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 …

New Numbers from SF&A Stewardship Team!

Thanks to all who have already submitted commitment cards to be sustaining givers to First Church and help our church continue to thrive as a faith community and place of transformation. As of Sun., Oct. 20, the church has received 104 commitments totaling $514,045 for 2020. We are on our way to having the level of sustaining giving that will …

Day of the Dead Altar

There will be a Day of the Dead altar in the Sanctuary for worship for the next two Sundays, Oct. 27 & Nov. 3. You are invited to bring a picture of a loved one or pet who has passed away to share on the altar.

Nov. 10 Learning Hour — “The Resurrected Mind”

On 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 …

The View From Here

Jane ArcEmerging Leader It feels like just a short time ago I came to this church, afraid of being in a church again and at a pretty low point in my own life. But this is my third October with this great big family of people, and I find myself looking forward to planning Advent with the worship team (can …