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All Church Conference

May 25–27,2018
Mount Hermon Conference Center

The All Church Conference at Mount Hermon Conference Center has been a treasured event in the life of First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley for over 45 years. The ACC is a great time for our church family to get away, relax, recreate, laugh, develop new relationships, deepen old ones, and be challenged by a nationally known speaker. Perhaps even more importantly than in years past, we need this relaxed time away to come together as one church—old and young, married and single, long-time members and first timers, children, youth, university students, and young adults. I especially want to encourage those of you who are new to our church; this weekend is truly equivalent to a year of Sunday mornings in terms of connecting with others. You'll get a new sense of belonging after attending the conference—just ask those who have taken that step for the first (and maybe a bit scary) time. In these busy, fast-paced lives of ours, it is never easy to set aside time for a weekend away, but we need moments like this to nurture those things which are most important. I hope to see you there!

Steve Schibsted
Interim Senior Pastor

Sandra Van Opstal

Sandra Van OpstalWe are excited to welcome Sandra Van Opstal as our featured speaker. Sandra is a second-generation Latina, and the Executive Pastor at Grace and Peace Community Church on the west-side of Chicago. She is a liturgist and activist who is passionate about re-imagining worship that mobilizes for reconciliation and justice.