In the scripture, the early community of believers were gathered together, learning a new way of being together in community “day by day”.
In her Pentecost Sunday sermon, guest preacher Rev. Da Vita McCallister shows us how triumph and tragedy walk hand in hand in the story of Jesus’ disciples following his death and resurrection. The disciples gathered on that day would still have been experiencing the trauma of Jesus’ crucifixion and yet the Holy Spirit sweeps through them.
The Summer Bible Cabaret cast tells the story “Jesus’ Chosen Family” (Jesus calling his disciples—Matthew 4:12-22 ) and then sings “All About the Faith”.
In Luke 14:26, Jesus tells his disciples Whoever comes to me and doesn't hate father and mother, spouse and children, and brothers and sisters yes, even one's own life"cannot be my disciple." Challenging words!
Molly Baskette preaches on her first official Sunday at First Church Berkeley. In the first of a series of sermons called "On Seeing" she explores how and what we see in the world and invites us to see with new eyes.
Congregation members tell their own stories of what they were looking for when the came to First Church.