First Church News Archive

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

For the past five years, First Church has offered fellowships to outstanding young adults in our community, known as the Emerging Leaders Initiative.

On Wednesday, May 16, our First Church Young Adult group wrapped up its 3rd season of Open Chapel, our alternative worship gathering (Open Chapel

In January, the Fire Recovery Committee submitted a claim to our insurers for the full cost to restore Pilgrim Hall as it w

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

The Ministry of Stewardship, Finance & Administration has commissioned an All Hazards Action Team to work with the congregation, ushers, Sunday school st

Childcare is offered after church for meetings, workshops and adult education programs.

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.

A set of six painted panels now grace the fence surrounding Pilgrim Hall, the part of the church that was destroyed by fire.

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

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