Week of 10-03-19 New Announcements & Events


We need several folks to be on the church Safety team. The team is designed to keep us safe and alert on Sunday mornings. As a member of the TEAM you would be responsible OBSERVING people that attend worship and reporting any suspicious behavior. OBSERVE, REPORT AND NOTIFY.

We will be conducting 2 training. Saturday Oct 12 10:00 to 12:00 and Oct 26 10:00 to 12:00

Please contact Stefan at rentals@uuoakland.org

<div><strong>October's Worship and Learning Theme is "In-Between."</strong> What does that bring to your imagination? There is definitely more than one way to define the state of In-Between. Consider the perspective of in-between as transition that Black poet Nikki Giovanni offers:</div>
<b>A lot of people resist transition and therefore never allow themselves to enjoy who they are. Embrace the change, no matter what it is; once you do, you can learn about the new world you're in and take advantage of it.</b>--
<div>There are changes all around you. What do they offer? Fall brings hot drinks and cozy sweaters. but internally you may experience that call for deepening that comes from taking stock and letting our roots be nourished. Come explore the opportunity of the In-Between in worship and other conversations in the congregation. A particular blessing awaits you.<b></b></div>

Sun., Oct. 6, Poetry Circle, 9:30 AM, 3rd Floor Library.  Please come to the Poetry Circle this Sunday Oct. 6, 9:30 AM – 3rd floor Library. The theme is “Beloved Family” – as we renew our journey together as a spiritual family.  Please bring a poem to share or just come to be inspired.  Contact Ron with questions, ronwei@yahoo.com

Sunday, Oct.13, Men’s Fellowship, 9:30 AM. Men of our congregation, please join in a conversation about the Men’s Fellowship.  What role might the Fellowship play in the larger community?  How do men support one another?  What can we still learn from our fathers?  Please join us. Contact Ron ronwei@yahoo.com with questions.

Sat., Oct. 19,UU Justice Ministry of California for an all-day Climate Justice Summit,  10am-5pm at the Mt Diablo UU Church, 55 Eckley Lane, Walnut Creek, Ca.  Join UU’s, faith leaders and climate justice activists from around California and help build faith-grounded engagement on  one of the most critical issues of our time.  Attend workshops by UU Service Committee, UU Ministry of the Earth, Interfaith Power and Light, Sunflower Alliance and more,.  It is free and meals/refreshments provided.  To register and receive updates go to uujmca.org/climatesummit2019.   Want to offer a workshop, panel or conversation  at the summit, email info@uujmca.org.  Hope to see you there

Thurs., Oct. 24, Congregational Book Group Meeting, 7:30-9:30 PM. This month’s book is “Political Tribes: Group Instinct and the Fate of Nations” by Amy Chua.  It comes highly recommended, with excellent reviews.  Don’t miss what’s bound to be a very lively discussion. Contact Emily.Stoper@gmail.com for information about location and accessibility.