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Who We Are

In the late 1960s, Skyline’s founders literally walked from door to door, inviting their neighbors to meet with them and found a church. Skyline thus began its life as a neighborhood church, and remains that way. All who wished to be part of an inclusive, diverse church community were – and are – actively welcome at Skyline. At Skyline, “family” includes both traditional and non-traditional families. Family is a matter of attitude, not legal definition. Our church congregation models a way that people from different backgrounds, ethnicity, sexual orientation and faith traditions can come together as a family and deal lovingly with differences through their sharing of a love for God and God’s creation.

We are part of the United Church of Christ (UCC) and support its “God is Still Speaking” Campaign.

We are a Congregational Church which means we are our own independent, self-governing body with an active lay leadership team and high volunteerism among our members. While independent, we maintain fellowship with other UCC churches.

Our vision is to be a strong voice for Progressive Christianity in Alameda County to build a beloved community and to lead in championing social justice  and environmental justice for all.

We are an Open and Affirming (ONA) congregation. This is a UCC designation which means that we affirm the full inclusion of all sexual orientations, gender identities and gender expressions into SKYLINE’s life and ministry.

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We invite you to go deeper…

  • Learn about our Guiding Principles that represent what we affirm here at SKYLINE. More explicit than values, they serve to govern our actions.
  • Meet our staff. Led by our ministers, our staff dedicates itself to bringing expertise and enthusiasm to our work within Skyline, our local community and beyond.
  • Discover our beautiful campus that includes a Sanctuary, a labyrinth, and meditation for reflection, prayer and honoring of loved ones. Host your wedding or event at Skyline.
  • Look at our many environmental and social justice partner organizations. Together, we can make a difference.