Dr. Sharon Latour has been the pastor of Calvary Presbyterian Church in Bolinas, bringing a message each week of belovedness and forgiveness, and extending that to each other and our community.
Pastor Sharon previously served churches in Arcata and Garberville, and also has served the Stinson Beach Community Presbyterian Church, where worship is held each Sunday at 9:30 a.m.
Services are held every Sunday at 11:30 a.m.
Services are open to all, are "traditional," yet informal in dress and approach. We're in the white wooden church with bell tower, at 5 Brighton Avenue, where worship services have been held for more than 100 years.
Calvary Presbyterian Church invites singles, families, local residents, visitors to Bolinas, and surfers and beachgoers.
Feel free to join us, or just sit in the back and take a look, however you feel comfortable!
Our door is open to you!
Calvary Presbyterian is at 5 Brighton Avenue in the center of Bolinas, north of San Francisco and Stinson Beach and two miles off Highway 1.
For more information, or for counselling, or any other need, please call the church at 415-706-1026.
Leave a message for church representative B.G. Bates.
"Joining Together, The Beloved Community"
"Forgiveness When We Stumble"
Calvary Presbyterian Church offers "A Beloved Community" where we are forgiven, and can thus offer forgiveness to others. Our videos help tell the story....here, and through our YouTube channel: just search for "Calvary Presbyterian Church, Bolinas, California."
You are invited to visit anytime and join us in Sunday worship at 11:30 a.m. every week of the year.
Christmas Eve is always a special event with candlelight and carols, and third Sunday afternoons generally find the community gathered for special afternoon concerts or readings and presentations by local artists.
Calvary Presbyterian Church was founded on July 23, 1877 and originally was sited on "Gospel Flats" just outside the Bolinas main town area, until it was moved to its present location, where it now sits prominently at 5 Brighton Avenue. As you come into town, it's our stunning, traditional-styled wooden church with lofty bell tower that first greets you!
The third-Sunday-of-the-month community concerts donations are slowly being saved toward building a "firm foundation" under the church, which still rests on logs used to roll it from nearby Gospel Flats to the present downtown location. Taking time to raise needed funds, and not hurrying to complete the move after more than a century, is all part of the charm of this special town of artists, chefs, musicans, and many others who appreciate living on "Bolinas time."
The members and friends of Calvary Presbyterian Church would love to welcome you whenever you can join us for relaxed traditional worship followed by refreshments and animated fellowship conversation.
This is a church which truly belongs to the community, and a special place often sought for weddings and other memorable events by neighbors and visitors alike.
THIS WEEK'S SERMON
This week, and most weeks, our Pastor will talk about how we are beloved and forgiven by God, how we can forgive ourselves and others, and develop that ourwardly into a spirit of community, changing the world in real time today, working to create God's Kingdom on earth now.
With all our personal histories and uniqueness, what is our common ground for community?
How do we meet our Individual needs, and those of each other?
What is the guidance available from the Bible, Old and New Testaments, in ancient teachings that are still relevant today?
What does it mean to be a Christian? How can we serve our community, the world, and each other?