Some members of the community have raised the issue of how First Church might be involved in the Sanctuary Movement to support immigrants and refugees. An information meeting to widen this conversation will be held on Tuesday, March 28, at 6 pm in Loper Chapel. Light refreshments will be served.
Racial Justice & Diversity
On Sunday, March 26, come to a workshop by Eileen Drapiza-Dornan, LMFT, Berkeley-based therapist whose specialties include race and identity formation, mixed heritage and adoption issues, from 11:30 am – 1 pm in the Adult Library; light snacks provided.
YES and Winthrop youth whose parents attend the workshop will have supervision until 1 pm. Childcare provided for children age 0–5th grade.
An InterPlay Art Response will be held at First Church Berkeley on Sunday, February 19, 2017 to mark the 75th anniversary of Executive Order 9066 which eventually led to the mass incarceration of 120,000 people of Japanese ancestry in 1942 during WWII.
The First Church Adult Education Committee and the Diversity Team are sponsoring a screening of 13th an American documentary by director Ava DuVernay (Selma) on Wednesday, February 22 at 7 pm in Loper Chapel.
Do you believe in the right to freedom and dignity for all?
First Church Berkeley has signed on as a co-sponsor of Changing the Race Dance, a workshop led by InterPlay leaders Cynthia Winton-Henry (also a First Church member) and Soyinka Rahim on Friday night and Saturday, February 3 & 4, 2017.
Save the date for a First Church Berkeley Progressive Revival featuring Rev. Julian (?J.Kwest?) DeShazier, UCC Minister and award-winning hip hop musician and songwriter, on Sunday, January 29 from 2?4 pm in the Congregation Beth El Sanctuary. The afternoon will be a powerful blend of worship and performance.
There will be no worship service that morning.
On Sunday November 20, First Church observed Transgender Day of Remembrance & Visibility during its 10 am worship service at Congregation Beth El. Former Emerging Leader and member Sonny Graves preached a sermon entitled "We Are More Alive Than Dead." (Watch the video of the sermon here...)
The Ministry of Outreach, Ministry and Service (OMS) of First Church has granted 11 organizations funds for 2016-17. The grantees represent both local and international social justice efforts.
Our former Emerging Leader Sonny Graves, M.Div, will be back with us leading worship on Sunday November 20, as the church observes Transgender Day of Remembrance & Visibility in its 10 am worship service at Congregation Beth El.
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