Adult Classes & Educational Opportunities


Middle Hour
Support Groups & Classes

There are many opportunities for adult education and growth at First Pres. Listed below are current classes and events; for more information, please contact Janet Sanders, Assistant Director for Christian Formation, at (510) 848-6252 ext. 267 or

A Contemplative Advent Retreat

Co-sponsored by New College Berkeley and First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley

Christians are called people of the Way (Acts 9:2): We follow the Way, live with the Way, and prepare the Way. Advent is an opportunity to reflect on this adventure into which God invites us. Carve out time in the press toward Christmas to prepare your hearts for walking the Way in the year ahead. Join us for a morning of prayer, reflection, and readying ourselves to continue our great pilgrimage with Christ.
Facilitator: Susan Phillips, PhD
Dates & Times: Saturday, December 8, 9 am–1 pm
Location: Rooms G208 and G209, Geneva Hall
Cost: $35 per person, includes materials, no lunch
Register: Click here to register

Summer Colloquium

Beloved Community: The Church's Call to Racial Justice

Throughout Scripture and history, God has called God's people to participate in the creation of the Beloved Community, breaking down barriers, seeking justice, and transforming hearts and systems. Presentations from our guest speakers and First Pres community voices are available through the Audio Library under Summer Colloquium 2018. For more information, contact Michelle Vecchio-Lyzenga at