Pastor’s Note

Dear Friend,

No matter who you are, no matter where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here! That means you, with all that you bring: your joys and your sorrows, your doubts and your questions, your dreams and your challenges!

You may have already caught on from all the smiling faces that greet you on our web page that the heart of First Congregational Alameda is PEOPLE! When you arrive on a Sunday for one of our Worship Services, you will find our entryway abuzz with the laughter and voices of children, youth, elders and people of every age in between. No doubt you will quickly experience the warmth and love of our intergenerational community.

We are a progressive, family-friendly, and justice-seeking community that aims to be as extravagant in our love and welcome as Jesus himself was to the faith seekers of his day.

On Sundays, and throughout the week, we offer a variety of worship and service opportunities to cultivate and deepen our faith life, to strengthen our relationships with one another and to discover the ways we can serve our local community and our world.

Whether you desire to find people to study with, to sing with, to serve with or to savor a good meal with, there is a way for you to become a part of our community life here at FCCA.

In addition to our regular ministries and activities, we offer a Quarterly Inquirer’s Gathering for those who would like to know more about our faith and beliefs, our ministries, our history and our greater denomination, the United Church of Christ.

If you have questions or would like further information, do not hesitate to email me at or call me at the church office at 510-522-6012 x101.

We are glad you have visited us on the web, but we do hope we get an opportunity to meet you in person! One of my firm beliefs is that the Spirit of God blows people to our doorstep for a reason. It is our job as a community to discover the gift you and your family bring and the gifts we can share with you.

In the Spirit of Christ’s extravagant welcome,
Rev. Laura Rose
Senior Pastor

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Service Times & Directions

No matter who you are, or where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here.


Sacrament of Holy Communion the first Sunday of every month

Sunday School 10:45 and Nursery Care provided for infants and toddlers

11:45 A.M. Fellowship - Social Hall

12 Noon Youth Group - Youth Group Room

Visitors Are Always Welcome!

1912 Central Avenue
Alameda, California 94501
(510) 522-6012