November 29, 2015
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THIS WEEK                     
Janeth Paz - Who has provided household help to the Millers for 15 years, the Fullers and Spoffords, needs a job on Tuesdays, preferably 12:30-4:30pm.  For info call Alan 415-479-5467, or Janeth at 415-261-1743.
DECEMBER 1 -  OWL Program  6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
UU Congregation of Marin, 
240 Channing Way, San Rafael, CA
FCC San Rafael is working in partnership with the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Marin to host the Our Whole Lives (OWL) Sexuality Training for 7-9th graders. Any youth who wants to participate will be sponsored by the congregation. Right now we have four youth participating, but it's not too late to sign up! Sessions will be held approximately three Tuesdays per month from 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM with one overnight session to be scheduled in the Spring at FCC San Rafael. For a complete list of dates and information, please see our website. A simultaneous group for parents will be meeting at the same time, and is still in the planning stages. For more information, contact Rev. Jeffrey Melcher or Pastor Tracy or call or 
text 510-703-0108.
Here are all of the dates:
December 1, 8, 15; January 12, 19, 26; February 2, 9, 23; March 1, 8, 15, 22
April 5, 19, 26; May 3, 10, 17, 24

DECEMBER 2 - Make-Your-Own Clay Nativity Scene
Wednesday, December 2 from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
In the FCCSR Community Room
Please join us for a fun-filled evening as we begin our Advent season. Hilary Spaulding will be leading us through creating our own nativity scene out of clay. A simple soup supper will be provided. Suggested donation of $10.00 for supplies. For more information, please contact Hilary Spaulding at (415) 215-5769 or
DECEMBER 6 - Meet and Greet Potluck
Sunday, December 6th from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
In the FCCSR Community Room
All are invited to join us for a fun and festive evening. The youth will be decorating the sanctuary for Christmas the same afternoon, come see the fruits of their labors as we break bread together in the evening. For more information, please contact Pastor Tracy at (510) 703-0108 or

DECEMBER 6 - Kids Decorate the Sanctuary
Please join us for a fun evening of frivolity as we decorate the sanctuary and Christmas tree and prepare boxes of gifts for families in need through the Ritter Center.
For more information, please contact David Knopf at

December 21
Winter REST Dinners for Woman Shelter 2015-16
The First Congregational Church of San Rafael - Mission Board is happy to provide dinners for homeless women during 2015-16 Winter REST Program.  FCCSR Team will be feeding 15-20 homeless women, at the Wellness Center in San Rafael.  The Mission Board Team we will prepare and bring everything needed for a hot, nutritional and tasty meal for these women.  We will also eat and chat together with our guests before we clean up. It all begins at 5:45pm to set up tables, chairs, and place settings. The guests will be at the center and ready to be serve by 6:00pm, we eat with them and then we clean up the dishes and are usually done by 7:30 PM.  
Our REST Dinner dates - All on Monday nights:
Dec 21 - Jan 25* - Feb 22 - Mar 28 - April 25
We can use your help with table set up, food dishes (we can also pick up any dish/item you make/donate prior to 5:30, if needed), food serving, and clean up. Whatever the donation, help or time you can offer is appreciated.
*The Jan 25 dinner coordinated by Rev Tracy and the Youth.
If you have any questions, ideas to help, suggestions for dinner themes, please call Sher Ripley on her cell at 415-577-6104 or email

JANUARY 9 - Epiphany Party (12th night)
Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 6:00 PM
At the home of Oak and Mary Dowling, 
273 Mountain View Avenue, San Rafael, CA
All are invited to celebrate Epiphany - the revelation of Jesus to the world via the Wise Men - in this festive evening of frivolity. Please bring a dish to share and a wrapped gift for our white elephant exchange. This event is most appropriate for grown-ups, please make other arrangements for children this evening. For more information, please contact Mary Dowling at (415) 456-7251 or

What is two days before Groundhog Day, seven days before that American football extravaganza, and the same day as Jackie Robinson's birthday? Save the date for these celebrations, and more importantly, for the church congregation annual meeting immediately after church. In the United Church of Christ denomination, the congregation is the final authority. In this annual meeting, the congregation reviews and approves the budget and elects officers for the coming year. Following the meeting, the congregation's important task will be to enjoy the comradery and food of our classic church potluck.

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First Congregational Church of San Rafael 
8 North San Pedro Rd.
San Rafael, CA 94903

Current Church Office Hours:

  Monday: 9:00am - 12:00pm

Tuesday: 9:00am - 12:00pm

 Friday: 9:00am - 12:00pm