Jeff Becker is on tour in the South with the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus. Here he is shown with his husband Don Martin and Pat and Craig Pratt who are accompanying the Chorus.
THIS WEEK'S NEWS & EVENTS
On Sunday, October 22, Malcolm Margolin, noted Berkeley author, naturalist & founder of nonprofit Heyday books, who will speak on “California’s Oldest and Deepest Sense of Itself: Observations on the Spiritual and Practical Life of California’s Native
Each year the Committee of Involvement (COI) invites First Church attendees to join the core ministries of the church.
Our second annual Day of the Dead Celebration will be held in Loper Chapel 3:30– 5:30 pm on Sunday, October 29.
In March of this year, Stan Boghosian traveled to parts of Israel, Jordan and Lebanon at the invitation of a relative who used to live there.
Our worship series for fall is #BlessedTomorrow. We have been so focused on and fearful about the daily calamities that have befallen us individually, locally, nationally, and globally, we often forget to take the long view.
Join us for a special musical treat! InterPlayer Soyinka Rahim will lead four intergenerational singing sessions featuring songs from her album BIBO (Breathe In Breathe Out) Love.
The Ministry of Justice & Service will be sponsoring a service day at the Alameda County Community Food Bank, located at 900 Edgewater Dr.
Author and Spirit Rock meditation teacher Phillip Moffitt will speak about his new book Awakening through the Nine Bodies on Thursday, November 2, 2107 at 7:30 pm in the Sanctuary at First Church Berkeley.
BOCA (Berkeley Organizing Congregations for Action) presents “A Reason for Hope—There is Another Way”.
On Saturday, January 20, 2018, First Church is pleased to offer a day-long training on Companionship, with Craig Rennebohm, author of The Way of Companionship: Welcoming the Stranger and a nationally renowned expert.
New signs in the First Church parking lot reserve spaces for special parking on Sunday mornings.
If you have seen the round, flat purple cushions in the Hall of Entrance or Sanctuary on worship days, no, they are not gifts left behind after an alien visitation.
Senior Minister Molly Baskette holds office hours each week on Tuesdays.
Part of our campus is offline since the fire, but we want to send a message that our church is very much alive and kicking!
Trust Hilton has been hired as the Director of Youth Ministries at First Church Berkeley.
The First Church Gospel Choir will rehearse in Loper Chapel or the Sanctuary after worship (~11:30 am) on the following dates:
September 24, October 8 & 22, November 12, December 10.
Interested in singing old hymns and learning new ones?
As a reminder, since Rev. Rachel is on family leave and then sabbatical until early December, here are ways you can find the spiritual support you need in our community.
Young Adult Minister Kit Novotny will have office hours on Thursday, November 2, 10:45–11:45 am, 1951 Coffee Company, 2410 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94704.
Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing that some have entertained angels without knowing it. — Hebrews 13:2
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.