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 23, 2019 • 10 am • Wind on the Sea • Christina Hutchins

06-23-2019

June 23, 2019 • 10 am • Wind on the Sea • Christina Hutchins

FCCB Sunday Services John 3:1-10

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 22MB - Duration: 23:19 m (128 kbps 44100 Hz)




June 16, 2019 • 10 am • A Little Lower • Molly Baskette • First Church Berkeley Worship

06-16-2019

June 16, 2019 • 10 am • A Little Lower • Molly Baskette • First Church Berkeley Worship

Rev. Molly Baskette preaches about striving to love our neighbors by trusting in God's abundance and strength even in our time's of trial and despair.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 17.63MB - Duration: 18:33 m (128 kbps 44100 Hz)




The Spirit of God Inhabits Diversity

06-09-2019

The Spirit of God Inhabits Diversity

Rev. Rhina Ramos, from Plymouth United Church of Christ in Oakland, CA, preaches at First Church Berkeley UCC about her experiences as a lesbian and minister.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 67.06MB - Duration: 1:12:32 m (128 kbps 44100 Hz)




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)




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