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, abacus classes, piano lessons, plus Japanese cultural activities for children during the summer.
Please join a powerful Ash Wednesday March 1 at 7 pm, to commemorate the beginning of Lent.
Sycamore has two Members-in-Discernment, persons on the path towards ordained ministry. On Friday, Jill Hutton had her in-discernment status renewed and was asked to schedule an ordination interview this summer/fall as her next step. Eli’jah Carroll was asked to schedule an Ecclesiastical Council, which will be on March 25, at a location to be announced […]
You can now access recent sermons through the worship tab. Enjoy!
Sycamore will hold its Rummage Sale on May 20, so please start looking around the house for items you and your friends may be able to contribute.
Please reserve your delicious Hawaiian lunches now, consisting of shoyu chicken, rice, and salad for $7 ($3 for kids) by emailing email@example.com with your order. They will be ready to pick up at noon on February 12. Proceeds go towards a retreat at Tule Lake and Mt. Shasta.
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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