering support to an African asylum seeker/torture victim and her son, Jummy and Tolu Onimole. The outpouring of generosity from KCC members and our community friends has been wonderful and we are looking to expand the circle of support. If you are able to help, contact Pastor Darryl or Marg. Donations can be monetary, gift cards for Target/groceries; family movies. Mom could use job leads, as she is certified in caregiving and now has her permit to work in the U.S. Please take a moment to read the letter from Jummy and Tolu.


 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!)

It’s time to catch up with friends now that Circle resumes on Tuesday, Sept. 12 at 10 AM in Lander Hall. Jim Ward will reminisce about the challenging times in San Diego during World War II and how our great City changed forever in meeting them.  Call Joan Wayman- 619-756-7733- if you would like to be included on the phone and email reminder list. Have a great summer!

Women’s Spirituality Discusses Latest Book Selection in October

The next meeting is Tuesday, October 3, at 10 AM, upstairs in the Zen Room. The ladies will discuss Lecture 10 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.


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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