Volunteer Opportunity

The Federal Correctional Institution at Dublin (FCI Dublin, women’s correctional institution), California will hold their annual mock job fair for inmates on Wednesday, April 22. There is a first session in one facility from 8:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m., and a second session from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in an adjacent facility. Volunteers can participate in either the first or the …

Why we endorse Housing First to address the homelessness crisis.

by Alice Clark FCCB’s 2019 vision statement speaks of ending homelessness in the East Bay. How can it be ended? A few months ago, pursuant to our stated vision, our church council voted to endorse the multi-phased plan of EveryoneHome (www.everyonehome.org), which aims to end homelessness in Alameda County.  This plan establishes several different sources of homelessness.  And it follows …

Pictorial Directories at Annual Meeting, Feb. 2

Copies of First Church’s pictorial directory (generated by our Realm database) will be available for pick up during our Annual Meeting on Sun., Feb. 2. We’d love to have as many photos of our community members as possible. If you haven’t already added your photo to your Realm profile, please do so by 5 pm, Wed., Jan. 29. If you need help uploading your photo, please email Louise …

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 …

Learning Hour: Communion

Sunday, January 26, 11:45 am, Loper Chapel Parents are encouraged to bring their children to this learning hour! 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 9.  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. …