Our in-person services resume October 4! Here's what to expect...
If possible, RSVP for our Sunday Service by 8:00am each Sunday. This will help us to plan the safest experience possible each week. You can RSVP here.
Please allow additional time for our new screening and check in process. Plan to arrive at the Community Center by 9:30am. Enter the building through the main sliding glass doors on the West side. Please adhere to the social distance markers on the ground in front of the check-in stations.
Everyone (including children) must complete a simple screening process before entering the building. Our Check-in Team will sign you in and confirm your contact info for contact tracing. Once you've been signed in, you will have your temperature taken and answer a few questions. If your temperature is above 100.4°F or you answer yes to any of the questions you will not be able to enter the building due to county restrictions.
Following the check in process, you (and any additional members of your household) will be ushered to your seat(s). Seats will be grouped in pods with a minimum of 6 feet around each pod. Pods will range from 1-6 chairs so that family units may remain seated together.
We ask that once you are seated prior to the start of the service you remain in your seats. If possible, use the restroom prior to arriving.
The State of California currently prohibits congregational singing during church services. However, Pastor Jon will be opening our service with a time of worship, during which he will be singing. We invite you to quietly bask in the presence of God during this time. We will commence with congregational singing at the earliest possible date.
On the Sundays that we take communion, we’ll be asking you to grab individually package elements that we will provide to you during the check-in process. Once we’ve taken the Lord’s Supper together, we ask that you remain seated and place the packaging under your chair. An usher will pick these up following the end of the service.
Our time of giving will remain online and via mail. Please do not bring checks or cash to the Community Center.
The rest of our service will include a message and our benediction. We ask that you remain seated and do not join hands with anyone outside your household during this time.
At the end of our service, we will dismiss from the back of the room to the front. Please do not leave your seat until an usher is present to escort you to exit out the main glass doors on the West side of the building.
It’s an enormous blessing for us to be face-to-face again, but in order to honor the county and state guidelines, we are not able to congregate in the lobby or parking lot following the service. Please be conscious of these regulations so that we may continue to meet in person.
Open Door Kids
At this time we are not allowed to hold separate programming for Open Door Kids. Kids are more than welcome to attend our main service. We ask parents to remain with their children at all times. Kids must remain in or next to their seat for the duration of the service. Activity bags will be provided for each family. These will be disinfected and assigned so as to avoid cross-contamination.
If you feel sick, or have been in contact with anyone who has tested positive or shown symptoms for COVID-19 in the past 14 days, we ask that you do not attend our in-person services.
If you have a pre-existing medical condition or consider yourself to be in a high risk category, we encourage you to continue to join us via our services on Facebook.
Face masks are required at all times and must be worn over your nose and mouth.
Social distancing will be required. Please keep at least 6 feet of distance between those who aren’t members of your household.
All chairs, bathrooms, and high-touch surfaces will be disinfected prior to our arrival each Sunday.
Hand sanitizer will be available throughout the building, including check-in.
Air circulation at the Community Center will be facilitated by keeping as many doors and windows open as possible in addition to utilizing fans. The Community Center’s air filtration system will be on. Please note that the air filters are inspected and changed monthly.
Please bring as few personal items as possible to the service. Purses, Bibles and bottled water are allowed.
The water fountain at the Community Center is available for use.
Bathrooms will be open for use, however, only one person will be able to enter the bathroom at a time. Please be respectful of social distancing while entering and exiting the bathroom.
Zoom Connect Groups
5:30pm, every Tuesday
Women's Zoom Connect
4:00pm, every Wednesday
Spanish-Speaking Zoom Connect
7:30pm, every Wednesday
Men's Zoom Connect Group
9:00am, every Sunday
Sign-ups are required for each of these Connect Groups.
Please fill out the form to attend!
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, these Connect Groups are currently on hiatus
Men's Connect Group
7am at Aroma Cafe, San Rafael
Email Pastor Jon for more information
San Rafael Connect Group
7:30pm, every other Tuesday
Downtown San Rafael
Email Pastor Jon for more information
Spanish-speaking Connect Group
7pm-8:30pm, every other Wednesday
Lincoln Avenue, San Rafael
Email Luis for more information
Terra Linda Connect Group
7:30pm, every other Wednesday
Email Pastor Mike for more information
Here's what to expect on a Sunday morning at Open Door...
A Warm Welcome
Whether it's a greeter at the door, one of our pastors, or just the person sitting next to you, you can expect a warm welcome at Open Door. Grab a cup of coffee in our lobby from 9:30-10:00am and get to know someone before church.
Something For the Kids
Open Door is a family environment and we love kids! There is a check-in table for Open Door Kids in our lobby where parents can sign-in their children before church. All children can be dropped off at their rooms before church begins and picked up at the end of service.
Open Door Kids check-in runs from 9:40-10:15am.
Our times of worship are creative and driven by the desire to experience God's presence. Our sound is current and includes well known songs as well as original music from our worship team.
Every Sunday our pastors bring a message that is founded on scripture and applicable to life. Our messages last about a half an hour.
A Time To Give Back
Each Sunday we give those who call Open Door home a chance to give financially to the work of the church. If you're just visiting us, you're our guest - please don't feel any need to contribute during this time.
We take communion once a month (also known as The Lord's Supper or the Eucharist). This is a sacred act of worship that Jesus began with His disciples the night before he was crucified. If you call Jesus your Savior, you are welcome to take communion with us, regardless of your church background.
Our service offically ends with the saying of a benediction - a blessing we say to each other. It goes like this:
May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ
and the love of God
and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit
Be with you all
Refreshments are served immediately after church. If you're visiting us, we'd love for you to hang out and get to know us better.
Gathering Sundays at 10am at the San Rafael Community Center
Open Door Kids
We believe that church should be fun - for you and your kids! When you enter our lobby you will notice a table to your left where you can sign-in your child and give us any useful information about your child's needs. Our staffed classrooms are available from 9:45am until church dismisses. Drop off your little one any time! Activities usually include a game, a snack, and an interactive lesson from the Bible. We hope your kids have a great time!
Prayer is the engine that drives Open Door. During our prayer gatherings we ask God to move more deeply in our lives, in our church, and in our community. God is faithful to stir our hearts during these times together and the results are truly life-giving. Come join us and see what it's all about.
Sunday at 9:30am at the San Rafael Community Center
Young Life, WyldLife
& Young Life College
At Open Door we have partnered with Young Life, WyldLife, and Young Life College to connect with high school, middle school, and college students in Marin.
WyldLife San Rafael
Young Life San Rafael
Young Life College @ DU
The best night of your middle school student's week!
Monday Nights, 7-8pm
The best night of your high school student's week!
Monday Nights, 7:30-8:30pm
The perfect way to find friends and spiritual direction at Dominican University.
Wednesday Nights, 8:30-9:30pm
Siena Center, Edgehill Mansion