Sunday Feb 25, 2018 11:30 am

Interested in putting down some spiritual roots at First Church?

Are you considering becoming a member or official friend of the church?

Sunday Feb 18, 2018 09:00 am

Join us for a series of Sunday Morning Lent Explorations from 9-9:45 am each Sunday during Lent in Room #5, upstairs in the East Bay School for Boys.

Sunday Feb 18, 2018 11:45 am

The Adult Education Ministry presents two Learning Hours on California prison issues on Sundays February 18 & 25 at 11:45 am in Loper Chapel. Both will feature prison advocates, some of whom were previously incarcerated.

Wednesday Feb 21, 2018 12:00 pm

The Sanctuary Ministry Team announces the formation of a new Accompaniment Team comprised of Reverend Molly, Carolyn Ash, Andrea Trexler, Stan Boghosian

Saturday Mar 03, 2018 09:00 am

Retired UCC Minister Rev.

Thursday Mar 08, 2018 06:30 pm

First Church member Judith Norberg and the Kitchen Community Ministry Team will be honored at a benefit event for YEAH!

Wednesday Feb 21, 2018 12:00 pm

After 16 years, First Church member Judy Norberg is stepping down as the coordinator of the Kitchen Community Ministry Team.

Sunday Mar 25, 2018 11:45 am

Winthrop (the senior high youth group) is organizing a Goods & Services Auction for Sunday, March 25 to raise money for their summer Work Camp and they are  inviting the whole church to join in the fun—they need your

Wednesday Feb 14, 2018 12:00 pm
A Social Media Spiritual Practice!

Will you join us?

Wednesday Feb 07, 2018 12:00 pm

Hey! Did you know that Lent is just around the corner?

Tuesday Mar 06, 2018 09:00 am

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

Monday Feb 26, 2018 10:30 am

Young Adult Minister Kit Novotny will have office hours on Monday, February 26, 5–6:30pm, 1951 Coffee Company, 2410 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94704.

Tuesday Feb 13, 2018 12:00 pm

The Fire Recovery Committee shares this report, drafted by chair Milton Fujii.

Sunday Feb 04, 2018 12:00 pm

On Sunday, February 4, First Church held its 143rd Annual Meeting following worship. This was the first Annual Meeting since the congregation was back in the Sanctuary following the fire.

Sunday Mar 11, 2018 11:45 am

On Sunday, March 11, First Church member Kerrie Hein will present the second of a series of six monthly sessions on Mental Health Promotion.

Wednesday Feb 07, 2018 12:00 pm

First Church celebrated Carmelle Knudsen at its recent Annual Meeting as she retires from her volunteer staff position as Membership Secretary. Carmelle has managed a broad range of membership and stewardship duties for 21 years.

Sunday Feb 04, 2018 12:00 pm

Each year, the church prepares an Annual Report detailing the activities of the previous year.

Thursday Feb 01, 2018 12:00 pm

Click here to read this month’s edition of the FamChY (Families, Children & Youth) newsletter prepared by Director of Children & Family Ministri

Sunday Feb 18, 2018 10:00 am
Find out who will be preaching at First Church on upcoming Sunday mornings.
Tuesday Feb 06, 2018 12:00 pm

As you may have noticed, there are new speakers in the Sanctuary! The installation, which includes six front-hanging speakers, six speakers underneath the chancel steps, and two speakers aimed at the balcony, was installed in early January by Meyer Sound Laboratories

Sunday Jan 07, 2018 11:45 am

On Sunday, January 7, Gloria Bruce, the Executive Director of East Bay Housing Organizations, shared a presentation “The Affordable Housing Crisis and Solutions”

Wednesday Jan 17, 2018 12:00 pm

Last June the congregation voted in an informal poll by a significant margin to explore the development of affordable housing on the Durant House site.

Sunday Jan 07, 2018 12:00 pm

The Green Ministry Team encourages First Church members to write to state political leaders to encourage them to pass Senate Bill 100 which would set a goal of 100 percent renewable and zero-carbon e

Sunday Jan 07, 2018 09:40 am

Interested in singing old hymns and learning new ones?

Monday Jan 22, 2018 12:00 pm

Members of the First Church have formed a new Disability Empowerment Team. One of its goals is to generate sensitivity around language of disability. One such opportunity arises in conversations as a community around parking and access issues.

Tuesday Dec 19, 2017 12:00 pm

Members of the Ministry of Stewardship, Finance & Administration (SFA) and Senior Minister Molly Baskette have been working on a design for a three-dimensional metal sign to boldly identify ou

Monday Nov 06, 2017 12:00 pm

Emerging Leader Loi Almeron has begun creating a series of short videos called “Word Takeaway.” Each week after the service, the preacher summarizes their sermon in about two minutes.

Wednesday Nov 08, 2017 12:00 pm

Childcare is offered after church for meetings, workshops and adult education programs.

Please help this system work smoothly in the transition between Sunday School (happening during worship) and child care afterward.

Sunday Aug 20, 2017 11:45 am

On Sundays, August 6, 13, & 20, 2017 the Adult Education Ministry presented a series entitled Contemplating Loss and Death: A Zen Hospice Project Perspective in the Sanctuary.

Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing that some have entertained angels without knowing it. — Hebrews 13:2