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CG Material

By: Reality SF

With our CG Material, we are currently in Regular Time, which is a term borrowed from Ancient Church calendar language. Each week, your community will engage with the past Sunday’s central Scripture and sermon through one of these four emphases: Scriptural, Prayerful, Relational, or Practical. For Regular Time material, each guide below is designed to be used repeatedly. For […]

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Weekly Sermon Reflection

By: Reality SF

10.16.17 What Has Failed to Satisfy Your Deepest Desires? At yesterday’s gatherings, we reflected on Jesus as the eternal bread of life who truly satisfies. In his sermon, Dave suggested that we sometimes experience hints of this transcendent life in earthly things — such as a relationship, traveling adventure, or new job. But inevitably, the […]

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Prayer for Las Vegas

By: Reality SF

At our Sunday gatherings on October 8th, we mourned the October 1st shooting in Las Vegas. Using our Prayers of the People liturgy, we prayed for those who were lost and those who are still fighting for their lives. You can watch the video of our communal experience here or read the prayer below: Father, hear our grief. […]

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Pray for Baby Jordan

By: Reality SF

On Sunday, we shared the story of a wonderful family in our church community. They are Leonard and Kijong Lee, and they have a beautiful baby son, Jordan, who is 10½ months old. In the past 10½ months, Jordan has already lived a lifetime’s worth of trials and difficulty. In May, Jordan was diagnosed with a grade-3 […]

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Responding to Hurricane Harvey

By: Reality SF

It’s been said that when the night is at its darkest, the light of the local church must be at its brightest. So in response to the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey, we have a unique opportunity as the people of God here in San Francisco to prayerfully and financially contribute to the needs of […]

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Our Prayer for Charlottesville and Our Nation

By: Reality San Francisco Elders

A few weeks ago, our church participated in a traditional form of prayer called The Prayers of the People. These prayers provide a space to call upon the Lord’s mercy in our world, as well as to bring our laments before Him and mourn together over all the displays of brokenness in our world, as […]

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Prayers of the People Liturgy

By: Reality SF

We have recently started using a liturgy (i.e. a ritual for public worship) that is new for us, but is certainly not new in the history of the Christian church. The Prayers of The People is a tradition that has become woven into the liturgical fabric of the global church through the centuries. It is a call-and-response […]

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Sabbatical Letter from Dave Lomas

By: Dave Lomas

I remember the way the morning felt on the first day we woke up in our new home. We woke up on an air mattress, awaiting the moving truck that would arrive soon, filled with all our furniture and some friends from Reality Carpinteria. It took about an hour for them to move us in. […]

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Practicing a Day of Silence

By: Reality SF

In our busy lives, it is good to occasionally slow down and plan for an intentional day of rest and reflection. Two times per year, the Reality SF elders lead the staff in such a day, and many can attest to its value for long-term growth and health. Much can be said about the spiritual practice […]

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Local Ministry Spotlight: Korin Okamura

By: Reality SF

In preparation for our Local Ministry Volunteer Training on Saturday, April 8th, we’re sharing the experience of one of our Local Ministry Volunteers, Korin Okamura. Why did you decide to serve in Local Ministry? I strongly believe in the transformative power of relationships, and that God’s call to defend the poor, bind up the brokenhearted, and […]

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Donate to Wildfires Relief

When: October 16-19

Where: Reality SF Headquarters

The wildfires in Napa, Santa Rosa, and Sonoma Counties have been catastrophic and heartbreaking, and it is still an ongoing struggle for evacuees, firefighters, and relief organizations. Financial donations are important for long-term efforts, so please donate financially if you feel compelled. Since the fires are not yet contained, most don’t yet know what the long-term […]

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Baptisms

When: Oct 22nd at 12:30PM

Where: Everett North Courtyard

On October 22nd, all are invited to witness our Fall Baptisms at 12:30PM in the Everett Middle School north courtyard! Celebrating baptisms is one of our greatest joys as a community, as we rejoice in Christ’s work of renewal in the lives of our brothers and sisters. Following our morning gathering, head to the north courtyard, which is […]

