Small Groups

By providing a safe atmosphere for people to get to know others and be known, small groups are an ideal place to experience genuine connection, grace, and truth. Groups seeking new members are listed below; if you are looking for a college or graduate student small group, please click here.

 

SUNDAY MORNING GROUPS
For information about our Sunday Morning Fellowship Groups, Sunday Morning Study, On Belay, Koinonia, and Seafarers, please click here.

MEN & WOMEN (single or married)
Senior Adults
Tuesdays, 2 pm
First Pres - G205
We are a senior group, age 60+, who meet at the church for Bible study, prayer, and fellowship. We study for an hour, and have sharing and prayer for an hour. We're very friendly! For more information, please contact Hazel and Bill Jackson at hazelandbill2@aol.com or (510) 524-3819.
Parents of Tweens/Teens
Thursdays
7-9 pm
First Pres - G208
This group meets during youth programming on Thursday nights, September through May. Join us for conversation, sharing insights and wisdom, prayer, and encouragement as we seek to engage and guide our tween/teen children. For more information, click here.

COUPLES
30s or ?
Friday evenings twice a month
Oakland
This is a small group for couples with young children. Childcare is available on site! For more information, please contact Mike and Mary McKenna at (510) 332-7820 or (510) 332-7821.

MEN
Men's Bible Study | The Gospel of Mark
Tuesdays, 7:30–9 pm
First Pres- 
Room G209, Geneva Hall
Our study of the Gospel of Mark, which began over the summer, continues through the fall. It's not too late to join our time of study and conversations focused on applying the message of the gospel in our lives. This group is hosted by Chris Anderson, Dave Kelley, and Laurie McGaw. For more information, please contact Chris at chrisco86@comcast.net, Dave at dadk367@yahoo.com, or Laurie at lmcgaw@sbcglobal.net.
Men with Children
1st Wednesdays, 7:30 am
Lafayette
Our group is open to men with children (single or married dads) who live in or near the Orinda, Lafayette, Moraga, Walnut Creek, and Concord areas (Contra Costa County). Bible study, prayer, and time to catch up with each other is included. Whether you are new or old to First Pres, please join us! For more information, please contact Alan Koenigsberg at alankoen@comcast.net.

WOMEN
Single or Married Women
Fridays, 9:30–11:30 am
September–May 
First Pres - G208
All women are invited to join us on Friday mornings (except the first Friday of each month). We start in small groups to review our study and pray for one another, and then join together for teaching time. Childcare is provided by Mothers' Council. For more information, please contact Pat Phillips at patrpcv@pacbell.net.
Lectio Prayer
Single or Married Women
Tuesdays, 8:30 am
First Pres - Church Lounge
Lectio Divina is the practice of Divine Reading, where participants listen to or read a verse in the Bible, spend some time in silence, and are invited to respond to the verse. For more information, please contact Pat Phillips at patrpcv@pacbell.net.
Connect(her)
Sundays, 10:15-11:15 am
First Pres - Church Lounge
Whether you are new to First Pres or already a part of the First Pres community, this gathering is for women of all ages to connect with one another and with Christ through small group conversations and prayer. This year we focus on the Gospel of Mark following the weekly texts of the Emmaus Communities. Led by Pastor Delianne Koops and others, we will discover afresh that we can make better sense of the wold with Jesus than without him. For more information, please contact Janet Sanders at janets@fpcberkeley.org.
Moms Together (formerly Mother's Council)
Fridays, 9:45–11:15 am (childcare 9:30–11:30 am)
First Pres - Geneva Hall
A caring and supportive community for moms with young children. We meet on Friday mornings and offer a relaxing environment where we share the joys and challenges of our lives as mothers in the context of our faith in Jesus Christ. To learn more about Moms Together, click here. Mothers who are pregnant, on maternity leave or are only available for a short season are encouraged to join us too!