Join us for Sunday Worship
at 10:00 AM
2619 Broadway at 27th St., Oakland
Who We Are
We are called to be Christ's partners in reconciliation, sharing the good news of God's radically inclusive, welcoming love.
As a More Light Presbyterian congregation, we strive to provide a welcome for LGBTQ people.
As a multicultural community, we are intentional about living as the Beloved Community.
As a multi-age family, we recognize the gifts children and youth bring to worship and community life.
This Week at First Church
Join us for Sunday Worship at 10:00 AM
Currently, we are inviting a series of guest preachers to share in our Sunday worship. This Pentecost Sunday, May 20th, we welcome Rebecca Odedeyi, who will preach on Acts 2:1-12. We also are thrilled to welcome back Dave Hatt as our guest organist and worship accompanist. We invite you to wear red, orange or yellow as a sign of the Holy Spirit.
Find Us Here!
5/20 - 3:00 PM: Lucy Kinchen Chorale Concert
The Lucy Kinchen Chorale under direction of Lori Willis returns to First Church Oakland! Enjoy FREE admission to this stunning concert, featuring passionate performances of Spirituals and a variety of other repertoire.
6/4 - 7 PM: Christian Meditation
Join Elder Shawn Jones in the Session Room as he leads the group through guided meditation and prayer.
6/26 - 7:00 PM: Women's Circle
Women's Circle returns for prayer and the practice of "lectio divina" (a meditative and prayerful holy reading of Scripture) in the Session Room. The circle is always open.
7/2 - 7:00 PM: SKRUK Concert (Norwegian Sunnmøre Choir)
As part of First Church Oakland's Arts Under the Spire program and in collaboration with Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir, the Norwegian choir SKRUK will present an exciting international concert of choral music. First Church's beautiful neo-Gothic sanctuary is ideal for choral performance, and you won't want to miss this opportunity to see one of Europe's premier touring youth choirs perform in this space.
The concert series features the two choirs singing individually and together, in their program, "Roots." The project is based on the idea that despite cultural differences between the American and Norwegian west-coasts, the regions share spiritual roots. This Arts Under the Spire concert features SKRUK.