Guest Preacher Greg Tre Harris

Sun., Dec. 31, 10 amSanctuary Dynamic preacher Greg Tre Harris will be back with us in the pulpit on New Year’s Eve morning! Greg is “hungry for the Word of God and thirsty to be used as a vessel for the Master’s Plan.” Though a young man, Greg has experienced his share of physical pain. After a near amputation and …

Blue Christmas Service

Wed., Dec. 20, 7 pm on the Chancel in the Sanctuary You are invited to a Blue Christmas service, which gives us room to acknowledge grief, overwhelm, loneliness, and other feelings that don’t ordinarily fit into the season of cheer. It will include prayers (silent, written, spoken), Scripture, music, and healing rituals.

Christmas bells and holly sprigs

Special Music in December

Sundays, Dec. 10, 17, & Christmas Eve The tradition continues as December is full of special music! This Sun., Dec. 10, 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 memorable music.. Our own Bell Choir will also perform “Carol of the Bells” during …

Join the Christmas Eve Family Orchestra!

Sun., Dec. 24, 2023, 3:30 pmSanctuary All musicians are invited to be a part of the First Church Family Orchestra, which will perform during the 4 pm All-Ages Christmas Service on Christmas Eve! We have music and would love to have you join us.  We’ll email parts so you can look over the music and ask any questions. We’ll meet 30 mins. before …

Cookies for Cal Students!

Sun., Dec. 10, 10 am – bring cookies to churchTues., Dec. 12, 11:30 am to 1 pm – Sproul Plaza Help us offer our Cal student neighbors some love during their finals week by bringing cookies to church, Sun., Dec. 10. Please provide a list of ingredients and especially mark any gluten-free, nut-free, dairy-free cookies for those with allergies or …

Do You Love Baking, Eating & Sharing Christmas Cookies?

Bring your favorites to any of these holiday events (please drop off your cookies with a list of ingredients or recipe): Sun., Dec. 10 – Christmas Cookie Swap – in Loper Chapel before or after 10 am worship. Take a few cookies home with you and help wrap up the rest for the Cal student event on Tuesday! Tues., Dec. …

Let the Mens’ Pants & Shoes Roll In!

November is Homeless Awareness Month and we, at First Church, are turning a spotlight on the Trinity Center of Walnut Creek. Trinity offers vulnerable adults and transition-age youth a variety of services that leads to more stability and health. Clothing is one of the practical services offered. They offer washers and dryers for clothes. Also, a closet with donated essentials. …