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2515 Fillmore Street
San Francisco, CA 94115 United States
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June 2014

New Earth: Prayers for the Urban Environmentalist

June 22, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Chapel, 2515 Fillmore Street
San Francisco, CA 94115 United States
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To usher in the summer solstice, this contemplative service will be rich with songs and reflections celebrating the Earth. Feed your spirit as we pray together for the environment, better choices and God’s love. The congregation will receive wildflower seeds for greening our urban environment, led by Calvary's Worship Mission Team & Rev. Victor H. Floyd.

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September 2014

A Time of Prayer and Remembrance for Alden Gilchrist

September 2, 2014 @ 6:30 pm
Chapel, 2515 Fillmore Street
San Francisco, CA 94115 United States
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Dear Friends, Loved Ones, and Fans of Alden Gilchrist With a heavy heart, we share that our beloved Music Director Alden Gilchrist passed away yesterday, September 1, 2014. He felt blessed to know how many of you loved him and were praying for him. Words are far from adequate to express how much he means to thousands in the Calvary community and around the world. As recently as this past Friday, Alden was still composing music, discussing theology and charming…

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Youth Fellowship

September 21, 2014 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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Chapel, 2515 Fillmore Street
San Francisco, CA 94115 United States
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Calvary youth meet weekly with the goal of encouraging and supporting our youth to see the relevance of the Gospel in their daily lives, and help them understand the importance of economic justice for all of God’s people. We will gather in the balcony at the start of the 10:00am service and then go to our classes following the sermon (or communion of weeks when communion is served).

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November 2014

When the Veil is Thin

November 1, 2014 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Chapel, 2515 Fillmore Street
San Francisco, CA 94115 United States
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When the Veil Is Thin At this time of year, the veil separating this world from the next grows thin. You are encouraged to bring with you objects to build an altar-like memorial space for our departed loved ones: pictures, mementoes, old coffee cups, hats, etc. Una Gong, cellist from the San Francisco Academy Orchestra, will help us to pray for All Souls who have departed this world for the next. Pick-up choir rehearses at 4PM. Suggested reading: Learning to…

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December 2014

Longest Night Service

December 21, 2014 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Chapel, 2515 Fillmore Street
San Francisco, CA 94115 United States
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Music, Candlelight & Holiday Decompression Come to Calvary’s beautiful Stewart Chapel to prepare your spirit for the Longest Night of 2014. Professional fiddler Alisa Rose will join Rev. Victor and the “instant choir” to revel in odd sadness of the holidays. Bring with you every “Blue Christmas” memory that yearns for relief. A hot beverage reception will follow, and if the air quality permits, we’ll kindle a fire in the fireplace. “Instant Choir” meets at 3:00 p.m.

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February 2015

Ash Wednesday Worship Service

February 18, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Chapel, 2515 Fillmore Street
San Francisco, CA 94115 United States
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Lent is about more than giving up chocolate! Ash Wednesday marks the first day of the Lenten journey, and the journey means everything! Celebrating Ash Wednesday is the first step on the road to resurrection. Are you ready, with God’s help, to let go of what isn’t working in your life? Are you inspired to take on a new spiritual discipline throughout this season of challenge? Calvary’s Ash Wednesday service will prepare us for the six-week trek ahead with communion, open to…

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April 2015

Maundy Thursday

April 2, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Chapel, 2515 Fillmore Street
San Francisco, CA 94115 United States
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Maundy Thursday Service “Love One Another” Stewart Chapel, Calvary Presbyterian Church, 7:00 p.m. “Love one another as I love you.” This contemplative service of music and prayer is grounded in the words of Jesus. We will also celebrate the Lord’s Supper (communion) as we prepare for the days ahead, days that surely hold both transformation and trouble. All are welcome at Calvary’s table. Come as you are.

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Good Friday Worship Service

April 3, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Chapel, 2515 Fillmore Street
San Francisco, CA 94115 United States
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Good Friday Service: The Seven last Words of Christ The Gospels collectively record the “seven last words” of Jesus on the cross. Join us at noon in the Chapel as we reflect on each of these words through music, hymns, silent reflection, and a short meditation-style homily given by seven different preachers. Worshipers may quietly come and go as your schedule allows.

