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Walk-Ins Welcome

Whether or not you consider yourself religious, each of us has to make sense of life’s mysteries: suffering, beauty, death and love, as well as our place in the world. At Christ Church, we believe the historic Christian tradition provides the best answers for life’s hardest questions. We don’t see those questions as a problem, nor do we expect them to end if you’ve already made a religious commitment.

Walk-Ins Welcome

We at Christ Church want to be a church for our communities of Berkeley, Oakland and Lafayette. Whether you want a place to go for Easter or Christmas services, need help dealing with a hard time in your life or want to place to talk through difficult questions, we’re here for you.

Sunday worship services are designed for people with a range of religious experience. You don’t have to be an expert or even feeling very happy or spiritual to attend a service. The Bible says Jesus himself was a “man of sorrows”; at Christ Church, we try to provide space for people processing a range of emotions, from joy and uncertainty to gratitude and lament.

Each service includes a mix of reflection, Bible reading, teaching, prayer and singing as well as excellent children's programming for newborn through grade 5. We always provide a brief written guide to help you follow along. And we respect your time by keeping services to 75 minutes.

Bring Your Whole Self

Followers of Jesus don’t have it all together — we follow Him precisely because we can’t and won’t ever get it together. Jesus Himself said, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.” (Mark 2:17)

At Christ Church, we find that statement both very humbling and deeply hopeful. Because of the healing and forgiveness we ourselves have found in Jesus, we want to be a community where people come just as they are — hung over, depressed, sick, skeptical or doubting.

Don’t feel like you need to put on a shiny, happy front. Bring your whole self; come just as you are.

Ways to Connect

Suggested Reading from Lead Pastor Bart Garrett