Progressive Christian Events

Trans March!


As part of the celebration of Pride Month, First Church members will be attending the Trans March on Friday, June 23.

Meet Sonny Graves at 3:30 pm or Emma Savo at 5:30 pm outside the BART Station at 16th & Mission in San Francisco (meet kitty corner to the Walgreens). There will be a picnic from 3-6 pm in Dolores Park, and we will be sitting near the playground. Bring something to share!

Book Discussion — “The Politics of Jesus”


Calling all readers for a discussion of John Howard Yoder’s The Politics of Jesus on Sunday, July 2, 8:30–9:45 am, Durant House, led by Rachel Bauman.

Using the texts of the New Testament, Yoder critically examines the traditional portrait of Jesus as an apolitical figure and attempts to clarify the true impact of Jesus’ life, work, and teachings on his disciples’ social behavior.

Holy Fool Arts Presents “Wade in Deep Water”


Holy Fool Arts presents Wade Through Deep Water, an evening of Ceremonial Theater, in the First Church Sanctuary on Thursday, July 13, 2017 at 7 pm. The evening is sponsored by First Church and Urban Adamah.

Holy Fool Arts is a theatrical production company that uses the transformative power of dance, drumming, theater, story-telling, song, circus arts and spoken word to inspire communities across North America to live in right relationship with the Earth.

Mindful Self-Compassion Practice


On Sunday, July 9, 11:30 am–1 pm in Loper Chapel, come experience a few simple practices of Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) with Rev. Nancy DeNero, UCC.

A new First Church member, Nancy recently moved to Berkeley. Her healing ministry for the last three years has been teaching a nine-week training in MSC at University of Southern California to students, faculty and staff. She trained to be an MSC teacher with its co-creators: researcher Kristin Neff, Ph.D., and clinical psychologist Christopher Germer, Ph.D.

Sunday Meditation


Curious about meditation?  Or a long-time practitioner?

Join Barbara McHugh and Bill Coffin before the regular Sunday service for a sit. They have been leading the Monday Mindfulness Meditation series for 9 years, and will be leading sits this summer at First Church.