Service as Worship Sunday!

This Sunday, Martin Luther King Day weekend, we will worship with our whole bodies in service to our church and wider community in our biannual Service-as-Worship Sunday!  After a brief worship service (10-10:20am), choose from a variety of service projects (see a sample list below), all ages and abilities friendly (nursery care will be available as usual, ages 0-3, and …

Call to Annual Meeting:

Save the date for our 146th Annual Meeting on Sunday, February 2! We will hear remarks from our incoming moderator Julie Greer, receive Vision Bingo cards to play with through the year (curious? Come find out what they are), vote on a new slate of church leaders, worship, sing and eat a scrumptious lunch prepared and served by our youth …

Fire Rebuilding Concepts Presented

Since concluding last October that rebuilding Pilgrim Hall as it used to be would not be financially feasible given the amount of the insurance settlement and other funds available, the Blue Fire Committee has been working on alternative construction project scenarios that both meet our needs and fit within our budget. The committee presented its latest project update after worship …

Learning Hour: Communion

Sunday, January 26, 11:45 am, Loper Chapel “This Do” Our experiences of Communion Meanings of Communion Who, What, When, How, and Why? A presentation and discussion. by Nancy McKay

Discover First Church

Sunday, February 9, 11:45 am, Durant House Bring your curiosity and questions about First Church as we share lunch and time together on Sunday, February 9th.  We will meet at 11:45 AM in Durant House (behind the parking kiosk in the lot behind the church).  Childcare is provided.  We would love to have you join us in a relaxed environment. …

Learning Hour: Exploring the Democratic Primary

Sunday, February 16, 11:45 am, Loper Chapel Issues and Experiences: Exploring the Democratic Primary. Sunday, February 16, FCCB’s Learning Hour will focus on exploring key issues and policy proposals of the Democratic candidates, along with their diverse experiences and enduring commitments, in anticipation of the upcoming Democratic primary. After a brief summary of the key issues and the candidates’ stated proposals, …

Taizé Service

4th Sundays at 7:00 pm in Loper Chapel Taizé, an ecumenical form of meditative prayer, originated in the French village of Taizé. During the prayer service, we sing short chants as a form of meditation. In addition to the chants, there are readings, prayer intercessions, and silence. A Taizé service is a peaceful, calming, and spiritually uplifting time of prayer. All are …

Deckers at the Alameda County Food Bank

by Charles Taylor The Deckers helped at the Alameda County Food Bank on Tuesday morning  January 7th.  We prepared many bags of apples to be distributed with other food items from the food bank to many centers across Alameda County.  Approximately 20% of the county’s residents depend on food from the food bank.