Emmaus Communities

Starting Point

The Journey Begins Here 

Unsure where to begin or belong at First Pres? Starting Point is a great first step. Throughout this six-week, conversational group experience, you’ll experience community, explore faith, learn more about who we are as a church, and discover ways you can be part of our church family, including through membership.

Many who participate in Starting Point find a place to serve or continue on in a Community Group with others they’ve met over the course of the six weeks together, so it’s an ideal place to start if you’re looking for your next step here. Come experience a taste of what it’s like to be in community with other people on a similar journey.

Dates & Times: Sundays, October 7–November 11, Middle Hour, 10:15–11:15 am
Location: Room G205, Geneva Hall  
Registration: Click here to register by October 4
Questions: Please contact Michelle Vecchio-Lyzenga at (510) 848-6252 ext. 220 or michellev@fpcberkeley.org

What to Expect

Our gatherings will typically take the following form:
10:15-10:25 am    Fellowship
10:25-10:30 am    Welcome
10:30-11:15 am    Table discussions

Each participant will be provided with a Conversation Guide containing weekly reading and group discussion questions. 


Weekly Topics

October 7            Start
October 14          Problem
October 21          Rules
October 28          Grace
November 4        Invitation
November 11*    Journeying Together at First Pres Berkeley

* If you are interested in becoming part of the First Pres family as a member, please plan to attend the final session. Also, save the date to be received into membership in worship services on Sunday, November 18.