Volunteers Needed this Saturday for Youth Spirit Artworks

Saturday, September 26, 9:30 am – 4 pmSunday, October 4, 9:30 am – 4 pmTiny House Village; 633 Hegenberger Road, OaklandEmail Jilly (jilly@youthspiritartworks.org) if you’re planning to attend Also needed: Battery packs/Portable chargers by Jillian de la Torre, Tiny House Project Coordinator I am thinking of you all and hoping that the clearer skies have been a breath of fresh air and …

Social Media Strategies & Workshop

Workshop on Friday, October 2, 12 pmhttps://us02web.zoom.us/j/86391206417 by Rev. Kelly Colwell I don’t know about you, but worship on Sundays at First Church always has some pieces that I really love.  Whether it’s a really great Scripture telling, a beautiful Simple Spiritual Story, or a heartwarming piece of music, there’s always something that really touches me.  And when I watch …

Stewardship Update – September 24, 2020

The Stewardship Committee of the SF&A Ministry wishes to thank everyone who has committed to being a sustaining giver to First Church Berkeley for the coming year. Through September 21st, the church has received 69 commitments, totaling $386,000 in sustaining giving commitments for 2021. As SF&A Co-Chair Nick Kukulan wrote in his letter in early September, your giving is vitally …

Medical Debt in the Age of COVID-19 and Beyond

Tuesday, October 6, 10 amhttps://ripmedicaldebt.org/summit/ This past spring and summer, our churches in the East Bay came together to erase medical debt for families in Alameda and Contra Costa County. The program erased $5 million in medical debt for more than 2600 families. The partner organization that worked with these churches (and other Conferences in the UCC), RIP Medical Debt, …

Darnell Ishmel, bass-baritone & Andrew Jamieson, piano

Saturday, September 26, 2020 at 3:50 PM – 5:30 PM PThttps://youtu.be/9VQgDwDspJY Resonance @ First Church Berkeley UCC present acclaimed bass-baritone Darnell Ishmel and pianist Andrew Jamieson. Darnell and Andrew will present pieces that reimagine faith, presence, and community through sound, lyrics and technology. Over their years of collaboration, they composed a set of dramatic and highly original “social justice arias,” …

Phone Banking to End East Bay Homelessness for Good!

For more information visit the Measure W WebsiteSign up here to volunteer at virtual phone-banking sessions! Church member Moe Wright, who has spent his career building affordable housing in the Bay Area, has been working for years on a solution to the homelessness crisis in Alameda County. An enormous part of the solution is straight-up funding, and you have a …

Baby & Toddler Parent Group

Second Sundays, 1 pmhttps://zoom.us/j/96731668800?pwd=RUQrMXB4d1kvcFo5Yy9qQldWL0RjQT09Meeting ID: 967 3166 8800 Passcode: 8bvYRn Are you parenting a baby or toddler who is under five years old? Would you like to socialize with other parents who are part of the wider First Church Berkeley community? Join us for a drop in social gathering via Zoom on the second Sunday of each month from 1 …