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.

Community Groups for Lent (February 26-April 6):
We invite you to explore our Community Group Directory to check out groups forming in our Parishes and those open to the broader community.

Parish Groups during Lent: Parishes are smaller communities, defined according to zip code, within the broader First Pres community. For more information and to sign-up for a group in your neighborhood, visit the Community Group Directory for
Alameda (Parish 2),
Emeryville/Rockridge/West Oakland (Parish 4),
Berkeley (Parish 6 & 7),
I-80 Richmond to Vallejo (Parish 11),
Lamorinda, Rossmoor (Parish 12),
I-680 Corridor (Parish 13).

Open to First Pres Community during Lent at First Pres
Sunday Morning Open Door welcomes anyone interested to drop in for a time of connection, prayer, and conversation immediately following worship.

Sunday 9:15 Community Group at First Pres

Wednesday Afternoon Community Group hosted by Berkeley Parish 6 & 7 at First Pres

For more information about Community Groups please contact Janet Sanders at [email protected]