Upcomming @ Cyprian’s
Building community on our spiritual journey through 21st century San Francsico
Welcome to St. Cyprian’s! We are a landmark congregation for San Francisco’s African American Episcopalians. In 1960 our members built and opened this sacred space. They paid off the mortgage through pledges and BBQ dinners and rummage sales and community dinners. Today as we stand on their shoulders, as we offer you a Christian community where all are welcome, where everyone can find their place, where diversity of race and orientation are part of who we are.
Standing near the center of the city, on the edge of two different neighborhoods (the Western Addition and North of the Panhandle neighborhoods) which are very different but occupy the same geographical space. We are “a San Francisco kind of Jesus joint.” St Cyprian’s is a congregation emboldened by the opportunity to engage with our energized urban neighborhood to create a community where everyone matters.
Powerful preaching, authentic worship, progressive ideas, soulful music, & healing grace: Our 10 a.m. Sunday Mass draws on authentic traditions of the Christian Church as well as our congregation’s heritage of living as a community where everyone matters.
Jazz Mass/Gospel Music Sundays: Once a month we celebrate our Mass with a Jazzy/Gospel Music.
Healing Prayers & Anointing: We offer healing prayers and anointing every Sunday at 10 a.m. and Wednesday at 11 a.m. Following our Wednesday Healing Mass, we either share a free light lunch or join in the free Senior Luncheon presented here on Fourth Wednesdays by this church and Episcopal Senior Communities.
For Children & Families: Sunday School is held during our 10 a.m. Sunday service! Children may go downstairs for class and crafts as we start to read our first lesson and rerun when we are ready to celebrate communion. All are welcome at the altar to receive communion or a blessing. Sunday School runs from the second Sunday of September through the end of the school year.
Fourth Wednesdays include a free lunch for Seniors
Senior’s Wednesday arrives on the fourth Wednesday of the month. Working with Episcopal Senior Communities we offer seniors a special healing service with Eucharist at 11 a.m. and a free lunch for seniors at noon. Earlier in the month during November, we often offer a Thanksgiving dinner for seniors and in December we host a Holiday Tea.
See our Community Artist’s latest works
New Art by Community Artist Pat Preble is now on display in our Sanctuary Gallery. Pat is a neighbor, a wonderful artist, and a good friend. She has graciously agreed to show some of her artwork in our Sanctuary Gallery for the next few months. She is a wonderful artist, an author, teacher, and icon painter.
She writes: “I have been drawing and painting since I was two years old. When I was in my early teens I became interested in the landscape tradition of painting and did a lot of plein air work. I still like to work on site. The light changes and highlights appear in areas that began as shadow. When finished I am always pleased that over the course of two hours I have captured far more light than could be found in a photograph from a single moment in time. More info is on her website.
New works by Community Artist Kyle Brunel studio will be on display here for San Francisco’s Open Studios this fall. Watch for more information on this event the weekend of November 4-5.
Our online calendar offers details of all St. Cyprian’s activities. You can sign up for our weekly e-newsletter here. For more information, or to meet with our priest Fr. Tom Jackson, please call him at 415.567.1855 or send him an email. Information on some of our neighborhood’s leading organizations is found here.
Fr. Tom Jackson is the Vicar of St. Cyprian’s! Our Bishop, the Rt. Rev. Marc H. Andrus, appointed Fr. Tom at the recommendation of our governing board or Bishop’s Committee. Fr. Tom had served as the Interim Vicar since October 2013. Saint Cyprian’s Episcopal Church has been a member of the San Francisco community for 91 years. We are a small but passionate group of worshipers from many walks of life. The people of St. Cyprian’s are diverse, creative, caring and committed to honoring the dignity of every person. While valuing our unique history we are together looking forward to the gifts that the future has to offer. Come experience and explore with us what the Spirit is doing as we together reach out, grow and connect with our neighborhood in new and positive ways. On Sundays at 10 a.m. we’re usually here for about 70 minutes, sing some songs together, open up the bible to see what it means to us today and pray together. We’d also love to stay connected with you this week. The easiest way to do that is by following us on social media. You’re welcome to take out your phones right now and follow us on Facebook or Twitter. We also love hearing from you and this is a great way to keep up the conversation.
Here’s some of what’s going on here St. Cyprian’s each month:
The Village Project
The Village Project is a non-profit, community-based organization providing a safe haven for academic, cultural and enrichment activities for youth, 6 to 17 and their families.
Tuesdays & Thursdays 2 to 4 p.m.
Fridays 10 a.m. – Noon
Volunteers make over 200 sandwiches for San Francisco’s hungry.
Groups meeting here:
- Saturdays 11 a.m. – Noon – Sometimes Slowly Group
Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for AA membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions. AA is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy, neither endorses nor opposes any causes.
Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.
The Alcoholics Anonymous Preamble – Printed with permission of The AA Grapevine, Inc
- Mondays 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Friends and families of problem drinkers find understanding and support at Al-Anon and Alateen meetings.