Nov. 10 Learning Hour: “The Resurrected Mind”

This Sun., Nov. 10 at 11:45 am in Loper Chapel, join the Mental Health Ministry as we read aloud the sermon by Rev. Timothy Ahrens titled “The Resurrected Mind.” This is part of a series of sermons on mental illness. Our discussion of the sermon will continue the path of living into our covenant as a Welcoming, Inclusive, Supportive, and …

Art Meets Life Sundays!

 Beginning Sun., Nov. 17 we will experiment with a new form of worship — Art Meets Life Sundays! Each quarter we will invite a luminary in the field of art, music, poetry, journalism, or another discipline to contribute to our Sunday morning worship. Rev. Molly or Rev. Kit will interview them on the chancel during the sermon slot on a …

Upcoming Sundays

 NOVEMBER 10, 2019 NEIGHBORS IN NEED SUNDAYLuke 20:27-38  10:00 Worship, Kit Novotny, preaching; Amar Khalsa, musician; Elizabeth Forsyth, organist; Derek Tam, director of music, SanctuaryMusical Highlights, “All the Ends of the Earth,” performed by First Church Uke-atastrophe; Kate Lucchese, director; Kara Korbel-Chinula, drums; “My Lord, What a Morning,” traditional spiritual, performed by Sanctuary Choir 11:15After Party, Terrace 11:15Second Sunday Sandwiches, Cloister …

Weekly Calendar

Sunday October 27 MENTAL HEALTH MINISTRY 8:45 am, Room 5, EBSB GREEN TEAM 9 am, Room 7, EBSB “COME BE A WE” SIGN-UP FAIR 9:30 & 11 am, Hall of Entrance WORSHIP 10 am, Sanctuary AFTER PARTY 11:15 am, Terrace DISCOVER FIRST CHURCH 11:45 am, Durant House LEARNING HOUR: PANEL ON HOMELESSNESS 11:45 am, Loper Chapel GOSPEL CHOIR REHEARSAL 11:45 …

Day of the Dead Celebration

We will have our annual Dia de los Muertos Celebration in Loper Chapel and Pillar Room from 3–5 pm on Sat., Nov. 2. Come paint wooden skulls and make Mexican tin art. Bring something to share for our altar that represents a loved one who has passed, a grandparent, friend, or a beloved pet.We will gather at the altar for …

Co-Working Community

Tuesdays from 9:30 am – 1 pm & Wednesdays from 12 – 4 pmTower Room Do you work from home? Are you a student? Do you have a flexible daytime schedule for these or other reasons? Come join in the brand new FCCB Co-Working Community hosted by Rowan Peterson and Sheryl Johnson! We’re going to start out meeting in the …

Advent Retreat

Sign up Form Sat., Dec. 7, 9:30 am–3:30 pm, Pillar Room Feed your spirit with an Advent Retreat right here at church. We’ll spend time with poetry, journalling, and one another on the theme of “What are we waiting for?” Sign up online or with Becky Wright in the hall of entrance after worship. Cost is $25 and includes lunch …

Did You Know…?

…that many of the agencies we support through our Sunday plate offering also have volunteer opportunities? If you are interested in getting to know those in our neighborhood who use the Berkeley Food & Housing Project services and want information about how to volunteer with Berkeley Food and Housing, you can find the sign up table at the After Party …