Coming events will be posted here as they are scheduled. Watch this space!

Sunday Worship: From the beginning God has called us into a relationship with Him, and created us for community. Christian worship joyfully gives praise and honor, and acknowledges the glory and power, the grace, love, joy and peace of God—Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We worship through shared experience in acts of prayer, proclamation, music, remembrance, and offering. Worship times and directions

About the Minister: The pastor encourages the church community in the worship and service of God, and to equip and enable us to reach out in concern and service to the community, devoting special attention to the poor, the sick, the troubled, and the dying. The pastor is responsible for studying, teaching, and preaching the Scriptures, and also administers baptism, communion, and performs weddings and funerals.

Reverend Monte McClain: A moderately detailed biography will appear in the next iteration of this site.

About the Elders: The duty of the Elders is to strengthen and nurture the faith and life of our church community. Along with the pastor, they encourage us in the worship and service of God, equip and renew us in our service to the church and our mission in the community and the world. Elders are persons of faith, dedication, and good judgment.

About the Deacons: The duty of the Deacons is to minister to those in the community who are in need, sick, friendless, and to anyone who may be in distress. The Deacons pray for individuals and families entrusted to their care. Deacons also offer communion for shut-ins or those hospitalized. The Deacon's Fund offers targeted assistance to members of our church family as well as the community at large who may have special financial need. All Deacon matters are done in confidence and remain private.

Church Facility Resources

CAPC provides a central location for several community resources:

Friday Night on College: Friday Night on College program for the community and homeless favors preparing and sharing food much like a family meal. Led by four cooking teams with set recipes, the meal has offered the church and the wider community opportunities to volunteer to cook, and to serve in true community fashion. For more information or to donate toward its expenses, call (510) 658-3665 or email.

AA/NA: Sundays, 5:30 p.m. A closed meeting for alcoholics and those who may have a drinking problem. Wednesday 6:00 p.m. A closed women's big book study.

Rockridge Little School: Support our tenants. Pre-school ages 2.8 to 5 years.

Glitter and Razz: Support our tenants. Theatre for kids ages 5 to 10 years.

Using Our Facilities: Our facilities consist of the Julia Morgan designed sanctuary, a three-quarter court size gym, and numerous meeting rooms of various sizes. We are situated in North Oakland in the heart of Rockridge. College Avenue is a vibrant mix of cafes, restaurants, and retail shops. The Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) is two blocks away. The urban setting of our site invites use for weddings, meetings, retreats, musical performances, and gym-related activities. Call or email us to determine if our church, meeting rooms, or gym are suitable for your needs. Phone: (510) 658-3665 or email.


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.

College Avenue Presbyterian Church
5951 College Avenue
Oakland, CA 94618

510 658-3665


Sunday Worship

About the Minister

About the Elders

About the Deacons

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