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

Spiritual Resources

Today, technology helps us with tools for spiritual development, education, and understanding of the human condition. These references are suggested for people looking for more information about scripture and Jesus Christ.

Starting in 2011, Sermon Pages contain scripture and related readings from that Sunday which where relavent to The Message for that day.

The FREE links below are not "officially endorsed" by FCCO, but offered as a starting point. is recommended by a visually impaired visitor. Thank you. is used for our weekly scripture pages. This database most likely includes all versions of the Bible - some may be new to you!

Lookup a word or passage in the Bible
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Spiritual Gifts Assessment Guide - from our 2012 Spiritual Retreat.

Worship resources from the UCC website - including the lectionary readings used by FCCO.

Graduate Theological Union Library
The Flora Lamson Hewlett Library in Berkeley, together with our branch library at San Francisco Theological Seminary in San Anselmo, offer a rich array of programs, services, and resources to support the study and research needs of GTU students, faculty, staff, and the community, and we have a skilled and helpful staff ready to serve you.

Pacific School of Religion
Founded in 1866 by Congregational ministers and laypeople, this university offers a progressive, multidenominational seminary and center for social justice that prepares theologically and spiritually rooted leaders to work for the well-being of all.

Early Christian Writing
Published by Peter Kirby, the purpose of this web site is to set out all of the Christian writings that are believed to have been written in the first and second centuries, as well as a few selected from the early third. claims to be the largest free online Bible website for verse search and in-depth studies.

Christian Alliance for Progress
The Christian Alliance is an emergency aid relief ministry and comes to the aid of these hungry and disaster laden people by providing emergency needs at the time of crisis by partnering with local churches and other humanitarian aid organizations. The Christian Alliance gathers supplies, stores and transports them to the appropriate locations.
Recently, the CAP has converted shipping containers into dental and medical clinics and temporary housing.

Progressive Christian Beliefs
Delwin Brown's blog to provide material and foster discussions that assist ordinary Christians, who are not in the thrall of the religious right, to become more self-conscious of their progressive Christian identity and more capable and comfortable in sharing that part of their personal stories with others—in discussions with friends, community gatherings, civic hearing, interreligious dialogues, etc. that together constitute the "public square".

is a Christian church renewal organization founded by Quaker theologian Richard J. Foster to provide training and support to people in their spiritual growth. It encourages the use of meditation, prayer, Bible reading, and other disciplines and exercises — both in groups and as individuals.

Beatitudes Society
The Beatitudes Society is a national leadership development organization that identifies, resources and connects young entrepreneurial faith leaders who are creating new models for vibrant church life and the pursuit of social justice. We identify as Progressive Christians, committed to the welcoming and inclusive love of God expressed in the words and actions of Jesus; we are Christian at our roots and multi-faith in our reach.
Tikkun is a magazine dedicated to healing and transforming the world. We build bridges between religious and secular progressives by delivering a forceful critique of all forms of exploitation, oppression, and domination while nurturing an interfaith vision of a caring society — one whose institutions are reconstructed on the basis of love, generosity, nonviolence, social justice, caring for nature, and awe and wonder at the grandeur of the universe.

The Network of Spiritual Progressives
The NSP seeks to transform our materialist and corporate-dominated society into a caring society through consciousness raising, advocacy, and public awareness campaigns that promote a "New Bottom Line" based on generosity, peace, and social transformation. The NSP shifts mass consciousness by challenging status-quo ideas about what is possible.
Started by Jenee Woodard, the purpose of this website is to provide links to resources for study, reflection and liturgy which correspond to the Revgised Common Lectionary readings you may be using for study, teaching & preaching. The lectionary tables on this site are the easiest way I could think of to provide easy, lectionary-relevant access to study and liturgy resources. I am not attempting to provide calendars for official readings for any particular denomination.

Map of Jesus' ministry
Started by Galyn Wiemers in West Des Moines Iowa, Generation Word is a Bible teaching ministry focused on assisting believers in the pursuit of spiritual maturity and the production that comes through understanding God's Word. This ministry exists "to prepare God's people for works of service" in the vision God has assigned to them.

A Theology Degree guide from can help you find a school and resources for scholarships and grants. It is a well rounded guide for those interested and wanting to pursue a career in theology.


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