First Congregational Church of Oakland

Where Love is First ::: United Church of Christ

2501 Harrison St. ::: Oakland, California ::: 94612 ::: Tel: (510) 444-8511 ::: Fax: (510) 444-8514 ::: Email us at

Love is First

Rev. Ben McBride

The Members of First Congregational Church of Oakland wish to make public our stance of solidarity with Rev. Ben McBride, who is not our called pastor, as has been reported by some media outlets. First Congregational has been a lay-led, congregation since 2011.

We stand firmly in solidarity with the entire Black Lives Matter movement, whose leaders are calling for an end to violence, not an escalation of it through the killing of police officers, and we continue to raise our voices alongside Rev. McBride to call for holding sacred every life, and for an end to extrajudicial executions of Black and Brown people by police.

You are invited to join us Sunday Mornings at 10:30 am for Worship Service!

Church Drawing

First Congregational Church of Oakland gives glory to God by
reaching out to people of all racial, ethnic and economic backgrounds, ages, abilities and sexual orientations: to welcome them into the beloved community where together we discover our gifts; develop authentic relationships with God and each other; join in passionate, creative, Spirit-led worship; grow in faith, understanding, power, love and service; and respond to the word of life we encounter in Jesus Christ by becoming part of what the Spirit is doing to create justice and peace, heal the earth, and restore kinship with all creation.


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