Events at First Church

Saturday Mar 24, 2018 09:30 am

Hall of Entrance & Sanctuary

Come for a  Lent Retreat on Saturday, March 24 from 9:30 am to 3 pm in the Sanctuary and Hall of Entrance, led by Becky Wright, Molly Baskette
Saturday Mar 24, 2018 10:00 am

Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Downtown Oakland

An Oakland “March for Our Lives” Rally to protest gun violence will be held at 10 am on Saturday, March 24 at Frank H.
Sunday Mar 18, 2018 11:45 am


Winthrop (the senior high youth group) is organizing a Goods & Services Auction for Sunday, March 18 & 25 to raise money for their summer Work Camp and
Sunday Mar 25, 2018 10:00 am

Front Lawn & Sanctuary

Holy Week events begin on Palm Sunday, March 25.
Sunday Feb 18, 2018 09:00 am

Room 5, East Bay School for Boys

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.
Thursday Mar 29, 2018 06:00 pm

First Church members' homes

Once again we will celebrate Maundy Thursday (March 29, 2018) soup supper and foot/hand washing—in small groups, as house church, in the homes of various First Church community members.
Friday Mar 30, 2018 07:30 pm

Chancel in the Sanctuary

On Good Friday, March 30 at 7:30 pm, we commemorate the day that Jesus was crucified with a candlelight “Tenebrae” service on the Chancel in the Sanctuary. 
Friday Mar 30, 2018 07:00 am


The First Church Sanctuary will be open all day on Good Friday, from 7 am to 6:15 pm.
Saturday Mar 31, 2018 07:30 pm

Hall of Entrance

A Holy Saturday Vigil will take place on March 31 at 7:30 pm in the Hall of Entrance.
Sunday Apr 01, 2018 06:00 am

Parking Lot, Lawrence Berkeley Hall of Science

Easter Sunday, April 1 we celebrate the gift of life in all forms with a joyful pairing of worship services.
Sunday Apr 01, 2018 10:00 am


Easter Sunday, April 1 we celebrate the gift of life in all forms with a joyful pairing of worship services.
Sunday Apr 08, 2018 11:45 am


The results for the survey about the on-campus affordable housing idea are in. However we decide to move ahead, some of us have an unsettled feeling about the diversity of opinions in our community. We long for harmony.
Sunday Apr 08, 2018 09:00 am

Location TBA

Steve Almond, acclaimed author and cohost of the Dear Sugars podcast with Cheryl Strayed, is coming to our church on Sunday, April 22, 2018, to talk about his brand new book Bad Sto
Sunday Mar 18, 2018 10:00 am


Sunday, March 18, is One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS) Sunday.
Sunday Apr 15, 2018 11:45 am
Marvin K White, First Church’s Public Theologian in Residence, will lead his workship “workship” on Sunday, April 15 at 11:45 am in the Sanctuary and will preach on Sun
Sunday Apr 08, 2018 11:45 am

Loper Chapel

On Sunday, April 8, First Church member Kerrie Hein will present the fourth in a series of six monthly seminars on Mental Health Promotion.
Sunday Apr 22, 2018 10:00 am


Straight talk for the politically heartbroken and stubbornly hopeful.
Sunday May 20, 2018 11:45 am

Pillar Room

The FamChY (Families, Children & Youth) Ministry is excited to announce a three-part series on Compassionate Communication for Families for parents, grandparents, aunts/ uncles and other ca
Sunday Jan 07, 2018 09:40 am


Interested in singing old hymns and learning new ones?
Saturday Apr 14, 2018 09:00 am
Save the date, Saturday April 14, and fling yourself and your family into the fun!
Sunday Apr 15, 2018 11:45 am

Durant House

The Mental Health Spiritual Support Group will meet on Sunday, April 15 from 11:45 am – 1 pm in Durant House.