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.
Rachel reflects on the story of the meeting between Mary and her cousin Elizabeth, both pregnant. Each of is like Mary—with a miracle within us ready to be birthed—and each of us is like Elizabeth—able to recognize and bless the miracles we see in others.
Filetype: MP3 - Size: 19.49MB - Duration: 20:36 m (128 kbps 44100 Hz)
First Church member Elizabeth Driver-Bucholtz, and ministers Molly Baskette and Kit Novotny share vignettes about the challenges and joys of conception, pregnancy, and birth.
Filetype: MP3 - Size: 37.36MB - Duration: 40:07 m (128 kbps 44100 Hz)
Kit Novotny ponders the nature of arrivals and departures and the signs of what is to come. Along with the waiting and impatience is the good news that God is already on the way.
Filetype: MP3 - Size: 15.54MB - Duration: 16:17 m (128 kbps 44100 Hz)