Responding to God’s Love For Us In Jesus Christ, We Strive To:
- Share in joyful worship
- Support one another in Christian Love
- Study God’s word toward Christian maturity
- Serve people compassionately in Christ’s name, and
- Spread the Good News of Christ!
History of the church:
The Presbyterian Church of Novato was incorporated on February 21, 1896. The original church sanctuary on the corner of DeLong and Sherman was dedicated later that year. In 1906 the bell, now just outside the present sanctuary, was hung in the steeple. A manse next door was built after the Rev. Christiansen was installed in 1918. These structures were purchased by the City of Novato in 1962 and the former church now serves as the City Hall.
Trevitt Hall was the first building constructed at the new Wilson Avenue site, and the first service was held there in 1963. Ground was broken for the sanctuary in 1977. One year later, the morning worship service began in Trevitt Hall. After the Call to Worship, the congregations proceeded to the new sanctuary, accompanied by the ringing of our bell brought from the original church building.
Officers of the church are our elders and deacons. Each year the congregation nominates and votes on members of the church who will serve in leadership position for a term of 3 years. As officers of the church, individuals are encouraged and invited to use their gifts in a leadership role, to help think, vision cast and run the programs we have as a church. Nominations for officers begin in the fall with an election in December.
About Novato, California:
Website for the Chamber of Commerce: http://www.novato.org/
The City of Novato, one of the Bay area’s premier communities, is located in Marin County 29 miles north of San Francisco. Novato is the second largest city in the county, with a population of about 47,000.
Novato’s sphere of influence includes nearby unincorporated areas. With this additional area, Novato totals 43 square miles and a population of 53,000. Novato is close to Sonoma and Napa Counties, both great areas of wine and tourism. There are many parks and wildlife areas that surround Novato, which makes Novato a prime spot for outdoor recreation lovers. Novato’s public schools are among the best in the Bay Area, demonstrated by higher than average student assessment scores and higher than average spending per pupil.
Novato and the North Bay share a moderate climate with a high number of days of sunshine and moderate temperatures. Average afternoon temperatures are in the low 70’s and average lows are in the mid-40’s. Rainfall is typically concentrated between October and March and is rare in the summer months.