December 9, 2020 | Announcements & Events

Introducing the Earth Justice Advocates

The Earth Justice Associates have taken a new name! Earth Justice Advocates was agreed to by the group last month for two reasons: to avoid confusion with a legal association of the same name and to promote a purpose to actively advocate rather than just associate. To learn about the latest opportunities, you are invited to join EJA’s new Google group and to attend their meetings held on the third Sunday of each month. For more information, email Tom Smith at

Alex’s Pep Talk

All over California, cities and counties are starting to shut down again to relieve pressure on ICUs and hospital staff. That takes a toll on our hearts and minds. So in Alex’s Pep Talk, he shares 5+ ideas for how to take care of ourselves and each other this winter.

First Unitarian Church of Oakland History Party #2
Saturday, December 12, 1:00 to 2:00 PM

What do you know about First Unitarian Church of Oakland’s rich history? What would you like to learn? 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! Check out the jam board created at the first party. To receive an invitation, write to with HISTORY in the subject line.

Sun Making at Multigenerational Chapel
Sunday, December 13, 10:00 to 10:25 am

Join Children & Family Ministries (CFM) for Sun Craft or Coloring. We will make sun crafts at Children’s Chapel just as we have done for the Sun Hunt at our traditional Multigenerational Solstice Service. We ask each participant to make a sun for themself and one to share. We’ll send each other one of our suns. Keep your sun to share at the CFM Christmas Chapel on December 18 and to welcome the Winter Sun at the Yule service on December 20! Here’s a list of craft suggestions and coloring pages, but feel free to use your own ideas. If you need materials, please contact and we will get them to you before the 13th. RSVP to with SUN CRAFTS in the subject line to receive the special Zoom link that we’re using for this multigenerational activity.

Board of Trustees News and December Meeting
Tuesday, December 15, 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 plan to attend their upcoming meeting. 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 January 26.