Young Adult News

[email protected]  Thurs., Nov. 14, 10–11 am, Rev. Kit’s Office Hours, 1951 Coffee Company, 2410 Channing Way, Berkeley  Fri., Nov. 15, 6 pm, Will & Advanced Directive Planning, Durant House  Thurs., Nov. 21, 10–11:30 am, Rev. Kit’s Office Hours, Highwire Coffee, 2049 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley  Thurs., Nov. 21, 6–7:30 pm, Racists Anonymous, Durant House  Sat., Nov. 23, 2:30–4 pm, Young …

Save the Dates

Advent Retreat Sat., Dec. 7, 9:30 am–3:30 pm First ChurchThe theme will be “What Are You Waiting For?” Advent Craft Workshop Sun., Dec. 8, 11:45 am, Pillar RoomBring your friends & relatives!

Transgender Day of Remembrance

Join us in observing the Transgender Day of Remembrance on Wed., Nov. 20 at 6 pm, with a vigil and reading of the names of our transgender siblings who have been killed in the past year. This is a service for people of all genders and identities. There will be candles, singing, prayer, communion, poetry, and silence. The event will …

Phishing Scam!

Be on the lookout for emails from Molly or Kit using odd language to ask for favors, like buying gift cards for cancer patients. This is a phishing scam from a fake email address intended to look legitimate. If you think you have gotten such an email, forward it to Molly. Your pastors will never ask you for money or …

Did You Know…?

…that if you have a November birthday, you are heartily invited to bring food to share during this month’s After Party, such as bread, fruit, cheese, hard-boiled eggs, or homemade treats? Please put your offering on the table before church, prepped and ready to serve, and include an ingredient list for homemade items, if you can. Thanks! 

NCNC Helping Hands Concerts to Benefit Fire Victims

NCNC’s Roy Mosley and Dick Hom are producing three concerts to benefit our neighbors to the north who have suffered in the recent fires. They also held concerts for us after our devastating fire, which raised $13,000!  One of the concerts will be at First Church in the Sanctuary on Sat., Nov. 30. The other two concerts will be in …

Stewardship Update

Many thanks to all who have already committed to be sustaining givers to First Church and help our church continue to thrive as a faith community and place of transformation. As of Oct., 29, the church has received 121 commitments totaling $582,355 for 2020. We are on our way to having the level of sustaining giving that will allow First …

The View from Here

Jeanne Strauss  FamChY Chair  The Best of Intentions  Last Saturday, we held an engaging event organized by our Family, Children, and Youth (FamChY) Ministry: celebrating el Dia de los Muertos, the Day of the Dead. People of all ages gathered to enjoy Mexican crafts, pan de muertos (a sweet Mexican bread), Mexican hot chocolate, and other snacks, and to participate …

Nov. 17 Learning Hour — Moms Demand Action

Adult Education is pleased to sponsor Moms Demand Action at the Learning Hour on Sun., Nov. 17, 11:45 am, in Loper Chapel. Moms Demand Action is the largest grassroots gun safety advocacy organization in the country, with currently more supporters than the National Rifle Association. While they support the second amendment, they believe there is much more that can be …