First Congregational Church of Alameda is a welcoming, justice-seeking, intergenerational community grounded in God’s abundant love and extending that love out to the world. We celebrate difference, and we believe we can make a difference in the world.
We are a married gay couple with toddler twins. We are an interracial straight couple in their 30s, one of whom serves in the Coast Guard. We are a recent widow in her 70s, and a 97-year-old grandmother many times over. We are a teenager with special needs, along with his loving siblings and two moms. We are all of us, together.
“As a faith community who follows the teachings and example of Jesus, we are committed to creating a more inclusive community – one that affirms and defends the civil and human rights of every person or group, especially those who face oppression based on race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, social economic status, spiritual path or affiliation, immigration status, or mental or physical ability.” (adopted January 29, 2017)
Each of us is a beloved child of God, and to volunteer in that spirit out in our own community shows anyone who has experienced pain caused
directly by the church that there’s another way, and we’re living it here.
FCCA is a loving, supportive, and accepting environment where we feel free to be our truly authentic selves… I have people outside of my family to love and support me.
– Evelyn S., Youth Group member
People who visit our church come from many different backgrounds. Some have never been part of a faith community and are at the beginning of their spiritual exploration. Others may be reclaiming their faith after being hurt by limiting and limited theologies and institutions. Still others are new to Alameda or the Bay Area and are seeking a spiritual home.
Curious about what it means to be a progressive Christian? Join an Inquirer’s Gathering to get a better understanding of what we value as a community, find ways to engage, and share a bit about who you are and your faith journey. There’s lots of room for questions, doubts, and dialogue.
Our community is blessed with a spirit of collaboration and an abundance of creativity. Whether you’re looking for people to study with, sing with, serve with, or savor a good meal with, there’s a way for you to become a part of our community life here at FCCA.
We work with intention to integrate new members. The Spirit of God blows people to our doorstep for a reason. It is our job as a community to discover the gifts you and your family bring and the gifts we can share with you.
How do you want to get involved?
Children's Church Assistant
With a Masters in Education and Teaching Credential from BATTI (Bay Area Teacher Training Institute), Javia is an assistant teacher at Head Royce.
Children's Church Assistant
A longtime FCCA Youth Group member, Anika is currently taking a gap year between high school and college.