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.
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.
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 email@example.com.
This Wed. morning group is now meeting on Thursday mornings on Zoom
at 10:00 am. Please contact Kay Collette for more info firstname.lastname@example.org
Men’s Book Group
This group is meeting on Thursday mornings on Zoom at 8:30 am.
Please contact Alan Pabst – email@example.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
Sunday Worship Services - previous schedule
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.