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July 2015

Contemplative Worship Service: The Cloud of Unknowing

July 26, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Chapel, 2515 Fillmore Street
San Francisco, CA 94115 United States
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St. John of the Cross called contemplation the “luminous darkness” anyone can experience. Others have regarded contemplation as a kind of “learned ignorance” or “beginner’s mind” which blesses us with the patience of wonder. Do you suspect that there is always more to God—and us? This hope-filled service will feature Taizé-style song, prayer, readings and stillness. Come, and refuel your spirit.

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September 2015

Children’s Ensemble

September 6, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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Chapel, 2515 Fillmore Street
San Francisco, CA 94115 United States
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Children ages 4 - 9 yrs. meet in the chapel at 9 am on Sundays Singing with children's music director, Gabrielle Goozee-Nichols is fun and educational. Children practice weekly, learning songs to sing at the 10 am worship service. It is a great way to involve children in the life of the church.  

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November 2015

Remembrance: All Souls Service

November 2, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Chapel, 2515 Fillmore Street
San Francisco, CA 94115 United States
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You are invited to the Calvary Chapel for this vespers service of remembrance, calling on our departed loved ones to join us at God’s table. At this time of year, the veil separating this world from the next is particularly thin. If you'd like to sing in the "INSTANT CHOIR"... our one and only 45-minute rehearsal begins at 6 pm in the chapel. We welcome everyone. Really.

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December 2015

Christmas Day Worship Service at 10:00 am

December 25, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Chapel, 2515 Fillmore Street
San Francisco, CA 94115 United States
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Join us for our Christmas Day Service.

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February 2016

Ash Wednesday Service

February 10, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Chapel, 2515 Fillmore Street
San Francisco, CA 94115 United States
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Ash Wednesday: Doorway to the Desert    On Ash Wednesday we begin the journey of Lent, the forty-day season before Easter. During this time, we follow the example of Jesus, who was led by the Spirit to a forty-day period in the wilderness just before he began his public ministry. We will gather in the Chapel and receive the ashes that remind us of our connections to the earth, to one another and to Jesus Christ — the one who rises,…

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March 2016

Commissioning Service of David Barnes

March 6, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Chapel, 2515 Fillmore Street
San Francisco, CA 94115 United States
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Join us as we celebrate David Barnes, our Director of Youth & Family Ministries, being commissioned by the Presbytery of San Francisco as a Lay Pastor. David has been a Calvary member for 25 years and served as a Sunday School teacher for over 15 years before accepting the call to work full-time eight years ago. In March 2015, David completed his lay pastor studies through the Presbytery of San Francisco’s Education Center. As a Commissioned Lay Pastor, he is…

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Calvary Live at 5 Inspire Choir Rehearsal

March 7, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Chapel, 2515 Fillmore Street
San Francisco, CA 94115 United States
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Join us every first Monday of the month from 7 pm to rehearse for the Calvary Live at 5 on the third Sunday of the month. Would you like to sing in a choir but you don’t read music? Then Vernon Bush’s "Soulful Joy" Inspire Choir at Calvary Church is for you! Dave Scott says: “Vernon Bush is a gentle soul and a gifted choir leader. To shine positivity and love is just Vernon's way. Anyone who comes to sing with…

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Maundy Thursday Worship Service

March 24, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Chapel, 2515 Fillmore Street
San Francisco, CA 94115 United States
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“Tell the Story” Maundy Thursday Tenebrae Service, March 24, 7 pm - 8 pm The Calvary Readers Theatre will lead this service of drama, darkness and shadows, recalling the final days of Jesus and his Passion.  

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Good Friday Worship Service

March 25, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Chapel, 2515 Fillmore Street
San Francisco, CA 94115 United States
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Good Friday Worship Service Friday, March 25, 2016 from 12 noon-1 pm Through music, scripture, and stations of prayer, we journey with Jesus to the cross and his crucifixion.  This experiential service begins in the sanctuary with music led by organist John Walko and moves through the church to the chapel using a modern-day interpretation of the Stations of the Cross.  

