New Numbers from SF&A Stewardship Team!

Thanks to all who have already submitted commitment cards to be sustaining givers to First Church and help our church continue to thrive as a faith community and place of transformation. As of Sun., Oct. 20, the church has received 104 commitments totaling $514,045 for 2020. We are on our way to having the level of sustaining giving that will …

Day of the Dead Altar

There will be a Day of the Dead altar in the Sanctuary for worship for the next two Sundays, Oct. 27 & Nov. 3. You are invited to bring a picture of a loved one or pet who has passed away to share on the altar.

Nov. 10 Learning Hour — “The Resurrected Mind”

On Sun., Nov. 10 at 11:45 am in Loper Chapel, join the Mental Health Ministry as we read aloud the sermon by Rev. Timothy Ahrens titled “The Resurrected Mind.” This is part of a series of sermons on mental illness. Our discussion of the sermon will continue the path of living into our covenant as a Welcoming, Inclusive, Supportive, and …

The View From Here

Jane ArcEmerging Leader It feels like just a short time ago I came to this church, afraid of being in a church again and at a pretty low point in my own life. But this is my third October with this great big family of people, and I find myself looking forward to planning Advent with the worship team (can …

Congregational Meeting on Sun., Nov. 3

A Congregational Meeting will be held on Sun., Nov. 3 to discuss and vote on a new charge for the Blue Fire Committee beyond its original task of overseeing the design and reconstruction of Pilgrim Hall.

Resonance Concert: Beethoven at 250

Get a head start on celebrating the 250th anniversary of Ludwig van Beethoven’s birth! On Fri., Nov. 1 at 8 pm in the Sanctuary, acclaimed Seattle-based violinist Ingrid Matthews (“one of the lights on early music’s international circuit” — San Francisco Chronicle) and fortepianist Derek Tam come together for an evening of the composer’s most cherished works, performed on period …

Preaching Schedule

Sun., Nov. 10, Kit Novotny Sun., Nov. 17, Art Meets Life Sunday: Elbe Spurling Sun., Nov. 24, Kit Novotny

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