About Us

“No Matter Who You Are
Or Where You Have Been On Life’s Journey,
…You Are Welcome Here!”

Island United Church is a distinctively diverse congregation situated in the heart of Foster City.  We are multi-cultural and multi-racial. We are officially an “Open and Affirming” congregation, meaning we are committed to welcoming and embracing all people, including those of all sexual orientations, gender identities and gender expressions. In fact, we are committed to welcoming people of all backgrounds into the full life and of the church.

We are ecumenical in spirit
We were founded in 1969 when the United Church of Christ, the United Methodist Church, and the Presbyterian Church (USA) joined hands to form several ecumenical congregations in the Bay Area, including in the newly-forming community of Foster City.

While treasuring our roots, we continue today to identify as a congregation of the United Church of Christ, connected to the wider denomination through the Golden Gate Association, and the Northern California Nevada Conference.  We are spiritually serious people who seek through study, worship, and service to become better followers of Jesus. We honor the words of the prophet Micah to “seek justice, love, kindness, and walk humbly with God.”  And oh, yes — we also happen to be a lot of fun, and we love to eat!

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Mission Statement:
Adopted by the congregation on January 6, 2013:The mission of Island United Church is to
joyfully experience God’s love in community and
equip members to transform the world through God’s love.