Post-Fire News

On Friday, September 30, 2016 a fire broke out in a wing of First Church Berkeley that housed office and meeting space (Pilgrim Hall). Significant damage occurred. This page will proved news and updates in the immediate aftermath and for the longer terms plans as we deal with this loss.

Monday, January 30, 2017

The Fire Recovery Committee and the recently-appointed

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

At its January 17 meeting, Church Council approved the slate for the new ad-hoc Council committee, the Blue Sky Visioning Team (BSVT).

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

At its January 17 meeting, Church Council approved the slate for the new ad-hoc Council committee—the “Blue Sky Visioning Team.” Eleven members h

Saturday, December 24, 2016

This year a third Christmas Eve service has been added—Christmas Eve in the Cloister—at 6 pm on Saturday, December 24.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

The Fire Recovery Committee has prepared answers to a list of frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Interested in serving?

Sunday, December 18, 2016

In response to the First Church fire, our sister churches in the Northern California Conference have organized two benefit concerts featuring a wide range of perf

Sunday, November 27, 2016

On Sunday, November 27, 2016 a group of InterPlay Art Responders will honor Pilgrim Hall, the part of First Church Berkeley that was destroyed by

Sunday, November 20, 2016

The Fire Recovery Committee, formed by the Church Council to oversee the restoration of the c

Saturday, November 19, 2016

In response to the First Church fire, our sister churches in the Northern California Conference have organized two benefit concerts featuring a wide range of perf

Monday, November 14, 2016

PHOTOS BELOW

Saturday, November 12, 2016

A Recovery Sale will be held on Saturday, November 12, 12–4 pm in the church parking lot (weather permitting).

Friday, November 4, 2016

As we continue to appreciate our new worship location at

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

by Amy Hiestand, First Church Moderator

Monday, October 31, 2016

PHOTOS BELOW

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Friday, October 28, 2016
Tuesday, October 25, 2016

by Amy Hiestand, Moderator

On October 25, 2016, the Church Council held its regular monthly meeting.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

The recent fire at First Church Berkeley did limited damage to the Sanctuary, but restoration will take a few months.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Come to a special musical benefit concert on Tuesday, October 18 at 7:30 pm at St.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

First Church will worship again at First Presbyterian Church at 2 pm on Sunday, October 16.

Sunday, October 9, 2016

On Sunday, October 9, 2016 First Church will worship again at 2 pm in the Sanctuary of

Friday, October 7, 2016

First Church Moderator Amy Hiestand convened a special meeting of the Church Council on Thursday evening, October 6 in Loper Chapel (where the el

Thursday, October 6, 2016

First Church Moderator Amy Hiestand has called a special meeting of the Church Council to take place on Thursday, October 6 at 7:30 pm

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

In response to the wider community’s request to help in the aftermath of the fire at First Church, an online “gofundme” fundra

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Members of the BeFrienders Ministry Team are available for those who would like an opportunity
 to talk one on one about how they are feeling related to the fire.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Click on the symbol in the lower right corner of the slideshow below to see the photos full screen.

 

Monday, October 3, 2016

Because of the fire that took place at First Church Berkeley on Friday, September 30, 2016 the

Sunday, October 2, 2016

First Church public worship will take place at 2 pm on Sunday, October 2 at First Presbyter

Sunday, October 2, 2016

On Sunday, October 2, 2016 a large crowd gathered at First Presbyterian Church at 2 pm in the afternoon for First Church worship.