What we're about

We are a new progressive church gathering in the San Jose area of Northern California. We are progressive Christians, agnostics, spiritual independents and other people of conscience, who want to live with purpose and joy in a community rooted in love. We are an emerging congregation actively engaged in personal and social transformation. We are in covenant with the United Church of Christ through the Santa Clara Association of the Northern California Nevada Conference. We gather at the First Christian Church of San Jose at 80 S. 5th Street downtown San Jose.

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Upcoming events (5+)

Volunteer for Night Walk in East San Jose

St. John Vianney Catholic Church

All are invited to join us for this Night Walk in east San Jose. It is simple. We connect with one another and our neighbors as we walk a short route through east San Jose. Night Walks started in Boston as a way to bring a wide variety of people together in collaboration with city leaders in an effort to prevent violence in the streets. The simple idea of walking together in large groups listening to the needs of the neighbors and offering hope has spread across the nation and now Silicon Valley Progressive Faith Community has joined PACT, San Jose Police Department, along with other community organizations and faith leaders to stop gun violence in our community. This is a chance to love our neighbors and be a peaceful presence in our aim to transform the world. Come to Hyland Ave near St. John Vianney Church in the Alum Rock Neighborhood. You will be given a yellow "Night Watch Volunteer" parka to wear and we will walk together. The San Jose Police Department identified this area as a hot spot for gang activity so with a consistent, visible, peace-seeking presence, the goal is violence-reduction for this modest, residential Alum Rock neighborhood.

Sunday Gathering

First Christian Church

Come as you are to a radically inclusive gathering of a faith community in downtown San Jose! We are a vibrant, progressive, urban sanctuary for people seeking to deepen their spiritual lives and change the world. FAQ Is it kid-friendly? We welcome children to participate as they feel moved. We start the gathering as a whole group and after some gathering time, those children who are interested will be offered supervised, multi-sensory activities in the room next to the sanctuary. Children of all abilities are welcome. Who is welcome? No matter who you are, or where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here! And we also know we are not for everyone, but we are committed to extending and receiving extravagant hospitality and welcome. We invite into the full life of our community those of every age, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic and educational background, mental and physical ability, race and nationality. We are progressive Christians, agnostics, spiritual independents and other people of conscience who want to live with purpose and joy in a community rooted in love. We welcome all who desire to grow in love to claim this community as a spiritual home. How can I get there and/or where can I park? We have a small parking lot for the first 25 cars. The church is 1.2 miles from the Cal-train Diridon station if you are walking or biking. Metered street parking is free on Sundays. Check out our website http://svpfc.org/ for more about us!

Sunday Gathering

First Christian Church

Come as you are to a radically inclusive gathering of a faith community in downtown San Jose! We are a vibrant, progressive, urban sanctuary for people seeking to deepen their spiritual lives and change the world. FAQ Is it kid-friendly? We welcome children to participate as they feel moved. We start the gathering as a whole group and after some gathering time, those children who are interested will be offered supervised, multi-sensory activities in the room next to the sanctuary. Children of all abilities are welcome. Who is welcome? No matter who you are, or where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here! And we also know we are not for everyone, but we are committed to extending and receiving extravagant hospitality and welcome. We invite into the full life of our community those of every age, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic and educational background, mental and physical ability, race and nationality. We are progressive Christians, agnostics, spiritual independents and other people of conscience who want to live with purpose and joy in a community rooted in love. We welcome all who desire to grow in love to claim this community as a spiritual home. How can I get there and/or where can I park? We have a small parking lot for the first 25 cars. The church is 1.2 miles from the Cal-train Diridon station if you are walking or biking. Metered street parking is free on Sundays. Check out our website http://svpfc.org/ for more about us!

Sunday Gathering

First Christian Church

Come as you are to a radically inclusive gathering of a faith community in downtown San Jose! We are a vibrant, progressive, urban sanctuary for people seeking to deepen their spiritual lives and change the world. FAQ Is it kid-friendly? We welcome children to participate as they feel moved. We start the gathering as a whole group and after some gathering time, those children who are interested will be offered supervised, multi-sensory activities in the room next to the sanctuary. Children of all abilities are welcome. Who is welcome? No matter who you are, or where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here! And we also know we are not for everyone, but we are committed to extending and receiving extravagant hospitality and welcome. We invite into the full life of our community those of every age, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic and educational background, mental and physical ability, race and nationality. We are progressive Christians, agnostics, spiritual independents and other people of conscience who want to live with purpose and joy in a community rooted in love. We welcome all who desire to grow in love to claim this community as a spiritual home. How can I get there and/or where can I park? We have a small parking lot for the first 25 cars. The church is 1.2 miles from the Cal-train Diridon station if you are walking or biking. Metered street parking is free on Sundays. Check out our website http://svpfc.org/ for more about us!

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Sunday Gathering

First Christian Church

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