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Preparing Our Hearts and Trusting in God

As a congregation, we need to prepare our hearts as we get ready for the Pastor Nominating Committee (PNC) to announce the candidate for our next Senior Pastor.

God is doing good things at First Pres Berkeley. This is a time of challenge and innovation and an inflection point for the world. Our ministries and programs have adjusted and we are all learning through this season of sheltering at our homes. This is also an exciting new season for First Pres. We want to welcome them with open hearts and trusting in God’s provision. 

To help us in this preparation, the Session would like to share some resources and a prayer for the congregation. Please explore the work that we have already done collectively to solidify who we are as a church and prepare for the PNC’s announcement by reading the Interim Period Update. In addition, there is a list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) collected from the Session, that we hope brings clarity. We will continue to update this website and the FAQs as we get more insight and content.

See the PNC’s latest update for June

We welcome your questions, comments, and suggestions. Elders are also available if you would like to discuss this process. To do so, please email preparation@fpcberkeley.org.
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More Information

Interim Period Update

Preparation Frequently Asked Questions

Pastor Nominating Committee
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Preparing Our Hearts Prayer (revised 7/24/2020)

Loving God, giver of all good gifts, now, as the congregation and staff of First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley, we await the gift you have given us in the PNC’s choice of our new Senior Pastor.

We pray that you would attend to us as a Body of Believers, continuing to knit us together.

We pray that you would open our hearts wide to fully embrace in love and kindness our new Senior Pastor as we look forward to offering a generous welcome.

We pray with complete confidence and trust that you have been a part of the process leading this PNC and bringing about your desired choice for our church.

We thank you in advance for our new Senior Pastor and pray for ease and care for all in the upcoming transition given the unique circumstances of this time.

Creator God, you offer us the promise that you are always creating and bringing about newness. We look forward with excitement to join together in ministry with our new Senior Pastor for the sake of the gospel and the good of the world.

We pray this through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
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