Who we are
Who We Are
San Rafael First UMC is a progressive Christian community, worshipping and serving in Marin County since 1859. We have a passion for social justice in conjunction with individual spiritual growth. Our worship services are traditional—with a twist: often you will find yourself in one-on-one conversations with someone in the congregation or being invited into a creative space during worship. We have a strong community ambiance and welcome all. Most Sundays we join together for lunch after worship, and we have regular gatherings at the pastor's home for meals.
We serve the local unsheltered population, have dedicated our parsonage to the Housing First program, and offer hospitality and pen pal opportunities to those incarcerated. We also offer a unique youth program based on inner awareness and Nature.