Our mission is to glorify God by engaging minds and guiding hearts in a life-changing relationship with Jesus Christ.
We live into this mission (always falling short!) in three primary ways:
We believe that following in the way of the Jesus is the best way to live. It is in relationship with Jesus, learning from him and putting his teachings into practice, that we discover a fresh abundant life that is better (though not always easier!) than living life on our own terms. Our worship services is unashamedly Jesus-centric. We hope you will join us on the adventure of following Jesus wherever he leads!
We believe that we were not meant to live life alone. We believe that Jesus has fundamentally reoriented our relationships with one another - we are truly a new family in Christ. Thus, we seek to live like family - rejoicing and mourning together, serving one another in love, and speaking the truth in love even when it's hard. In our Christ formed family, there is always another seat at the table. We hope you will join us and become a part of our family!
We believe that our communal life is not for our own sake. We are invited to be witnesses to the presence, beauty, and transforming power of God. We truly believe that others will know we follow Jesus by our love for others. We seek to witness to God's redemptive love in Christ in our community; through partnering with local organizations that care for the poor and marginalized. We hope you will join with us as we partner with God in the restoration and renewal of all creation!
Our worship service begins at 11am. We sing, we pray, we share our joy and needs with one another, and we explore Scripture together. On the first Sunday of each month, we receive Communion. Our services are typically about an hour.
We have no expectations for attire - come as you are! You will see some of our members dressed more formally and others in typical "Bay Area" casual.
Our children worship with us on Sunday mornings and we welcome their full participation! We have a section just for them in the middle of the sanctuary, with age-appropriate worship activities. We always end each service with an upbeat song and children are invited to come dance and play their own instruments - it's a blast!
If at any point kids need to step out, there's space in the narthex and playground equipment on the patio for them to enjoy!
We have a small parking lot but there are a few spots reserved for visitors - look for the signs along the fence! There is limited street parking as well.
Masks are currently not required but strongly recommended. Our sanctuary is big enough to accomodate social distancing. On Sundays, you will see some with masks and others without - all are welcome!
Calvin Sodestrom has been with Park Boulevard Presbyterian Church since January 2020. He is passionate about exploring the ways we can be seek the Kingdom of God in our midst and become more fully formed into the image of Christ. He is a Bay Area Native, husband to Kenzie, father to Elliana, and human-man to their dog Mosely. In his spare time, he enjoys cooking, hiking, reading, spending time with his family, and discovering new hobbies. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.