We are a progressive and welcoming spiritual community in a changing city and neighborhood. We weave authentic Christian practices together with ancient spiritual practices and progressive theology to explore what it means to be a Christian in today’s San Francisco. We gather on Sundays and Wednesdays to use authentic Christian spiritual practices, helping to heal ourselves and the world around us. For a quick summary of coming services and events, please see our Facebook events page.
We believe following Jesus and his message is about living in love, with compassion, and grace. Jesus and his message are counter-cultural and subversive and so are we. We’re not looking to get an A from God for giving the “right” answer about this or that theological belief. Rather, we aim to reflect God’s love for us in our daily lives.
Our worship combines preaching with soulful music that draws on our heritage as a landmark church for San Francisco’s African American Episcopalians. Each Sunday, some of our songs reflect this heritage. More contemporary hymns mix with old Episcopal favorites during the rest of this service. Noted pianist Stephen Prutsman often leads worship. Stephen has been described as one of the most innovative musicians of his time. Moving easily from classical to jazz to world music styles as a pianist, composer, and conductor, he continues to explore and seek common ground and relationships in the music of all cultures and languages.
We run Cyprian’s Center is a non-denominational program space for our neighborhood. Working with community praters we host the SF Live Arts concert series, classes on mindful meditation, as well as AA group and Al-Anon groups. Works by community artists grace the walls of our Sanctuary Gallery. We collaborate with the Community Garden Outreach Class at the University of San Francisco to present a free monthly neighborhood dinner when schools are in session. Working with Episcopal Senior Communities we also present a monthly free lunch for our elders. We offer a free Mindfulness Meditation session each Tuesday at 7 p.m. Our Community Room is regularly used for after school and summer camp programs for The Village Project to serve young people from the Western Addition. Join us for a free community dinner, to view new art by neighborhood artists, or try out diverse spiritual activities.