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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.


Sequoia presents a speaker series: "Resilience During Uncertain Times." The Vision: "Our resilience is being tested as never before. The world we live in is in the midst of a pandemic occurring synchronously with economic disaster. We are experiencing social separation, isolation, financial stress, political and social division. The future is uncertain. The good news is that the resilience we need can be learned. According to the Apostle Paul, Philippians 4:11-13: "..for I have learned... I can do all this through him who gives me strength." Presentations will include biblical perspectives, practical advice, and testimony by a panel of speakers with regional and national reputations."


CPC 50+ Sequoia ministry speaker series will be via webinar this season.Each webinar is scheduled at 4 pm Pacific Time, the third Sunday afternoon of the given month:


September 20, 2020: Jeff Louie, PhD, will speak on “How Christians Face Adversity."Pastor Louie is a preaching pastor at Peninsula Bible Church, Palo Alto, CA and a founding Council member of the Gospel Coalition.


October 18, 2020: Ronald Paprocki, JD, CFP, speaking on “Financial Resilience."Mr. Paprocki CEO of Mediquis Advisors, was named by Medical Economics as a top financial advisor, and has authored many financial education articles and books.


November 15, 2020: John Dunlop, MD is a Prof. Of Bioethics at Trinity International University and most recently served at Yale Medical School, Department of Internal Medicine. He has written several books including “Wellness for the Glory of God."


January 17, 2021: Donald Guthrie, EdD, Prof. Of Educational Ministries at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School has authored several books including “Resilient Ministry” based on a multi-year clinical study of Christian worker resilience. He will present “Resilience for Lifelong Wellbeing."


February 21, 2021: John Kilner, PhD. "Why Resilience and Human Dignity is Ageless"

We are very privileged that John Kilner will be speaking to us on this topic.  He is probably the leading evangelical authority today on the matter of human dignity. His opus magnum, "Dignity and Destiny" was Christianity Today's 2015 book of the year for theology.


March 21, 2021: Long time CPCer, Nancy Brandon will present, “My Story: Resilience and Joy Despite a Trauma in Childhood and Chronic Illness in Adulthood.”


May 16, 2021:  Mark Mitchell, lead pastor of Central Peninsula Church in Foster City, CA, will have a final pastoral word on “Resilience,”


Scroll down to see the active interest groups that are a part of the Sequoia Ministry!


If you have a passion for entertaining, the Hospitality group is for you. This group will make arrangements for food and whatever else is needed at events, including the Speaker Series dinners.


The Serving group will draw from opportunities within church-wide ministries.

Book Club

Our Book Club meets on the 4th Saturday of each month from 3 pm to 4:30 pm in the Library of the Foster City campus. The Club reads Christian and secular literature (both fiction and non-fiction) and books are limited to 300-350 pages. Each month the Club reads a new book, then meets to enjoy fun literary games before engaging in directed discussion. For more information contact Jeanne Dimon or JOIN NOW to get regular updates.



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.


Movies and Dining Out

Do you like movies and/or dining out? This group gets together every 2-3 months to enjoy an afternoon movie followed by an early dinner at a local restaurant. When you join the list, you’ll get notices about upcoming movie & dine-out opportunities! For more information contact Marilyn Delaplaine or JOIN NOW for regular updates.


Potluck Dinners

Who doesn’t enjoy a good old-fashioned potluck dinner now and then? Join this group to get notices about upcoming potluck dinner events, or if you would like to offer your home as a venue for an upcoming event. For more information contact Dawn McDaniel or JOIN NOW to get regular notices.


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. Want more information about the camping group? 

Watch Previous Sequoia Gatherings!

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