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 – 9:30 am Summer 2021
We have both in-person worship and online options available every Sunday. In-person worship is in the sanctuary and on our patio.
In Person - Join us at 9:30 am in the sanctuary and once a month outside on our patio for Roofless Church (June 27)
Live Streaming - Check the Thursday Enews and Sunday morning Enews for information about our new Live Streaming option. We are adding new equipment and trying different platforms so please check back.
Audio recordings of sermons available by calling 415-456-2453
Click here to read a letter from our pastor regarding starting indoor worship in May 2021
Sunday Zoom 11:30
Join Sunday Zoom conversations at 11:30 am for a discussion of sermon themes and Adult Education Classes.
Preventing the Spread of Covid-19
As more people are vaccinated and we continue to navigate through the pandemic,
more and more gatherings are possible. FPCSR is doing as much as possible to keep the congregation and community safe. Marin County provides current guidelines for religious and cultural ceremonies which govern gatherings such as worship services. They may be reviewed HERE.
Worship Service Videos
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Click here for Vimeo
Click here for May 30, Sunday Worship Service Part 1
Click here for May 30, Sunday Worship Service Part 2
Click here for May 30, Sunday Worship Service Part 3
Recent Enews Online Worship Bulletins
Click here for Worship Experience - June 6, 2021
Click here for Worship Experience - May 30, 2021
Click here for Worship Experience - May 23, 2021
Click here for Worship Experience - May 16, 2021
Click here for Worship Experience - May 9, 2021
Click here for Worship Experience - May 2, 2021
Recent Thursday Enews – Click here for Archived Thursday Enews
Current Adult Ed, Community Service Opportunities and Faith in Action
Click here for Enews - June 10, 2021
Click here for Enews - June 3, 2021
Click here for Enews - May 27, 2021
Click here for Enews - May 20, 2021
Click here for Enews - May 13, 2021
Click here for Enews - May 6, 2021
Zoom Options for Spiritual Nourishment
Sunday Zoom Gatherings and Adult Education Classes – 11:30 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.
Thursday mornings on Zoom at 10:00 am. Please contact Lorna Wuertz 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 John Robinson – 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
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
Check our Facebook page for updates and spiritual reflections. Link to Facebook page
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.