Plan Your Visit to a Sunday Gathering

When should I show up?

Our weekly gathering is on Sunday at 10:30 AM. 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 three parking lots around our building - all of them are exclusively for us.  

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! Every gathering starts with the entire family together and then children are dismissed to go to their classrooms to hear about Jesus in a way that they can understand. All of our volunteers are background-checked to ensure your child's safety. We do this so you can know that your child is being taken care of by very capable people who are trained to work specifically with children.

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?

Our gatherings are very accommodating to everyone. We have a room connected to our main gathering space that has windows in it. This room allows anyone to see the gathering and the piped-in audio feed allows you to hear what's happening too. We have set aside this special room for parents of crying children, nursing Moms, and families of children with special needs. 

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 music. Sometimes it is a full band and other times, it might be a single musician or two. 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 the Bible that will help you see Jesus in a fresh way.

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