We rely on this church for spiritual nurture, companionship, learning, occasional pastoral care, and fun. In turn, the church relies on its volunteers.

Whatever your talents or interests, Starr King has a lot of opportunities for you to give back. From gardening in our beautiful grounds to working toward social justice, or maybe a greener congregation, there are many ways for you to become involved. Your ideas and energy will be welcomed. Check out the committees and groups below.

Maybe you have a new idea for a stand-alone event, just for fun, or to raise funds or attract new members. We’d love to hear it. Here is some help for planning a successful church event.


Click on the name of any group to learn more. Congregation members interested in assisting with any of these functions should simply attend a meeting, or contact the listed group leader. To contact group leaders, members of the church can use information from the Church Directory.  How to Use Church Directory

Service Groups

NameMeeting scheduleContact
Anti-Racism Multicultural Alliance (ARMCA)4th Thursdays, 7 PM, except Nov, Feb, May-- 2nd Sunday, 12 PM (joint with Peace & Justice)Heidi Green, Beth Ogilvie
Buildings MinistryAs neededDarryl Ray
Coffee MinistryNo meetingsRoy Dickerson
Grounds MinistryNo meetingsWalt Korus
Green Sanctuary CommitteeAs neededColleen Saia
Helping Homeless Families (FESCO)No meetingsKathryn LaMar
Helping Alleviate Poverty (South Hayward Parish)Monthly meetingsTerri Owen
Hospitality and Membership CommitteeFourth Sundays at 12:15 PMBob Simoni
Interior MinistryNo meetingsSherry Thomas
Interweave As neededRuth Desmidt
Pastoral Care CommitteeSecond Wednesdays at 3:00 PMKaren Cook
Peace and Justice Action TeamSecond Sundays after churchFrank Burton
Religious Exploration CouncilMonthly meetings at varied timesDavid Middleton
Social CommitteeInformal meetingsSandy Simoni and Ray Oducayen
Worship CommitteeThird Thursdays at 7:00 PMGuadalupe Middleton


Click on the name of any group to learn more. Anyone is welcome to join any of these groups, but they depend on volunteer leaders. If you would like to volunteer to lead or assist an affinity group, contact a member of the Board of Trustees.


NameMeeting ScheduleContact
Theater WeekendNo meetingsTerri Owen
Bookstore MinistryThird Sundays, after the serviceEvelyn Cormier
ChoirSundays at 9:00 AM except during SummerJo Murdach
Drumming for SpiritFirst Fridays, 7:00 - 9:00 PMKathryn LaMar
Improvisation Troupe (SKIT)Second Thursdays, 7:30 PMGlen Jacob


NameMeeting ScheduleContact
Adult Religious EducationSecond Tuesdays, 11:00 AM - 12:00 noon Mileva Lewis
ElderberriesThird Wednesdays, 12:00 noonKaren Cook
Evening MeditationEvery Wednesday, 7:30 - 8:45 PMNatalie Forrest
Small Group MinistryTwice a month for a set intervalBob Britton


Click on the name of any group to learn more. Governance volunteers are very welcome. Congregation members interested in serving on the Board of Trustees should contact the Chair of the Nominating Committee. Congregation members interested in serving on any of these committees other than the Board of Trustees should contact the Chair of that Committee. To contact group leaders, members of the church can use information from the Church Directory.  How to Use Church Directory

NameMeeting scheduleContact
Board of TrusteesFirst Thursdays at 7:00 PMDiana Dickerson
Committee CouncilQuarterlyWill Fitch
Committee on MinistryAs neededJennifer Koney
Communications CommitteeThird Wednesdays at 7:00 PMMelody Appleton
Executive CommitteeAbout a week before Board MeetingsDiana Dickerson
Finance CommitteeAs neededKeith Lewis
Hospitality and Membership CommitteeThird Sundays at 12:00 noonDirk Dino
Nominating CommitteeAs neededRuth Hultman-De Smidt or Roy Dickerson
Personnel CommitteeInformalNancy Harrison

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