Our Traditional Service is held from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. each Sunday. For your convenience, we've posted descriptions of this month's sermon topics and speakers.
The Participation Service has its roots in the Quaker Meeting. There is quiet music with introductory words in the beginning, and quiet music at the end, but in between, the silence is broken only by individuals sharing thoughts and feelings that are significant to them. When others are speaking, listen with love. If you respond to others, be sure to let them know that you have understood what they have said, whether or not you agree. It is preferable to speak out of your own feelings and experiences, therefore talking in terms of “what I feel” rather than “what people feel.” Silence is preferred to time-filling conversation.
Dick Park is a retired social worker and long-time member of this congregation.
Susan Pierson is a Master of Divinity student at San Francisco Theological Seminary. Originally from St. Petersburg, Florida (the other Bay Area), she moved to San Anselmo in 2012 from Charlotte, North Carolina. She is pursuing ordination in the Presbyterian Church (USA), and is interested in doing ministry in a variety of settings--prisons, hospitals, city streets, and maybe even churches.
Walter Littrell and Paul Kaufman
A weaving of commentary and congregational singing that celebrates America's songs and hymns that unite us during difficult times. With odes to our unity and ballads of hope -- "This Land is Your Land" and "We Shall Overcome" -- we come together!
Walt Littrell founded the Walden House drug treatment center in San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury; he is a songwriter and recording artist.
Paul Kaufman is co-author of Gifts of the Spirit and The Creative Spirit. He was producer/writer with Bill Moyers on the Peabody-Award winning series The Public Mind.