Fresh Progressive God Talk

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.

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June 2, 2019 • 10 am • Be Doers • Molly Baskette • First Church Berkeley Worship

06-07-2019

June 2, 2019 • 10 am • Be Doers •  Molly Baskette • First Church Berkeley Worship

First Church Berkeley Sunday Sermon

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 10.62MB - Duration: 10:54 m (128 kbps 44100 Hz)




May 26, 2019 • 10 am • Knowledge and Wisdom • Molly Baskette • First Church Berkeley

05-27-2019

May 26, 2019 • 10 am • Knowledge and Wisdom • Molly Baskette • First Church Berkeley

First Church Berkeley Sunday Sermon

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 39.17MB - Duration: 16:50 m (320 kbps 44100 Hz)




May 19, 2019 • 10 am • No Us and Them • Kit Novotny

05-24-2019

May 19, 2019 • 10 am • No Us and Them  • Kit Novotny

Rev. Kit Novotny speaks, on Mental Health Sunday, about closing the gap between Us and Them.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 57.46MB - Duration: 24:50 m (320 kbps 44100 Hz)




Life for Me Ain't Been No Crystal Stair

05-17-2019

Life for Me Ain't Been No Crystal Stair

Lyvonne Proverbs speaks about her experiences

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 44.35MB - Duration: 19:06 m (320 kbps 44100 Hz)




May 5, 2019 • 10 am • Blindsided • Bree Elle Gardner • First Church Berkeley Worship

05-17-2019

May 5, 2019 • 10 am • Blindsided • Bree Elle Gardner • First Church Berkeley Worship

With the world telling us to do more and to be "doers", there is a quiet call for silence and a vigilance of nothingness. Let's dig our roots in deep, reach them out to others, while listening for the call of God's love in our lives.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 51.81MB - Duration: 22:22 m (320 kbps 44100 Hz)




Accidents & Providence

04-28-2019

Accidents & Providence

On his last Sunday, Phil Porter explores the idea of "providence," especially as it has related to his many years at First Church Berkeley. If God has plans for us, we are passive characters in the story, but must listen and discern where we might be led.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 45.92MB - Duration: 19:47 m (320 kbps 48000 Hz)




Good Soul in Our Feet • Molly Baskette

04-21-2019

Good Soul in Our Feet • Molly Baskette

The gospel writers had four different endings to the Easter story. Other gospels discovered later offered us even more! Perhaps they were not writing endings--but beginnings. Perhaps we are each a gospel, a resurrection-in-progress, and still becoming.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 35.38MB - Duration: 15:11 m (320 kbps 44100 Hz)




Palms Raised High • Phil Porter

04-14-2019

Palms Raised High • Phil Porter

Phil Porter focuses on the celebration of Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem with an impromptu and humble parade. What is it that any of us might hope for if we were a witness to that important parade?

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 26.52MB - Duration: 11:18 m (320 kbps 44100 Hz)




The Bottom of Things • Bree Elle Gardner

03-24-2019

The Bottom of Things • Bree Elle Gardner

Emerging Leader Bree Elle Gardner explores doubt and certainty in the story of Job. Certainty has hardened Job’s heart and it takes God’s “tough love” for Job to realize he has only uttered small talk about wonders way over his head.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 38.11MB - Duration: 16:22 m (320 kbps 44100 Hz)




It's Not About the Tree • Elena Larssen

03-17-2019

It's Not About the Tree • Elena Larssen

Guest Preacher Rev. Elena Larssen explores the story of Zacchaeus, who has a special encounter with Jesus, and commits to rearranging his life to make room for new things.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 53.22MB - Duration: 22:59 m (320 kbps 44100 Hz)




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