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Our Amazing Pastorship:

Rev. Paul Mowry, Pastor Emeritus Rev. George McLaird, Pastor Emeritus Rev. Dr. Joan Carter. And photo of Paul and George with Rev. David Jacobsen

NEW!  ALL SPC YouTube videos in one place, as a gallery   SPC VIDEO LIBRARY (more description, not all videos)

ARUNDHATI’s Celebration of Life and her stories
Beat Cafe, 2018   BLAST from the Past    Blessing of the Animals, 2015
Celebrating Martha and Walter Thomson
   Celebrating Don Francisco   Celebrating Don Jehling   Celebrating Alan Patterson   Celebrating Earle Smith    Carol Cunningham’s Celebration of Life    Celebrating Rev. David Jacobsen    Celebrating Joan Casey
Christmas Vespers 2018  Christmas Family Service, 2017   Christmas Vespers, 2017   Christmas Family Service 2016   Christmas Vespers, 2016   Christmas Vespers, 2015
Christmas 2015, Family Service    Christmas Vespers, 2014    Christmas Children’s Service, 2013, plus

Easter Week 2018   Easter 2016   EASTER SEASON 2015   Easter Week at SPC 2014  GLORIOUS Easter 2013    Easter Joy 2012
Getting to Know You, Larry and Dee Whyman

George McLaird’s Celebration Service photos
Homecoming 2018
    Homecoming 2016     Homecoming 2015 JOY!      Homecoming Sunday, September 7, 2014!
Kirking of the Tartan, 2017 
Luke Kos’ beautiful baptism service PLUS, August, 2013
Maintenance Is (also) an Inside Job
Mission, Leon, Cinco de Mayo 2018
On the Patio, Midsummer Night BBQ 2014 
Panorama video clip (29 sec.) Alta Mira deck, ending at SPC  (by George McLaird)
Sacred Celebrations a variety of wonderful ceremonies
THANKSGIVING VESPERS, 2018   THANKSGIVING Blessings (previous years)   Today We Celebrate
WEDDING PHOTO GALLERY    Hank and Mary Van Dyke Wedding
World Communion 2018

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Facebook Thanksgiving for Don and Marty Joe and Don together IMG_1858 Gomac 3 Dec 17 2017 IMG_2714Kirking 2017 IMG_3711-26 Kirking 2017 IMG_3551-14 Ross and Lovely Daughter Kirking - 31 Downstairs 3 Kirking - 61 3 on stairs Kirking - 63 Heather and Sterling Paul w wings plus Margo and Winnie Winnie w thank you cake Jean Patterson 2 Bev Anderson Woody Payne Shirley Latta Shirley Wedding Reception Lovely Sherwood Sun Sep 3 2017 iPh PS Jim Nancy Love Smr Lv - 63
Click the “Coming Together” photo (below) for video of the event.
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Fiery Ribbons Lynn Parode rbsThis gorgeous Ribbons of Fire Sculpture was created by the incomparable Rev. Dr. Joan Carter, and incorporated into our service with love by Alison Deal. And Joan and Paul’s dual reading was sublime. Video coming!
Thank you Lynn Parode for lovely photo

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Easter Worship, Easter Music, Easter Flowers, Easter Egg Hunt, Easter Fellowship

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Visit to Don Francisco on his 85th Birthday, March 8, 2016. Together we sang, we prayed, we loved each other, we felt blessed.
We liked his caregivers. Left to right, Robin Sinclair, Linda McLaird, Sterling Lim, Don and his caregiver, George McLaird, Marty Hartick, Don Koc

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Don Francisco and his lovely caregivers   Below: a brief video clip (19 sec.) of us singing together. Thank you Linda McLaird

Film! Food! Friends! Fun! SPC Movie Night! March 2015. Paul Mowry, Storyteller Extraordinaire of the Real Scoop. A surprise cake for Birthday Girl, Marti Hartrick. And Oscar-iffic thanks to the team in church the next morning.

