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.
Marin has joined seven other Bay Area counties in reinstituting a requirement for face-coverings indoors regardless of vaccination status. Please bring your mask to the church and wear during indoor services. We keep doors open for fresh air and provide good ventilation in the both the chapel and sanctuary.
8:30 am Contemplative Service in the chapel
Communion celebrated every Sunday – all are welcome to participate
A service of music, silence, message, conversation and 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
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
Adult Education Classes
Sundays at 11:10 am in the Sanctuary
Fall 2021 Series
Faith and Science in the 21st Century
Sept. 19 – Oct. 10
Click here to read article on Patch for details and upcoming topics.
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 - Oct 17, 2021
Click here for Worship Experience - Oct 10, 2021
Click here for Worship Experience - Oct 3, 2021
Click here for Worship Experience - Sept 26, 2021
Click here for Worship Experience - Sept 19, 2021
Click here for Worship Experience - Sept 12, 2021
Click here for Worship Experience - Sept 5, 2021
Recent Thursday Enews – Click here for Archived Thursday Enews
Current Adult Ed, Community Service Opportunities and Faith in Action
Click here for Enews - Oct 21, 2021
Click here for Enews - Oct 14, 2021
Click here for Enews - Oct 7, 2021
Click here for Enews - Sept 30, 2021
Click here for Enews - Sept 23, 2021
Click here for Enews - Sept 16, 2021
Click here for Enews - Sept 9, 2021
Click here for Enews - Sept 2, 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.