Our congregation’s San Mateo campus includes all of the buildings on the south side of E. Santa Inez Avenue, between No. Ellsworth and Ramona Streets.
Our Main Building is located at the corner of E. Santa Inez and No. Ellsworth, and includes our Sanctuary as well a number of meeting and assembly rooms. On the main floor, Beck Hall, with its associated kitchen, houses most of our large social occasions, including the weekly Coffee Hour that follows worship services; Hemingway Lounge, is a popular place for meetings; and the Ann Benner Room serves a variety of purposes, most notably being the location of our Welcome Table for Sunday-morning visitors. In two separate upstairs locations, a small apartment provides temporary sanctuary for an immigrant guest; a Youth Room gives our teens a place to gather; and another upstairs room provides an office for Homework Central, one of UUSM’s major social-justice programs.
Moving east on E. Santa Inez, our Religious Exploration building provides spaces for Sunday morning classes, with some RE classes meeting across the street at La Petite Sorbonne. Just beyond the Religious Exploration building, The Cottage includes office space for our ministers and staff as well as the Cottage Living Room, a popular space for meetings.The 314 House, a property at the corner of E. Santa Inez and Ramona Street, is the congregation’s most recent real-estate acquisition. A 2017 Capital Campaign raised funds to rehabilitate that space and tie the entire campus together into a cohesive whole. The Campus Development Task Force (CDTF) is currently working with an architectural firm to determine how best to use those funds to accomplish that objective.
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