Plan Your Visit to a Sunday Gathering

When should I show up?

Our weekly gathering is on Sunday at 10:30 am. Each gathering features programs for infants and children. So that you won’t feel rushed, we recommend that you arrive 15 minutes before the service so that you have time to grab some coffee and donuts, find your way around our space, get a name tag (everyone wears one!), and work your way into the main gathering space.

Where should I park?

We have plenty of parking right in our lot. 

What should I wear?

You can wear whatever you feel comfortable in...but just know that this is not a suit-and-tie type-of church.

Are there kids programs available?

Yes! All of our volunteers are background-checked to ensure your child's safety. We do this so you can be free to worship knowing that your child is being taken care of by very capable people who are trained to work specifically with children. The kids are in the main gathering to start and then are dismissed to their classes after about 15 minutes or so. 

What do you have for students?

We do have teenagers at East Bay Church...and this Fall we are starting a formal Student Ministry (Middle and High School). Stay tuned for more information.

As an adult, how can I get connected?

This Fall we are formally launching small groups. Getting involved in a small group is a great way to grow in your relationship with Jesus; have intentional relationships with other people; and live a life of purpose and mission. Contact our office to find out more about small groups.

Do you have a ministry for my special needs child/adult?

Our gatherings are very accommodating to everyone. We do not currently offer any assistance in this area in our Children's Ministry but we would like to start doing that in the Fall of this year. Stay tuned for more information. 

What can I expect? What will the message be like?

We are committed to a creative, compelling, challenging presentation of God’s truth. Our format is accessible to anyone, no matter where they are on their life’s journey. We have live, upbeat worship with a full band, as well as intimate songs of worship. Everyone worships in his or her own unique way – for some, that means singing, clapping, and raising their hands; for others, it means quietly reflecting on the words. In every service, you will hear a relevant, straightforward message based on Scripture that will help you develop a growing, vibrant relationship with Jesus Christ and provide a strong Biblical foundation.

Will I have to say, sign, or give anything?

If you are visiting, we won't ask you to give a dime. We won't ask you to stand up or single you out in any way. Everyone wears a hand-written name tag (that you will receive when you walk in the door), from the oldest to the youngest. You are our guest and we want you to feel honored.

How do I get to East Bay Church?

We're conveniently located off the 80 at Potrero Avenue. If you're coming 80E, just get off at Potrero Avenue and turn left. We're immediately on your right-hand side. If you're coming 80W, exit at Cutting Blvd in El Cerrito. Turn left on to Cutting, then immediately take a right on to San Pablo Avenue. Veer right on to Eastshore Blvd. Then, just turn right on to Potrero Avenue and we're the first property on the right.

East Bay is also a 10-minute walk from the El Cerrito Del Norte BART station. Parking is available in any of the three parking lots surrounding the church. 

Our Location:

5395 Potrero Avenue  - El Cerrito, CA 94530