Eucharist Church: A vibrant Anglican church in the heart of SF

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Eucharist Church is a vibrant, young church passionate about Christ and His Kingdom. Our mission is to be formed into a community of disciples who live all of life in reference to Christ. We seek to connect ancient forms of worship and classic Christian faith to the lives of 21st-century people. Come join us for worship and discipleship! Visitors are welcome.

  • Location: 1504 Bryant Street, San Francisco
  • Worship – 10:00am, Sundays; email Fr. Ryan (ryan@eucharistSF.org) program for pre-k to elementary aged kids available during the sermon
  • Catechesis / Spiritual Formation – 9:00am, Sundays
  • Table Groups – small groups in homes that meet weekly
  • Facebook page – Pictures of Gatherings: worship service, special community event
  • The Catechumenate: A big part of our vision for reaching post-Christian culture with the Christian gospel

Rector: Father Ryan (and wife, Elizabeth)
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Associate Rector: Fr. Kyle Logan
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What would it be like to live all of life in reference to Christ?

We’re gathering families, children, teenagers, retirees, singles, people coming from all walks of life… to follow Jesus together! We don’t think we’re better than others. We’re just beggars telling each other where we found Bread. Humility and faith are right at the heart of our message. We are, because He IS!

About our name: Eucharist is the ancient Christian word used to describe the central elements of Christian worship: the bread and wine which Christians receive by faith as the living presence of the crucified and resurrected Jesus. The original Greek word simply means “thanksgiving.”

Our Diocese and Bishop: Churches for the Sake of Others is a missionary diocese of the Anglican Church in North America focused on planting new congregations all across America. Within the Bay Area there are currently six sister Anglican congregations who are part of our diocese. Our Bishop is Todd Hunter. Bishop Todd had a wide variety of experience leading in various Christian contexts before being ordained as an Anglican Bishop. He serves as the Rector of Holy Trinity Church in Costa Mesa, California, in addition to his duties as a bishop, speaker, professor, and author. He is married to Debbie and has two adult children.

 

Welcome to San Francisco Anglicans

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Copy of SF Logo Background 3Welcome to San Francisco Anglicans! This website exists to help people get connected to congregations in the Bay Area that are affiliated with the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA). If you’d like to get connected with a local priest in San Francisco, please feel free to reach out to Fr. Ryan Jones – ryan@eucharistSF.org or 415.685.3429. If you’re looking more broadly at the Bay Area, please reach out to Fr. Ed McNeill – ed@newanglicanchurch.com who is the Dean offering oversight of the Bay Area congregations connected to Churches for the Sake of Others (ACNA diocese).

If you’re looking for an Anglican congregation in San Francisco itself, Eucharist Church is what you’re looking for (since we’re the only ACNA congregation currently). We are a young congregation made up of Anglican transplants, newly confirmed Anglicans, people who appreciate a three-stream (Evangelical, Charismatic and Sacramental) approach to worship, seekers and more.

We look forward to getting to meet you!

The High Ground: Building A Culture of Peace in Brazil

A history of flooding

Salvation Anglican Church is located in a rough neighborhood. Located outside of any commercial centers, this community is one of “squatters.” Residents here are those who have been forced off land elsewhere and end up here. They claim their land simply by occupying it. 

Needless to say, living in a situation where you fear your land might be grabbed at any moment by someone else does not foster a sense of community!

This land is not very valuable. It is located next to the Paraíba river, which floods often. But it has become home for these residents. An Anglican Church building stood there and served the community. 

When this church flooded, the government gave the community land for a new church to be located outside of the flood plain. But as is often the case, there was no money to rebuild it.

Building a new church

Surprisingly, the community gathered together to find a solution. The government plot was not ideal as it was located far away from the original church and was not convenient for residents. One community member donated her land to the church, in exchange for the government land. She was no longer using all of her land to farm, and her extended family could use the government plot. 

Now on this better site, a church was built with funds from an ARDF grant. When we visited in 2018, we saw a dynamic church on top of a beautiful hill. We met the Rev. Eliane Chacon who has been at this church for 12 years. 

