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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.

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.

Click here to sign up for Enews 

Video Service for Oct 25, 2020

Video Service on Vimeo

Video Service on YouTube


Recent Enews Online Worship

Click here  for Worship Experience –  Oct 25, 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.

Centering Prayer 

This Wed. morning group is now meeting on Thursday mornings on Zoom

at 10:00 am. Please contact Kay Collette for more info


Men’s Book Group

This group is meeting on Thursday mornings on Zoom at 8:30 am.

Please contact Alan Pabst – 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

To check out the 2020 SPRING Clarion Newsletter, click here


Annual Stewardship Campaign

Annual Stewardship materials are available by clicking on the links below:

Sunday Worship Services - previous schedule 

8:30 am –  Contemplative Service in the chapel

10:00 am – Worship Celebration in the sanctuary 

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Check our Facebook page for updates and spiritual reflections. Link to Facebook page


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. 


Come join us and get involved! There are many friends of FPCSR who join us for companionship and service. Come get refreshed at our services and come serve

with us! 

To find ways to serve with us, click here

First Presbyterian Church of San Rafael
1510 Fifth Ave. San Rafael, CA 94901 | 415.456.6760

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