COVID-19 Alert: Thanks for visiting our website. We hope you are safe and sound. Currently, all CFAN facilities are closed as we observe health and government guidelines for Shelter-in-Place.
In the meantime, drop Pastor Terry Chan a note at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to join together via Zoom videoconference for our Sunday Gatherings at 10:30 a.m. or our Wednesday Prayer Group Fellowship at 11:00 a.m. You can also contact Pastor Terry for prayer, counsel, spiritual conversation, and pastoral care at 650-438-7370.
When we are able to re-open the church building for worship and other activities, you can be confident that the entire facility has been cleaned and sanitized and social distance seating will be accommodated for as long as necessary.
Our Sunday worship celebrations include a blend of contemporary Christian music (led by our praise band or young adult worship team) and traditional piano and organ led hymns. Together they create a joyful yet reverent worship spirit.
When you visit Christ for All Nations the first few times here is what you can expect.
1.Feel free to park in our spacious parking lot. From Woolsey Street turn up the hill on Goettingen Street to enter the parking lot. It’s one of the best church parking lots in the City!
2. After parking (there are two/three blue placard/disability spaces available), head towards the middle double glass doors to access the second level Fellowship Room, Conference Room and Administrative Offices for 9:00 am Adult Bible Class.
3. Or if arriving for the 10:30 am Sunday worship service you may also enter from the parking lot through the double glass doors on east side/end of the building facing Goettingen Street. Come early for coffee or tea at 10:15 am. Feel free to bring your cup into the sanctuary. If you’d like please introduce yourself and get a tour of the facilities before or after the service.
4.If you are arriving as a pedestrian you may access the parking lot level entrances through the driveway on Goettingen Street or the Woolsey Street stairs.
There are no entrances open on the ground level on Sundays.
Food pantry participants can park in the lot and proceed to the lower level food pantry lines and entrance.
Our worship services are led by Pastor Terry Chan and may involve lay leaders and musicians. Being a micro church, everyone is involved! The atmosphere is warm and friendly (even with social distancing!) and the style is a blend of classical, liturgical and modern contemporary music. We use the piano, djembe, drums, guitar, chimes, percussion, and on occasion even an organ. We like it all!
The songs are usually sung throughout the service. The sermons are usually between 15-20 minutes long give or take a few. Most sermons are recorded and available online later in the week (see our sermon link). A printed bulletin is available and is also projected onto a large screen.
We celebrate Holy Communion usually on the first, third and fifth Sundays of the month. We invite worshippers to come up to the altar and kneel to receive the Sacrament. Those who prefer to remain in the pews and not navigate the three steps to the altar can indicate to the usher that they wish to receive Holy Communion from the pew and it will be brought to them. We use real wine but grape juice and gluten free wafers are available.
We are traditional in that we still pass an offering plate during worship. Our friends and members donate to support our overall ministry and we do not expect our guests to donate but if you do we will gladly provide a tax deductible receipt at the end of the year if you provide your contact and donation information.
And if you have a birthday coming up join us! We have a congregational celebration of birthdays and other special occasions on the fourth Sunday of the month. Checkout our calendar for details.
Seek the kingdom – being sensitive to the idea that God is already at work in our neighborhoods, workplaces, schools, and condos. (What is Jesus already showing me? What is He inviting me into?)
Hearing from Jesus – reading the Word of God, especially the Gospels and listening to what He says and watching what He does and then asking yourself, “How does Jesus want me to respond?”
Talking with People – Jesus can do more between people who are talking than He can between people who are ignoring each other.
Doing Good – What you wish you could do for many do for one. Be a “blessing person” to those you encounter. What good can I do in the places I live, work or go to school?
Ministering through Prayer – How can I help people by praying with them?
Are you interested in joining Jesus in his mission in your neighborhood or circle of influence among family and friends? The five daily practices put us into position to join Jesus on His mission. You are welcome to attend one of our gatherings.
No one else has influenced history as He has.
Old Testament prophets spoke of His coming and described the eternal and life-changing impact He would have.
He stilled the seas and walked on water. With a touch of His hand, He cured incurable diseases. He restored life to those who had physically died.
He paid the ultimate price so that we could live with Him forever. He sees us through the eyes of love.
He loves us in spite of every hurtful thought, every harmful word, and every wrongful action. These are all a result of sin, which contaminates everything we do. It is behind every broken home, every empty life, every infirmity, every damaged emotion, every sorrow and grief. And as the Bible says, the end result of sin is death (Rom. 6:23). But Jesus Himself was sinless; only He could pay the penalty for our sins.
Suffering and pain touch everyone. At times life seems like an endless cycle of hopelessness. Even Christians, who claim that Jesus is the source of hope amidst the struggles, still suffer. They still struggle. They still die. So, what's the point? What difference does Jesus make?
First, look at the brokenness that invades your life—those things that cause guilt, shame, and grief. They exist because of a condition called sin—sin separates you from God and robs you of the peace, comfort and hope you desperately crave. And no matter how hard you try, there isn't anything you can do to make things right again on your own. That's where Jesus comes in.
Jesus knows the misery you feel. Jesus makes the difference at that very point—when your pain intersects your cry for help. Jesus is God's answer to that cry.
Jesus took the punishment you deserve. He died in your place so that you can be forgiven. Because you are forgiven, you can have the comfort of knowing you are at peace with God and the certainty that He provides you with the strength to cope with guilt, shame and grief.
And because of what Jesus has done for you, your past is forgiven, your present can be lived with confidence, and your future is guaranteed.
For all who believe in Jesus, an everlasting world—without suffering, sin and death—is assured. This glorious place called heaven is where you will see
Jesus face to face.
That's the difference Jesus makes!