Emmaus Communities


Sunday Morning Communities

Emmaus Communities 

Emmaus Communities are a great way to connect with other adults in all stages of life and faith at First Pres. In each of the four Emmaus Communities (ECs), the study of Scripture and conversations with one another are woven together to deepen our relationship with Jesus Christ and with one another, more fully follow his ways, and bear witness to his gospel. 

Dates and Times: Sundays, 10:15–11:15 am during Middle Hour, returning Fall 2019
Location: Various, click here to find out more
More Information: Please contact Janet Sanders, Assistant Director for Christian Formation at janets@fpcberkeley.org

Meeting in the Middle |A New Gathering of Adults

Our newly formed community of couples and singles, ranging in age from our late 20s to late 40s (with many welcome exceptions), is gathering during Middle Hour for conversation and coffee. We would love for you to join us! Through our discussions, either informal or on topics of interest, we want to nurture friendships, deepen our relationships, encourage each other, and be a welcoming space for those who are new to the First Pres community. Childcare for infants through PreK is available in the Teddy Bear Lair.

Dates and Times: Sundays, 10:15–11:15 am during Middle Hour, returning Fall 2019
Location:  Plaza (weather permitting)
More Information: Please contact Janet Sanders at janets@fpcberkeley.org.

Connect (her) is a gathering place for women of all ages and circumstances to connect with one another and with Christ. Through small group discussion and prayer we encourage one another, build connections, and strengthen friendships. We are exploring inspiring stories of women, past, and present, whose relationship with God deepened in and through challenging times.

Whether you are new to First Pres Berkeley or are already a part of the First Pres community, please join us as we grow in faith and friendship.

Summer Gathering: Sunday, August 11, 10:15 am, G206, Geneva Hall
Dates & Times: Sundays, 10:15–11:15 am during Middle Hour, resumes in September
Location: Church Lounge, Westminster Hall
More Information: Please contact Jeanne Taylor at jeannectaylor@gmail.com

Sunday Morning Study

SMS is an inductive group Bible study. We study God's word a complete book at a time, alternating between the Old and New Testaments. Rotating "facilitators" pose questions to help us go deeper together into the text to more fully discover what God is saying to us. We also support one another through prayer and encouragement. Drop-ins are welcome; preparation is not required. 

Dates and Times: Sundays, 10:15–11:15 am during Middle Hour
Location: Room G214, Geneva Hall
More Information: Please contact Susan Stewart at sleroymstewart@aol.com



We are a group of single and married adults who meet for the study of issues in our Christian lives.

Dates and Times: Sundays, June 30 through September 8, 10:30–11:30 am during Middle Hour
Location: Room G209, Geneva Hall
More Information: Please contact Paul Davis at paul-and-jane@comcast.net