Carillon Young Adult News Item

Easter Sunday Festival Worship 2017


Easter Sunday, April 16 we celebrate the gift of life in all forms with a joyful pairing of worship services.

Join us with bow ties and bonnets (or come as you are) for Easter Sunday Festival Worship in the Sanctuary at Congregation Beth El. Special music begins at 9:45 am and the service will start at 10 am.

Easter Sunday Sunrise Service 2017


Easter Sunday, April 16 we celebrate the gift of life in all forms with a joyful pairing of worship services.

An Easter Sunrise Service will begin at 6 am in the Berkeley hills overlooking the Bay Area. We greet the new morning and the promise of new life. This simple outdoor service will include music, song and prayer. Children are most welcome!

Holy Saturday Vigil 2017


A Holy Saturday Vigil will take place on April 15 at 7:30 pm.

This will be a time to remember in our bodies how the women friends of Jesus went to the tomb to prepare the body for burial. The service will be moody without being morbid, and will take place in the “tomb” of our sanctuary that has been offline since the fire last September.

Maundy Thursday 2017


This year, we will celebrate Maundy Thursday, April 13, in homes around the community. The evening marks Jesus' gathering with his disciples and friends for a "last supper." They broke bread together and Jesus demonstrated the power of servant leadership by washing the feet of those gathered.

Since we don't have access to our Large Assembly space, several members of the First Church community will open their homes to small gatherings.

Young Adult Lent Retreat


This year we’re hosting a new Young Adult Lent Retreat, April 8 in Dillon Beach!

If you’re in the YA group (ages 18-39ish), register online to reserve your spot. We'll gather from 10 am – 5 pm, the Saturday before Holy Week to dive deeper spiritually and get to know one another better: singing, talking, sharing, walking on the beach, worshiping, journalling, eating great food, possibly soaking in the hot tub... and more!

First Church Women’s Retreat


All women are warmly invited to attend this year’s Women’s Voices Retreat, “Spirit and Power,” Friday–Saturday, February 10–11.

Ralston White Retreat Center in Mill Valley, is a beautiful setting in which to enjoy great food, opportunities to rest, play, reflect, delve deep, hike, worship, sing, dance, do yoga and immerse yourself in the warmth of a loving circle of women.

The event will begin at 5 pm on Friday and include dinner and end at 4 pm on Saturday.