Sycamore is a Japanese/English bilingual member of the United Church of Christ (UCC), a progressive Christian denomination. Sycamore has a rich history beginning with its founding by Japanese students in Oakland in 1904. Members experienced the internment camps in the U.S. and hardships in Japan during World War II. We resettled in El Cerrito in the 1960s and extend our hands of friendship and service to the wider community today.
We welcome all, love all, and seek justice for all.
Sycamore offers a wonderful Japanese language-based Preschool,
led by Director Yoshimi Kinoshita.
Sycamore’s facilities are used by a number of other organizations, including a group of teachers offering Japanese language throughout the week and on Saturday, and abacus classes on Saturday.
Sycamore Church will be selling two kinds of bento boxes, chicken or mirin salmon plus broccoli for $15. This INCLUDES the showing of the film, “And Then They Came for Us”. Rev. Deborah Lee, Executive Director of the Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity, will draw parallels between the Japanese American experience during WW-II and today. […]
Sycamore is offering a delicious tonkatsu bento box, prepared by Chef Mark Endo, Chris Aptaker, and friends. Please order by May 30th by emailing email@example.com. Each bento box is $10 and there will be a number of side dishes as well to fill out your meal.
We will have our Rummage Sale on May 19, starting at 9 am and visitors tell us it is one of the largest and best organized in town. We are collecting donations until May 17 and are also looking for additional volunteers. Click here for more of information and here for a list of items […]
Sycamore Church will offer Bible Day Camp and Soccer Camp July 16-20 this year. Please share the word with family and friends. Here’s the registration form. Please download, print, and mail to the church office. Thanks!
Palm Sunday: a reenactment of Jesus’s triumphant entry into Jerusalem on Sunday, March 25 at 9:45 am (early!). Bilingual Maundy Thursday Service, including food/handwashing, soup and bread, and remembering Jesus’s last meal with his disciples on Thursday, March 29 at 6:30pm Bilingual Good Friday Service at Sycamore on Friday, March 30 at 7 pm. On “God’s […]
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Activities and meetings conducted in English
• English Worship Services/英部礼拝
• Bible Study Tuesday 7 p.m.
Activities and meetings conducted in Japanese
• Japanese Worship Services/日語部礼拝
• Teatime/聖書研究会( ティータイム )
• Tomodachi Time/友達タイム
• Home Meetings/家庭集会
• Sharing Picture Books/絵本の会
• Hiking Club/お散歩会
• Sycamore FC/Family Soccer Club
Sycamore Related Links
• A-I-U-E-O School/あいうえお教室
• Japanese Language School/シカモア日本語教室
• Abacus Classes/そろばん教室
• United Church of Christ/米国キリスト合同教会
• United Church of Christ in Japan/日本基督教団
• Pacific School of Religion