First Congregational Church of San Francisco

True to our open and affiriming creed. You are welcome here! San Francisco, CA
First Congregational Church of San Francisco
First Congregational Church of San Francisco
First Congregational Church of San Francisco

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1300 Polk St
San Francisco, CA 94109



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Who We Are

First Congregational Church of San Francisco is an Open and Affirming congregation. We recognize the diversity of human nature as part of God’s universal plan. FCC unites people of different ethnicities, sexual identities, ages, physical and mental abilities. This, we believe, is to the glory of God.

About Us

Community Service, Social Justice, Choir

Contemporary, Traditional Hymns, Organ

United Church of Christ



Our Services

What if I'm not a Christian?
You are definitely welcome here.

Leadership View all

David Cowell

David Cowell

Rev. Cowell joined First Congregational Church in November 2011 as a Designated Term Pastor. Pastor David was born and raised in Palo Alto and attended UC Berkeley, where he earned a degree in History. After moving to New York City, Pastor David earned a Master’s of Divinity degree from Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York. At Union, David studied with some of the leading voices in theology and ethics. Pastor David has a particular interest in ministry focused on comfort at the end of life, and continues his work in adult and pediatric hospice at Pathways Hospice, while he serves our community. Pastor David believes that Progressive Theology is entering an incredibly exciting time with convergence of young pastors comfortable with contemporary and emergent worship styles finding a home in progressive theological thinking. “This is really the best of all worlds, and I think it is giving hope to our congregations who have been struggling with a tidal wave of change from all directions. It’s going to make us more resilient and better able to proclaim the Good News of Jesus.”

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