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July 30, 2017 • 10 am • God is For You

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.

Church on Fire #12 • Joy

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.

Oct 2, 2016 • 2 pm • A House Not Built With Hands

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.

Aug 7, 2016 • 10 am • True Elders

As part of the series "Family: It's Complicated, Senior Minister Molly Baskette talks about what younger members have to learn from elders. After telling stories of her own family and grandparents, she talks about the "honorary grandparents" in a church community.

May 22, 2016 • 11 am • In Over Our Heads

Shame, silence and stigma can lead us to believe that we can't be our whole selves and be beloved. When we are in "over our heads" because of grief, pain or trauma, we may not be able to sense God's presence on our own. Yet, faith community can provide a place where our pain can be shared and held.

Nov 1, 2015 • 9 am • We

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.

Sept 6, 2015 • 10 am • True Stories

First Church members Curt Wands-Bourdoseau, Diana Graham and Tim Sweetser share their stories in testimony to their faith. Curt speaks of times in his life when he "quaked" in God's presence upon being challenged to help victims of poverty and oppression.