First Congregational Church of San Francisco, United Church of Christ

Worship Service every Sunday at 10:30 am

Mission: We are a diverse yet intimate community of people seeking to support one another and provide service to the world. We are: Christian: We perceive in Jesus Christ the divine qualities of love, peace, compassion, joy & justice. Progressive: We believe that faith is a journey and a way to connect with others. Faith is not a clutched certainty. We affirm different points of view as an opportunity to learn and grow--but our focus in on compassion and inclusivity. Spiritual: We believe that the inclusive love of God can be felt and experienced by everyone. We also understand spirituality as connected to mind and heart and body. Evolving: We welcome change and are open to new ways of experiencing God’s work in the world. We strive to be rooted in tradition but not stuck in our thinking.

Online services available

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Worship Service - God Is Holding Your Life - 1.17.2021

We are in the midst of tumultuous times! The violence around and within is threatening to disrupt, destroy, and annihilate everything in its path. We have an opportunity to stand in Love and refuse to believe that God has forgotten their children. The poet of Psalm 139 beautifully describes the loving intimacy we share with our Creator. I invite you to lesson to God's love song to humanity found in this Psalm.

This is where you will find the Music & Meditation video:

youtube.com First Congregational Church of San Francisco, United Church of ChristTami Groves, Senior Pastor"God Is Holding Your Life" Theme Song, by Richard Bruxvoort Co...

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Epiphany Service

Dear Friends,
Today is the day of Epiphany! The Magi refer to Jesus as the “king of the Jews”—he is not their king. They do not share a culture or religious tradition with Jesus, and somehow, they recognize his power and come to pay homage. In ancient Greek, the meaning of the word Epiphany is a manifestation or appearance. How have you seen God's dreams manifest in your life?

youtube.com First Congregational Church of San FranciscoRev. Tami Groves, Senior PastorReece Owens, Music Director/Video EditingAisha Campbell, Alto Section LeaderJack D...

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Sedition and Silence

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Away in a Manger

Aisha Campbell offers a beautiful Christmas song in our collective look towards the Epiphany. Please enjoy!

Away in a Manger

Aisha Campbell offers a beautiful Christmas song in our collective look towards the Epiphany. Please enjoy!

Christmas Carol Medley

The Choir at First Congreagational Church of SF worked hard to contribute to a special Christmas Carol Medley. We hope you enjoy! Thank you and MERRY CHRISTMAS

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Fourth Sunday of Advent Worship Video

This Sunday is the fourth Sunday of Advent...Love. Today we will light the candle of Love and celebrate the joy of knowing the we are loved beyond measure by Divine Love. But sometimes the "oh no"s of our life can draw our attention away from that Love.

“If Mary’s fear had subsided by seeing her cousin face-to-face, then surprise replaced it. Surprise, because until that moment, Mary had been caught up in the ‘oh no’ parts of her life. She was very young, engaged, still at home with mom and dad, and now pregnant with God’s baby. Those are a lot of “oh no’s” to handle all at once. And those ‘oh no’s’ dominated Mary’s mind. Those ‘oh no’s’ caused her to forget what else that angel had said to her on that day. Mary had forgotten what the angel had called her when he first laid his holy eyes on her face. ‘Greetings, favored one,’ the divine messenger proclaimed. ‘The Lord is with you.’. . . Mary had forgotten that beginning part of their conversation until Elizabeth’s reaction of joy and confidence reminded her. Mary had been so caught up in the fear, in the haste, in the ‘oh no’ parts of her life, she had completely forgotten the angel first addressed her as favored one, as one her God claimed.”

—Shannon Kershner. “Singing Mary’s Song.”

youtube.com First Congregational Church of San FranciscoRev. Tami Groves, Senior PastorReece Owens, Music Director Wendy Loomis, AccompanistAisha Campbell, Alto Section ...

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Third Sunday of Advent Worship Video

This Sunday is the third of Advent! In our text, Mary offers a prophetic vision of the world awash with the joy of the fullness of God! Scripture is flooded with dream-like images: the lion lying down with the lamb, justice rolling like a mighty river, swords being beaten into plowshares, the prisoner being set free,
good news to the oppressed, the whole world rejoicing. Let's join in the expressions of joy and celebrate the "anticipatory joy" (Dr. Marcia Riggs) of Mary's dream.

How will you sow seeds of anticipatory joy this week?

youtube.com First Congregational Church of San FranciscoRev. Tami Groves, Senior PastorReece Owens, Music Director Wendy Loomis, AccompanistHymn "My Soul Gives Glory to ...

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Second Sunday of Advent Worship Service

This Sunday is the second of Advent! John stands in the wilderness and beckons us to prepare the way for the one who will be God among us! We are urged to be prepare the way!

To prepare the way for just peace is a choice that we must make daily. Messengers know that what we see is not all there can, will, or should be. Messengers face the troubles of the world receptively, perceptively, and attentively as they proclaim, “We shall overcome.”(Dr. Marcia Riggs)

How will you prepare the way during this time of active waiting?

