First Church News Archive

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

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

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