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, Adult Ministries Coordinator, at (510) 848-6252 ext. 267 or janets@fpcberkeley.org.

Annual Women’s Retreat—A Weekend Away for Women of All Ages 2018 Spring Mount Hermon Women’s Retreat

Dates:  April 6–8, 2018
Location: Mount Hermon Conference Center, Felton, CA
More Information: Visit our retreat webpage for Questions You Might Have and registration information.

 Together is a wonderful place to be…

This weekend away for women of all ages at the Mount Hermon Women’s Retreat promises to be spiritually rich with an engaging speaker, worship leader, relevant breakout sessions, and a variety of activities and amenities.

Our retreat team (Sandy Buscheck, Kathy Dwyer, Kim Farnham-Flom, Karen Frisbie, Kathy Goss, Kate Rankin, Sonja Ross) is preparing for this new opportunity for the women of First Pres, friends, and family, to gather together in the beautiful Santa Cruz mountains along with a diverse group of women from across the region.

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.

Between now and May, Pastor Delianne Koops leads us through a fresh, yet ancient, approach to reading Scripture called Community Bible Experience. We engage the collected works of the Bible as the different kinds of writing they are -letters, poems, stories, visions, prophetic oracles, wisdom, and others. Together in community, we'll read the New Testament as whole books -without chapter and verse, and in a different sequence -to gain new insights into how these books come together to tell God's story and his plan to set the world right again. Books are available in class.

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 Kathy Goss at archivekat@sbcglobal.net

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 the Gospel of John. 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.