Classes & Discussions

Welcome to First Pres: Upcoming Opportunities for Newcomers

2023-02-26T15:02:01-08:00February 7th, 2023|Classes & Discussions, News|

New to First Pres or want to get more connected and engaged? Know someone who wants to learn more about the First Pres community?  Check out or share these events today! Open Door Community Group (Sundays, 11:45 am–12:45 pm, Geneva Hall, G205)  Drop in anytime for connection, conversation, and prayer. Together we’ll discuss the morning’s message and biblical text from worship guided by Questions for Reflection. Newcomer Lunch (Sunday, February 26, 11:30 am–12:45 pm, Calvin Room) We are thrilled you have taken your time to engage with our First Pres community.To help navigate your First Pres journey, we invite you to [...]

Lent and Holy Week 2023 at First Pres

2023-03-01T15:25:34-08:00February 3rd, 2023|All Church, Classes & Discussions, News, University, Young Adults|

Invitation to Lent & Holy Week We invite you to explore the many ways to connect, grow, serve, and worship in community during Lent and Holy Week, February 22 to April 9. We hope you will join us as we reflect on the life and death and celebrate the resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Together we will rejoice, confess, proclaim, and petition God through music, word, and sacrament throughout this season. To browse Lent and Holy Week events, view our online brochure or visit the following pages: CONNECT (Congregational Meeting, Newcomer Lunch, Starting Point) GROW (Community Groups [...]

Contemporary Conversations on Church with Rev. Kamal Hassan and Dr. Carolyn Chen

2023-01-26T17:11:56-08:00January 19th, 2023|All Church, Classes & Discussions, News, University, Young Adults|

First Pres Berkeley invites you to join us for two upcoming conversations exploring Christianity, religion, and the implications for the future of the church and our faith. Sunday, January 22, 12 pm, Sanctuary or Livestream Competing Christianities: A Conversation with Rev. Kamal Hasaan Join us for a discussion with Sojourner Truth Presbyterian Church's Rev. Kamal Hassan and members of First Pres Berkeley's Racial Justice Working Group on William Yoo's new book, "What Kind of Christianity: A History of Slavery and Anti-Black Racism in the Presbyterian Church", and the implications it raises for the future of the church. Brief Q&A will [...]

2022 Women’s Retreat Invitation & Overview

2022-03-06T16:01:30-08:00January 28th, 2022|Classes & Discussions, Community|

Join us  for this year's retreat, Sacred Companions: The People and Practices We Need For Living. In a time filled with much disconnection, we invite you to gather with women celebrating a diversity of experiences from this community and beyond and to discover the joy of our design as humans to be connected. This year’s retreat embraces a new format and different way of being together, focused on putting into practice tools for daily living. Journey with us on this guided experience, answering the call to make deeper connections with God, ourselves, and others. Saturday, February 26, 9:30 am - [...]

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