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Sunday, March 31, 2019 is One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS) Sunday. DONATE ONLINE...
Beginning with the excitement of Palm Sunday through the shadow of Good Friday and on to the celebration of Jesus’ resurrection, First Church will mark the important events of Holy Week with a whole range of services and activiti
Holy Week events begin on Palm Sunday, April 14, 2019. We will create a raucous parade with the giant Jesus and donkey puppets, palms, drums, “hosannas” and a dramatic retelling of Jesus’ crowd-inspiring entry into Jerusalem.
On April 14 (Palm Sunday) Minister of Art & Communication Phil Porter will be ordained. The service will take place at 3 pm in the Sanctuary. Expect an artful celebration!
Once again we will celebrate Maundy Thursday (April 18, 2019) soup supper and foot/hand washing—in small groups, as house church, in the homes of various First Church community members.
On Good Friday, April 19 at 7 pm, we commemorate the day that Jesus was crucified with a candlelight service in the Sanctuary. This joint service will be shared by seven UCC churches in the area:
On Holy Saturday, April 20, 2019 First Church hosts its first "Jesus Christ Super-Sing-Along at 7 pm in the Sanctuary.
Easter Sunday, April 21, 2019, we celebrate the gift of life in all forms with a joyful pairing of worship services.
Easter Sunday, April 21, 2019, we celebrate the gift of life in all forms with a joyful pairing of worship services.
First Church is seeking a Communications Specialist (10-12 hrs/wk) to join our creative and collaborative staff team.
Save the date, Saturday April 27, 2019 and fling yourself and your family into the fun! We are planting trees at the West Oakland BART Station—beautiful, healthy, CO2-capturing trees!
Join us as we begin a mutual “prayer partnership” with Bethlehem Lutheran Church, a small church in New Orleans seeking revitalization. Rev. Kit Novotny's friend from seminary, Rev.
Our Lent worship theme for 2019 is: Why Christian? Why Church?
A new bible study group has formed that aims to explore queer themes in scripture, centered in the young adult community but open to all ages, led by FCCB member Jane Arc. The group will meet once a month complete with yummy food!
Kerrie Hein is looking for more volunteers to help with the task of waking the unhoused neighbors who sleep each night in our cloister, providing companionship to them, and then cleaning the cloister after they leave.
  Join First Church member Jim Alnas-Benson for a two-part Mental Health Ministry Forum called "The Spiritual Gift of Anxiety" at 11:45 am on Sundays April 14 & May 12 in Loper Chapel.
Fans of Derek Tam gather after his Resonance series performance on the fortepiano to ask questions.