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Thank you Janice Graham for the idea of you and Rev. Keenan Kelsey ‘acting out’ scripture, Luke 4:1-13 (Jesus is tested in the wilderness). It was graceful and meaningful, and enhanced the reading nicely.

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Dia de los muertos Brunch, 2015, a wonderful celebration and mission support event

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Ordination of Deacons and Elders, January 2015

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Martha Thomson w granddaughter KateMartha Thomson and her granddaughter Kate, June 2014

October 4, 2015 Sitting together, heart to heart, from Blessing of the Animals photos

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ON THE PATIO! BBQ picnic, 2015

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These smiles! So beautiful on Graduation Day, San Francisco Theological Seminary. CONGRATULATIONS TAD HOPP AND ALEXANDER WENDEHEART! Thank you Jill Fugaro for the wonderful photos.

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Bill and Brenda McKown anniversary




Youth Sunday, March 15, 2015

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Lovely Epiphany service, Jan 4, 2015. Amazing three kings! Thank you Keenan Kelsey, Ralph Hooper and choir, Tad Hopp, Shirley Latta, Marti Cermak. Thanks for photos Shirley Latta and Marti Cermak. First communion of 2015 with SPC family and Joan Carter a blessing.

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Christmas Eve 2014. Pageant!


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SPC online video library  Includes full services of David Jacobsen Celebration, Kirking of the Tartan, George McLaird’s Retirement. More being added.

George McLaird’s Celebration Service!    Homecoming Sunday, September 7, 2014   photos of delight for both services by Patti Oji

Christmas Children’s Pageant, 2013     Carol Cunningham’s Celebration of Life    Celebrating Rev. David Jacobsen    Luke Kos’ beautiful baptism service PLUS, August, 2013    Kirking of the Tartan, 2013 by our own Miles Lim     Community Seder 2013 photos below     GLORIOUS Easter photos 2013    Our Beautiful Church   WEDDING PHOTO GALLERY    Kids Summer Camp Fun 2013    Sacred Celebrations    Today We Celebrate    Easter 2012 photos    Panorama video clip (29 sec.) Alta Mira deck, ending at SPC  (by George McLaird)

(Click on photo to see larger version, right click to save photo to your computer)

Top two photos below by Noah Berger. See his excellent professional photo essay on Paul and his family



Patti Oji’s talented heart shares these pix from Sunday, Aug 24, 2014 with the Rev. Sally Adams and Don Koc and the Fallen Angels leading the service. SPC LOVE!

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Midsummer Night BBQ, July 19th, 2014 A Delicious Gathering with Fabulous Food and Company. A  treasured SPC events.



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Our beloved Martha Thomson had a birthday party! Thank you George McLaird and Martha Ann for sending these photos.


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Sunday, February 9, SPC congregational meeting. SPC Annual Report excitement and delicious brunch

Annual Report 2014 Table Settings Annual Report 2014 Paul and Steve Clerk and Treasurer Annual Report 2014 Lovely Prayer energyWayne Hoffman waving

Annual Report 2014 Raise your Hands 1 Annual Report 2014 Raise your Hands 2


End of summer depth and richness of heart. Experiencing LOVE as an action. Heartfelt thanks to Patti Oji.

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Paul’s birthday, Aug 4, 2013, Miles Lim heading off to Bard, Tad Hopp on his way to interning in Terra Linda.
Energizing Sunday service and fellowship!

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Wondrous Sunday service April 28, touching on the spirit of loved ones, youthful and ageless. Carol Madsen of 85 years, here greeted by Paul, first came to SPC in 1930 and became a member in 1944. And Maggie Fernandez and Carson Smith, saying goodbye during their last Sunday with us, will always have a loving place in our hearts. More pictures of Maggie and Carson, contributing their spirit up to the very last minute (thank you!), click here.

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Community Seder, 2013

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Christmas, 2012

Cielo Rumi Kyle, Morgan & Winnie’s new granddaughter





Click here for Our Beautiful Church photos





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