Making God’s Welcome Known

Join us in the heart of Oakland

Whether you or your family are checking out church for the first time, dipping your toes back in, or looking to expand your spiritual journey, we invite you to experience our diverse and family-friendly church.

ABOUT FIRST CHURCH

Whether you or your family are checking out church for the first time, dipping your toes back in, or looking to expand your spiritual journey, we invite you to experience our diverse and family-friendly church.

We are a More Light faith family, on a journey toward becoming the Beloved Community. We welcome and affirm persons of every age, national origin, racial and ethnic heritage, gender identity, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, physical ability and spiritual leaning.

10 am Sunday Worship

Join us for Worship and connection with your neighbors in the heart of Oakland.

We are a More Light faith family, on a journey toward becoming the Beloved Community. We welcome and affirm persons of every age, national origin, racial and ethnic heritage, gender identity, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, physical ability and spiritual leaning.

10 am Sunday Worship

Join us for Worship and connection with your neighbors in the heart of Oakland.

News At First Church

Read stories about the ministry and work of our congregation in Oakland.

Rev. Matt Prinz Installed as 19th Pastor of First Church

Rev. Matt Prinz Installed as 19th Pastor of First Church

On November 14, representatives from the San Francisco Presbytery and as far south as El Cajon, California, were welcomed for the installation of Rev. Matt Prinz as pastor of First Presbyterian Church. Matt is the nineteenth person installed by the Presbytery as...

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With Gun Violence Soaring, Churches March for Peace

With Gun Violence Soaring, Churches March for Peace

When the City of Oakland experienced its one hundredth gun homicide in September, the City Council declared a public health emergency. Since then, the toll has risen to 119 shooting deaths, just shy of the 120 shooting deaths reported for all of 2020. Oakland is not...

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Children & Youth

Children and Youth creatively explore the mystery of God’s presence in their lives through Godly Play & Youth Connection.

Children & Youth

Children and Youth creatively explore the mystery of God’s presence in their lives through Godly Play & Youth Connection.

Food Ministry

Our Food Ministry program has a significant impact on those we serve on a weekly basis. We dedicate our efforts to everyone we feel blessed to support.

Food Ministry

Our Food Ministry program has a significant impact on those we serve on a weekly basis. We dedicate our efforts to everyone we feel blessed to support.

Over 15,600 meals served per year

Over 50 volunteers and growing

Over 4 Locations served

Event Rentals

Our beautiful, historic campus has several spaces available to rent for a unique wedding, event, or meeting. We also offer a full-service industrial kitchen for food preparation and catering.

Event Rentals

Our beautiful, historic campus has several spaces available to rent for a unique wedding, event, or meeting. We also offer a full-service industrial kitchen for food preparation and catering.

We’ve been Oakland’s First Church…

…since 1853. We’re muti-racial, multi-generational, rooted in tradition and progressive in outlook.

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