October 7, 2020 | Announcements & Events

Pep Talk on “Voting as a Spiritual Practice”

Interim director of religious education Alex Haider-Winnett offers a Pep Talk on “Voting as a Spiritual Practice.” See the video here.

RE-Source: A New Monthly Newsletter for Lifespan Religious Education

Feeling overwhelmed? At a loss for how to talk about current events faithfully? Feeling burnt out and struggling to find resilience? Not sure how to engage in your family’s spiritual health? Check out the RE-Source, a new monthly newsletter with activities, conversation prompts and ideas of how to incorporate more theological reflection without adding more to your schedule! October’s theme is Deeper Listening. For more information or to learn how you can contribute to future editions, contact Alex.

Practice Against Microaggressions
Tuesday, October 13, 7:30 to 8:30 PM

Pastor Theresa will offer a practice session with breakout rooms: one for BIPOC on healing from microaggressions and another one for dominant culture folks on preventing and cleaning up microaggressions if they happen. To join in, send an email to yesplease@uuoakland.org with MICROAGGRESSIONS in the subject line.

Election Response Circle
Thursday, October 15, 7:30 to 8:30 PM

Pastor Theresa and Stefan Schneider will hold an election response circle to talk about the burdens and complexities we are carrying in our hearts about this election. We will also talk about preparing for a response after the election, including deescalation and interrupting harm. Join us to keep building for the future. To join, email yesplease@uuoakland.org with ELECTION in the subject line.

Pastoral Conversation: Keep on Moving Forward
Thursday, October 22, 7:00 to 7:25 PM

Join the next pastoral conversation with Pastor Theresa, on the theme of “keep on moving forward.” To request Zoom details, send an email to yesplease@uuoakland.org with PASTORAL CONVERSATION in the subject line.

Book Group Meeting
Thursday, October 22, 7:30 to 9:30 PM

Come discuss the book Begin Again: James Baldwin’s America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own by Eddie S. Glaude Jr., which is a New York Times Best Seller. James Baldwin grew disillusioned by the failure of the civil rights movement to force America to confront its lies about race. Now, when that confrontation feels more urgently needed than ever, what can we learn from his struggle? Contact Emily Stoper for Zoom link.