Serve @ First Pres

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Worship & Music
Children's & Family Ministry
Youth & Family Ministry
University Ministries
Adult Ministries
Caring Ministries
Mission Outreach
Administration

Use your unique talents and gifts to serve at First Pres! As part of our community practice of "Worship+2," all members and regular attenders are invited to be part of worship plus two other First Pres ministries, one for growth and fellowship, and one for mission and service. There are service opportunities available in almost every ministry area; we hope you'll take the step to find the one that is right for you.

Serve During Middle Hour 
There are opportunities to volunteer in nursery & preschool care, children's choirs, youth programming, adult leadership, and hospitality ministries. If you need help finding the right fit for your gifts, please contact info@fpcberkeley.org

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Worship & Music
  • Worship leaders: read Scripture or lead prayers
  • Sanctuary art installation helpers
  • Leadership participation for special services

Contact Mary Lins at (510) 848-6252 ext. 235 or maryl@fpcberkeley.org.

  • Ushers and greeters for Sunday worship and special services
  • Welcome Cart hosts for Sunday worship and special services 

Contact Michelle Vecchio-Lyzenga at (510) 848-6252 ext. 220 or michellev@fpcberkeley.org.

  • College and Young Adult Choir members
  • Chancel Choir members
  • Worship musicians: instrumentalists, soloists

Contact Li-Wen Monk at (510) 848-6252 ext. 283 or liwenm@fpcberkeley.org.

  • Worship band members

Contact John Yoo at (510) 848-6252 ext. 265 or johny@fpcberkeley.org.

  • Children's and youth choir directors and accompanists
  • Children's and youth choir rehearsal volunteers

Contact Li-Wen Monk at (510) 848-6252 ext. 283 or liwenm@fpcberkeley.org.

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Children's & Family Ministry
  • Childcare volunteers for birth through pre-kindergarten
  • Godly Play curriculum volunteers for four-year-olds through 4th grade
  • Children's choir helpers, accompanists, and directors

Contact Rosemarie Eichner-Raja at (510) 848-6252 ext. 251 or rosemariee@fpcberkeley.org.   

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Youth & Family Ministry
  • Transportation: provide rides or vehicles for various ministry trips 
  • Special Events: help with youth ministry events for an evening or over a weekend 
  • HS Sunday morning leadership: offer warmth and spiritual guidance
  • HS Midweek Marked: guide a small group to spiritual depth on a Thursday night 
  • MS Sunday morning leadership: give our Sunday program life and energy
  • MS Rooted: lead a small group on Thursday nights
  • MS The I-5: guide our 5th graders on Sunday mornings
  • Youth choir helpers, accompanists, and directors

Contact Calvin Sodestrom at (510) 848-6252 ext. 291 or calvins@fpcberkeley.org

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University Ministries
  • Student Care Team: reach out with care or prayer to students in need
  • Student Discipleship Team: lead students in biblical understanding and growth
  • FoCUS Partners: lead a Wednesday night small group
  • FoCUS Partner Families: host students for a meal or place to crash during their time in Berkeley
  • Bring food for end-of-the-semester Study Hall 

Contact Ryan Pemberton at (510) 848-6252 ext. 264 or ryanp@fpcberkeley.org

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Adult Ministries
  • Emmaus Community facilitators and hosts
  • Men's Ministries leadership 
  • Small group leaders
  • Women's Retreat volunteers
  • Library volunteers
  • Young Adult Ministries leadership   

Contact Janet Sanders at (510) 848-6252 ext. 267 or janets@fpcberkeley.org.
Contact John Yoo at (510) 848-6252 ext. 265 or johny@fpcberkeley.org.

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Caring Ministries
  • Stephen Ministers (requires class and interview)
  • Para-professional counselors (requires class and interview)
  • Memorial service reception volunteers
  • Visitors for homebound members
  • Elders and Deacons for those needing home communion 
  • Prayer chain
  • Become a Deacon

Contact us at Caring@fpcberkeley.org.

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Hospitality Ministries
  • Kitchen crew members for The Table... and Café

Contact Peter Callis at (510) 848-6252 ext. 225 or peterc@fpcberkeley.org.

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Mission Outreach
  • Street Meal cooks and helpers 
  • Street Meal Bible Study facilitators and helpers

Contact Bridget Satchwell at (510) 848-6252 ext. 298 or bridgets@fpcberkeley.org.

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Administration
  • Buildings & Grounds project helper
  • Administrative support
  • Contribute photographic images for the First Pres website  

Contact Sue Burger at (510) 848-6252 ext. 224 or sueb@fpcberkeley.org.