This Week at BayMarin, September 2, 2018
Original Blessing Part 2

Over the next several weeks we will pick up where we left off in our series on Genesis 1-2. The story begins with creation not sin, with blessing not brokenness. We will explore more of the wonder God invites us into - the wonder of God and all God's creation, what it means to be  human, to reflect God, and what it means to live into original blessing. We will also explore the reality of brokenness and the invitation to embrace that which is deepest within us - the longing for love and union with the Creator and all the Creator has made and declares good.

Upcoming Worship Leaders

The following people will be leading worship with us in the coming weeks:

9/2 BMCC Acoustic Band
9/9 Holmes Family Band
9/16 John Jobs
9/23 Jayne Kappesser
9/30 John Jobs

Faith Leader Gathering

If you are a Faith Community leader please join us for a FC leader gathering following the service on September 23. We will order some salad and pizza. RSVP to  Matt

Formational Learning Community

Join us Wednesday evenings at 6:45pm as we engage in conversation and practices around being formed more into the people God created us to be. This fall we will use Richard Rohr ' s book Everything Belongs as a spring board for conversation and in the Winter/Spring we will use Barbara Brown Taylor ' s book An Altar in the World. Fall dates are September 12, 26, October 10, 24, November 14, 28. For more details or to RSVP contact Matt

Survey Results

Many of you have asked about the survey results. Thanks to those of you who participated! Here are the results so far:


Sunday Service Time 
  • 9am - 23%
  • 10am - 59%
  • 4pm - 16%
In light of these results we will be sticking with a 10am service time for the foreseeable future.



  • 2 night retreat - 40%
  • One full day plus Sunday morning back at BayMarin campus (no overnight) - 38%
  • Skip a year - 21%

In light of these results we plan to have a retreat in May 2019. We are still working through whether it will be a full weekend or not. Stay tuned.


Youth Parent Meeting

Calling all parents! (Or if you have an interest in what the youth are up to this semester)

Following the service on September 16 we will have a parent meeting in the Student Center. We will be giving an overview of what the youth will be studying this semester as well as our our activities through the end of the year.
Christian Conversations

In partnership with other local churches we have the opportunity to engage in a learning experience the first Wednesday of each month this fall. There are three different classes being offered at St. Paul ' s Episcopal Church in San Rafael taught by pastors and lay teachers from multiple churches. For more information see

Blues and Brews

Blues & Brews - October 6 at 6pm

Join us for a night supporting our partner, Marin Foster Care by enjoying amazing brews, gourmet food, exclusive wines, live music by talented artists and an exciting silent auction! 

Tickets - $50

Contemplative Practices

Check out our new Contemplative Practices page where you will find guides to different spiritual practices as well as really helpful websites and apps that offer great resources for contemplative practices.

Hospitality Volunteers Needed

Do you like to serve? Are you in need of a place to serve? Do you have a few minutes of time on Sunday morning? We could use your help setting up and tearing down various items on Sunday morning. If you'd like to help or would like more info, contact Bryan.

Prayer Requests

At BayMarin, prayer is a vital part of community life. We have three different teams of people who pray for the prayer requests that are submitted. Please share your prayer request with us  here.
Faith Community Opportunities

Our Faith Communities are our small groups - where church really happens as people live life together on a regular basis. We are looking for folks who would be willing to help lead and or host a Faith Community. If you are interested in learning more or joining a Faith Community, please contact Bryan.
Sunday Morning Prayer

We hope you will join us for Sunday morning prayer at 9:30am in the balcony of the auditorium.

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150 N San Pedro Rd, San Rafael, CA 94903
Mailing Address: PO Box K, San Rafael, CA 94913