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50 Plus Ministry

50 Plus Ministry



As part of the "Longevity Revolution," CPC 50+ single and married adults are unlike previous generations in the 50+ age range. The Sequoia Ministry offers opportunities to be fully engaged during these "bonus years"  through a variety of exciting learning, social and volunteer opportunities.


The Sequoia 50+ Speaker Series for 2022-2023, "Re-Imagining Retirement, as a Spiritual Journey," will point out that understanding "retirement" only financially and sociologically is inadequate. This is because conventional assumptions of the past were too simple, not considering the abundant and progressing sources of joy and relationship that come from being into Jesus. The Christian view is that our purposeful significance in God continues to be revealed and advances through all of life to its end. Acting on these things is critical because our lives are so much longer. The line-up of speakers for this series was chosen because they represent the most thoughtful Christian voices addressing how we should be personally adjusting to these changing times.


Join us on the third Sunday of the month at 4 pm online or in-person in various small groups in homes. In-person groups are hosted in Foster City, San Mateo, and Millbrae. When you register you can see who is hosting!



Sunday, September 18: "The Biblical View of Finishing Well", Dr. Hal Habecker: Dr. Habecker is the Founder of Finishing Well Ministries. He was formerly on staff of the First Baptist Church Dallas, Texas, in leadership for The Christian Medical and Dental Association, and lead Pastor ofDallas Bible Church for the past 21 years.


Sunday, October 16: "Recalling Where We Came From--To Where Shall We Go?" Stephen Yeh, MD,MA (Bioethics): An ENT surgeon, Dr. Yeh was on the faculty of Northwestern University Medical School for 30 years. A church planting elder for 30 years he spent 6 years serving full-time in Christian inner city and overseas medical missions.


Sunday, November 20: "What Does a Spiritual Journey Look Like?" Dr. Hal Habecker


Sunday, January 15, 2023: "How Spiritual Habits Guide Your Spiritual Journey" Kevin Sneed: Pastor Sneed is the Teaching Pastor of Central Peninsula Church.


Sunday, February 26, 2023: "The Joy of Redemptive Relationships" Dr. Mark Mitchell. Formerly Central Peninsula Church's Lead Pastor, Dr. Mitchell now heads the Bay Area School of Ministry.


Sunday, March 19, 2023 "Negotiating the Maze of Health and Frailties." John Dunlop (MD, Johns Hopkins University) practiced geriatric medicine for thirty-eight years and taught in the bioethics program at Trinity International University. He now lives in New Haven, Connecticut, where he taught at the Yale School of Medicine. Dunlop is the author of Finishing Well to the Glory of God; Wellness for the Glory of God; and Finding Grace in the Face ofDementia.


Sunday, May 21, 2023: "How to Think of Heaven"by Pastor Dan Reid. Pastor Dan Reid is the Pastor of Adult Ministries at theCentral Peninsula Church.

Book Club

Our Book Club meets monthly on the fourth Saturday from 3–4:30 pm in the Multipurpose Room. Genres are wide-ranging, and a three month reading list is circulated each quarter. The Club also hosts a variety of meet-ups for coffee, games, dine-outs and outings; in addition, we periodically conduct deep-dive “book studies” on specific topics of spiritual value. (These are offered via Zoom, and ideal for folks  who live out of the area or can’t attend in person for any reason.) For more information about any of the above, click REGISTER below.



Join your fellow CPCer's as they meet and explore breath-taking local hiking venues around the Peninsula. Hikes of all levels are offered, and complete information about what to bring, where to meet, and what to expect are provided in advance of each event. For more information contact Marilyn Stockdale Green or JOIN NOW for regular updates.


Camping Group

Pillar's Camping Group is now on Meetup. Click on “Join” and provide your email and any profile information you wish. You’ll receive emails announcing future trips. Membership is free and very easy. 

Watch Previous Sequoia Gatherings!


Dr. Hal Habecker

Dr. Stephen Yeh

Dr. Hal Habecker

Pastor Kevin Sneed

Dr. Mark Mitchell

Dr. John Dunlap



Dr. Steven Argue

Dr. Valencia Wiggins

Dr. Jonathan Arnold

Dr. David Nolen

Dan Reid

Dr. Mark Mitchell

Kevin Sneed



How Christians Face Adversity

by Jeff Louie, September 2020


Financial Resilience

by Ronald Paprocki, October 2020


Dr. John Dunlop

November 2020


Dr. Donald Guthrie

January 2021


Dr. John Kilner

February 2021


Nancy Brandon

March 2021


Mark Mitchell

May 2021