We are located on the south side of the UC Berkeley campus and just one block below (west) of historic Telegraph Avenue.
NOTE: Because of the late September 2016 fire, we hold Sunday morning worship at 10 am at Congregation Beth El, 1301 Oxford Street, Berkeley, CA 94709.
Need to find your way to a specific room at First Church? Here are some maps of our building...
We have a parking lot behind our church with available spaces for visitors on Sunday morning. It can be entered from the Channing Street side of the building.
In addition, the church has 20 spots in the UC Parking lot at the corner of Dana and Durant (across the intersection near Loper Chapel) that are free on Sunday mornings until 1 pm if you have an FCCB sticker on your car (those can be obtained at the church office). Other UC Berkeley lots (see map below) are available on weekends and after 5 pm at a low rate ($1/hr for the first two hours, $2/hr after that).
At other times of the week, the church lot is open for public paid parking. Members with a First Church parking sticker can park for free while attending church events.
You can also reach our central location by a number of public transit options. We are about 6 blocks from the Downtown Berkeley BART Station. You can check their website for the schedule of BART trains that serve our area.
A number of AC Transit bus routes pass close to our doors (click on the links for route maps: 1, 51B, 49, 52, 851, and F. These routes would take you to the corner of Shattuck Avenue and Channing Way which is about three blocks west of the church: 18, 800.
We are committed to our downtown location!