Women's Ministries

Women's Ministries

First Pres offers women of all ages exciting opportunities for connection, growth, encouragement, and service. There are many ways to participate; for more information, contact Janet Sanders, Assistant Director for Christian Formation, at (510) 848-6252 ext. 267 or janets@fpcberkeley.org.  

Annual Women’s Weekend – February 1-2, 2019

Dates & Times: Friday, February 1, 6:30–9:30 pm and Saturday, February 2, 9 am – 1 pm (includes lunch)
Location: First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley
More Information: For complete details about our annual Women’s Weekend and how to register, visit the Women's Retreat webpage. 

Linking Lives ~ Spiritual friendships across the generations


In keeping with our treasured tradition, the women of First Pres will again gather together to celebrate our community of faith, the friendships—old and yet-to-be-formed ones—we enjoy across the generations, and to worship our Lord. Our theme this year - Linking Lives, Spiritual friendships across the generations, unfolds through two dynamic events:

Friday, February 1: The SheGrows Conference with guest speakers Laurie Polich Short, Brooklyn Lindsey and Natasha Sistrunk Robinson
Saturday, February 2: Going Deeper and Getting Practical Natasha Robinson and luncheon


Connect (her) is a gathering place for women of all ages and circumstances to connect with one another and with Christ. Through small group discussion and prayer we encourage one another, build connections, and strengthen friendships. We are exploring inspiring stories of women, past, and present, whose relationship with God deepened in and through challenging times.

Whether you are new to First Pres Berkeley or are already a part of the First Pres community, please join us as we grow in faith and friendship.

Dates & Times: Sundays, 10:15–11:15 am during Middle Hour 
Location: Church Lounge, Westminster Hall
More Information: Please contact Jeanne Taylor at jeannectaylor@gmail.com

Moms Together (formerly Mothers' Council)

Dates & Times: Fridays, 9:45–11:30 am
Location: G202, Geneva Hall

A caring and supportive community for moms with young children. We meet on Friday mornings and offer a relaxing environment where we share the joys and challenges of our lives as mothers in the context of our faith in Jesus Christ. To learn more about Moms Together, click here. Mothers who are pregnant, on maternity leave or are only available for a short season are encouraged to join us too!  

Women's Bible Study 

Dates & Times: Fridays, 9:30–11:30 am
Location: G208, Geneva Hall

The Women's Bible Study is an in-depth Bible study class that welcomes women from all backgrounds, levels of Bible knowledge, and stages of life. This group meets from September through May and is studying Paul's Letter to the Romans. New members are welcome any time. For more information, please contact Pat Phillips at patrpcv@pacbell.net.


Lectio Prayer

Dates & Times: Tuesdays, 8:30 am
Location: Mears, Westminster Hall

Lectio Divina is the practice of Divine Reading, where participants listen to or read a verse in the Bible, spend some time in silence, and are invited to respond to the verse. For more information, please contact Pat Phillips at patrpcv@pacbell.net.