First Church Berkeley, part of the United Church of Christ is a progressive, welcoming church drawing together a community from throughout the Bay Area. No matter who you are or where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here. Read more about the news and events that draw the community at large to this landmark in the community.
What’s Happening at First Church
The Berkeley CROP Hunger Walk will begin Sunday, April 30 at 1 pm, departing from St. Mary Magdalene, 2005 Berryman Street, in Berkeley.
The Blue Sky Team is holding a congregational conversation on Sunday, May 7 at 11:30 am to
CHANGE OF DATE
Rebuilding Together is now on May 6.
Do you ever sit around making a list of your spiritual gifts, and celebrate them? What’s that? You don’t?
First Church celebrated Holy Week with a whole range of powerful services.
All nursery-age children and the adults who love them are invited to the Nursery Song Circle with Thomas Gettys on Sunday, May 7 from 11:30 am
We are looking for 8-10 people interested in leading or co-leading a summer small group.
Interested in putting down some spiritual roots at First Church? Are you considering becoming a member or official friend of the church?
Come to a workshop in the Raising a Grounded Tween/Teen series called “But It’s Legal!
The Easter Offering helps to fund the social justice grants that the Ministry of Outreach, Mission, and Service Ministry (OMS) makes each year.
Several First Church members attended the March for Science last Saturday, including Bob and Julie Stokstad.
On Sunday, May 14 at 8:45 am, Minister of Community Life Rachel Bauman will lead a discussion of Stanley Hauerwas’ The Peaceable Kingdom: A Primer in Christian Ethics i
Besides the First Church’s public Facebook page, the church also has a
— Barbara Lundquist
Progress continues on the church in the wake of the September 30, 2016 fire. The Sanctuary is being restored. Scaffolding is still up as plastering and painting takes place.
In an effort to understand the spiritual and practical needs and habits of Bay Area families, Rev.
Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing that some have entertained angels without knowing it. — Hebrews 13:2
Each year, the church prepares an Annual Report detailing the activities of the previous year.
At its January 17 meeting, Church Council approved the slate for the new ad-hoc Council committee—the “Blue Sky Visioning Team.” Eleven members have been appointed to t
by Molly Baskette
Click on the symbol in the lower right corner of the slideshow below to see the photos full screen.
POST-FIRE NOTE Open Chapel will continue to take place in Loper Chapel at the First Church location at the corner of Dana & Durant near the UC Berkele
Members of the BeFrienders Ministry Team will be available during the 10 am Learning Hour in the church office for the next several Sundays for those who would like an opportunity?
NOTE Links to videos below!
First Church Berkeley is participating in an on-going food drive to support the work of the Berkeley Food Pantry which provides food on an
UPDATE On Sunday, April 19, In an official congregational meeting, First Congregational Church of Berkeley voted to amend its Open and Affirming Statement to include
Watch the powerful United Church of Christ?s StillSpeaking Ministry video spot which was launched on the internet in 2010.