OF SAN FRANCISCO United Church of Christ
Welcome! Please come into our website to learn more about our church!
Join us for worship and events in our new church building at 1300 Polk Street!!
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NEW SANCTUARY OPEN!
Come upstairs at 11 AM on Sunday Morning.
Celebrate in our new light-filled space with our brand new organ!
SIGN UP FOR OUR WEEKLY E-MAIL AND MONTHLY COLUMNS
Our Weekly Post is how we keep you informed! We share prayers, announce upcoming church events and meetings, and provide details of the upcoming worship services!
Monthly, we now distribute our news letter, The Columns, via e-mail as well. Let us know if you would like to receive it electronically.
Please send an e-mail note to the church office to sign up! email@example.com
JOIN OUR FACEBOOK GROUP
We are now assembling a place to share photos and keep current about our church events. Our Facebook site is located here:
ARTISTIC GATE NOW INSTALLED
This lovely gate, depicting the vines and branches of the vineyard has been given to the First Congregational Church. The gate is custom artwork featured at the bottom of the processional staircase, which rises to the second floor.
OUR BUILDING 5 STORY
Part 1: Moving the Congregation
Part 2: Defining our New Home
Part 3: Details of Our Building
HAVE YOUR WEDDING/SAME-SEX UNION CEREMONY WITH US!
Reasons to Bless your union at First Congregational Church:
- Walking distance from City Hall
- Several ministers (including gay or lesbian ministers) available
- Welcoming congregation of all sexual orientations
- Christian elements to marriage ceremony
- Choice of several special spiritual spaces
(chapel, sanctuary, outdoor terrace, fellowship hall)
- Bi-lingual wedding ceremonies possible (German, Spanish, French)
Call 415/441-8901, or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
OTHER WEB PAGES
150th Anniversary Jubilee
Jubilee Celebration Home Page
Tribute to Our Ministers
150th Anniversary Service
20th Century History:
A History from 1915 to 1982
Golden Jubilee Celebration, 1899:
Recorded History 1849-1899
Celebration Book: Part 1
Celebration Book: Part 2
Special Inclusive Message:
No Condemnation! All are free!
VISITOR QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
When does the church service start?
The music starts a little before 11 AM. It's ok to come in late, or come in a little early and chat and introduce yourself. You are also welcome to arrive earlier for the Forum. We love your presence, no matter when you arrive.
Where is the service held?
The service is located in our upper floor sanctuary. It's a unique space with an indoor/outdoor design. To reach the Sanctuary, climb the steps or proceed to the elevator in the back.
What do I wear?
There is no typical dress at First Congregational Church. Some people dress in their "Sunday best" while others are casual. We love your presence, no matter how you are dressed.
What kinds of people are at the worship service?
The types of people run the gamut of San Francisco's diversity. We have people from many backgrounds, culturals, races, sexual orientations and ages. You will find a wide variety of people, who celebrate each others' unique place in life.
What is the worship style?
Generally, the worship style is "traditional Protestant". Our music program features a variety of music genres on any given week -- from baroque and other classical -- to modern songs that may even include jazz, rock and country music. We have a guest preacher at least once a month, which also adds some variety to the style and energy of the service.
What kinds of participation will I be required to do?
The nature of the worship service is for all to participate, but you have a choice whether or not to participate in something specific. We have hymn singing, responsive readings, requests for dedicated prayers, and offering collections during the service. We share communion (bread and grape juice) on the first Sunday of the month; all are welcome to share but participation is not mandatory.
Last Update: May 24, 2011 -rlh
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