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Worship God, celebrate life together, serve as you feel called.
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Due to COVID-19 sheltering restrictions, we worship on Sundays at 10 am together online via Zoom.

We look forward to being able to return to our church campus for our regular Sunday schedule below.

  • Worship with us at 9 am (Traditional Service) and 11:30 am (Contemporary Service)
  • Wear what you feel comfortable wearing to church
  • See what’s happening This Week at First Pres
  • Learn about our Children’s Ministry
  • Explore classes and communities for all ages during Middle Hour (below)
  • And enjoy a free meal at The Table… on your first visit!

Learn more about Sundays at First Pres below.
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There is a place for everyone during Middle Hour to explore and deepen our commitment to Jesus Christ, community life, and serving others. How will you use Middle Hour?

CHILDREN
Birth–2 years Nursery: During worship 9–10 am & 11 am–noon 1st Floor, Westminster Hall
2 years–Pre-K Teddy Bear Lair: During worship 9–10 am & 11 am–12 pm 2nd Floor, Westminster Hall
4 years–Grade 4 Cherub Choir:  Age 4–Grade 1
Joyful Noise Choir:  Grades 2–4
W213B, Westminster Hall
W204A, Westminster Hall
YOUTH
Grades 5–8 I-5 & Rooted M201, McKinley Hall
Grades 9–12 Marked

M202, McKinley Hall
ADULTS    
Building Families of Faith: A Gathering of Parents of Young Children Calvin Room, Geneva Hall
Emmaus Communities:
EC 2, EC 3, EC 4and1, EC 5
Geneva and Westminster Hall
Connect(her) Church Lounge, Westminster Hall
Sunday Morning Study G214, Geneva Hall
Open Door Community Group G205, Geneva Hall
COMMUNITY-WIDE HOSPITALITY
Welcome Cart and Coffee Westminster Courtyard
Lunch at The Table… 11 am–1:15 pm Westminster Gym

There are also opportunities to serve during Middle Hour or as a volunteer in children’s, youth, choir, adult, or hospitality ministries.
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Building Families of Faith: A Gathering of Parents of Young Children

As parents we have the extraordinary opportunity to shape the faith of our children in our household sanctuary every day of the week. Join with other parents of young children (birth-5th grade) on this journey to instill practices within our families to nurture our children’s relationship with Jesus. There will be plenty of opportunities for conversation, questions, and fellowship.

Dates: Sundays, October 20, 27, November 3, 10, and December 1
Time and Location: 
Middle Hour (10:15-11:15 am), Calvin Room
More information: Learn more or contact Justin Roth at justinjroth@gmail.com.


Emmaus Communities (ECs)

If you’re new to First Pres or looking for new ways to engage with others and Scripture, join one of our four Emmaus Communities. These communities (20-60 people) are a great place to connect with adults in all stages of life and faith. This year we are exploring questions from the Bible asked of God or that God asks of us, such as Who do you say that I am? Am I my brother’s keeper? Why O Lord do you stand far off? What must I do to be saved? Our conversations and study lead us to consider more than pat answers but how we respond as people on the journey of being formed in the image of Christ.

Dates and Times: Sundays, 10:15–11:15 am during Middle Hour
Location: Various, click here for locations and descriptions and here for the EC schedule
More Information: Please contact Janet Sanders, Assistant Director for Christian Formation at janets@fpcberkeley.org


Connect(her) is a gathering place for women of all ages and life experience where connections are made and relationships are nurtured. This fall we are exploring inspiring stories from the book Vintage Sinners & Saints—25 Christians Who Transformed My Faith. Conversations around these life stories are certain to encourage and give us hope for our own journey of faith. Whether you are just beginning your faith journey or have followed Jesus for a lifetime, we welcome you!

Dates & Times: Sundays, 10:15–11:15 am during Middle Hour
Location: Church Lounge, Westminster Hall
More Information: Please contact Marci Smith at smithm123@sbcglobal.net.


Open Door Community Group

Whether you are new to First Pres or have been around awhile, drop in to enjoy great conversations and study Scripture with our community group. We dive into the biblical text from Sunday’s sermon.

Dates and Times: Sundays, 10:15–11:15 am during Middle Hour
Location: Room G205, Geneva Hall
More Information: Please contact Caroline Chen at crunchn@yahoo.com or visit our Community Groups page.


Sunday Morning Study

SMS is an inductive group Bible study. We study God’s word a complete book at a time, alternating between the Old and New Testaments. Rotating “facilitators” pose questions to help us go deeper together into the text to more fully discover what God is saying to us. We also support one another through prayer and encouragement. Drop-ins are welcome; preparation is not required.

Dates and Times: Sundays, 10:15–11:15 am during Middle Hour
Location: Room G214, Geneva Hall
More Information: Please contact Susan Stewart at sleroymstewart@aol.com

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Listen to sermons online. You can also see what’s next in our current sermon series.
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On Sundays, staff assistance is available at Reception, located in the lobby of Geneva Hall. For more information, please contact the Church Office at (510) 848-6242 or info@fpcberkeley.org.
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