Community Groups

Community Groups

Community Groups at First Pres are at the heart of our life together. We are deeply committed to this unique expression of life together—we believe community is God’s provision for our flourishing. These places and spaces are where friendships take root and bonds are formed through shared stories and discussion.

If you are new to our First Pres community, or have even been here for a while, and are looking for a pathway to experience deeper connections, a great way to begin the journey is through in an eight-week Community Group (CG). A Community Group, typically six to twelve adults, meets on various days and times during the week in the home of a group member or on the First Pres campus.

Winter Community Groups at First Pres

This winter, our Community Group conversations start on Sundays as we worship and hear the message and continue in CG gatherings. There, we’ll explore God’s story, how our own story intersects with his, and, through dialogue and prayer, seek to live out the good news of the gospel individually and as a community.

Dates & Times: January 27–March 3, 2019, various days, times, and locations

Register: Use our online Community Groups Directory to search for a group. Some of our groups still have spots available for new members during our fall Community Group session.

More information: Please contact Janet Sanders, Assistant Director for Christian Formation, at or (510) 280-6167.

Community Group Questions for Reflection

Questions for Reflection, for both individual use and group discussion, are available to download the Friday prior to each Sunday's message. Both the current week's reflection questions and those from prior weeks will be included. Click here for this week's Questions for Reflection.

Community Group Resources

Our Community Groups team is excited to support and resource all of our Community Groups. Here are some ways we can help: 

  • Keep you informed of upcoming equipping events where we cover such topics as insights from upcoming sermon series upon which our discussions are based, honing facilitation skills, having difficult conversations, using our online CG Directory and more…
  • Resource missional/service opportunities for your CG
  • Connect your CG leaders with a CG Coach for support and encouragement
  • Thinking of starting a Community Group or adding more members to your existing group? We can help with that too!

For more information about Community Group resources and support, contact Michelle Vecchio-Lyzenga, Director for Community Life, at or (510) 280-6120.