Welcome to the First Unitarian Church of Oakland, a member of the Unitarian Universalist Association of congregations, and a sacred sanctuary of passion, vision, hope and faith!
For over a hundred and twenty three years this congregation has been historically dedicated to building bridges of accountability, bringing healing to the margins, honoring diversity, seeking to build a community of all races, all cultures, all sexualities, all genders, with the whole spectrum of ages and generations honored and having a place at the welcome table.
Here at this church we believe that the holy is found in acts of justice and so we are inspired to build a multiracial, multicultural, multigenerational and antiracist religious community.
All are invited to be a part of our ministry to an Oakland that hungers for healing and wholeness; to an Oakland that strives for authenticity in our activism, integrity in our relationships, and honesty with who each of us are called to be.
In this time of great rage and sorrow, author and activist bell hooks reminds us that "Beloved community is formed not by the eradication of difference but by its affirmation, by each of us claiming the identities and cultural legacies that shape who we are and how we live in the world."
So, whoever you are, wherever you come from, whomever you love, whatever your past, or your hopes, whatever your privilege or oppression, whatever your struggle, you are most welcome here!
Sunday, September 6, 2015 - "The Heart of the Matter"
ONE SERVICE ONLY at 10:20 a.m.
Worship Leaders: Sheri Prud'homme
Worship Associates: Lynn Gallogly
Sermon Description: How a church community relates with its children and youth reveals so much about the way that congregation understands its purpose and what it has to offer the world. We are currently blessed by a good number of new members who have grown up in other UU congregations. What will our young people say about who we are and what we taught them about living their faith? Join Rev. Sheri Prud’homme for a look at the joys of investing in our children and youth right here in Oakland. Perhaps we’ve only begun to imagine what’s possible!
Speaker Bio: Rev. Sheri Prud’homme is a Minister of Religious Education and has served the Pacific Central District, the UU Church of Davis, and the UU Church of Berkeley in addition to working in many capacities with our ministries with children and youth during the past two decades, including a year as interim minister of religious education (2001-2002). She is currently a Ph.D. Candidate at the Graduate Theological Union in Interdisciplinary Studies in history and theology, and she serves on the adjunct faculty at Starr King School for the Ministry, teaching eco-theology, Unitarian Universalist theologies, and liberal religious education theories and practices. Starting mid-August, she will be our Director of Children and Family Ministries.
Amount of principal paid down (as of May 15): $248,205.40
Our faith - Unitarian Universalism - is a theologically liberal religious movement characterized by its support of a free and responsible search for truth and meaning.
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