First Congregational Church of San Francisco (FCCSF) is a progressive and inclusive community of faith in the heart of the city. Six years ago, FCCSF invested in our future when we built a new church on Polk Street at Bush, where Lower Nob Hill meets the Tenderloin and Little Saigon.
Some people wondered why we built anything at all. But our choice to make a new home reflects our deepest commitment: to proclaim love and hope in a world that needs good news.
It took a few years, but now FCCSF has adapted to our new address, we are beginning to understand the full possibilities of our breathtaking sanctuary, our music program is flourishing, and we are creating a new spiritual identity together that is Christian, progressive, creative and evolving. We are also growing again.
Here are a few things you should know about us: we seek to embody the values of compassion, justice and peace in the world. Secondly, FCCSF was one of the first congregations to become an “Open and Affirming” community for LGBT persons. It is important to us that people of all kinds feel welcome, including people who consider themselves spiritual but not religious.
Finally, we are proud of our history: our denomination, the United Church of Christ (UCC), spoke and acted against slavery as early as 1720, was the first “mainline” denomination to ordain a African American person (1785), the first woman pastor (1853), and the first openly gay man (1972).
Clearly, there is more work to be done—in the world and at our doorstep. FCCSF might be a place where you can co-create a family of choice, a place where you can have an impact on your life and the lives of others.
Pastor David, our minister, believes we are now in the age when spirituality and faith are becoming less about fear and control, and more about connection and compassion and hope and love. FCCSF wants to be part of nourishing and building the Body of Christ.
If you are looking for a place where your life can have greater meaning, we invite you to join us on Sunday mornings at 11 am.