FPCSR cir 1910 postcard

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.


We are a More Light Church in the Presbyterian Church USA. We are committed to the full inclusion of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer community in the

life of the church and work for a world that reflects God's heart and all-inclusive love. 


Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the church building is currently closed.

We will not gather for in-person services until further notice.  Church activities

are held on line. No groups are meeting in the building. Check back for updates regarding reopening. 

Online Worship Services

An E-newsletter with worship materials, sermon video and music links is sent out on Saturdays at 4 pm & Sundays at 8:00 am. Join Sunday Zoom conversations at 11:00 am.

Click here to sign up for Enews 


To view the church YouTube channel, click here – FPCSR YouTube video playlists.

Check our Facebook page for updates and spiritual reflections. Click here Facebook page.

Recent Enews Online Worship

Click here  for Worship Experience –  Sept 13, 2020

Click here  for Worship Experience –  Sept 6, 2020

Click here  for Worship Experience –  Aug 30, 2020

Click here  for Worship Experience –  Aug 23, 2020

Click here  for Worship Experience –  Aug 16, 2020

Video Service for Sept 13, 2020 – “ Spiritual Redwoods: Rooted and Grounded"


Video Service on Vimeo

Video Service on YouTube


Doing the Work of Anti-Racism

Our congregation is committed to doing the work when it comes to being anti-racist as a community. It is both inner work and outer work.  Each week there are resources provided in the Enews for books, videos and articles to help us on this journey.  We are committed to working with Marin Interfaith Council (MIC), faith communities in Marin County and community partners as we seek racial justice, stand with people of color, and acknowledge the ways systemic racism affects all aspects of life.  Click here to see the complete list of resources offered to date.  The list is updated each week.

Zoom Options for Connections Spiritual Nourishment

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 - Book Study – 12:00 pm

We are currently discussing The Rebirthing of God: Christianity's Struggle for New Beginnings by John Phillip Newell. Sign up for Enews above or email ncuzzi@fpcsr.org.

Centering Prayer 

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 Alan Pabst – ajpabst@aol.com for more information.

Women's Book Group

This group meets on the last Wednesday of the month to discuss the 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

To check out the 2020 SPRING Clarion Newsletter, click here

Sunday Worship Services - previous schedule 

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 Fifth Ave. San Rafael, CA 94901

www.fpcsr.org | 415.456.6760