WELCOMING YOU HOME
Who We Are - At the heart of San Rafael, First Presbyterian Church is a vibrant an
inclusive community growing together in faith, hope and love. We humbly seek to understand and respond creatively to the needs of our brothers and sisters here
in our city, in Marin County and throughout the world.
Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the church building is currently closed.
We will not gather for public worship until further notice. All church activities
are cancelled and no groups are meeting in the building.
An E-newsletter with worship materials and videos will be sent out on Sunday mornings at 9:00 am. Click here to sign up for Enews - Sunday worship experiences and Wednesday reflections.
Recent Enews Online Worship
Click here for Worship Experience – May 31, 2020
Click here for Worship Experience – May 10, 2020
Click here for Contemplative Worship Service – May 3, 2020
Click here for Earth Day Sunday Worship Service – April 26, 2020
Click here for Holy Humor Sunday Worship Service – April 19, 2020
Zoom Options for Connections & Spiritual Nourishments
Sunday Zoom Gatherings – 11:00 am
Share responses to the sermon and worship themes based on your personal experiences. Online worship experiences with links are sent out on Saturdays at 4 pm and Sundays at 8 am. Zoom log-in available in Enews. See links above to be placed on mailing list or see previous worship services.
Wednesday Reflections – 12:00 pm
Every Wednesday we gather to talk about the themes and materials in Wednesday Reflections sent out in Enews on Wednesday mornings. Come for a time of sharing stories, humor and hope. The topics vary each week. Sign up for Enews above or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Centering Prayer Group
This Wed. morning group is now meeting on Thursday mornings on Zoom
at 10:00 am. Please contact Kay Collette for more info email@example.com
Men’s Book Group
This group is meeting on Thursday mornings on Zoom at 8:30 am.
Please contact Martin Stevenson for more information firstname.lastname@example.org
Women's Book Group
This group meets on the last Wednesday of the month to discuss current book.
The group is currently meeting on Zoom. For more information contact Susan Isler at
Other Zoom groups are forming. Check back here.
Read more about our worship services here
Click here to read complete 2019 Annual Report
Sunday Worship Services
8:30 am – Contemplative Service in the chapel
10:00 am – Worship Celebration in the sanctuary
ABOUT OUR CHURCH
Founded in 1869, First Presbyterian Church is centrally located at 5th and E in downtown San Rafael in Marin County. Since the early 1890’s, FPCSR has been active in social justice issues such as integration and advocacy for our immigrant populations, affordable housing and homelessness; we are a founding member of the REST emergency shelter. In recent years, we have launched service programs for disadvantaged children and youth.
At FPCSR, we offer a variety of worship opportunities including an 8:30 am Contemplative Service and a 10:00 am Lively Traditional Service each Sunday, and on the third Sunday of each month there is 5:00 pm SoulSong, Taizé Candlelight Healing Service.
We encourage people to engage in spiritual formation for it is in receiving the creative love of God that we are empowered to share that love with others. We come together as a community of faith in worship on Sundays, and many of us meditate during the week.