Congregational Church
of Almaden Valley
United Church of Christ
A Progressive Christian Neighborhood Church
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No matter who you are . . . or where you are on life’s journey,
you are welcome here.

Sundays 9–10 a.m.

Read our Kalos newsletter. See the
Sunday Worship Bulletin

Pastor Michele Is Back From Working with Global Ministries in Thailand

Pastor Michele Brigham - Congregational Church of Almaden Valley, UCC - San Jose, CA, USA

The Rev. Dr. Ann Michele Rogers Brigham, Pastor

Learn more about her work with Global Ministries in Thailand.

I am delighted to be the minister to the people of the Congregational Church of Almaden Valley, United Church of Christ (CCAVUCC). I began my service on December 1, 2012.

Click to learn more about Pastor Michele.

Meet Adam Royston

Our church now has an “official” missionary relationship with Adam Royston, a Global Ministries Intern, serving with the Church of Christ in Thailand.

Adam Michael Royston, Missionary in Thailand

Meet Adam through the newsletter he sent us in October.

Adam’s call? Adam cares deeply for Southeast Asian concerns and is focused on justice and peace for those who are the marginalized and victims of trafficking.

Learn more about Adam and his missionary work.

Our New Music Director! Maria Brodsky


Music Director, Maria Brodsky, Congregational Church of Almaden Valley, San Jose, CA

Russian-born harpsichordist Maria Brodsky holds an MA in Music Theory from Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory.  

In 1998 she relocated to the US . . . more

Once a Month — First Sundays Discussion with Pastor— at 10:30 a.m. (after Coffee Hour) 

You are invited to gather with Pastor Michele for about an hour of study/discussion. We are discussing Marcus Borg's ground-breaking book The God We Never Knew .

The God We Never Knew by Marcus Borg

This study is opportunity to read a short chapter and talk about how we embrace authentic contemporary faith that reconciles God with science, critical thinking and religious pluralism. You may read ahead or just join us for the discussion without a pre-read.

Open and Affirming

We respect and honor all who seek to be part of their journey with us. Learn more about Open and Affirming.

Sunday School, Children and Youth Programs

Our Nursery

  • Provided for children birth to 4 years during worship services
  • Staff and babysitters screened and educated in Safe Church procedures
  • Clean, safe and welcoming environment

Preschool through 5th grade

  • Sunday School program
  • Offered every Sunday, September through the first of June
  • The Sunday School program begins at 10:30 AM and runs for 45 minutes.
  • “Grow, Proclaim, Serve” a Bible-based curriculum, teaches basic Bible stories and how to relate them to our daily lives.
  • Vacation Bible School is offered one week in June, five mornings with an extended care option available in the afternoons.

Middle School and High School Youth

  • Groups meet on a regular basis, every other Sunday (Schedule)
  • A balance of meetings with discussions, service in the community, and fun.
  • These groups have activities year round.
  • Dedicated youth center at the church

By the way, children are welcome in church services, too — including crying babies, wiggly toddlers, impetuous elementary kids and sleepy teenagers!

God is still speaking

Faith is a journey and the road can be rocky with many twists and turns.

You are welcome here with all your questions and doubts.

Find out about God is still speaking. What do our members say about our church?

Affiliated with the United Church of Christ (UCC)


Click the image below to see "All the People"

United Church of Christ video - All the People

See "Bouncer"

United Church of Christ - Bouncer video


The Congregational Church of Almaden Valley,
United Church of Christ
6581 Camden Avenue
San Jose, CA 95120-1908
(408) 268-0243, Fax (408) 268-4207
© 2014 The Congregational Church of Almaden Valley,
San Jose, California



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The God We Never Knew by Marcus Borg

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The World Council of Churches Prayer Cycle

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Our Sunday worship service is 9:00 10:00 a.m.
Sunday School is 10:00 11:00 a.m.

We share our grounds and church facility with the Episcopal Church of Almaden

We share our grounds and church facility, including the religious art of Dennis Moran, with the ECA Episcopal Church as part of a "Joint Venture."

Congregational Church of Almaden Valley, San Jose, California

Almaden Valley Congregational Church (United Church of Christ) is located in San Jose, CA. Click for our Location

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