Week of 12/13 New Events Posted

During February 2019, First Unitarian Church of Oakland will celebrate its sesquicentennial as a beacon of liberal religion in Oakland. Each Sunday’s worship in February will feature a special speaker, memorable guests, and extraordinary coffee hours with events and activities focusing on our historic anniversary and helping us dream about the future. Mark your calendars now for February 3, February 10, February 17, and February 24 and join in the commemorations and celebrations.  

Questions? Please contact Rev. Sheri Prud’homme revsheri@uuoakland.org


Home Hospitality for Starr King Seminarians

It is that time in the year when a number of low residency Starr King School seminarians are coming to town for Intersession classes and Orientation in Berkeley, and Symposium in our church building. You are invited, if you have the space and are interested, to help provide home hospitality to these future leaders of our religious movement.   Intensives, Jan 7 – Jan 25. Orientation, Jan 9 – 11. Symposium Jan 12. Please contact Matthew Waterman (mwaterman@ses.sksm.edu) if you are able to help.


Pagan Interest Group Conversation , 12 PM – 1 PM , Arts and Crafts Room

Curious about Paganism? Practice an Earth-based spiritual path and want to connect with others who do too? Please join us for a conversation after service Sunday 12/16 where we will talk about the diverse religious traditions, ancient and emerging, and begin to develop a vision for a Pagan fellowship at UU Oakland.


Reminder: MSC19 Tables on Potluck Sundays
Sun., Dec. 23, Your Search Committee will be tabling in Wendte Hall during the monthly potluck. Confused about the ministerial search process? Members of the Search Committee (MSC19) will be available to answer your questions. Look for them at one of the rectangular tables. Stop by to say, “Hi!”  For a complete description of the ministerial search process see:  The Settlement Handbook


Sun., 12/16, Many Paths with Meri Lane, 11:45AM, Starr King

Our members and friends come to this church from significantly diverse personal spiritual pathways and have arrived in this community not by accident.
We are enlightened when we can learn from all our complex life stories. In our individual and community search for truth and spiritual growth, we celebrate our diversity while also finding commonalities. And, magically all of this intertwines into an embracing community that is strong enough to do the work that we are committed to do both within ourselves and in the world around us.


Your Board of Trustees has been diligently developing a new church governing structure to be rolled out after the first of the year.  Would you like to find out more about it? Check out these two opportunities:

We will be staffing a table in Wendte Hall during coffee hour after worship on December 16, 23, 30, and January 6.  Please stop by.

On Sunday, January 13, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Starr King Room, we will convene an informational session for all interested persons.  Please save the date and plan to attend.

For more information, please contact Steve Thomasberger, Rinda Bartley, or Dick Bailey.