Niles Discovery Church

United in God's love for everyone's journey ... no exceptions! Fremont, CA
Niles Discovery Church

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36600 Niles Blvd
Fremont, CA 94536



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Who We Are

We are a progressive, open and affirming church that serves the Bay Area Community, uniting in God’s love for all people regardless of race, age, nationality, physical ability, marital status, family configuration, mental ability, economic status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, religion, faith, or creed, encouraging them on the adventure we call the faith journey.

About Us

Casual, Traditional Liturgy, Down to Earth, Friendly, Progressive, Gay affirming, Inclusive, Multigenerational, Neighborhood-focused

Community Service, Social Justice, Faith and Work, Youth Group, Children's Ministry, Choir, Missions, Adult Education

Traditional Hymns, Organ

United Church of Christ




Our Services

What are services like?
Services have a formal order and a relaxed feel. Our worship space has both pews and chairs, so sit where you're comfortable. Music is important to our experience of God and our worship of God, so sing along or simply enjoy. The sermons are central to the worship service and are (dare we say it) pretty darn good (at least most of the time). We typically celebrate communion, and everyone is invited to the feast, on the first, third, and fifth Sundays of the month.

What is the community like?
We're a multi-generational church, with more people from the Boomers, Silents, and Greatest generations than from Gen X, Millennials, and Gen Z, but when we say "everyone is welcome," we really mean everyone!

What if I'm not a Christian?
We welcome your questions, your doubts, your resistance, and your faith. We talk about Jesus and the God he worshiped as we struggle to be good disciples of him. So, no matter who you are or where you are on your life's journey, you're welcome here.

Leadership View all

Jeffrey Spencer

Jeffrey Spencer
Senior Pastor

The senior pastor and teacher at Niles Discovery Church, Jeff is passionate about bringing healing to a tortured earth and its people. His desire is to walk more closely with God and for all people to be drawn more deeply into the heart of God. "Faith is more about our relationship with God than it is about what we believe about God," he says. Jeff's undergraduate degree is from Macalester College and his Master of Divinity is from Pacific School of Religion.

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