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Monday Feb 25, 2019 07:00 pm

A new bible study group has formed that aims to explore queer themes in scripture, centered in the young adult community but open to all ages, led by FCCB member Jane Arc.

Sunday Feb 24, 2019 11:45 am

Join Rev. Kit Novotny on Sunday, February 24 at 11:45 am in Loper Chapel for a fun and playful learning hour on improvisation to serve you in your daily life, relationships, and spiritual journey.

Saturday Mar 02, 2019 08:00 am

First Church is partnering with City of Refuge UCC in Oakland and Pacific School of Religion (PSR) to host the WISE Congregations for Mental Health Conference from 8 am – 5 pm on March 2, 2019 at

Sunday Feb 03, 2019 12:00 pm

At it's 144th Annual Meeting the congregation unanimously voted in a new slate of officers and Ministry members. Leonard Ash was elected to be Moderator for 2019.

Saturday Mar 02, 2019 06:00 pm

Our friends at Congregation Beth El (where our church met for several months following the fire), have invited us to participate in this year's interfaith Havdalah event on Saturday, March 2 at 6 pm.

Thursday Jan 31, 2019 12:00 pm

Opinions differed last year about whether to pursue affordable housing options on our campus. Church Council voted to “actively pause” the matter until September and directed Long-Range Planning Committee (LRP) to suggest a path forward.

Sunday Jan 27, 2019 12:00 pm

We were blessed to have the talented and insightful church growth consultant, Michael Piazza, with us in May 2018 to teach Bay Area UCCs about new best practices for stewardship, as well as conduct a full health check on our church.

Saturday Mar 02, 2019 08:30 am

The Bay Association will hold an Ecclesiastical Council to consider Phil Porter, currently a Commissioned Minister at First Congregational Church of Berkeley, for ordination on Saturday, March 2.

Monday Dec 17, 2018 12:00 pm

Beginning in January of 2019, the printed Carillon (and the accompanying e-version) will be produced every other week.

Thursday Mar 07, 2019 06:00 pm
Interested in becoming a better music sight-reader?
Sunday Mar 03, 2019 11:15 am

Kate Lucchese, director of the First Church Ukulele Orchestra invites all children to come to special rehearsals for the group designed just for you and your grown ups.

Saturday Jan 12, 2019 12:00 pm

FCCB has a long history of taking care of the unhoused homeless. In fact, FCCB hosted a winter storm shelter in the Large Assembly for years until the fire.

Tuesday Feb 26, 2019 09:15 am

Senior Minister Molly Baskette holds office hours each week on Tuesdays.

Thursday Feb 28, 2019 12:00 pm

Young Adult Minister Kit Novotny will have office hours on Thursday, February 28, 12–1:30 pm, at Cafe Leila, 1724 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702.

Thursday Nov 15, 2018 12:00 pm

Some of you may have noticed in Sunday’s bulletin the use of “kin-dom” in the Lord’s Prayer. First Church has a long and proud tradition of inclusivity, reflecting gender neutrality in prayers, sermons, and song lyrics.

Sunday Feb 17, 2019 10:00 am
Find out who will be preaching at First Church on upcoming Sunday mornings.
Tuesday Sep 04, 2018 12:00 pm

First Church has launched the First Church Berkeley GodCast, a podcast featuring the scripture and sermon from the weekly Sunday service.

Friday Aug 10, 2018 12:00 pm

First Church member Kerrie Hein presented a series of five seminars on Mental Health Promotion. sponsored by the Mental Health Ministry Team.