November 18, 2020 | Announcements & Events

The Holidays Are Hard Enough: Holiday Grief Group
Thursday, November 19, and Friday, December 4, 7:00 to 7:30 PM

Meet with folks to talk about grief surrounding the holiday season in a time of COVID-19. There will be two opportunities. For more information, email Alex Haider-Winnett. To receive Zoom details, email with HOLIDAYS in the subject line.

Christmas Chapel Workshop
Thursday, November 20, 7:00 to 7:30 PM

For 12 days of Christmas, from December 11 through December 22, we will have short and sweet Christmas Chapels. A Christmas Chapel is an online gathering of 30 minutes or less, hosted by one of the ministries of the congregation. If you or your group is interested in hosting a Christmas Chapel, please check out this planner and join the Christmas Chapel workshop. Send a message to with CHRISTMAS CHAPEL for more information.

First Unitarian Church of Oakland History Party
Saturday, November 21, 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Let’s celebrate and share our collective knowledge of First Unitarian Church of Oakland’s rich history with each other. All are welcome! To receive an invitation, write to with HISTORY in the subject line.

Sunday Youth Activities

High school-aged friends are welcome to join us for youth activities. Join UU Oakland for drop-in fun and conversation from 12:00 to 1:00 PM. Join UU Livermore for games and silliness over Discord from 1:30 to 3:00 PM. Contact Alex for sign-in information.

Board of Trustees News and November Meeting
Tuesday, November 24, 6:45 to 9:15 PM

The board of trustees has news to share! They have posted their latest update, where you can find out what they are accomplishing on your behalf and what is important for you to know about our shared ministry. Be sure to read it, and be sure to check the events listing below for information about their upcoming meeting, to which everyone is invited.

All members and friends are welcome to attend board meetings, which are currently being conducted through video conferencing. Meetings begin with a 15-minute period for open comments. The agenda for the meeting can be found in the meeting packet. To receive information on how to access, send an email to with BOARD MEETING in the subject line. Next meeting is on December 15.

Dominant Culture Caucus Huddle
Sunday, November 29, 11:45 AM to 1:30 PM

Join us to talk about the work of equality and anti-oppression. What does it mean to be a dominant culture person in our community? We will be exploring sources of tenacity and courage for these times. Please send an email to with HUDDLE in the subject line for details on how to access.

Alex’s Pep Talk

This week, Alex reflects on how UU values and the human sexuality curriculum Our Whole Lives prepared him for COVID-19. As we see new spikes in cases, let us consider how we are called to care for ourselves and each other. Watch the Pep Talk video on YouTube.