Did You Know…?

…that African American farmer and inventor Henry Peterson co-founded First Church Berkeley in 1874? Read the recent Berkeleyside article “Black Berkeley Town Father Invented the Lawnmower Grass-Catching Pan in 1889,” written by Richard Schwartz here.

…that your Sunday collection plate donations make a real difference? In January our church collected $3,958 for the Ethiopian Village Schools Foundation. In February we raised $2,628 for the Casa San Jose orphanage. It is a joy to help connect these organizations to such a generous congregation. Thank you for your donations. — Steve Spielman, Chair, Justice & Service Ministry.

…that 15 or so Deckers (First Church fellowship group ages 60+) volunteered last Monday at the Alameda County Community Food Bank?

…that you can participate in the Second Sunday Sandwich Ministry by making sandwiches, donating supplies (bread, cookies, fruit, etc.) or funds to purchase these supplies? Sign up here.