A Christmas Concert at First Pres, December 11 at 4 pm

2022-12-01T14:27:25-08:00December 1st, 2022|All Church, News, Serve, University, Worship, Young Adults|

We are excited to invite you to our annual Christmas Concert at First Pres, December 11 at 4 pm in the Sanctuary. Reception to follow. The concert has been a beloved tradition in our church for over half a century. The First Pres Concert Choir will present the timeless Christmas portion of Handel’s Messiah featuring professional musicians and singers from our congregation and Bay Area community. For our first concert post pandemic, we are pleased to welcome back our Children’s Choir for their debut performance.  You don’t want to miss this glorious time of music as we celebrate this season [...]

Advent Service Opportunities With First Pres Ministries

2022-12-01T13:52:47-08:00November 21st, 2022|All Church, News, Serve, University, Worship, Young Adults|

We invite you to experience and share the wonder and joy of the Advent season with communities locally and beyond by serving and supporting our ministries and local mission partners.  Start a yearly tradition of service with your family and friends today, bringing comfort and tidings of joy to all. See the many ways to give and serve below.  Christmas Coffee & Treats (December 18, 9-10:30 am, 11:30-1 pm, 1-1:30 pm, Gym & Courtyard) Help set-up, host, or clean up from our time of joyous fellowship celebrating our Advent Journey. Contact Janet Sanders to sign up.  Mobile Food Pantry (December 17, 9:30 am–12:30 pm, Patio) [...]

First Pres Reception Lobby Service Opportunity

2022-11-09T22:24:26-08:00November 9th, 2022|News, Serve, University, Worship, Young Adults|

One practical way to serve our First Pres community is to be a welcoming presence in our Reception Lobby on Sunday mornings. Whether helping direct people to locations around our campus or answering general questions, you can offer a helping hand to those in need.   We are looking for team members who can serve one Sunday each month (or more frequently) from 9 am to 1 pm. If you are interested in serving, please contact Janay Foster, Hospitality Coordinator, at [email protected]

Come Join the Christmas Concert Choir on Thursdays

2022-10-14T23:09:18-07:00October 14th, 2022|All Church, News, Serve, University, Young Adults|

Come lend your musical talents and experience the joy of singing in community with the Christmas Concert Choir! Rehearsals are in the Sanctuary Choir Room, Thursdays at 7 pm to prepare for the December 11, 4 pm concert at First Pres. We will honor the Advent season journey with songs from Handel's Messiah and more! For more info, contact, Director of Music, James Parrish Smith, [email protected]

Cal Move-In Days: Help Welcome New Students

2022-08-12T21:00:13-07:00August 12th, 2022|All Church, News, University|

On August 16 & 17, come help welcome new students and families at Cal as they move into their dorm rooms. Opportunities include serving at our welcome table with food, offering beverages and information. We especially need assistance directing traffic to our parking lot. This is a fun way to concretely love our university neighbors. Please sign up here for one (or more) three-hour slots August 16–17. For more information contact Kathy or (for sign up help only) David. Know a Cal student moving into the dorms? Tell them to stop by!

Cal University Study Hall

2022-05-25T16:02:42-07:00April 27th, 2022|News, Serve, University, University News, Young Adults|

Calling all university students!  Are you a student needing a place to study with free coffee/snacks, good wifi, and a daily (free) hot dinner? Come to Cal University Study Hall! Study Hall is open 1 pm–10 pm, Thursday, May 5 to Tuesday, May 10. Help Support Cal Study Hall Want to help make study hall happen? Sign up here! Serve one (or more) 3 hour shift where you help set out snacks, serve dinner, and generally hang out with college students as they study for finals. For more information, contact Kathy Timpte at [email protected]

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