First Unitarian Church of Oakland

685 14th Street
Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 893-6129


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 Standing on the Side of Love welcoming congregation standing on the side of love find us on facebook accessibility 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!

This Week's Worship Service
Theme for this month is Beauty

Sunday, April 19, 2015 (9:25 a.m. and 11:25 a.m.) - "A Green Revolution" Contemplative Worship at 9:30 a.m.; Worship Arts Celebration at 11:20 a.m.

In this sermon, Matthew McHale will explore the environmental crisis our species faces and the incredibly exciting movements afoot to bring ecological justice and healing to our world.

Worship Leaders: Rev. Ed Brock and Matthew McHale
Worship Associates: Jack Macy

Music by Geoff Ullerich
Joyful Noise band and singers will start the service with three songs to begin worship.

Learn about our upcoming worship services

The Capital Campaign

In case you missed it, at the annual meeting, former member Annie Gonzalez Milliken described the lasting impact of First Unitarian Church of Oakland. She adds, Its a spiritual discipline to show up andto be present and to do your part. Its the way we need to be in the world and in the church in general. Watch the video of her stirring commentary.

What We Believe

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.

Or check Wikipedia's description of Unitarian Universalism.