Protest March to Support the Homeless

Nichola Torbett, of First Congregational Church of Oakland, urges members of First Church to participate in a protest march on Sat., Nov. 23 to protest against housing speculators who keep homeless people from becoming housed. These speculators are buying up properties and then either sitting on them as tax write-offs, flipping them, or raising rents. There are currently four units …

Post-Thanksgiving Leftovers & Games

Enjoy a post- Thanksgiving time to celebrate community, play games, and eat on Fri., Nov. 29, 3-6 pm! Bring your Thanksgiving leftovers and/or a favorite game to play, or just bring yourself. Hosted by the young adult community at Rowan Peterson’s house. Open to all ages! 

Help Needed for Helping Hands Concert

Our opportunity to give back to the community is fast approaching! The Helping Hands Concert to benefit the disaster victims of our recent fires is Sat., Nov. 30, 6–8 pm and we could use some assistance. We need cookies for a light reception after the concert, a couple of people to manage the reception, and ushers to collect the goodwill …

Weekly Calendar: Nov. 24-Dec.7

Sunday November 24  SONGS OF THE SOUL REHEARSAL 8 am, Room 4, EBSB  MENTAL HEALTH MINISTRY 8:45 am, Room 5, EBSB  AFFORDABLE HOUSING GROUP 9 am, Room 7, EBSB  WORSHIP 10 am, Sanctuary  AFTER PARTY 11:15 am, Terrace  GOSPEL CHOIR REHEARSAL 11:45 am, Sanctuary  YES & WINTHROP YOUTH GROUPS 11:45 am, Tower Room  Wednesday 27  BIBLE STUDY 7 pm, Pillar Room  Thursday 28  THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY Church office is closed  …

Weekly Calendar

Sunday November 10  COMPANIONSHIP TEAM 8:30 am, Room 5, EBSB  AFFORDABLE HOUSING GROUP 9 am, Room 7, EBSB  WORSHIP 10 am, Sanctuary  AFTER PARTY 11:15 am, Terrace  SECOND SUNDAY SANDWICHES 11:15 am, Cloister  COMMITTEE OF INVOLVEMENT MEETING 11:45 am, Room 5, EBSB  LEARNING HOUR: SERMON SERIES ON MENTAL HEALTH “THE RESURRECTED MIND” 11:45 am, Loper Chapel  GOSPEL CHOIR REHEARSAL 11:45 am, Sanctuary  PARENT CIRCLE 11:45 am, Pillar Room  YES …

YES & Winthrop News

sfread@fccb.org  YES & Winthrop  Sun., Nov. 10, 11:45 am, Rev. Molly will give a lesson on serving communion, Tower Room

Young Adult News

knovotny@fccb.org  Thurs., Nov. 14, 10–11 am, Rev. Kit’s Office Hours, 1951 Coffee Company, 2410 Channing Way, Berkeley  Fri., Nov. 15, 6 pm, Will & Advanced Directive Planning, Durant House  Thurs., Nov. 21, 10–11:30 am, Rev. Kit’s Office Hours, Highwire Coffee, 2049 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley  Thurs., Nov. 21, 6–7:30 pm, Racists Anonymous, Durant House  Sat., Nov. 23, 2:30–4 pm, Young …

Racists Anonymous

Thursdays at 6:15 pmhttps://us02web.zoom.us/j/87543705705 Does talking about racism make you feel uncomfortable? Join this twelve step-style meeting and challenge your perceptions of racism at Racists Anonymous (RA), Thursdays, 6:15 pm.  RA is not a program of First Church but an independent group which includes some First Church participants as well as others. Check out http://rainternational.org/ for more information and other …

Parent Circle this Sunday

The monthly Parent Circle meets this Sun., Nov. 10 at 11:45 am in the Pillar Room, for an informal time of sharing and caring for each other in the parenting journey. All are welcome! We’re taking a break in December and will resume meeting on the second Sunday of each month in January.