Welcome to First Church!

First Presbyterian Church of Oakland is intercultural, intergenerational and inclusive. We are a beloved community where you can find grace, encouragement, and hope. Drawn together by the Holy Spirit, we are Christ's partners in reconciliation, sharing the good news that God's welcoming love is for all.

on Sunday

  • Worship is at 10AM followed by Fellowship Time. Family Worship with Communion takes place on First Sundays.
  • Godly Play is a unique worship and learning experience for children 3-10. Children leave the sanctuary at about 10:30AM.
  • Youth Connection happens on most Sundays at 11:30AM.  Youth from 11-18 explore their faith in their own way.
  • Adult Forums at 11:30AM provide opportunities for spiritual growth at 11:30 a.m.
  • Working on Worship is offered at 11:30AM and helps children grow as worship leaders.

First Presbyterian Food Ministry

Serving sandwiches and hot meals is one of the ways we live our mission to provide nourishment for body, mind and spirit. Offering a safe, comfortable environment and delicious food is one of the many ways we make God's welcome known to our neighbors.   Learn More →

Arts under the spire

Arts Under the Spire, our concert series, features local and international musicians.  All are welcome to experience the beauty of a wide range of music from Bach Toccatas on our Rosales Pipe Organ to our annual Sing Along Messiah to Jazz in the Sanctuary.  Learn More →

WOW! Working on
[OUTDOOR] Worship

Join Pastor Debra and Interim Musician Paul Vasile on July 6 and Pastor Debra, Paul and Di Pagel, Director for Children and Youth on July 13 for an intergenerational gathering to help create worship for our August outdoor worship series. We'll gather at 6:30 PM and together we'll hear the scriptures, sing some new songs and create worship to celebrate the blessings among us. We'll also be planning for our three blessing services:  Bikes (8/14), Backpacks (8/21) and Animals/Pets (8/28).