Business of the Month:
Community Congregational Church
When members of the Tiburon Community Congregational Church, more commonly known as the CCC, gathered recently to brainstorm on how to become more involved in the local community, Corinthian Island resident, Carol Hannon, suggested they join the Tiburon Peninsula Chamber of Commerce. The concept was heartly endorsed, and the CCC is now our newest member.
The group became more and more excited as ideas about how they could help began to flow – volunteer at the Wine Festival, host a mixer, help out at Friday Nights on Main Street or gather at one big table for dinner on the street some of those evenings. Carol emphasized that the purpose of joining the chamber is not to try to enlist more church members. Rather, it is intended to make the CCC more visible and to have members participate in community events.
The CCC is a member of the United Church of Christ (UCC), a progressive Christian denomination known for taking positions on issues of justice and inclusions for all people, and it prides itself on being an open and affirming congregation committed to creating a child-friendly, multicultural and multiracial environment.
Congregations in the UCC are autonomous and bound only through covenant to the national and regional bodies of the church, thus giving each congregation within the denomination freedom to express itself freely and without doctrinal or creedal restriction.
The church’s interior walls showcase a rotating art exhibit in its Rock Hill Gallery that is open for public viewing during the week. The popular outdoor labyrinth is open to the public for individual meditation walks from 10 a.m. to dusk.
No one has to belong to the CCC to take advantage of its numerous activities. These
run the gamut from a Men’s Breakfast to “Wisdom Seekers” (sharing stories and talents that the second half of life brings) to “Writing from the Heart” (a drop-in place to share stories, memories and inspirations). Everyone is welcome to come to the educational programs, retreats, singing together, walking the labyrinth, working toward social justice or even participating in a full moon hike.
The CCC is at the very end of Rock Hill Road. Reverend Curran Reichert has been pastor there for the past eight years. The office manager is Joanne Lefferts. Its phone number is 415-435-9108, or click here for more information.
Tiburon Wine Festival
Saturday, May 16, 2015
1 to 4 pm
Tickets are $75 for unlimited wine & food tasting. Must be 21. Advance tickets only!
Tiburon Waterfront Standup Paddle Board Race
March 28, 2015
Tiburon's fascinating history and natural beauty also provide a variety of unique attractions. In Tiburon, the 1884 Tiburon Railroad-Ferry Depot Museum-the only dual-use railroad terminal to survive west of the Hudson River-is on the National Register of Historic Places. Old St. Hilary's, a Carpenter Gothic church set in the midst of a wildflower preserve, was built in 1888 and offers stunning views of the Bay and Golden Gate Bridge.
Ark Row, former houseboats on Tiburon Lagoon before it was filled in the 1940s, now houses restaurants and shops along upper Main Street. Tiburon Playhouse, site of the Tiburon International Film Festival, shows first-run domestic and foreign films.
No time? No muscles? No matter. Tiburon Uplands Nature Preserve, a tiny preserve tucked into a shady canyon along Paradise Drive, offers a very easy, 0.7 mile loop trail that's perfect for a quick hike or a leisurely wildflower walk. This little-known gem wanders through a thick forest of California bay, climbs moderately through woods with coast live oak and toyon, then segues to grassland, crossing a seasonal creek en route.
Angel Island State Park
For a short course in California history, board the Angel Island-Tiburon Ferry for the 10-minute boat trip to Ayala Cove, entry to Angel Island State Park. From here the 740-acre mountain island encompasses the history of the Golden State from its Coast Miwok beginnings to the Army presence through the Civil War, World Wars I and II, and most recently, as a NIKE missile base. Immigration's pivotal role comes to life at the Immigration Station, where thousands of mostly Chinese immigrants were detained-and some denied entrance to the United States-during a period of exclusionary immigration laws. www.angelisland.org