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A Welcoming San Francisco Bay Area Church

We know that visiting a new church for the first time can be intimidating. Calvary strives to be friendly and welcoming. You need not be a member to attend. You don’t have to be Christian. You don’t have to live in the San Francisco Bay Area. And you are not required to pay anything.

When, Where, and What Should I Wear?

Our primary worship service is on Sunday mornings at 10:00 am, and is approximately one hour long. We recommend allowing some extra time for transportation or parking for your first visit. The Sanctuary entrance is at 2515 Fillmore (between Jackson and Pacific) in San Francisco. We offer coffee, bagels, and donuts after the service at no cost.

We say that everyone is welcome, and really mean it. Many people tend to wear suits and dresses, but plenty wear casual clothes. We truly want you to be comfortable and care much more about you being here, than what you are wearing.

For those bringing children, we recognize that it is a big victory to get the kids out of the house at all! Don’t worry if hair is combed perfectly and clothes match.

How Do I Get To Calvary? Where Should I Park?

Calvary is easily accessible by Muni/bus lines along Jackson (3), Fillmore (22) and Divisadero (24), and is a short walk from the California (1) line.

Street parking is often available, and meters are free on Sundays. Validated parking coupons are available at the California Pacific Medical Center garage (Clay at Webster) for a fixed price of $5. Please ask at reception for validation.

If you have a special need we may assist with and are planning to visit, please call (415) 346-3832.

Does Calvary Welcome Children?

With great joy! If you are a brand new parent you are welcome to either keep your little one with you, or observe and try our nurturing care providers. If you have energetic toddlers or older children, we have ministries that combine spiritual depth with the fun and energy kids crave. Children younger than kindergarten typically check in on the Lower Level prior to the 10 am service. Kindergarten-age and up start in the Sanctuary and stay through the Children’s Message. If your child is a little shy and wants to stay with you, that is absolutely fine.

For more information on our ministry for Children and Youth, please click here.