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.    


Online Worship

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.


To view the church YouTube channel, click here – FPCSR YouTube video playlists. Also check our Facebook page for updates and spiritual reflections. Click here – FPCSR church Facebook page.

Recent Enews Online Worship

Click here for Enews link to online worship materials and videos for April 5

Click here for Enews link to online worship materials and videos for March 29

Click here for Enews link to online worship materials and videos for March 22

Click here for Enews link to online worship materials and videos for March 15

Zoom Options for Connections and Spiritual Nourishments

Wednesday Gathering Place – 12:00 pm

Every Wednesday during shelter in place all are invited at 12 noon on Zoom for a time

of catching up, sharing stories of hope, offering a brief prayer and expressing our joys and challenges. Contact our pastor Cynthia Cochran-Carney for more information


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 kaycollette25@gmail.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 martinstevensoniii@gmail.com

Other Zoom groups are forming. Check back here.

Read more about our worship services here

Click here to read complete 2019 Annual Report

To check out the 2020 SPRING Clarion Newsletter, click here

Sunday Worship Services

8:30 am –  Contemplative Service in the chapel

10:00 am – Worship Celebration in the sanctuary 


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. 


Come join us and get involved! There are many friends of FPCSR who join us for companionship and service. Come get refreshed at our services and come serve

with us! 

To find ways to serve with us, click here

First Presbyterian Church of San Rafael

1510 5th Avenue, San Rafael, CA 94901

Office Hours: Mon. through Thurs., 10 am–3 pm | 415.456.6760 

bmerritt@fpcsr.org | www.fpcsr.org