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.
Our New Reality - At First Presbyterian, we continue to practice our faith and love one another by worshiping online and gathering on Zoom. Please enjoy our online worship services listed below and Zoom events on Sundays and throughout the week. See details below and on the calendar. You can also find information on our Facebook page.
Special Upcoming Event - Online Memorial Service for Binny Fisher
An online memorial service will be held at Saturday, October 24 at 11:00 am (Pacific Standard Time). A link for Zoom meeting and instructions will be posted here closer to the date of the service.
Recent Enews – Online Worship and Announcements
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.
Video Service for Sept 20, 2020 – “Spiritual Redwoods:
Protective Bark, Strong Trunk, Holy Refuge and Strength"
Video Service on Vimeo
Video Service on YouTube
Recent Enews Online Worship
Click here for Worship Experience – Sept 20, 2020
Click here for Worship Experience – Sept 13, 2020
Click here for Worship Experience – Sept 6, 2020
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. Zoom log-in available in Enews.
Wednesday Reflections - Book Study – 12:00 pm
We are currently discussing the book of Revelation and discovering how this misunderstood book offers us hope in these challenging times.
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
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.
Read more about our worship services here
Click here to read complete 2019 Annual Report
Check our Facebook page for updates and spiritual reflections. Link to Facebook page
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.