WELCOMING YOU HOME
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.
Sunday Worship Services
We have both in-person worship and online options available every Sunday.
Update on Masks following Marin County Changes 11/2021
Those who are vaccinated are no longer required to wear a mask for in-person worship services. If you have not been vaccinated or are not fully vaccinated, you must wear a mask at all times during in-person worship services and other indoor programs.
8:30 am Contemplative Service in the chapel
A service of Taizé style music, silence, a message, conversation and communion
All are welcome to participate in communion
10:00 am Celebration Service in the sanctuary
A service that includes readings, choirs, guest musicians, sermon,
conversation about the sermon and singing
Communion celebrated on the first Sunday of the month – all are welcome
Children invited to be in the service and then go downstairs for Godly Play program
Livestreamed on YouTube
Live Streaming on YouTube – The later service is on YouTube live stream at 10 am
If you log on too early and do not see the live stream from the sanctuary, close/exit and then click on link again.
Online recording - Go to church YouTube page to view recent videos.
Audio recordings of sermons available by calling 415-456-2453
Click here for Zoom log in for church meetings and groups
Annual Stewardship Campaign
A web of connectedness - How might you support our church in 2022?
Thank you for your generosity! As stewards, we focus on using all our gifts and resources wisely and responsibly. As we emerge from these difficult times, we are grateful
for our web of connectedness that has carried us through and look forward to continuing
to thrive together.
Please join us in pledging your support for FPCSR. Pledges are due back to the church office or online by November 17. Pledge Dedication Sunday is November 21.
Our priorities and goals for 2021 - 2022 to interconnect with each other and the broader community are:
Deepen our engagement and relationships with members and friends. Maintain quality programs for the congregation & our neighbors.
Commit ourselves to children and families (San Pedro afterschool, childcare space rental and Sunday Godly Play).
Create experimental worship services & programs that meet congregation and community needs. Find new ways to engage millennials. Expand our unique contemplative spirituality ministry.
Think of new ways to communicate the good news of what is happening in our church.
Annual Stewardship materials are available by clicking on the links below:
Thursday Enews – Faith in Action – Announcements, Spirituality Offerings, Worship services, social justice projects, volunteer opportunities.
Sunday Enews – Sunday worship service readings, music and sermon.
The Clarion Newsletter
Worship Service Videos
Click here for YouTube
Click here for Vimeo (older services from 2020)
Recent Enews Online Worship Bulletins
Click here for Worship Experience - Nov 28, 2021
Click here for Worship Experience - Nov 21, 2021
Click here for Worship Experience - Nov 14, 2021
Click here for Worship Experience - Nov 7, 2021
Recent Thursday Enews – Click here for Archived Thursday Enews
Current Adult Ed, Community Service Opportunities and Faith in Action
Click here for Enews - Nov 25, 2021
Click here for Enews - Nov 18, 2021
Click here for Enews - Nov 11, 2021
Click here for Enews - Nov 4, 2021
Click here to read complete 2020 Annual Report
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.