Upcoming Events



Meet the Pastor-Elect


Meet-and-Greet Saturday, February 9 from 2-3:30 p.m. 

One worship service at 10 a.m. on Sunday, February 10  


The Pastor Nominating Committee (PNC) has been blessed to serve our congregation through our work to find a new head of staff and pastor for the Presbyterian Church of Novato. We have seen the hand of God clearly guide us along this detailed process over the past year. We are grateful for your trust in us. And we are in awe of the abundant blessings that God has given to PCN.



The Pastor-Elect and his family will be with us February 9 and 10. On Saturday afternoon from 2 to 3:30 p.m. we will have an informal meet-and-greet for our congregation, members and friends to meet them individually and get to know them. The Pastor-Elect will conduct the church service at 10 a.m. on February 10. Following the service, there will be a congregational meeting for members to vote on his candidacy to be our next pastor.

We hope to see you at one or both of these events.




Love of God Retreat for High School Students

March 1-3


LOG is a weekend retreat for high school students, in which you are encouraged to think seriously about your relationship with God, yourself and others.


It is an experience in intentional Christian community and love and a chance to learn about and reflect on the basics of the Christian Faith.  It is a very full weekend – full of talking & listening – singing & laughing – sharing & praying.  LOG is a very special weekend – that can last a lifetime.

For more information, contact David Mink at youthdirector@pcnovato.org.



The Gospel of John Adult Study 

Rev. Dr. Greg Love, Professor of Theology

San Francisco Theological Seminary

Please join us on Thursday evenings from 6:00-7:00 p.m. in the Christensen Room as we explore the Gospel of John.  In addition to studying scripture, we'll be using a fictional book, John, Son of Thunder, in our discussion.  A light supper will be available from 5:30-6:00 p.m. in Trevitt Hall.  Please contact the Church office to register and purchase the book, if desired.  





Volunteer Opportunitiesvolunteer

Make a Difference

Snack Sacks: Help prepare the food bags between services every Sunday and deliver the sacks to the Marin Mobile Showers in Hamilton on Monday mornings. Contact Regina Rus at (415) 897-7384 or email reginabrus@gmail.com. 


Lynwood Reading Program: Spend one hour weekly listening to students read at Lynwood Elementary School. Contact Art Plumstead at (415) 892-4063. 


ExtraFood.org: Spend one hour weekly picking up extra food from a restaurant or grocery store and delivering to a non-profit serving food to those in need. There will be an orientation, date TBD, and a driver’s license check is required. Contact Jane Sime at (415) 892-5259.




Sermon Podcasts

Listen to Sunday Sermons Online


If you would like to listen to a copy of the Sunday sermon, you don’t need to request a CD. Since Sunday, October 14, they are being posted on a PODCAST at  They are usually available by the Tuesday following the service. Thank you to Jim Rolka for making these available at http://www.buzzsprout.com/218646







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"God Calls Us into Covenant"



On Sunday mornings at 9:00 a.m. the adult Bible study class meets in Room 1 (library), at the end of the breezeway. We have fifteen adults (men and women) registered and average between ten and twelve in attendance.


We have a lively Bible Study! That's what happens here. As adults study the Bible and discuss what they found during the week, they gain growing understanding of how to move forward on their discipleship journey. In the class, we read the Scripture and then focus on the passage. Each week we’re challenged to prepare for the next week's lesson. The preparation isn't long or difficult, but it does encourage participation. When adults have invested something of themselves in the lesson, they get more out of it. The biggest part of the Sunday school lesson doesn't happen in class. It happens on Monday and Tuesday – and through the week – when instead of following their own desires or the crowd, they dare to say, "No, I will follow Jesus."



Carol Dacquisto, Study Leader





Youth Group: Sunday Nights

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Middle School: 4:30-6:30 p.m.

High School: 6-8 p.m.





Upcoming Events



§  February 10th  – Senior Pastor candidate will preach Sunday morning.  Come to service at 10 a.m. to check him out.

§  February 10th  – Kai’s Scavenger Hunt! (drivers needed)

§  February 17th – Special guest star Delores Revere

§  March 1-3: Love of God (LOG 59) High School Retreat

§  March 15-16: 30-Hour Famine / Rise Against Hunger

§  March 30: Party Free Shopping Spree (Vendor Fair)



Click here to sign up for Sunday night dinners




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Seekers: A Monday night multigenerational program for children  


Join us on Monday evenings from 5:30-7:30 p.m. for SEEkers.  We have curriculum with scope and sequence for ages birth through 5th grade.  Seekers will give students the opportunity to experience the all-embracing love of God in a community striving to live out the teachings of Jesus.  Bible study, games, crafts, family-style dinner and worship are all key components to a ministry designed to connect kids to God.  

To regester, click HERE. For more information, or for scholarship requests, please contact: Sally Carbonaro, Director of Children’s Ministries at childrensministry@pcnovato.org or 415-897-6152.




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