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Rincon Hill has a Christian Church – Eucharist SF

This morning, I went to the first preview service of Epic Church over at the W Hotel on Mission and 3rd Streets. It was a very sophisticated production with much of the 45 minutes spent listening to a Christian rock band. They said that 100% of the tithes from today’s service would be donated to the Bessie Carmichael Elementary School/Filipino Educational Center over on 7th and Harrison Streets – very cool! Their next preview service is scheduled at the same place, same time (11:00 a.m.) on Sunday, November 7th. They graciously handed out a free copy of an english standard version of the Holy Bible and encouraged folks to meet one another at the start of the service. They plan to start holding weekly services beginning February 13th .. until then, anticipate monthly preview services that will help them build up their membership and work out any kinks of operations on the 3rd floor of the W Hotel.

I had breakfast at Mondo Cafe near 2nd on Mission (beside my favorite barbers, the Original Palace Barber Shop), and then I putzed around at SFMOMA reading today’s Chronicle – which has a nice profile of Giant and Rincon Hill resident Buster Posey, by the way (look for online story at SFGate.com on Tuesday). When I made my way back home just now, I noticed some sandwich boards outside of the little green building on the corner of Folsom and Main Streets … there’s a church in Rincon Hill!

Holy Discoveries! We have a Christian church in Rincon Hill! This is very exciting because this is one of the those signs we have a community starting to form here amongst the construction projects and roadways. Eucharist Church meets at 6:00 p.m. on Sundays (along with other times – check their website for an events schedule). They’ve been opening their doors for about 4 weeks now, and last night they had a movie night. It sounds like this is a more traditional, family oriented church (as opposed to the more showbiz-ish Epic Church service I experienced earlier in the day). I asked a gentleman sweeping outside of the church if they welcome LGBT folks (being a gay man myself), and he said that they welcome all who are willing to hear about Jesus Christ. So… there you go…. not one, but TWO new churches have suddenly sprung up between Rincon Hill and Yerba Buena in east SoMa.

Please welcome Eucharist Church and Epic Church to our community! This is probably especially of interest to young parents looking to find activities for their kids nearby our homes.

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