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April 2016

Calvary Live at 5 Inspire Choir Rehearsal

April 4, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Chapel, 2515 Fillmore Street
San Francisco, CA 94115 United States
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Join us every first Monday of the month from 7 pm or the third Sunday of the month at 3:30 pm for music and fellowship. Dave Scott says: “Vernon Bush is a gentle soul and a gifted choir leader. To shine positivity and love is just Vernon's way. Anyone who comes to sing with Vernon (first Monday of every month, 7 pm) at Calvary will come away feeling better about everything, feeling loved! I am certain!" Songs, and their harmonies, pass through…

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Elemental Spirit – Earth Day Worship Service

April 24, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Chapel, 2515 Fillmore Street
San Francisco, CA 94115 United States
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A service of worship for the healing of the earth—come, and sing songs of air, fire, water and earth. This will be an intergenerational, family-friendly worship experience filled with music, movement and prayers. Come to sing in the “instant choir” which will rehearse one time only at 4 pm  

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May 2016

Calvary Live at 5 Inspire Choir Rehearsal

May 2, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until December 6, 2016

Chapel, 2515 Fillmore Street
San Francisco, CA 94115 United States
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Join us every first Monday of the month from 7 pm or the third Sunday of the month at 3:30 pm for music and fellowship. Songs, and their harmonies, pass through Vernon, to the choir; a process organic, intimate, and pastoral. To sing for an hour or two is cleansing, connecting, euphoric. Come check it out!

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September 2016

Children’s Ensemble

September 18, 2016 @ 8:45 am - 9:45 pm
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Chapel, 2515 Fillmore Street
San Francisco, CA 94115 United States
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Children's Ensemble Sundays 8:45 - 9:45 am Chapel Children: Kindergarten - 4th grade Fall season: September 18 - December 24 Children's ensemble aims to provide children with an avenue of exploring their faith through music and increase their confidence. During rehearsals we talk about the meaning of the songs we sing and how they tie into the worship service. I try to find pieces that children will love and connect to that are right in their comfort zone as well as introduce…

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October 2016

Living Waters for the World

October 30, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 9:45 am
Chapel, 2515 Fillmore Street
San Francisco, CA 94115 United States
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Please join us to hear Executive Director Steve Young share information about Living Waters for the World’s ministry. Living Waters for the World (LWW) has become a significant global ministry for our denomination, with over 800 water treatment systems installed in communities in 25 nations. LWW trains and equips volunteer mission teams to partner with community leaders who take responsibility for operating and maintaining the water system long-term.

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“Saints Alive!” Reformation Day Contemplative Service

October 30, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Chapel, 2515 Fillmore Street
San Francisco, CA 94115 United States
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Gather on Sunday afternoon, October 30 at 5 PM, to remember the great cloud of witnesses, the Reformers of our faith and the saints alive in our midst. Bring mementos and/or pictures to share on the table. We will light candles, sing and we will remember them. Instant Choir (drop-in, no audition) at 4 PM.

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December 2016

The Longest Night

December 21, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Chapel, 2515 Fillmore Street
San Francisco, CA 94115 United States
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Gather in Calvary's chapel to sing in the Longest Night of the Year. The Calvary Readers Theatre will lead this service with "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" to warm cold hearts. Pick-up "instant choir" rehearses at 4:00 p.m.

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March 2017

Ash Wednesday Worship Service

March 1, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Chapel, 2515 Fillmore Street
San Francisco, CA 94115 United States
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One Day Well Spent Begin your Lenten pilgrimage at Calvary. Prayer stations and music will invite us to draw our lives and our faith—and our souls—into clearer focus. Thomas à Kempis challenges us: “Would that we could spend even one day well in this world!”

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Lenten Lectio Divina

March 19, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Chapel, 2515 Fillmore Street
San Francisco, CA 94115 United States
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Learn the ancient four-step process for scriptural interpretation called Divine Reading, or Lectio Divina. Music and stillness will help to set the mood, and we will join together, listening for God to break forth more light from the Word.

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April 2017

Maundy Thursday Worship Service

April 13, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Chapel, 2515 Fillmore Street
San Francisco, CA 94115 United States
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"Follow to the judgment hall; View the Lord of Life arraigned; O the worm-wood and the gall! O the pangs Christ's soul sustained! Shun not suff'ring, shame, or loss; Learn of Christ to bear the cross." Join the Calvary Readers Theatre as we re-create the final night of Jesus' life.

