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Chalice Christian Church (DOC)


Chalice Christian Church (DOC)

Chalice Christian Church is part of the Disciples of Christ (DOC) denomination and was established in 1996, the result of a church separation.  


Because the DOC denomination has a unity relationship (the Ecumenical Partnership) with the UCC denomination, Chalice began meeting in UCC Churches around the mid-Peninsula area, eventually settling at Community UCC in San Carlos. 


Always a small congregation, in 2011, Chalice realized its church could no longer be financially sustainable.  It held a big celebration to honor its life and ministry with the intention of closing and the current minister moved on.  Those who remained began worshipping with Community UCC and the Chalice Board remained active and was supported and encouraged by the Community UCC Pastor.  

Although tiny, Chalice remains the only DOC presence in the Bay Area, and its remaining members are now fully active and serving the San Carlos Community Church as Associate Members. 

  • In 1998, Chalice became an Open and Affirming congregation.

The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) denomination is an  ecumenical church, in partnership with the United Church of Christ.   Disciples are a movement for wholeness in a fragmented world.   As part of the body of Christ, we welcome all to the Lord’s Table as God has welcomed us.  


Our Vision is to be a faithful, growing church, that demonstrates true community, deep Christian spirituality, and a passion for justice.  


Our Mission is to be and to share the good News of Jesus Christ, witnessing, loving, and serving from our doorsteps “to the ends of the earth.”  

Our Confession:  As members of the Christian Church, we confess that Jesus if the Christ, the Son of the Living God, and proclaim him Lord and Savior of the world.   It is not a “test” of fellowship but a statement of faith that identifies the Disciples’ commitment to and place within the universal and ecumenical church.   


We honor our heritage as a movement for Christian unity by cooperating and partnering with other faith communities to work for bringing about wholeness – healing and justice – in the world.   This is what it means to be “ecumenical.” 


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