We are First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley—but please, just call us First Pres.
We have been worshiping here, on the corner of Dana and Channing Streets, since 1902. But our ministry in Berkeley goes back even further, all the way to 1878.
Today we are a vibrant, welcoming community of people of all ages, ethnicities, backgrounds, and circumstances. A member congregation of the Presbyterian Church (USA), we are committed to a ministry of worship, service, mission outreach, pastoral care, and spiritual growth.
We invite you to join us. Explore our website to learn more about our history, our mission and values, our people, and our ministries. Then consider taking the next step:
Join us on a Sunday. Visit our This Sunday page for details about how you can safely attend worship with us.
Sundays at First Pres are all about connecting. Our services are intergenerational, multi-faceted, and diverse in community. We respond to God’s grace, engage society’s injustices, and bear hope in a hurting world.
We have programs and activities for children, youth, college students, and adults of all ages—including time for connection, growing together in faith, fellowship, and service.
Bring your questions. If you are new to the Christian tradition or you’re finding your way back to church, there are a variety of gatherings for you to find avenues for deepening relationship with God, self, and others through exploring Scripture and spiritual practices in authentic community. To learn more, click HERE.
Start your journey. Whether you’re just getting to know First Pres, ready to become more engaged here, or thinking about becoming a member, Starting Point is for you. This four-week conversational gathering, offered twice a year, will help you explore the many life-giving ways you can be part of our church family. The spring Starting Point class begins Sunday, March 5. For questions, contact Janet Sanders.