Advent and Christmas at First Pres

Christmas at First Pres 

We are made for intimacy with God, to have our deepest desires and yearnings fulfilled in a relationship with The One who has created us. In other words, we are all searching for God. In the person of Jesus Christ, we find the God we are all looking for. Join us this Advent as we consider the God who is, as the great Advent hymn expresses, the “dear desire of every nation, joy of every longing heart.”

Follow the links below for event details, or contact the Church Office at info@fpcberkeley.org, or (510) 848-6242.

Sunday Worship during Advent 

Sunday Mornings, 9:00 am and 11:30 am, Sanctuary. Join us for worship service as we explore "Upside Down Kingdom:The God we are Looking For." Click here for more information about the sermon series.

Gift World

Looking for a meaningful gift to give? The Gift World catalog, First Pres’ annual alternative marketplace, features gifts that directly support the work of our local and global mission partners. With each gift purchased, you will receive a Christmas card and gift description to share the joy of giving with your loved ones.

Date: Sundays, November 18–December 12 
Time: 10:15 am–1 pm
Location: Pathway Table or order online

Christmas Tableau

Our 3rd–5th graders honor Christ’s birth through the Christmas Tableau.

Date: Sunday, December 16
Time: 9 am and 11:30 am worship services
Location: Sanctuary

Christmas Coffee

All are invited to enjoy treats and fellowship hosted by First Pres Staff. 

Date: Sunday, December 16
Time: 10:15 am–11:45 am
Location: Gym, Westminster Hall 

Christmas Eve Worship: Family Service

Join in our Christmas Pageant for all ages—come dressed as Mary, Joseph, or even a sheep! There is no childcare on Christmas Eve; all ages are warmly invited to worship together in the Sanctuary. 

Date: Monday, December 24
Time: 5 pm
Location: Sanctuary
Parking: Parking is available in the First Pres Garage, Telegraph Channing Garage with validation, and the UC Ellsworth Lot with First Pres parking sticker.

Christmas Eve Worship: Candles and Carols Service 

Celebrate in this traditional service with musical offerings from the Chancel Choir. There is no childcare on Christmas Eve; all ages are warmly invited to worship together in the Sanctuary. 

Date: Monday, December 24
Times: 8:30 pm
Location: Sanctuary
Parking: Parking is available in the First Pres Garage, Telegraph Channing Garage with validation, and the UC Ellsworth Lot with First Pres parking sticker.