Invitation to Gather for Prayer

2022-05-25T15:38:20-07:00May 25th, 2022|All Church, Caring, Mission and Outreach|

We invite you to join a community that is walking alongside one another through prayer.  Serving others through prayer is a grace God extends to each of us — a personalized invitation to be intimately involved in laboring for the wellbeing of others. God’s love encompasses the whole of our humanity, so in these sacred spaces, we will offer prayers not only of joy and praise but ones that are messy and filled with anguish, prayers that reveal confusion and doubt, prayers that ask God, “Why?” Our three prayer teams meet on Zoom once a week (on Monday and Wednesday [...]

Street Meal Clothing Collection List of Needed Items

2022-04-28T19:13:44-07:00April 27th, 2022|Mission and Outreach, Serve|

Help provide care packages for our East Bay neighbors in need. Here is a list of needed new or gently used items to help our neighbors in need of shelter. (Keep in mind, this list is by no means comprehensive—if you’re wondering about whether or not we can use something, just ask!) Drop-off Information Drop off items at the Street Meal Clothing Collection table on the Pathway, first Sunday of each month, 30 minutes before and after the 10 am worship service. Contact Nancy Koerner at 510-725-2895 or [email protected] if you have questions or want to arrange a drop-off or pick-up. [...]

Mission Partner Conversations and Week of Prayer January 2022

2022-01-24T08:29:02-08:00January 24th, 2022|All Church, Mission and Outreach|

We invite you to witness the powerful testimony of leaders from our mission partners, CityTeam Oakland, Congo Initiative, and 1951 Coffee Company during worship (January 16, 23, and 30). For more info and a downloadable flyer to share click here or on image. Mission Partner Week of Prayer, January 23 to January 31 Join us in supporting our partners and the amazing work they do in communities here and beyond by lifting them up in prayer this coming week. For the daily prayer schedule, click here. Interested in other opportunities to pray for our community, join a prayer team today!

Our Mission Partners and the Communities They Serve Need Immediate Help

2022-01-07T10:59:07-08:00January 6th, 2022|All Church, Mission and Outreach, News, Serve|

Partner with CityTeam Oakland and FirstPres Hayward Shelter and Resource Center to transform local communities by helping to provide shelter, food, and care. CityTeam Oakland Currently CityTeam Oakland is undertaking a huge earthquake retrofit and renovation of their downtown Oakland men’s program building. Unfortunately, the alternate location currently housing the men’s residents will no longer be available beginning Feb. 1, so they have to move out asap. There are two ways to offer support: Building Construction Service Opportunity Beginning January 8, they are seeking unskilled and skilled people to help with sheet rock, plumbing, and other construction efforts. The sheet [...]

Sacred Rest Project Overview

2022-05-10T15:36:45-07:00December 3rd, 2021|All Church, Mission and Outreach, News, Serve|

With an invitation from the The UC Berkeley Chancellor’s office, First Pres has been called to partner with the University to establish a “Sacred Rest” temporary daytime drop-in service center on our campus. What is the Sacred Rest Drop-in Center? In a recent study on the needs of unhoused communities, interviewees highlighted that access to a safe place to rest is essential to their well-being. Efforts to connect them with support services is also a priority.  The Sacred Rest Drop-In Center seeks to provide folks with a safe place during the day to wash up, get a healthy meal, rest, [...]

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