First Church News Archive

Here are some past stories from the First Church News archive.

We are looking for 8-10 people interested in leading or co-leading a summer small group. The vision for these small groups is to provide opportunities to deepen our relationships w

Join us every first Wednesday of the month (Sept-May) for Open Chapel: our alternative, creative, heartfelt worship gatherings, for and by young adults. Slow down, sing out, tune in, break bread, open up.

When Pilgrim Hall is rebuilt, the plan is to include a new version of the Thrift Shop.

A whole crowd of First Church Berkeley folk joined other local church members in the 2018 CROP Hunger Walk to support projects addressing human needs locally and internationally.

Steve Almond, author of the new book "Bad Stories: What the Hell Just Happened to Our Country" spoke at First Church Berkeley on Sunday, April 22, 2018

The church has a new database called Realm which has some really wonderful capabilities One of those is to serve as an online, secure, password-protected church directory (

Earlier this month, several people began an “Emmaus Walk” in a healing dyad, to deepen a relationship with someone who voted differently in the affordable housing straw poll—steppi

The annual tree planting with Urban Releaf, organized by Emma Fujii and the Green Ministry Team, drew some 20 First Church members and children.

Here are updates from two committees that are working on issues related to the fire and the rebuilding of Pilgrim Hall.


First Church Berkeley celebrated Easter Sunday with two services, a Sunrise Service at 6 am overlooking the Bay Area and a