Reminder: Virtual Affordable Housing Forum on Wed., May 22

Wed., May 22, 2024, 7 pmZoom The Affordable Housing Committee will be hosting a virtual affordable housing forum next Wed., May 22 at 7 pm via Zoom (calendar link; click on the listing to find the Zoom link) where we’ll share the latest status of the project, as well as give community members the opportunity to ask questions or express your …

Support Return of the Monarch Butterfly – Milkweed Seedlings Available at the Abundance Table

Sun., May 19, 11:15 amHall of Entrance Monarch butterflies, a beautiful species once common across coastal California, have suffered a precipitous population decline in recent years. This has been largely attributed to a diminishment in their habitat, and especially to a diminishment in a native Californian species of a plant, Milkweed, that is vital to the Monarch lifecycle. This Sunday, …

Rev. Molly Baskette

May 19 Learning Hour: Divine Intervention – What Clergy and Congregations Need to Know About the Emerging Psychedelic Movement

Sun., May 19, 2024, 11:45 am, Loper ChapelWed., May 29, 7 pm, repeated over Zoom – link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86331075188 Rev. Molly Baskette has just finished a year-long graduate program to become a “psychedelic chaplain,” a trained guide who supports others before, during and after a psychedelic medicine journey. In this Learning Hour she’ll talk about best practices in this emerging form …

Are You Connected to Pacific Center for Human Growth – a June Offering Recipient?

The Justice and Service (J&S) Ministry would like to communicate as soon as possible with any First Church members who are connected to the organization Pacific Center for Human Growth. This organization will be one of the June offering plate recipients.  If you volunteer for this organization or are connected in some way, please look for Maureen Prochaska, chair of …

Did You Know…?

…that Arin Dahl, one of our ushers and deacons, is studying to be an ordained Animal Chaplain? She is currently working on her final project and would appreciate the chance to offer her developing skills to her church family. Services offered include grief support around the loss of companion animals, celebrations/memorials of life, animal blessings, adoption celebrations, and naming ceremonies. …

Join Us for Virtual Affordable Housing Forum

Wed., May 22, 2024, 7 pmZoom The Affordable Housing Committee has been working diligently with our development partner East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation (EBALDC) to advance our community’s housing project. We invite you to mark your calendars to join us Wed., May 22 at 7 pm via Zoom to hear the latest status of the project, as well as ask …

Pathway lined with greenery leads to Retreat Center with open door

2nd Annual FCCB Silent Retreat

Fri.- Sun., Oct. 25 -27, 2024St. Dorothy’s Rest Retreat Center, Camp Meeker, CA Join us for the second annual FCCB Silent Retreat which will be held Oct. 25-27 among the beautiful redwoods of St. Dorothy’s Rest near Occidental, CA. If you suspect you might be craving rest, quiet, and an opportunity to spend some dedicated time in prayer or reflection, …

Introductory Taizé Meeting

Sun., May 19, 6 pmLoper Chapel Made up of simple phrases and chants, often taken from scripture or liturgy, Taizé is a kind of musical centering prayer. Michele McGeoy, an FCCB member who went to Taizé, France to learn the practice, will do a brief intro of Taizé, and the group will plan the organization of Taizé services going forward. …