Christmas Offering 2021

Just what would the baby Jesus do with frankincense anyway? As a teacher, Jesus made it clear how we should direct our acts of kindness: “Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.” Our gifts to the Christmas offering show our love for God by …

Donate to Youth at Covenant House California

Vera Hannush, development officer at Covenant House California, thanks the First Church community for its support of their programs and invites us to give to Bay Area youth this Christmas. To donate, see the flyer pictured with link and QR code and access their Amazon Holiday Wishlist.

CityWalk Podcast 2021

This year’s Christmas season features the return of last year’s popular CityWalk Podcast, which invites you to walk around our beloved city (or yours, if you’re not in the Bay Area) praying for and blessing the place you live while hearing some music (old and new) and a few reflections from congregation members. Take a little time to be present …

Cookies & Carols

Sun., Dec. 12, 12 noon, Front Patio, Dana St. You are invited to sing carols, eat Christmas cookies, and join in holiday merriment with members of the community on Sun., Dec. 12 on our Dana St. front patio! Stick around after our 10 am worship and join the festivities.

Calling All Christmas Cookie Bakers!

We’d love your help in providing homemade Christmas cookies for our Christmas Eve reception, taking place after the 9 pm Candlelight & Carols service on Fri., Dec. 24. Sign up to help here and let’s get baking! Questions? Contact Louise Halsey @ [email protected]

Christmas bells and holly sprigs

Special Music in December

Sundays, Dec. 5, 12, 19 & Christmas Eve As is often the case, December is full of special music! On Sun., Dec. 5, Ancora—the treble ensemble of the Piedmont East Bay Children’s Choir—will join us during our 10 am worship service in the Sanctuary for a morning of vivid contemporary music. On Sun., Dec. 12, join us for carols (and …