About First Congregational Church of San Francisco

First Congregational Church of San Francisco is sometimes called, “FCC” by church members and friends. We are affiliated with the United Church of Christ, which believes in justice, peace and unity in diversity.

FCC is spiritually and socially diverse, accepting and open minded. We are single and married, straight and gay, come in many colors and ages. Some folks might call us “little funny,”  but we comfortable with our uniqueness.

We have a vision of our life together:

  • to grow spiritually & grow together in faith
  • to bear witness to the loving character of God through the person of Jesus
  • to give voice to Christ’s progressive message of justice, hospitality, peace & compassion.

When we worship together, we start with the teachings of Jesus. But, we might also integrate teachers from other wisdom traditions: poets, activists, prophets, storytellers. We love music and believe that it deepens our connection with God.

FCC celebrates an open table. On the first Sunday of the month, we invite everyone who is present for worship to celebrate in the blessings and covenants of God. You don’t have to be a member of our church. Heck, you don’t have to be a member of any church! We just want to invite you to share in the radical hospitality of our teacher, Jesus Christ, and know that there is always a place at the table for you.

In Jesus we find hope for the renewal of creation, of humanity, and our own lives. All of us live in a complex world. All of us experience personal challenges, and are made anxious by social turmoil. We are often frustrated by a world fragmented by prejudice, indifference, war, division and environmental destruction.

Affirming hope can be hard. But our community holds fast to a vision of renewal.  We remember that we are a resurrection people. In resurrection we find hope, peace, and connection with others. We also find the strength to speak truth to power as Progressive Christians (we think this is long past due!)

We invite you to visit. Check us out, and remember: come as you are.