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Earth Day Lectio Divina

April 23, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Chapel, 2515 Fillmore Street
San Francisco, CA 94115 United States
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Learn the ancient four-step process for scriptural interpretation called Divine Reading, or Lectio Divina. Music and stillness will help to set the mood, and we will join together, listening for God to break forth more light from the Word.

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May 2017

Parent Education Conversation with Sheryl Davis

May 10, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Chapel, 2515 Fillmore Street
San Francisco, CA 94115 United States
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Building Bridges with Each Other Sheryl Davis will facilitate conversation about raising justice-minded children and youth who build bridges of peace and compassion with each other. Sheryl is the current Executive Director of the San Francisco Human Rights Commission, was the former Executive Director of Collective Impact, a collaborative neighborhood resource for Western Addition where she oversaw Mo’MAGIC, Magic Zone, and the Ella Hill Hutch Community Center. She is a long-time San Francisco educator.

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June 2017

LGBTQ Pride Service with Rev. Jane Spahr

June 21, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Chapel, 2515 Fillmore Street
San Francisco, CA 94115 United States
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Pre-Pride Celebration: The Rev. Jane Spahr Reconciliation Initiative Justice for all people—no matter our sexual orientation, race, class, age, gender. Keynote speaker Rev. Jane Spahr will address an urgent question: “How do we change systems of oppression into systems of liberation?” Join this champion of the Presbyterian Church (USA) along with Floyd Thompkins of San Francisco Theological Seminary's Center for Innovation and special musical guests, San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus: SWAG . Children's activity table provided during the program. WALK…

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December 2017

The Longest Night Contemplative Service

December 20, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Chapel, 2515 Fillmore Street
San Francisco, CA 94115 United States
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In the world of darkness and fear, where is the light? Friends, make no mistake, the light is on the way! The darkness will not overcome us; the light shall prevail. Come to sing for the return of light on this Winter Solstice--pray, be still and know that "all manner of thing shall be well." Childcare available in the Lower Level.

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January 2018

Children’s Choir

January 7, 2018 @ 9:15 am - 9:50 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:15 am on Sunday, repeating until July 28, 2018

Chapel, 2515 Fillmore Street
San Francisco, CA 94115 United States
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The Calvary Children and Youth Ensemble, directed by Kelly Crandell is open to children and youth of reading age, 5 to 18 years old. The choir gives young people a high-quality music learning experience in a fun, friendly, supportive, and spiritual environment. Music to be learned and performed encompasses many styles, eras, and genres but is firmly grounded in the great sacred music tradition. The choir will perform roughly one time a month at the 10 am Worship Service, and for…

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Youth Ensemble

January 7, 2018 @ 11:15 am - 11:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:15 am on Sunday, repeating until July 28, 2018

Chapel, 2515 Fillmore Street
San Francisco, CA 94115 United States
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The Calvary Children and Youth Ensemble, directed by Kelly Crandell is open to children and youth of reading age, 5 to 18 years old. The ensemble gives young people a high-quality music learning experience in a fun, friendly, supportive, and spiritual environment. Music to be learned and performed encompasses many styles, eras, and genres but is firmly grounded in the great sacred music tradition. The ensemble will perform roughly one time a month at the 10 am Worship Service, and for…

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June 2018

Pre-Pride Prayer Service

June 20, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Chapel, 2515 Fillmore Street
San Francisco, CA 94115 United States

We've Come This Far By Faith Calvary's 3rd Annual Pre-Pride Prayer Meetin' Keynote: Rev. Monica Joy Cross, DOC theologian, educator, aka "The Transgender Scholar" Rev. Monica Joy Cross: A Transgender Scholar-Activist serves as Pastor of First Christian Church of Oakland and as Associate Minister at Tapestry Ministries, Disciples of Christ, Christian Church in Berkeley, Ca.  Monica received a Masters in Divinity from Pacific School of Religion in 2012 and a Masters in Religious Leadership for Social Change from Starr King School for…

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August 2018

Hymns to Swear By

August 26, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Chapel, 2515 Fillmore Street
San Francisco, CA 94115 United States