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Creative Collective Gathering

When: October 20th | 7PM (Please RSVP)

Where: Reality SF Headquarters

October 20th — Our new community for creatives and artists, which we’re calling Creative Collective, will have its second gathering on October 20th at 7PM at the RSF Headquarters! Creative Collective hopes to be a hospitable intersection of sincere faith and passionate creativity. A place to meet other artists, to be inspired, and to collaborate. At […]

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Welcome to Reality Reception

When: November 5th | after both gatherings

Where: Everett Courtyard & DPC Fellowship Room

November 5th — If you are new to our church, we invite you to attend our next Welcome to Reality reception. At this 20-minute event, some of our elders will share about our history, vision, and values as a church in San Francisco, and they’ll also offer some practical next steps for becoming involved at Reality. Details: Sunday, November […]

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The Village Workshop on Preparing for Parenthood

When: November 5th and 8th (RSVP Required)

Where: Reality SF Headquarters

November 5th and 8th — As our church grows and gets older, more people are getting married and starting to have kids. And in a city like ours, there is a lot to think through and consider when it comes to having a child. Research shows that 69% of new parents experience serious conflict, disappointment, and […]

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Intro to Community Group Dinners

When: November 14th and 15th

Where: Reality SF Headquarters

November 14th and 15th — At Reality SF, we consider Community Groups to be the lifeblood of our church. They are neighborhood-based communities that seek to know God and one another while practicing the way of Jesus together. If you are seeking to live your life — with all of its joy and sorrow combined […]

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No All Church Prayer in Oct. or Nov.

When: October and November

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Our leaders are currently stepping back and reimagining how we approach and facilitate our All Church Prayer gatherings. Therefore, we will not host monthly All Church Prayer Gatherings in October or November. The plan is to return in December with some form of an All Church Prayer gathering. Even though we will not be hosting […]

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What Jesus Was Like

Dave Lomas | 1 John 1:1-3 | 48:35 | 15 October 2017

Introducing our series “Becoming Like Jesus” in 1 John, Dave Lomas speaks from 1 John 1:1-3 on experiencing Jesus as the eternal life who truly satisfies. (Also on iTunes: Audio | Video)

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What to Wear to a War

Dave Lomas | Ephesians 6:10-18 | 41:31 | 08 October 2017

Dave Lomas speaks from Ephesians 6:10-18 on the forces actually at work in spiritual warfare and what it means for us to put on “the armor of God.” (Also on iTunes: Audio | Video)

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The Battle of the Flesh and the Spirit

Mark Sayers | Galatians 4:21-31 | 41:59 | 01 October 2017

Mark Sayers speaks from Galatians 4:21-31 on the multiple levels of the spiritual battle we’re in, from a worldwide level down to what’s happening within us. (Also on iTunes: Audio | Video) Mark Sayers is the Senior Leader of Red Church in Melbourne, Australia.

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The Struggle Is Real (Fight the Powers)

Dave Lomas | Ephesians 6:10-18 | 48:27 | 24 September 2017

Dave Lomas speaks from Ephesians 6:10-18 on the very real struggle of spiritual warfare in the Christian life and how we can fight it. (Also on iTunes: Audio | Video)

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Prayer as Resistance

Dave Lomas | Ephesians 6:18-20 | 46:41 | 17 September 2017

Speaking from Ephesians 6:18-20, Dave Lomas begins our series on spiritual warfare by addressing the importance of prayer and how we ought to approach it.

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Lean Back

Dave Lomas | John 13:21-29 | 36:52 | 10 September 2017

Dave Lomas speaks from John 13:21-29 on a vivid picture of what Christian discipleship looks like — leaning back upon Jesus. (Also on iTunes: Audio | Video)

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Stability Through Practice

Matt Barrios | Matthew 7:24-29 | 39:58 | 03 September 2017

Matt Barrios speaks from Matthew 7:24-29 on Jesus’ invitation to stability through the intentional practice of His teaching. (Also on iTunes: Audio | Video) Matt Barrios is a Neighborhood Minister on staff at Reality SF.

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