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Advent & Christmas Services

Join us for Advent & Christmas 2017! We have plenty of special events and services for you, your friends, and your family to attend.


Kids Choir & Nativity Play

Sunday, December 3

All locations:

Oakland (4101 Park Boulevard) • 9 am

Berkeley (2138 Cedar Street) • 10:30 am

Lafayette (1035 Carol Lane) • 4:30 pm


Lessons & Carols Worship Service

All-Church Worship Service

The Lessons and Carols Service is a 130-year old Christmas tradition formalized at King’s College in Cambridge, England and used by a multitude of churches around the world. In lieu of our regular worship service, please join Christ Church as we remember and celebrate the birth and coming of Jesus together as one congregation, with readings from the Christian Scriptures, beautiful music, and congregational singing of carols.

Sunday, December 17 at 4 pm

First Presbyterian Church of Oakland (2619 Broadway, Oakland)

Parking is in the church lot on 27th street and surrounding streets (please note, due to car safety reasons, it is not advised to park on 26th Street)

19th Street BART station is a 10-minute walk to First Pres Oakland

Lessons & Carols Special Giving

Oakland Leadership Center (OLC)
OLC provides mentoring and leadership development for young adults in East Oakland through various programs and opportunities.


Immediately following the service, there will be a reception in Fellowship Hall behind the Sanctuary. Highlights will include a special Christmas drinks, homemade baked goods, and festive live music.


Christmas Eve Worship Services

Sunday, December 24 (please note service times)

Lafayette (1035 Carol Lane) • 4 pm • Childcare provided for ages 0-5 years (infant, toddler, and preschool)

Berkeley (2138 Cedar Street) • 5 pm • Childcare provided for ages 0-5 years (infant, toddler, and preschool)

Oakland (4101 Park Boulevard) • 7 pm • Childcare provided for ages 0-5 years (infant, toddler, and preschool)

Christmas Eve Special Giving

Offering & donations will benefit San Pablo Community Church and Christ Church Deacons Fund.

San Pablo Community Church
Jose and Laura Figueroa and Taylor and Catherine Keep
The Figueroa and Keep families have been with Christ Church over the past decade and are planting a local neighborhood church that is deeply investing in the communities along the San Pablo Avenue corridor. Christ Church is a presbytery partner church and is both providing people and coaching in support of this endeavor. Additionally, with this special gift, we would like to provide some seed funding as well.

The Christ Church Deacon Fund administers funds from the congregation to individuals and familes with emergency needs.