First Congregational Church of Oakland

Where Love is First ::: United Church of Christ

2501 Harrison St. ::: Oakland, California ::: 94612 ::: Tel: (510) 444-8511 ::: Fax: (510) 444-8514 ::: Email us at

Freedom Train

Interested in learning more about First Congo? 

Come to the Freedom Train class for prospective members!

The Freedom Train is a friendly conversation in which prospective members, current leaders, and those who are just curious get to know each other, discuss the theological and Biblical framework of the church, and go over the covenant of membership. After participating, you are free to decide whether or not you are ready to make the commitments of membership at this time.

There is no test of creed or belief required to become a member-just a willingness to commit to your own wholeness, to enter into deep, authentic, intercultural relationship with this community, and to share in the work of the church (both practically and spiritually). Associate membership is available for those who want to maintain their primary membership in another faith tradition, denomination, or church.

To sign up please contact the Deacons at