No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here!

Whether you’re looking for a church home or just curious, please feel free to explore.  You can learn about our history, our denomination and our theology inAbout Us” and our Sermon Archives. To catch some of the flavor of our church life, check out our Photo Album. Of course, nothing can take the place of a visit, so we hope to meet you soon. Here are the basics:

Address: 8 North San Pedro Road, San Rafael, CA 94903 (see map below)
Office Phone: 415-479-2747
Pastor: Rev. Tracy Barnowe
Office Hours: (As of October 15): Tues: 12:00PM – 4:00PM, Fri: 2:00PM – 6:00PM
E-Mail: Click here to e-mail our office

Worship starts at 10am every Sunday. Children stay for the first part of the service, then go to Sunday School. Communion is served (all are welcome) the first Sunday of each month.

Food for Thought

  • If this is going to be a Christian nation that doesn’t help the poor, either we have to pretend that Jesus was just as selfish as we are, or we’ve got to acknowledge that He commanded us to love the poor and serve the needy without condition and then admit that we just don’t want to do it.

    Stephen Colbert
  • What does it mean to follow Jesus as a teacher, not just as a supernatural being on a divine rescue mission.

    Rev. Robin Meyers
  • “God is a metaphor for that which transcends all levels of intellectual thought. It’s as simple as that.”

    Joseph Campbell
  • “I have always noticed that deeply and truly religious persons are fond of a joke, and I am suspicious of those who aren’t”


    Alfred North Whitehead
  • “Those who believe that they believe in God, but without passion in their hearts, without anguish in mind, without uncertainty, without doubt, without an element of despair even in their consolation, believe only in the God idea, not God Himself”


    Miguel de Unamuno
  • “Being religious means asking passionately the question of the meaning of our existence and being willing to receive answers, even if the answers hurt.”


    Paul Tillich
  • “It may be that our role on this planet is not to worship God, but to create him.”


    Arthur C. Clarke
  • “To love someone means to see him as God intended him.”

  • “People who want to share their religious views with you almost never want you to share yours with them.”


    Dave Barry
  • “The Christian does not think God will love us because we are good, but that God will make us good because He loves us.”

    C. S. Lewis
  • “I won’t take my religion from any man who never works except with his mouth.”


    Carl Sandburg
  • “I think vital religion has always suffered when orthodoxy is more regarded than virtue. The scriptures assure me that at the last day we shall not be examined on what we thought but what we did.”


    Benjamin Franklin
  • “No man ever believes that the Bible means what it says: He is always convinced that it says what he means”


    George Bernard Shaw
  • “Anyone who is to find Christ must first find the church. How could anyone know where Christ is and what faith is in him unless he knew where his believers are?”


    Martin Luther King Jr.
  • “God has no religion.”

  • “A religion old or new, that stressed the magnificence of the universe as revealed by modern science, might be able to draw forth reserves of reverence and awe hardly tapped by the conventional faiths. Sooner or later, such a religion will emerge.”


    Carl Sagan
  • “Religion is to do right. It is to love, it is to serve, it is to think, it is to be humble.”


    Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • “Doubt isn’t the opposite of faith; it is an element of faith.”

    Paul Tillich
  • “Science investigates; religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge, which is power; religion gives man wisdom, which is control. Science deals mainly with facts; religion deals mainly with values. The two are not rivals.”

    Martin Luther King Jr.
  • “And if there were a God, I think it very unlikely that He would have such an uneasy vanity as to be offended by those who doubt His existence”

    Bertrand Russell
  • “I believe in God, but not as one thing, not as an old man in the sky. I believe that what people call God is something in all of us. I believe that what Jesus and Mohammed and Buddha and all the rest said was right. It’s just that the translations have gone wrong.”

    John Lennon
  • “Every religion is true one way or another. It is true when understood metaphorically. But when it gets stuck in its own metaphors, interpreting them as facts, then you are in trouble.”


    Joseph Campbell
  • “Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people.”


    Karl Marx
  • “When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That’s my religion.”

    Abraham Lincoln
  • “I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn’t, than live my life as if there isn’t and die to find out there is.”

    Albert Camus
  • “The glory of Christianity is to conquer by forgiveness.”

    William Blake

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