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.

Ceasefire Night Walk Calls For Peace Amid Gun Violence

Ceasefire Night Walk Calls For Peace Amid Gun Violence

With Oakland’s gun-homicide count reaching 138 deaths as of publication, First Church members joined Faith in Action East Bay for a second “Night Walk,” joining other faith communities in Oakland in calling for an end to gun violence and for peace. Six members from...

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Student Concerts Bring Sounds of Joy to First Church

Student Concerts Bring Sounds of Joy to First Church

A standing-room only crowd filled First Church for the Oakland School for the Arts annual Winter Concert on Friday evening. Performers included various middle school and high school level ensemble groups, performing choral renditions of mostly popular music and some...

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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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