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.
THIS WEEK'S NEWS & EVENTS
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Beginning in January of 2019, the printed Carillon (and the accompanying e-version) will be produced every other week.
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.
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.
Senior Minister Molly Baskette holds office hours each week on Tuesdays.
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.
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.
First Church has launched the First Church Berkeley GodCast, a podcast featuring the scripture and sermon from the weekly Sunday service.
First Church member Kerrie Hein presented a series of five seminars on Mental Health Promotion. sponsored by the Mental Health Ministry Team.