On Annual Meeting Sunday, Senior Minister Molly Baskette begins with a parable about the tenderness and tentativeness of feelings and how we share them.
In the Scripture, Paul answers a question the community of Corinth has about eating the mean that has been sacrificed to idols. Young Adult Minister Kit Novotny uses this as a jumping off point to explore our own relationship to food, especially considering that food is such a big deal in the area.
Senior Minister Molly Baskette lifts up the challenges of connection and disconnection in larger communities. How are we neighbor to each other? Do we slip into the anonymity of urban life, unaware or unwilling to engage with those living right near and among us?
Nothing can separate us from the love of God. So says this mornings passage from Romans. Young Adult Minister Kit Novotny reflects on the nature of separation and distance drawing from her own early experience of leaving home to go to college and later moving across the country from her family.
In the scripture, the early community of believers were gathered together, learning a new way of being together in community “day by day”.
In this season following Easter, there is good reason for us to find and claim our joy. Rev. Molly and Rev. Phil share their excitement about finding joy even in troubling times.
Palm Sunday is the beginning of a series of events leading up to Easter Sunday.
On Friday, September 30, 2016 a fire damaged part of the First Church Berkeley campus. The church was unable to worship in the Sanctuary, so we met at 2 pm on Oct. 2 at First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley across the street.
Minister of Art & Communication Phil Porter reads a passage from the book of Acts (4:32-35) describing how the early communities of Jesus' followers shared what they had so no one was in need. He suggests that in this time, "we" is a powerful idea?to see how powerful it is for us to come together across lines that may seem to keep us apart.