Directions & Parking
We are located on the south side of the UC Berkeley campus and just one block below (west of) historic Telegraph Avenue.
2345 Channing Way, Berkeley CA
Need to find your way to a specific room at First Church? Here are some maps of our building...
We have a parking lot behind our church with priority parking for first-time visitors, families with young children and elders on Sunday morning. Due to construction, the Channing Street entrance is closed; entrance and exit is from Durant Ave. Those who can't do stairs may find it easier to be dropped off by the ramp on the Dana St. side of the building if they have a driver, or may take the sidewalks on Durant and Dana to access the ramp entrance.
In addition, the church has permission to park in the UC Parking lot underneath the tennis courts at the corner of Channing & Ellsworth. These spaces are free on Sunday mornings until 1 pm if you have an FCCB sticker on your car. You can sign up for a parking sticker at the Welcome Table in the Hall of Entrance before worship, or in the church office.
At other times of the week, the church lot is open for public paid parking. All those with a First Church parking sticker can park for free while attending church events.
You can also reach our central location by a number of public transit options. We are about 6 blocks from the Downtown Berkeley BART Station. You can check their website for the schedule of BART trains that serve our area.
A number of AC Transit bus routes pass close to our doors (click on the links for route maps: 1, 51B, 49, 52, 851, and F. These routes would take you to the corner of Shattuck Avenue and Channing Way which is about three blocks west of the church: 18, 800.
We also encourage those who live close enough to bike to church! Bike parking is available on Dana or in the parking lot--see the map for details.