Week of 10/18 Updates


Create Slides for Worship Services! Join the team that creates the slides for each week’s Sunday service. It’s a fun, creative job. A one-hour training is all that’s needed. It takes about 2 hours to create the slides for each service, mostly on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Each team member does it 1/4 of the time. The other team members are Emily Stoper, Dan Wright, and Kem Tetlow. Contact Emily Stoper if interested.

Children and Youth Cottage Conversations! Two members of the Search Committee will join the children and youth programs in the coming weeks. They will engage in age-appropriate ways  about what it means to be in search, how the children and youth describe our congregation, and what they would want our new minister to do with our congregation. The older children will also have the opportunity to complete a very short questionnaire. We ask parents and guardians to help assure that their children attend the conversations. Sunday, 11/04 High schoolers (after the service). Sunday, 10/21 Cottage COnversation with the Coming of Age kids (during the service)

No conflict with Halloween festivities! Questions? Please contact Donna Fujioka


Sun., Oct. 21, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM, Earth Justice Associates Meeting, 3rd Floor Foyer. Our agenda for this Sunday’s meeting will include

– review of the solar-on-the-roof plans

– discussion of joining Social Justice to be one Justice Council

– plan and purpose of our Climate Fair to a later date with a larger focus

Please join us.  New energy and ideas are welcome. Questions? Please contact Earth Justice Associates


<span style="font-weight: 400;"><strong>Sun., Nov 4, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM, First Sundays For Racial Justice, Starr King Room.</strong> Please join us and participate in our First Sundays for Anti-Racism/Anti-Oppression meeting. More Information on October’s programming will be posted soon. Sponsored by the <a href="jtw@uuoakland.org">Journey Toward Wholeness Transformation Team</a>. Potluck; child care available</span>

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Sun., Nov. 18, “Many Paths To First Unitarian” Returns!, Starr King Room. There are so many wonderfully interesting and inspiring stories from our members about their spiritual path thus far. It will be our treat and honor as the months unfold to hear from some of them. We’re looking forward to seeing you on November 18th! If you have any suggestions please reach out to Bev Smrha

Mon., Nov 19, First Unitarian Monthly Meditation Group-Community Meditation, 7:15 PM – 8:30 PM, Located in Rockridge near BART. We meet the third Monday of each month to cultivate peace from within, nurturing self-awareness, kindness, and compassion for all beings. Meditators of all backgrounds and experience levels are welcome. Silent meditation for 40 minutes followed by treats and gentle conversation. For details on location and accessibility, please contact meditation@uuoakland.org.