November 25, 2020 | Announcements & Events

Pastoral Care During Church Thanksgiving Holidays
Thursday and Friday, November 26 and 27

If you have a pastoral care emergency during the church holidays, please reach out to Evelyn Sheridan, pastoral care coordinator at, or to Pastor Theresa, by email at or via phone call or text at 510-473-SOTO (510-473-7686).

The Church Needs Your Pledge

Did you see the email titled “UU Oakland Sustaining Pledge Process”? It’s asking you to remember that through the craziness of 2020, we still have our church. Please submit your sustaining pledge. It’s easy. If you can’t find the email “UU Oakland Sustaining Pledge Process”, or if you’re a new friend, contact Rinda Bartley at Also, please consider donating monthly by credit card or automatic bank payment. Let’s keep First Unitarian going when we need it more than ever.

Party with Laurentine…Again!
Saturday, November 28, 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

What do you know about First Unitarian Church of Oakland’s rich history? What would you like to learn? Check out the jam board created this past Saturday. The first party was so much fun, we’re doing it again! 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.

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.

Congregational Book Group Meeting
Thursday, December 3, 7:30 to 9:30 PM

We’ll be discussing Elderhood: Redefining Aging, Transforming Medicine, Reimagining Life by Louise Aronson, Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and NY Times Bestseller. As revelatory as Atul Gawande’s Being MortalElderhood is an essential, empathetic look at a vital but often disparaged stage of life. To receive a Zoom invitation, email Next meeting is on January 7: A Sand County Almanac, And Sketches Here and There by Aldo Leopold.

Holiday Grief Group
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. For more information, email Alex Haider-Winnett. To receive Zoom details, email with HOLIDAYS in the subject line.