Birthday Potluck at Coffee Hour

Everyone is invited to bring food to share during coffee hour once or twice during your birthday month or any Sunday you have extra to share! Bring bread, fruit, cheese, hard-boiled eggs, homemade treats or anything at all! Please put your offering on the table before church prepped and ready to serve. Include an ingredient list for homemade items, if …

Save the Date for the Deckers

Deckers will gather at the Alameda County Food Bank in Oakland to assemble and bag fresh produce on Tues., Jan. 7, 8:30–11:30 am, followed by optional lunch at an eatery nearby. Questions? Contact Ann Jensen.

Taizé Services in 2020

First Church Taizé services will move to once a month on Sunday evenings beginning in January. Stay tuned for more details.

Weekly Calendar: Dec 22 – Jan 4, 2020

Sunday December 22 SONGS OF THE SOUL REHEARSAL 8 am, Room 4, EBSB MENTAL HEALTH MINISTRY LEADERSHIP TEAM 8:45–9:45 am, Room 5, EBSB AFFORDABLE HOUSING MEETING 9 am, Room 7, EBSB WORSHIP 10 am, Sanctuary AFTER PARTY  11:15 am, Pillar Room GOSPEL CHOIR REHEARSAL 11:45 am, Sanctuary YES & WINTHROP YOUTH GROUPS 11:45 am, Tower Room Tuesday 24, Christmas Eve …

Coming Up!

Epiphany Pageant Sun., Jan. 5, 10 am, Sanctuary Blue Fire Team Update Sun., Jan. 12, Immediately after worship, Sanctuary

Birthing a Parent

A Creative Spiritual Support Group Facilitated by Michelle Sepe, LCSW & Kit Novotny, MDiv, Associate Minister at First Church Berkeley (& new parents themselves) This wild, miraculous, crazy f-ing thing just happened and now you’re a totally new person. Join this sacred space for new & newish moms and dads to share in collective wisdom and therapeutically process the birth …

Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019

 MUSIC SUNDAY/THIRD SUNDAY IN ADVENT (JOY)  Before & after worship  Winthrop Wreath Sale, Hall of Entrance  10:00  Worship, Molly Baskette, meditation, Amar Khalsa, musician; Elizabeth Forsyth, organist; Derek Tam, director of music, Sanctuary  Musical Highlights, “Carol of the Bells” by Mykola Leontovych; First Church Bell Choir; Jim Coates, director  11:15  After Party & Ministries Mini-Fair, Terrace 

Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019

CONTEMPLATIVE TAIZÉ WORSHIP/ SECOND SUNDAY IN ADVENT (FAITH)  Before & after worship  Winthrop Wreath Sale, Hall of Entrance  10:00  Worship, Molly Baskette, preaching; Amar Khalsa, musician; Elizabeth Forsyth, organist; Derek Tam, director of music, Sanctuary  Musical Highlights, Various pieces by Ancora, Piedmont East Bay Children’s Choir; Robert Geary, director  11:15  After Party & Advent Craft Workshop, Pillar Room  11:15  Second …