Holidays at SPC: Thanksgiving Vespers Nov 23 6 pm
A Heavenly Light Christmas Vespers, Dec 7 5 pm
Christmas Eve Family Friendly Service, with Pageant, 5:00, Candles, Music adult-oriented service 8:30
This Sunday, Nov. 23, we welcome you to Thanksgiving Vespers. A contemplative service at 6:00 p.m. followed by a loving – and nourishing – feast. Please join us for this spiritual, meditative and delicious adventure!
That familiar scene of fall leaves as they populate the ground, the scent of the first rain, the chill in the air as we turn about to see the crisp, clear and starry sky
What would you like to bring? Sign-up sheets in Thomson Hall (thanks Mary Grogan!)
Eight years ago, in the fall of 2007, our SPC Choir made a commitment to present an extraordinary service of Christmas choral classics and classic Christmas poetry. That first Christmas Vespers drew a huge audience and a Marin Christmas tradition was born. Each year, on the afternoon of the first Sunday of December, the choir has reinforced that commitment with an ever more beautiful, more expert, more inspired presentation of some of the world’s great Christmas choral music.
On Sunday, December 7, at 5 PM, we continue the tradition with a wonderful program of superb Christmas classics old and new. This music is rich, palpable and compelling and will touch your heart and envelop your soul. We hope for a large community response, but especially for a strong turnout of our own SPC family. We are joined by the superb harpist, Dan Levitan, and by our own poetry muse, Julie Carlson. We promise you an enthralling Sunday evening.
Blue Christmas, Dec 17, 7:00 pm
Sometimes called the Longest Night, in the Western Christian tradition, this service recognizes that not everyone is all HO HO HO at Christmastime. For many, this season especially can bring melancholy, or sadness, or depression. By coming together in a thoughtful and meditative service that meets us where we are — not where everyone says we should be — we are reminded that God loves us and is with us no matter how we feel.
Christmas Eve services at SPC are magical and profound. Please join us for our wonderful kids pageant at 5:00, and candlelight and music at 8:30.
We are a loving, spiritual family, founded on the teachings of Jesus. We provide a nourishing environment for the spiritual growth of all beings to serve and support others. We encourage open-minded exploration to understand, embrace, and celebrate the grace of God. We are a progressive congregation of the Presbyterian Church and a More Light Church.
From our pastor, Rev. Paul Mowry
When I first came, I was struck by the deep caring evident in the SPC community, the warm and friendly atmosphere, and the congregation’s openness to, and interest in, religious traditions other than their own. I invite you to look around and get a feel for our church. We welcome any comments or questions that might be on your mind. If you’re not currently a member of our church, or if you aren’t a “church person,” we invite you to drop in to a Sunday service or to other musical or spiritual events. You might be surprised. And of course feel free to reach out and call or e-mail me or other church staff. Contact
We hope you and your family will have a warm and spirit-filled experience with us as we worship together, share fellowship at our services and events, and serve each other and the community through our ministries.
Many blessings to you,
Pastor Paul Mowry
(Photo of Paul Mowry by Noah Berger. Thank you!)