Whether you are a believer, a seeker, a person of faith, or one who has no faith at all, you are welcome here.


First Congregational Church of San Jose

1980 Hamilton Avenue
San Jose, California 95125 (map)
(408) 377-7121

Office Hours

9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Monday to Friday

Staff Office Hours

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the church office is closed. Staff members are working from home and monitoring their church emails. Phone messages left on the church office number are forwarded to staff members.

Rev. Tom is available Monday through Friday each week. He is not available on Saturdays or Sundays. If you would like him to contact you during the week, please leave word with the church office and he will return your call. Contact: 408-377-7121 ex. 111 or [email protected].

Rev. Penny is working from home. You may contact her at [email protected].

Maryann’s office hours are Monday and Thursday 1:00 – 4:30 p.m. Contact: [email protected] or 408-377-7121 ex. 114.

Kristin’s hours are Monday & Wednesday 9:00 a.m.–noon and by appointment. Contact: [email protected].

Cindy is in the office Monday – Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Please call or email to make sure the office is open or to make an appointment. Contact: 408-377-7121 ex. 107 or [email protected].


Rev. Tom welcomes you to share any prayers of joy or concern. You can e-mail these requests to [email protected]. Please indicate in your e-mail if your request may be shared with the larger congregation or if you would like it to remain private.


For those in need of assistance during this quarantine, please contact the church office at [email protected] or (408) 377-7121. We will do our best to help you in whatever way we can.


For pastoral care concerns, please contact Rev. Tom Gough by email ([email protected]) or text or phone call (773-316-5775). You may also connect with our Minister of Pastoral Care and Connections, Rev. Penny Phillips, at [email protected].


If you notice any issues with the website (typos, broken links, out-of-date information, etc.), e-mail  [email protected].