Join The Bernal Hillbillies and Rev. Victor for this neighborhood tradition. We'll sing the "old songs" and enjoy some toe-tapping gospel bluegrass. A home-made ice cream social will follow in the Lounge. If you'd like to bring your own home-made ice cream to add to the fun, please do so! Ice cream can be stored in the Calvin Hall kitchen freezer or the freezer in the Lounge kitchen prior to the service. Other potluck items such as cookies, pie, or cake…

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November 2018

“War & Peace” Pre-concert Lecture

November 11, 2018 @ 3:15 pm - 3:45 pm
Chapel, 2515 Fillmore Street
San Francisco, CA 94115 United States

Historian Nancy Padgett will give a free pre-concert lecture entitled "Changing Lives: World War I and the Upending of Western Civilization" in The Chapel from 3:15-3:45, immediately before the Chancel Choir and Orchestra's concert commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Armistice in the Sanctuary, which begins at 4 pm. Nancy J Padgett, born in South Carolina,  received an undergraduate degree and a master's degree in European History at Emory University. From the Deep South, a move to California could not…

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December 2018

The Longest Night Contemplative Service

December 19, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Chapel, 2515 Fillmore Street
San Francisco, CA 94115 United States

Drive the cold winter away! Make room for the light, soon reborn. Celebrate the coming of the Longest Night of 2018. Sing in the solstice with candlelight meditation, prayer, stillness and other human beings. A fireside reception will follow. Childcare provided by reservation made before 12/14 by contacting alisonfaison@calpres.org .

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August 2019

Hymns to Swear By (End of the Summer Hymn Sing)

August 25, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Chapel, 2515 Fillmore Street
San Francisco, CA 94115 United States

Give me that ol' time religion! Hallelujah, it's good enough for me!   Join us for this annual community celebration as we sing the old songs and remember times gone by. Special guests: The Bernal Hillbillies and Friends. Old fashioned ice cream social to follow in Calvin Hall. Expect a blessing. If you’d like to bring your own home-made ice cream to add to the fun, please do so! Ice cream can be stored in the Calvin Hall kitchen freezer…

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September 2019

Chapel Concert: Chamber Music honoring Clara Schumann

September 13, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Chapel, 2515 Fillmore Street
San Francisco, CA 94115 United States

Clara Schumann - Piano Trio in G minor, Op. 17, and selected songs Michael Conley - A Velvet Bridge: cycle of 9 songs to the poetry of Czeslaw Milosz (world premiere)   Calvary’s Soprano Soloist, Phoebe Rosquist, Director of Music Ministries, Michael Conley, Organist/Pianist, John Walko, and guest violinist Corey Mike and cellist Lewis Patzner are delighted to present a special concert of chamber music in our acoustically and architecturally glorious Kit Stewart Chapel. The program will honor the 200th…

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December 2019

The Longest Night Worship Service

December 18, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Chapel, 2515 Fillmore Street
San Francisco, CA 94115 United States

Sail away from the holiday hubbub, toward the rebirth of the light! As the Winter Solstice approaches, let music, prayer and introspection drive the cold winter away. The setting sun will give way to Calvary's beautiful chapel aglow in candlelight. A warm cider reception will follow with fireplace and friends. Do not voyage alone this holiday season. Childcare provided by RSVP. To reserve childcare contact Alison Faison at alisonfaison@calpres.org.

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February 2020

Ash Wednesday Worship Service

February 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Chapel, 2515 Fillmore Street
San Francisco, CA 94115 United States

From Mourning to Dancing, God is with in this pilgrim journey. This Lenten journey begins this day. Receive the ashes to as a symbol of what it means to be human. Then, step onto the road that leads us through the wilderness, to the foot of the cross and, ultimately, to an empty tomb. You do not have to journey alone.

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April 2020

Maundy Thursday Online Worship Service

April 9 @ 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Chapel, 2515 Fillmore Street
San Francisco, CA 94115 United States
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What would you do?  What would you say? What feeling, message, lesson, love song would you want to leave if you knew it was the last time?  On the night Jesus faces death, he does not seek revenge or resort to violence. Instead, he shows his disciples how to practice compassion. View or download the Maundy Thursday Worship Bulletin. https://youtu.be/XBtEmZwz1TU Staying Connected, Caring for Those in Need In this time of physical separation, the church remains committed to supporting the…

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