Progressive Christian Events

Advent Retreat


The Advent Retreat will be offered on Saturday, December 9 from 9:30 am–3:30 pm in Loper Chapel.

The retreat will explore the Advent theme “Watch.”

Kit Novotny will lead gentle yoga and meditation in the Sanctuary Time will be made for journaling, poetry and free time, lunch, small group conversation and a closing ritual of lessons and carols. Rachel Bauman will also lead.

Introduction to Mental Health Promotion Seminars


First Church member Kerrie Hein will provide an introduction to the Mental Health Promotion Seminars on Sunday, December 3 from 11:45 – 1 pm in Durant House.

She will share information about a six-part Adult Education series that will be offered monthly starting in January.

Come and learn about these exciting programs!


Check out weekly articles from the UCC Mental Health Network on their blog...

Rev. Lynice Pinkard Preaches on Pledge Sunday


Watch a video of Rev. Pinkard's sermon here...

Rev. Lynice Pinkard was our special guest preacher on Sunday, November 19, 2107. She is a writer, speaker, UCC minister, chaplain and public intellectual operating at the intersection of Christianity, economics, and social change. She is a graduate of Pacific School of Religion with both an MA and MDiv and is the former pastor at First Congregational Church of Oakland.

Mental Health Ministry Team Meeting—Nov 12


The Mental Health Ministry Team will meet on Sunday, November 12, 2017 from 11:45 am – 2 pm in Room 6 EBSB.
The Team will watch the movie, Lars and the Real Girl, which tells the story of a man with a mental illness, and the response of his family, church and community. Come and see this wonderful movie and enjoy the popcorn! All are welcome to attend.

For more information contact Robin Kempster, Parish Nurse.


Process Theology Learning Hours


Alfred North Whitehead wrote, “Process is the becoming of experience.” Process Theology describes a worldview formed around the ongoing “becoming” rather than the “being” of God, humanity and the universe.

Come for an introduction to Process Theology presented by Christina Hutchins at the Learning Hour on Sundays, November 12 & 26, 11:45 am, Loper Chapel.