Racial Justice & Diversity News

black lives matter signFirst Church Berkeley is committed to address issues of racial justice and diversity through education, activism and prayer. The Diversity Ministry Team meets each month and initiates conversations and educational offerings. The Team also has a blog where they have published some of their reflections.

The ministers preach on these issues as well and other members of the congregation are involved in a variety of activities. The church is also committed to having a diversity of voices preaching at the church.

Below are past news items and event listings related to racial justice and diversity.



Sunday, March 18, is One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS) Sunday.

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

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

The Sanctuary Ministry Team announces the formation of a new Accompaniment Te

The Adult Education Ministry presents two Learning Hours on California prison issues on Sundays February

On Sunday, February 18, the Adult Education Ministry and the Diversity Team will screen the awar

Members of the First Church have formed a new Disability Empowerment Team.

Come one, come all!

The Berkeley Food Pantry recently learned that the Alameda County Community Food Bank