Pacific School of Religion has joined Disciples Seminary Foundation in acquiring University Christian Church, a history-rich church located across the street from the Berkeley, Calif., seminary. University Christian Church was built in 1931 and grew into a vibrant congregation in the 1950s, when it offered two Sunday services. Thereafter, membership gradually declined and University Christian held its final service in February 2007.
The church site is now known as the Ecumenical Center of Berkeley, and will host the 108th Earl Lectures and Leadership Conference in January 2009. Pacific School of Religion has long-standing ties to the University Christian Church site. From the beginning, PSR students attended church there, and Jack Finegan, University Christian’s longest serving pastor, taught Old Testament classes at PSR for 30 years. To learn more, visit: