News, Connections and Photos from the life of the faith community at CAPC Oakland
We are a community of faith seeking to live God’s will together: that space where the passions of our hearts and the needs of the world meet in our context of Berkeley, Oakland and Piedmont. Our perspective is based from a Christian center, flavored by the Presbyterian or Reformed Tradition, open to the mystery of God’s presence in our world. Our core values are celebration, community & prayer. This blog is our avenue for program updates, information and 2.0 discussion.
We are located at 5951 College Avenue, Oakland, CA 94618
Getting to CAPC by Public Transportation: If you are riding BART, exit at the Rockridge Station (on the Bay Point line). Walk north two blocks on College Avenue to the church. AC Transit buses 51,7, and 605 pass by the church on College Avenue.
Getting to CAPC by Car:
From Highway 580 north or south: Take Highway 24 east toward Walnut Creek. Exit Claremont Avenue, take left on Claremont to College Avenue. Take right on College one block to CAPC on right side of street
From Walnut Creek by Highway 24: Take Highway 24 west to College Avenue exit. Continue to College Avenue, take right at stop light for three blocks to CAPC on left side of street. On Sundays, parking is available behind the Church from Claremont Avenue in the Dreyers’ lot.
We are a community of diverse people coming together in service and hospitality, offering and receiving care and compassion. Being a small but active community church allows us to serve, pray, and worship together, embracing our differences and discovering acceptance in the process. Our weekly worship service accepts everyone equally, respecting each individual and their contribution to the worship celebration.
Additionally, we offer study, fellowship, and social gatherings that meet throughout the week to nurture our faith, deepen our relationships, enjoy each others’ company, and encourage us to serve others in the church and community.
Our Friday Night on College program for the community and homeless favors preparing and sharing food much like a family meal, imparting a warmth and friendliness to the dinner guests.
Our worship service is at 10:30 a.m. Sunday morning with a pre-worship centering prayer beginning at 10:15 a.m. Worship consists of songs (both contemporary and traditional) and Biblically based messages. We are an active community church that welcomes diversity, respecting each individual and their contribution to the worship celebration. We celebrate Communion on the first Sunday of each month. Childcare is provided. The teaching pastor is Rev. Monte McClain.
9:15 am Christian education for all ages
10:15 am Centering prayer
10:30 am Worship Celebration
Study and Fellowship Gatherings:
Adult Christian Education
There are several groups studying topics that build faith and answer/interrogate life’s questions. These groups meet throughout the week in various locations in addition to Sunday morning.
Contact Rev. McClain (510) 658-3666.
Youth Christian Education
Our Sunday School teachers are dedicated and talented. Most are parents and many have careers in teaching. They are committed to a scripturally based teaching curriculum for all ages.
Contact Pat Price (925) 676-2556.
Bible Study and Fellowship
A user-friendly Bible study and brown bag lunch for anyone who is interested in a greater understanding of the Bible. Meets every Thursday, 11 a.m.
Contact Betty Wertz or Emma Fleming at (510) 653-6536.
Women’s Prayer Fellowship
We gather on Saturday morning to support each other through sharing, prayer, and study. Many times we let our discussion be inspired by a book, current events, or Bible readings. We meet the first three Saturdays of the month, at 8:30 a.m.
Contact Anne Marie Adams (510) 530-1906.
Friday Night on College
The Friday Night on College program began as a vision for CAPC to reach out to the immediate neighborhood offering a home style meal, worship, and other electives. What began in 1997 serving 35 dinners today serves well over 100 meals every Friday. Led by four cooking teams with set recipes for each team, the meal has offered the church and the wider community opportunities to volunteer to cook and share a meal in true community fashion. For information on the Friday Night on College program or to donate toward its expenses, call (510) 658-3665 during office hours or email us.