A transformed community

Pastor Eliane reports that she has seen amazing changes since the new building was completed and the neighbors can more easily attend church. They were not, after all, wading through mud on the floor of the church or unable to enter the church at all!

Pastor Eliane told us that before, “They didn’t have a peaceful culture. Violence culture is very common in Brazil.” She went on to tell us of one instance when one woman murdered another over a dispute about a dog! 

However, being able to hold regular services has changed this. Now, the community is much calmer and willing to be in community together. “They understand how important forgiveness is. Their relationships are more peaceful.” Pastor Eliane says this is a direct result of preaching the Gospel! Hallelujah! 

One concrete example is in the number of couples now wanting to marry or wanting their unions blessed. Before, no one wanted to invest in the commitment of marriage. 

“[This year] I will bless 5 more couples because we teach this in the church – how important it is receive the blessing of God in your marriage.”

Looking ahead

Pastor Eliane has future plans for the church. She dreams of creating a space for women to gather during their time off. Currently, women stay in their homes alone when they are not working. Bringing them together at the church will only continue to foster this sense of community.

It is amazing to see what a big difference a local church can make, year after year, in a difficult community. 

Pastor Eliane’s bishop, Marcio Meira, has an explanation: “We believe Jesus can change every thing, in every time, for everybody. But we need sometimes a miracle. Jesus specializes in miracles.”

Beeson to Host Anglican Theology Conference Sept. 24-25

Beeson Divinity School will host its annual Anglican Theology Conference September 24-25 on the Samford University campus in Birmingham, Alabama. This year’s conference will explore the Jewish roots of Christianity.

Since the Holocaust, both Jewish and Christian scholars have rediscovered the Jewish roots of Christianity. This conference will explore those roots and discuss their continuing implications for Christian theology and practice. Speakers are leading scholars who will present cutting-edge results from recent work.

Speakers include:

  • Archbishop Foley Beach, Anglican Church in North America
  • Mark Gignilliat, Beeson Divinity School
  • Sarah Hall, Trinity School for Ministry
  • Mark Kinzer, Messianic Jewish Theological Institute
  • Eugene Korn, Center for Jewish-Christian Understanding and Cooperation
  • Gerald McDermott, Beeson Divinity School
  • David Moffitt, University of St. Andrews
  • Isaac Oliver, Bradley University
  • Matthew Olver, Nashotah House
  • Jen Rosner, Fuller Seminary
  • David Rudolph, The King’s University
  • Matthew Thiessen, McMaster University

For more information and to register, visit the conference website here.

 

Anglican Way Summer Conference 2019

If there is one conference to understand how the Anglican mind is supposed to work, it’s the 2019 Anglican Way Summer Conference July 11-14 in Dallas, Texas at Church of the Holy Communion Cathedral!

This year, our keynote speaker Dr. Hans Boersma. Dr. Boersma served as the J.I. Packer Professor of Theology at Regent College since 2005 and has recently been named the Chair of Ascetical Theology at Nashotah House Seminary. He has perhaps in greater detail, and better than any other in recent times, articulated the clearest and best Anglican model of theology based on the Great Tradition of Christian Platonism. It’s summarized well in his seminal work, Heavenly Participation: The Weaving of a Sacramental Tapestry.

Dr. Boersma will begin with his first talk on Sacramentalism, by offering his thesis of Christian Platonism through the insightful, lucid, and creative work of C.S. Lewis, to distinguish mere symbol from sacrament. He will then cover the important topic of Contemplation in his second presentation on the Beatific Vision. Third, he addresses the essential matter of Anglicanism and Scripture with the development of a sacramental hermeneutic closer to how Christ, the Apostles and the Church Fathers understood the Old and New Testaments. Fourth, Dr. Boersma will turn to the topic of worship with a teaching on the sacrifice of Christ and how we participate in it by way of the Blessed Sacrament. Our speaker’s talks will conclude on the important subject of beauty presented in the Book of Psalms, as a means of participating in the heavenly realm.

Bring your friends and your priest or pastor! Neither will be disappointed!

To Learn more about The Anglican Way Conference or to register click here.