Come explore the intersections of life and faith.
Young Adults at First Pres is a thriving community of adults in our ‘20s and ‘30s. Some of us are in the workforce, others in graduate school. We are a mix of singles and couples, locals and newcomers. Some of us grew up in the church. Others are new to the tradition.
No matter what our individual backgrounds may be, we worship together, ask the tough questions, welcome honest reflection, and engage in service to our community.
We invite you to be part of it! We meet weekly or every other week (now via Zoom) in groups of five to 15. We explore questions of faith and following Jesus, share our lives, study scripture, and pray for one another.
We also meet up throughout the year for hikes, food, and fun in the Bay Area. We host speakers on a variety of topics, welcoming seekers and followers of all ages. On occasional Sundays, we participate as a Worship Team. And once a year, we go on retreat for a chance to rest, reflect, learn, and worship in the wilderness.
Read more about our programs, and sign up for our email list to keep informed of everything going on with Young Adults at First Pres.
Community Groups meet weekly to study scripture, pray, do service projects, and build community. In addition to the Berkeley Young Adult Group, First Pres offers a number of other Community Groups that welcome young adult members. Come meet new people, explore ideas, and go deeper in following Jesus together.
Days of Service
At least once per season, we partner with local organizations and schools on rewarding service projects. It’s just one of the many ways young adults invest in community and justice beyond the church walls. We also serve the First Pres community through the twice-monthly Street Meal program and any number of other volunteer opportunities.
By practicing hospitality in our neighborhoods, we are exploring how to connect and belong as neighbors and as fellow members of the church. Making Room brings young adults together with others members of varying age who live within a few miles of one another. The connection might be in person or online — either way, Making Rooms creates opportunities to forge new communities within our congregation. Sign up, and we’ll introduce you to a First Pres neighbor in your area!