Peace Village

Faith Formation in a Multifaith World

An intergenerational, transformational model of ministry for children, youth, families, and whole congregations

October 3-4, 2013
Congregational Church of San Mateo
San Mateo, CA

Join pastors, church educators, interfaith leaders, family and children's ministers, youth pastors, and lay leaders in getting a taste of a successful model of contextual, collaborative faith formation!

As a center of excellence for faith formational ministries in the United Church of Christ, Congregational Church of San Mateo (CCSM) will share with others how they went about creating partnerships with local faith communities, collaborating on programming, and ultimately building a successful model of intergenerational, experiential formation that has profoundly impacted the life of the church.

Plenary sessions will include dynamic interfaith worship and speakers.
Breakout sessions will assist participants in developing ways to engage this model and set of best practices in their own congregations and local communities.

All event attendees will receive the first copies of a new church-wide resource based on CCSM's work - a DVD and accompanying booklet highlighting best practices and possibilities for ministry in churches and organizations within and beyond the UCC.

To learn a little bit about one of last year's main programs - Peace Village, a week-long interfaith camp for children and youth - please visit

Scholarships are available! Please click here for Scholarship Information and Application.

The event will be held at Congregational Church of San Mateo, which is located just 10-15 minutes from the San Francisco Airport (SFO).

Congregational Church of San Mateo UCC
225 Tilton Avenue
San Mateo, CA 94401

Both the airport and nearby hotels can be accessed through public transportation or taxi. Specific information will be forthcoming. Parking is available at the church. For general information about CCSM, please visit

Registration Fee
$50 (includes dinner on Thursday, lunch on Friday, snacks, and all program materials and costs)

There are a number of hotels near the airport and the church. Here is a basic listing of hotels found through Google Maps: Other options can be found at:

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Basic Schedule (detailed schedule to be forthcoming)

Thursday, October 3
3:00 pm - Greeting, Registration, Refreshments
4:30 pm - Welcome, Introduction
6:00 pm - Worship
7:00 pm - Dinner Reception

Friday, October 4
9:30 am - Morning Prayer
10:00 am - Debut the DVD
10:30 am - Plenary Session
12:30 pm - Box Lunches
1:30-3:30 pm - Breakout Sessions
4:00 pm - Worship

Creation of the DVD and booklet resource is made possible with support from the Minnesota Conference Ashley Endowment, with assistance from UCC Local Church Ministries and Publishing, Identity, and Communication.

Peace Village is a summer day peace education camp model created by Peace Village, Inc. based in Eugene, Oregon.


Rev. Kristina Lizardy-Hajbi
Director, CARD
700 Prospect Ave.
Cleveland,Ohio 44115