Carillon Young Adult News Item

Young Adult Bowling Night


First Church young adult Yuka Kobayashi will host a young adult summer meetup at Albany Bowl (540 San Pablo Ave.) on Wednesday, June 28 at 8 pm. Join us for the Wednesday Night Special (which starts at 8 pm): $12 per person (shoes included), which will be partially/wholly subsidized by First Church young adult ministry (if cost is prohibitive, we got you!).

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!

Summer Small Groups

Sign up by June 18!

This summer, First Church Berkeley is offering exciting opportunities to learn, explore and play together: summer small groups!

Nine different groups are planned, covering a wide range of interests and providing opportunities to deepen our connections with God and with each other.

Times, locations and leaders for each group are listed in the descriptions below. It is important that each participant attend all (or most) of the sessions.

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.

Claudia Schmidt to Sing


Minnesota singer/songwriter/preacher Claudia Schmidt returns to share her gifts in song and story during worship. Claudia is a powerful vocalist who combines lively folk, jazz and blues with rich poetry and playful humor. She was a frequent guest on the early days of A Prairie Home Companion and has recorded 19 albums.