Thursday Jun 13, 2019 09:58 pm

On June 11 an independent appraisal panel issued its ruling as to the amount of money First Church should receive from its insurers to repair damage to our buildings caused by the fire of September 30, 2016.

Thursday Jun 13, 2019 07:19 pm

By Kate Lucchese, E-Team! Convener

After the success of our Holy Week Jesus Christ Superstar Flash Mob at the downtown Berkeley BART station, the E-Team! was back last Sun., Jun. 2, sharing with local folks the good news of FCCB’s radical welcome.

Thursday Jun 13, 2019 07:21 pm

As one of the Evangelism team’s (E-Team!) new outreach strategies, First Church is including a rider in its rental contracts for outside groups stating that the church reserves the right to offer a one-minute inclusive welcome at the start of their event. Rev.

Friday Jun 28, 2019 05:30 pm

San Francisco Pride is coming up! Our historic Queer-affirming high holiday! We have two opportunities to show up and show ourselves as an LGBT-embracing community. 

Tuesday May 21, 2019 03:39 pm

With our beloved Director of Youth Ministry Trust Hilton leaving the position to begin the next stage of his ordination process by becoming a hospital chaplain in Concord, we are seeking a thoughtful, curious, collaborative, empathetic, creative, prayerful, energetic, uncondition

Thursday May 23, 2019 06:34 pm

This past Sunday approximately 65 people met to discuss the draft Vision Statement ( and next steps toward its adoption at a congregational meeting.

Sunday Jun 23, 2019 10:00 pm

Rev. Christina Hutchins is a member of FCCB, an ordained UCC minister, and a poet. She holds an MDiv from Harvard and a PhD from Graduate Theological Union and taught at PSR for 18 years: process theology, UCC history and theology, preaching, poetry, and queer theory.

Friday Jun 21, 2019 09:20 pm

We’re so excited to tell you that we’re planning to launch a new First Church website by the end of the summer. It is our hope that this will serve as an enhanced connection point for newcomers and long-time members alike.

Friday Jun 21, 2019 04:17 pm
by The Long Range Planning Committee

We are making progress crafting a vision statement capable of describing the church we are today and the one we hope to become in the next three to five years.