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.
Rev. Kit Novotny speaks, on Mental Health Sunday, about closing the gap between Us and Them.
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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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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.
Filetype: MP3 - Size: 45.92MB - Duration: 19:47 m (320 kbps 48000 Hz)