Community Groups are at the heart of our life together.

Community Groups at First Pres are a place to connect, explore faith, grow, and serve others. Typically six to 12 adults, Community Groups meet weekly in the home of a group member, on Zoom, or at First Pres. Our conversations are guided by the Questions for Reflection that accompany the weekly sermon. As we explore the intersection of our own story and God’s story, friendships take root, bonds with one another and with God are deepened, and we discover new ways of serving others in our homes, workplaces, neighborhoods and beyond.

New Community Groups form in the fall (beginning in September) and for the six weeks of Lent, and meet seasonally. Other groups meet year-round with no expiration date!

The Sunday Open Door Community Group, currently meeting on Zoom, welcomes anyone interested to drop in for a time of connection, prayer, and conversation immediately following worship. Click here to learn more and request the Zoom link.

We invite you to explore the various Community Groups currently meeting at First Pres. If our available groups aren’t a match for your schedule, please let us know of your interest and we will contact you as new opportunities are available.

Lent Community Groups

March 6 to April 15, various dates and times

Location or virtual varies by Community Group

Registration is open now through March 6

There are several groups forming for this season that welcome members from across the broader First Pres community as well as those within specific Parish neighborhoods. We invite you to explore our Community Group Directory for a listing of groups and to sign up. If our available groups aren’t a match for your schedule, please let us know of your interest and we will contact you as new opportunities are available. For more information about Community Groups please contact Janet Sanders at [email protected]

Gathering in Community

Ways to connect during Lent

Find Your Community

Community Groups for Lent (Register from February 20 to March 6)

Sunday Open Door Community Group

Explore the First Pres Community Group Directory for a list of all our groups

Lent Community Groups in Parish Neighborhoods

These are smaller communities defined by city/zip code.

Alameda (Parish 2)

Albany West Berkeley (Parish 8&9)

I-80/ North Richmond (Parish 11)

I-680 Corridor (Parish 13)

Questions for Reflection

Weekly Questions for Reflection from the Sunday Message

Contact

Janet Sanders
[email protected]