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, July 25 and August 29)
Live Streaming on YouTube – Live service on YouTube live stream at 9:30 am
Click on link at 9:25 am to watch live service. Click here for Live Stream
If you log on too early and do not see the live stream from the sanctuary, close/exit and then click on link again after 9:25 am. On the last Sunday of the month when we worship outside, no livestreaming. Please check church YouTube channel for posted recording of service on Sunday evening.
Audio recordings of sermons available by calling 415-456-2453
Memorial Service for
July 24, 2021
Sunday Zoom - Currently paused. Check back for details
Join Sunday Zoom conversations at 11:30 am for a discussion of sermon themes and Adult Education Classes.
Thursday Enews – Faith in Action – Announcements, Spirituality Offerings, Worship services, social justice projects, volunteer opportunities.
Sunday Enews – Sunday worship service readings, music and sermon.
Worship Service Videos
Click here for YouTube
Click here for Vimeo
Recent Enews Online Worship Bulletins
Click here for Worship Experience - July 25, 2021
Click here for Worship Experience - July 18, 2021
Click here for Worship Experience - July 11, 2021
Click here for Worship Experience - July 4, 2021
Recent Thursday Enews – Click here for Archived Thursday Enews
Current Adult Ed, Community Service Opportunities and Faith in Action
Click here for Enews - July 29, 2021
Click here for Enews - July 22, 2021
Click here for Enews - July 15, 2021
Click here for Enews - July 8, 2021
Click here for Enews - July 1, 2021
Zoom Options for Spiritual Nourishment
Sunday Zoom Gatherings and Adult Education Classes – (currently paused)
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.
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.