Mardi Gras Thank Yous

Huge thank you to everyone who hosted last night’s Mardi Gras celebration! An extra special thank you to Roger Bash who coordinated the dinner chefs and donated all the food! We felt you and Holly with us in spirit even though you couldn’t be there this year in the flesh. Also thank you to the Dixieland Band Stan, Bob, Greg, …

2020 Lenten Devotional

Pick up your copy of the 2020 Lenten Devotional by the UCC’s StillSpeaking Writers’ Group (Rev.  Molly is part of this group!) in the Hall of Entrance this first Sunday of Lent, March 1, and throughout Lent while supplies last.

Bingo Cards!

If you have gotten BINGO on your church vision Bingo cards, email Ben at communications@fccb.org and say “I got Bingo!” He’ll include your name on the announcement slides the first Sunday of each month so we can celebrate the ways in which God is deepening our life together: intimacy with one another in community, intimacy with God in worship, encounter …

Molly’s Sabbatical, Your Input

Molly is due for sabbatical in summer 2021, and is applying for a Clergy Renewal Grant from the Lilly Foundation. The strongest grants include input from the congregation about the sabbatical plan, with a coherent theme between congregation and pastor.  Moderator-Elect Sara Woods is helping Molly write the grant application, and we would both love your input!  In conversation, they …

Meal Train for Sharla, Nathan, Maleah, Noelle & Jonah

Sign-up here:www.mealtrain.com/n5dqw7 We’d love to enjoy a home cooked meal from our friends and family, or delivery if you so prefer, from our loving community. What is a meal train?There are times in our lives when friends and family ask, “What can I do to help out?” The answer is usually to help them with a meal. When many friends give a meal, this is a Meal Train. …

CROP Walk

March 29, 1:00 pm, Berkeley The FamChY and Justice and Service committees are organizing the annual CROP Walk! CROP Walk is a community walk that raises money for Church World Service, an ecumenical organization that supports communities around the globe facing poverty, hunger, and/or the aftermath of natural disaster. This year’s CROP Walk will be March 29 at 1:00 pm! Our …

Blue Fire Update | Feb. 20, 2020

The Blue Fire Team is hard at work modeling all three concepts of a rebuilt campus to see which one aligns most closely with our mission, constraints, needs, values and long-term financial health. We have shifted the congregational vote date slightly to allow time for the congregation to absorb details from the final concept we will present in May. Here’s …

Lent Prayer Partners

Have you ever wondered or been curious about prayer and how it can deepen and strengthen your personal and communal spiritual life? Lent is a perfect time to enter into some new spiritual practices, and during this upcoming church season FCCB is helping to coordinate prayer partnerships (or “buddies”) for members of the congregation.  If you are interested in being assigned a prayer …