Get a fresh take on God, spirit, faith, life, love, justice, and community. First Church Berkeley is an open and affirming, progressive Christian church in Berkeley, California, part of the United Church of Christ. We are committed to Jesus’ countercultural and life-giving path. We understand the life of spirit to be a journey, not a destination. Our podcast features the powerful preaching of several of the ministers on staff and special guests. More about the church at firstchurchberkeley.org.
For this all-ages worship Sunday, Minister of Community Life Rachel Bauman leads the congregation in a reflection on Isaiah’s call to a “new heaven and a new earth,” a hopeful cry for justice and peace for all people. Those gathered are invited to “conspire,” which means at its root “to breathe together” in understanding and creating the message for the morning. Isaiah puts forth a vision that we are all called to help create. Members of the congregation offer their responses to the words that most struck them, how they felt when reading the passage and the questions or requests they have for themselves and God in relation to the scriptures call to them.
Filetype: MP3 - Size: 26.51MB - Duration: 28:16 m (128 kbps 44100 Hz)