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Who We Are - At the heart of San Rafael, First Presbyterian Church is a vibrant and 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.

Online Worship Services and Sunday Zoom

An E-newsletter with worship materials, sermon video and music links is sent out on

Saturdays at 4 pm & Sundays at 8:00 am. Also service video posted below.  

Join Sunday Zoom conversations at 11:00 am for discussion of sermon themes and Adult Education Classes.

Click here for Zoom log in 

Click here to sign up for Enews 

Video Service for April 18, 2021

Video Service on Vimeo

Video Service on YouTube

Recent Enews Online Worship and Announcements

Click here  for Worship Experience –  April 18, 2021

Click here  for Worship Experience –  April 11, 2021

Click here  for Worship Experience –  April 4, 2021

Click here  for Worship Experience –  March 28, 2021

Click here  for Worship Experience –  March 21, 2021

Click here  for Worship Experience –  March 14, 2021

Click here  for Worship Experience –  March 7, 2021

Recent Thursday Enews –

Current Adult Ed, Community Service Opportunities and Faith in Action

Click here for Enews  - April 15, 2021

Click here for Enews  - April 1, 2021

Click here for Enews  - March 25, 2021

Click here for Enews  - March 18, 2021

Click here for Enews  - March 11, 2021

Click here for Enews  - March 4, 2021

Zoom Options for Connections Spiritual Nourishment

Sunday Zoom Gatherings and Adult Education Classes– 11:00 am

Guest speakers address important current topics of spiritual life and social justice. 

We also share responses to the sermon and worship themes based on personal experiences. Information and Zoom log-in available in Enews.  

Wednesday Community Conversations – 11:00 am

Church members lead discussions on topics they are interested in. All are welcome.

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


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. Click here to see the complete list of resources offered to date.

Click here to read complete 2020 Annual Report

Sunday Worship Services - previous schedule 

8:30 am –  Contemplative Service in the chapel

10:00 am – Worship Celebration in the sanctuary 

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Check our Facebook page for updates and spiritual reflections. Link to Facebook page


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

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