Christmas Offering 2023

Throughout Advent we have been reflecting on the theme, Glow. How can we share the spirit of our Advent theme with those in our community who may not have the same opportunities that we have? One gift that is sure to have an important impact is your donation to the Christmas Offering.

This year’s Christmas offering, to be received on Christmas Eve (Sun., 12/24), is directed to two local organizations: Consider The Homeless!, working in Berkeley, and
Church World Service Northern California, with a new Welcome Center in Walnut Creek.

Please give generously in support of these worthwhile causes. You can donate online at (log in, click “Giving,” then the blue +Give button, then choose the fund “Christmas Offering”) or at, or by check to First Church Berkeley with “Christmas Offering” in the memo line. The check can be mailed to First Church Berkeley, 2330 Durant Ave., Berkeley, CA 94704, or you can place it in the offering basket at the Christmas Eve services, 10 am, 4 pm, or 9 pm. Thank you for your generous support.

To read the Christmas offering letter in its entirety, click here.