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, July 05, 2015 - "Simply Living"
ONE SERVICE ONLY at 10:20 a.m.
Worship Leaders: Matthew McHale
Worship Associates: Jack Macy
Music: Renée Witon
Sermon Description: Contemporary American society has more "stuff" than any other society in human history, and yet we are not any happier for it, and the pursuit of stuff can leave us feeling miserable and unfulfilled, not to mention that it is completely unsustainable. This Sunday we reevaluate our relationship to the stuff in our lives, and bring our focus back to the things that really matter.
Speaker Bio: Matthew McHale has been given preliminary fellowship by the UUA and is a community minister with deep commitment to environmental justice and sustainable ecological practices.
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.
Learn more about our beliefs in the Newcomer's section.