Join us this Sunday September 20th and next Sunday September 27th for our first Perspectives at 11:30 of the fall season!
Seventh Avenue, A Glimpse at it’s History
Founded in 1903 as the first Protestant church in the Sunset, our beginnings and history are fascinating to explore. We started in the Haight and moved to our current location in the Inner Sunset. On Seventh Avenue we experienced great growth along with great struggle. Right now, as we live into this new millennium we have a renewed vitality. The recent development of a new Design for Ministry gives us a sense of what Church can be.
In this Perspectives we’ll answer questions such as: What do the windows mean? Where are there traces of the first church building? Who were the founders mentioned on the marble plaque in the sanctuary? Where does the name for Cumberland Hall come from? Let’s explore the church building, early documents and photos. As we pull back the pages of our unique history and see how as a congregation “we listen for God’s word for us today, modeling the radically inclusive welcome of God, tending the Holy in ourselves, one another and creation… always striving to be the Christ in the world.” Join in — it will be fun!
The facilitator, Gail De Bellis has been a member of Seventh Avenue since 1972. She has served on Session and Council many times, written numerous Mission Studies, taught and coordinated Church School and child care over countless years, and currently serves on the Building and Personnel Groups.