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General Information and Inquiries

Office hours:
Monday–Friday, 9 am–5 pm

1 Lawson Road, Kensington CA 94707. Select Directions to see a map and directions at the top of the screen.

Phone: (510) 525-0302

Select here to send us an email if you’re not sure who to contact. We’ll be sure to get back to you as soon as we can.

Pastoral Care:
Select here to send us an email if you know a UUCB congregant who is in a life transition, sick, hospitalized, recovering, grieving or otherwise in need of attention and support, be it a listening ear or a ride to church. Our Pastoral Care Team, which includes members of the Caring Circle and Pastoral Associates, will reach out to them.

Select here also to send us an email about someone who would welcome a Super Card. Our Sunday Super Cards offer support and love, as well as commemorate birthdays of those 80 and better.

Newsletters, website, email lists

The Week Ahead
Send submissions by Wednesday, 5 pm, for publication Friday to cover the following Sunday through Saturday.

Beacon on the Hill
Send submissions to our monthly newsletter by the 15th of the previous month.

To subscribe to the email version of The Week Ahead and/or the monthly Beacon, submit your email address to the Office Administrator.

Events Calendar
Send requests for including events on the church calendar, and in event lists, to the Scheduling Coordinator, Lissa Roos Parker. – Webmaster
Send other content for display on our website, as well as suggestions for changes or notes about problems with using the site, to the current Webmaster.

Email lists:

Contact a staff member directly

Administrative staff

Office Administrator, Alisa Gould Sugden
Phone: (510) 525-0302, ext. 306

Scheduling Coordinator, Lissa Roos Parker
Phone: (510) 525-0302, ext. 312
Office Hours: Monday and Wednesday, 9 am–4:30 pm; Friday, 12 noon–6 pm


Rev. Christian Schmidt, Co-Minister

Rev. Kristin Schmidt, Co-Minister

One of the co-ministers can be reached by email or by phone at the church (510-525-0302) on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Outside of those business hours, or if you have a pastoral care emergency, please call 510-592-8738 and leave a message with your name, a brief description of why you called, and how best to reach you. They will respond to urgent and emergency messages as soon as they can and all other messages the next time they are in the church office.

Family Ministry and Religious Education

Acting Director of Family Ministry  Zackrie Vinczen
Phone: (510) 525-0302, ext. 307
Office hours: Monday–Thursday, 10 am–4 pm

Music Program

Director of Music, Dr. Bryan Baker
Phone:  (510) 525-0302, ext. 309+1

Principal Organist, Katya Kolesnikova