This is where you will find a beautiful music, and words for dreamers!

youtube.com First Congregational Church of San FranciscoRev. Tami Groves, Senior PastorReece Owens, Music Director Wendy Loomis, AccompanistHymn "O Come O Come Emmanuel"...

Virtual Choir - "I Believe" by Mark Miller

The Choir of First Congregational Church of San Francisco presents "I Believe" by Mark Miller, accompanied by Wendy Loomis
"I believe in the sun, even when it is not shining,
I believe in love, even when I don't feel it,
I believe in God, even when God is silent" These anonymous, simple, and gorgeous lyrics were found inscribed onto a wall in a concentration camp. The benediction spoken by Senior Pastor Rev. Tami Groves echoes these most poignant words.
Video/Audio editing by Reece Owens
Liturgy & poetry by Sarah Are | A Sanctified Art LLC | sanctifiedart.org
Graphic Design by Lauren Wright Pittman | Original photography by Lisle Gwynn Garrity | A Sanctified Art LLC | sanctifiedart.org
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First Sunday of Advent Worship Service

Dear Friends,
This Sunday is the first of the Advent season! This is our invitation to enter into active waiting for the Christ child to be born!

To begin Advent amid pandemic and protest is a befitting point of departure for 21st-century people of God. We are being reminded that to be the people of God requires an ethical posture of attentiveness, to “keep awake.” (v. 37) The text charges us to “keep awake” because we do not know the day or the hour when the fullness of “God with us” will be realized. (Dr. Marcia Riggs)

How will you stay awake during this time of active waiting?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=My50nhoexXI

First Congregational Church of San Francisco Rev. Tami Groves, Senior Pastor Reece Owens, Music Director Wendy Loomis, Accompanist First Congregational Churc...

11 22 20 Sunday Worhsip

Jesus says God is so close to us that when we feed the hungry we are feeding God! Wow! Jesus is telling us (again) that our lives are intimately interwoven with each other and God. Division is the delusion. How would that change your life if you believed that to be true?

First Congregational Church of San Francisco, United Church of Christ Rev. Tami Groves, Senior Pastor Reece Owens, Music Director Scripture: Mark 25:31-46 Hy...

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Today! Trust In God's Abundance! Music & Meditation 11.15.20

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Trust In God's Abundance! Music & Meditation 11.15.20

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Today! Get Ready & Wait! (Sunday 11.8.20)

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Get Ready & Wait! (Sunday 11.8.20)

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Election Day Meditation + Lord's Prayer

A brief (6mins) Blessing & Sung Prayer for Election Day https://youtu.be/Ymtder_u9Fk

Election Day Meditation + Lord's Prayer First Congregational Church of San Francisco Rev. Tami Groves, Senior Pastor Reece Owens, Music Director Gabrielle Go...

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Election Day Meditation & Sung Prayer

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Prayers, Please: Ways to Pray for Election Day

Here are some opportunities for collective prayer on this Election Day!

sojo.net After you vote, while you wait in line to vote, or while you anxiously tune in as votes are tallied, here are places that you can pray on Election Day.

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Today! Blessed Are Those Who Mourn(Sunday 11.1.20)

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Blessed Are Those Who Mourn(Sunday 11.1.20)

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One More Opportunity For Prayer

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How About Some Good News?! FCCSF Newsletter

How About Some Good News?! FCCSF Newsletter - https://mailchi.mp/692935f4236e/what-cant-wait-joy-love-8167930

mailchi.mp On Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020,  Bishop William J. Barber, II, Co- Chair of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival will deliver a prophetic sermon to the nation at the historic Rankin Memorial Chapel, Howard University entitled: “We Know What We Must Do”. Speaking from the scr...

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Today! Is It Really That Simple? (Sunday 10.25.20)

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Is It Really That Simple? (Sunday 10.25.20)

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[10/18/20]   When Empire Feels Bigger Than God, Oct. 18,2020

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When Empire Feels Bigger Than God (Sunday 10.18.20)

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Today!When God Changes Their Mind (Sunday 10.11.20)

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When God Changes Their Mind (Sunday 10.11.20)

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Today!When A Community Fails To Love (Sunday 10.4.20)

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When A Community Fails To Love (Sunday 10.4.20)

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When Everything Falls Apart (Sunday 9.27.20)

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When Everything Falls Apart (Sunday 9.27.20)

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we are no longer surprised – adrienne maree brown

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This is Holy Fire

adriennemareebrown.net 'The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.' – camus…documenting my liberation

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When Vulnerability Is Necessary (Sunday 9.20.20)

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#FccSF

We gather on Sunday morning at 10:30. You are invited to join us.

First Congregational Church of San Francisco (FCCSF) is an inclusive community of faith in the heart of the city–where Lower Nob Hill meets the Tenderloin and Little Saigon.

We gather in a building that contains a beautiful sanctuary of peace which reflects our deepest commitment: to become a place of love, gratitude and hospitality in a city and world that needs more understanding, compassion and justice.

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Designated Minister: Rev. David J. Cowell

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