We are a multigenerational, multiethnic Christian community comprised of individuals, couples and families from all walks of life and from numerous parts of the world.


We come together under Christ with the hope that we will be a voice of truth, love, justice and peace to Hayes Valley, the Mission, the Tenderloin, the Castro, and the greater San Francisco area.  We are also a sending church that supports strategic gospel initiatives both locally and globally to make known the Gospel to all people.


Feel free to get to know us better by reading about our

Core Beliefs, Core Values, Staff Team, and History.  If this is your first time visiting FirstSF, please read the frequently asked questions below.  If you have further questions, don't hesitate to call our church office (415) 863-3382 or email our administrative assistant, AmyEstelle.  


The church office hours during the week are Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

FAQ

WHAT TIME IS THE SERVICE?


We have one worship service that begins at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday mornings. This is an uplifting time of worship and a powerful, relevant message from God's Word. It will also include Bible readings, prayer, and a short time for quiet personal reflection on the teaching.  On the last Sunday of every month, we also take the Lord's Supper together.  Our service usually concludes around 11:45 a.m.  If you want to come early, we have Growth Courses alongside YouthKids, and Adult "Ability" classes at 9:15 a.m.


WHERE IS FIRSTSF LOCATED?


We are located in the heart of San Francisco -- on the corner of Octavia Blvd. and Waller Street, just off Market Street at the 101 on/off ramp. Just look for the Dome. Due to the current construction project, we only have one small parking lot on Haight Street, so we encourage you to consider taking public transit or to find street parking as your first option The main entrance for Sunday mornings is on Waller Street. There is an elevator at street level for handicap access. For directions, parking, and public transit options, go to our Location page.


WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?


On a Sunday morning we have everything from jeans and t-shirts to suits and dresses and everything in between. We believe God cares more about the heart than what you wear, so come dressed however you are comfortable. 


WHAT DOES FIRSTSF HAVE FOR MY KIDS?


We value children as an important part of our church body and they are welcome in our worship service. We also provide really fun and engaging opportunities for them to grow spiritually in developmentally appropriate programs. 


Visit our Kids page for details on Sunday classes as well as special events for children birth through 5th grade.  For this age group, you will have an opportunity to check-in your children at one of our kids registration booths.  If you have trouble finding these booths, don't hesitate to ask one of our greeters to direct you there.  


Visit our Youth page for information about our Sunday morning youth classes as well as fun events and discipleship opportunities for students 6th through 12th grade.  


HOW DOES FIRSTSF INCLUDE INDIVIDUALS/FAMILIES AFFECTED BY DISABILITY?


We welcome people affected by disability in all of our activities. There is handicap access through an elevator off of Waller St. as well as a ramp from the lower parking lot. We have New Testaments in Braille and assistive listening headphones available at our services. Please ask for assistance.  If you have children with special needs, we will work with you to help make them feel comfortable and welcome and will provide a "Sunday Buddy" if needed.  Feel free to email Breathe@firstsf.com or call the church office (415) 863-3382 if you have any questions or concerns.  


Go here for more information about our special needs ministry.


HOW DO I BECOME A MEMBER OF FIRSTSF?


We ask everyone desiring membership to participate in our Newcomers Membership Class which is offered quarterly. This class covers our mission, values, history, and ways to get involved at FirstSF. For information on upcoming classes, contact the church office (415) 863-3382 or email aetrout@firstsf.com