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.
Advent Welcome Team (Friday, December 16, Saturday, December 24, and Sunday, December 25) The Advent season presents many sacred opportunities to extend a warm welcome and greet all who join us to anticipate and celebrate the birth of Jesus. Families, community groups, youth and adults are invited to serve.
To sign up for Friday, December 16, Longest Night service, click HERE. To sign up for a Christmas Eve or Christmas Day service, click HERE.
Cal Study Hall (December 10–14, Times vary from 1:30–9:30 pm) Help host rooms at First Pres for students to study in during finals week. Responsibilities include monitoring rooms and snack tables and welcoming students. To sign up, click HERE.
Christmas Concert (Sunday, December 11) There are a variety of ways to support before, during, and after the concert. Help welcome and guide visitors, set up or serve at the reception, or clean up after the event. For more info, click HERE.
Christmas Coffee & Treats (December 18, 9-10:30 am, 11:30-1 pm, 1-1:30 pm, Gym & Courtyard) Help set up or clean up from our time of joyous fellowship celebrating our Advent Journey. Contact Janet Sanders to sign up.
Christmas Eve Offering (December 24, Donate in person or online) We are honored to collect a special offering to support two of our mission partners working with Refugee communities in our neighborhood and around the world, 1951 Coffee Company & Together for the Family.
Gift World Giving Opportunity (November 18 to December 24, Online) The Gift World catalog provides us the opportunity to give gifts that support our First Pres mission partners and reflect our hearts’ interests. To browse the catalog and order, click HERE .
Mobile Food Pantry (December 17, 9:30 am–12:30 pm, Patio) Welcome our neighbors to a cup of coffee on the patio and send them home with grocery staples. For more info, click HERE.
Street Meal (Saturday, December 31) Offer a warm welcome and serve nutritious meals to our East Bay neighbors in need. For more info, click HERE.
Special Service Opportunities for Youth
Mobile Food Pantry (Saturday, December 3, 9:30 am–12:30 pm, Patio) Welcome our neighbors to a cup of coffee on the patio and send them home with grocery staples.
Street Meal (Saturday, December 10) Offer a warm welcome and serve nutritious meals to our East Bay neighbors in need.
Oakland Gift Outreach (Saturday, December 17, 12–3 pm) Support the Points of Light Youth Ministry and help give away gifts to children in Oakland.
For more info, contact Dave Carranza, Director of Youth and Family Ministry.