Northbrae is a community center as well as a place of spiritual growth. We are a community gathering place for a wide variety of secular and non-secular events. We strive to serve everyone in the community regardless of their affiliation with Northbrae, religion or spiritual journey. If you would like to rent space from us for any type of function or community gathering, email the office or visit the rental section or our website. Below are examples of the individuals or groups that use Northbrae and are not part of our church programs:
We host ongoing meetings for 12-step groups, several music groups, meditation groups, toddler sing-a-longs, puppy training classes, a camera club, retired teachers, and the League of Women Voters, to name a few.
We host offices for the Cazadero Music Camp, a climate scientist, a UC Berkeley behavior science researcher, the American Association of University Women, two therapists working with youth, and a piano teacher. Dandelion preschool is on our property.
We provide our chapel for weddings, memorials, funerals, baptisms, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, Jewish High Holy Days, Quinceanera and other life celebrations.
We provide Haver Hall for individual functions such as anniversaries, receptions, community gatherings, governmental meetings, seminars, workshops, and similar gatherings. We are a central polling location for Berkeley.
We partner with the Berkeley Fire Department as a central community gathering space in case of an earthquake or other major emergency. We are an evacuation location for Thousand Oaks Elementary School.
We welcome groups to use our meeting spaces for social justice, racial equality, climate change action, youth involvement, and other community social action.
A Columbarium lies at the far wall of The Sacred Hoop Garden, located behind the chapel, and is available to people of all faiths and cultures. The garden is open for meditation and rest most days, and also by appointment. Contact the office for appointment time and for more information about the Columbarium.