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 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,” with African-American …

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 …

Volunteers Needed this Saturday for Youth Spirit Artworks

Saturday, September 19, 9:30 – 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 As we move toward a November move-in date, we are pushing hard to get our projects finished. Now more than ever, it’s important to get our Village residents …

Baby & Toddler Parent Group

Second Sundays, 1 pmZoom Link Coming 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 – 2 pm PT. …

Resonance Goes Virtual!

First Concert on Saturday, September 26, 4 pm This fall, our church concert series will go online with a free series of special concerts from our YouTube and Facebook channels! Soothe your soul with music and get a chance to interact with our artists online. When applicable, half of your donations will go towards each event’s associated charity. The other half …

Parent Circle

Saturday, September 19, 1 pmSaturday, October 17, 1 pmhttps://us02web.zoom.us/j/82252474468 This monthly drop-in support group is open to parents and caregivers of children and youth, a place to share ideas, process frustrations, and deepen connections with others. Facilitated by Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists.

Join the Gospel and Sanctuary Choirs for Virtual Rehearsals

Every Thursday (beginning September 17)Gospel Choir at 6:30 pmSanctuary Choir at 7:15 pmhttps://us02web.zoom.us/j/83484883201?pwd=Y2FBR0llNXFYVTRaS05FT2ZDNVk2Zz09 Longing to sing more? If you’ve ever felt choir-curious, now is the time to check it out right from home! Gospel and Sanctuary Choir rehearsals start next Thursday evening, September 17, and continue weekly from there! Gospel Choir will go from 6:30 to 7:15, and Sanctuary Choir …

Turf Church, Porch Church & Virch Church!

As COVID-19 rates in the East Bay continue to fall, we are preparing for our first in-person outdoor worship gathering on Sunday, October 4 on the turf lawn on Dana Street. We can safely accommodate about 30 distanced/masked people in each of two “heats,” at 5pm and again at 6pm. Look in this space next week for a sign-up and …