The congregation consists of all of us together
This is an invitation for you to join Church of Sweden San Francisco. In becoming a member, you support our mission and our many activities and justify our very presence in Northern California.
What does Church of Sweden San Francisco do?
At the core of our mission is the worship, which we celebrate in San Francisco on the second Sunday of the month. We also have a family service in Los Altos on the third Saturday of the month.
But so much more goes on in the congregation on a daily basis: You can baptize your child, celebrate our Swedish traditions, talk to the pastor, join the choir and get married. When a loved one dies, friends and family gather for a memorial service. If you are alone, fall ill, or end up in jail, the church can come to visit. We have meet-ups for children and young adults, and in our evening and group talks, we come together to tackle the big questions in life. Maybe you’re simply feeling a bit homesick and would love to chat in Swedish, over a cup of coffee and a cinnamon bun. It’s all good, you’re always welcome. It’s just like home, only abroad.
Where does funding come from, and where does it go?
Our congregation does not receive any funding from the Swedish government. Church of Sweden Abroad (SKUT) contributes by paying rent to the Norwegian Seamens’s Church and the pastor’s salary, but everything else must be paid for by the local congregation. This includes salaries for local employees, maintenance of the pastor’s residence, cars, diaconal work, music activities, insurances, office supplies and much more. Only with a strong membership base and generous donations can we carry out our work, to the benefit and enjoyment of all Swedes in San Francisco and the Bay Area.
Support the congregation – become a member!
It’s easy to become a member. Simply fill in the form at the bottom of this page and make an online donation with your credit card by following this link.
If you would like to pay with check, please download this form and send it to us together with your check, issued to "Church of Sweden San Francisco." Our address is 2454 Hyde Street, San Francisco, CA 94109.
Together, we make up our fellowship and our church. Thank you for joining us!