If this is your first time at Sanctuary, we're honored to have you here.
Join us weekly for a relaxed gathering of exploring the Bible, worshipping and praying together.
WHERE IS SANCTUARY CHURCH?
We meet in the Portola Garden District of San Francisco:
2555 San Bruno Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94134
WHAT TIME ARE YOUR GATHERINGS?
We meet every Sunday at 10am.
HOW LONG ARE YOUR GATHERINGS?
Our gatherings usually last 90 minutes. Often, people linger around for a bit to catch up. There are a few restaurants nearby, and it’s not uncommon for several of us to grab lunch or head for a picnic after the gathering.
WHERE DO I PARK?
There’s street parking in the neighborhood and a parking lot nearby on Felton street. Currently, the parking lot at MLK Middle School (accessed near the intersection of Bacon & Brussels) is open on the weekends and usually has spots available on Sunday morning. For public transportation, Muni bus service is available to the area.
WHAT ARE YOUR GATHERINGS LIKE?
Being in the start-up phase, we keep things pretty low key. Most weeks we start by singing 2-3 songs, led by someone on an acoustic guitar. Sometimes, though, we’ll have a brunch together or a time to worship God by reading a Psalm or examining a liturgy.
Every week, one of our members delivers a short message based on a passage of the bible, facilitating a discussion and leaving room for people to freely share what they see in scripture.
Because Jesus instructed his followers to regularly receive communion we will often have a time to respond with the bread and wine. Finally, we usually end with an opportunity to receive prayer.
If you’re visiting for the first time, you’ll want to give yourself a few extra minutes to grab a coffee before our gathering at our kitchen table. We’d love to meet you, answer any questions you may have and give you a gift.
DO I HAVE TO [SING / TALK / RECEIVE COMMUNION / PRAY / ETC.]?
Absolutely not! You are our guest and we want you to feel comfortable. There’s freedom to participate in as much or as little of the service as you’d like. If you want to just sit and observe, that’s fine by us. In particular, receiving communion is meant for those who consider themselves followers of Jesus.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
Don’t feel like you have to dress up. Most people wear casual attire, but you’re welcome to wear whatever makes you comfortable. Check out our Instagram page to get a feel for what most people wear on Sundays.
WHAT ABOUT MY KIDS?
Sanctuary Kids is a safe, clean and fun space for kids age 0-5th grade to discover God’s great love in Jesus. We create an age-appropriate environment where your kids can make friends, learn the Bible, and cultivate a heart for God.
We offer Sanctuary Kids on most weeks, though sometimes we’re all together for family worship.
All kids start out in the main auditorium for sung worship with the adults. After the music, the kids are dismissed and welcomed into our kids room.
Save some time on your first visit and make checking kids into class easy by pre-registering here.
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