February 24, 2021 | Announcements & Events

Notice of Annual Meeting of the Congregation
Sunday, March 14, 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM

The Board of Trustees is convening our Annual Meeting on Sunday, March 14, 2021. It will begin after a 20-minute devotion led by Rev. Theresa Soto. This meeting will include:

  • An election of five new members of the Board of Trustees and gratitude and farewell to outgoing members
  • An update from Rev. Soto on the “State of the Church”
  • A review of the 2021 budget
  • An update on our transition to Year-Round Stewardship
  • A time to reflect on the Board’s learning goal for 2020: How are we doing on our work for spiritual and social transformation within, among, and beyond ourselves?
  • Joy in being together and renewing our commitment to our Mission, even as we continue to worship, play, and work remotely

In order to vote at any business meeting of the church, one must be a member and must have made a pledge for the current church year. If you would like to talk with Rev. Theresa Soto about getting a waiver for your pledge, reach out to them by email, phone, or text, at (510) 473-7686 and revsoto@uuoakland.orgno later than Sunday, February 28. If you are uncertain whether you are eligible to vote, please email Jodie Mathies. Please plan to attend – we want to see you, we want to keep you informed, and we need a quorum in order to conduct the business of our church.

P.S. There are currently five open positions on the Board. If you are interested in serving our congregation as a member of the Board, please contact our Nominating Committee.

#100DaysforFreedom Action Calls
Every Tuesday until May 2, 11:00 to 11:30 AM

Come take action with your church community and make calls to free people from ICE during the 100 day deportation moratorium. We’ll gather on Zoom to check-in, ground ourselves, make calls, and celebrate our actions. Check out this action kit for more info. If you’d like the Zoom link to participate please contact Amy Carlson or Claudine Tong.

Guest at Your Table

The Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) needs your donations to carry on its human rights work in the US and around the world. UUSC works with grassroots partners to protect and empower the world’s poorest people, especially those threatened with genocide or displaced by climate change. It has the top rating for effectiveness in a charitable organization. To learn more, visit the UUSC website. To contribute to its annual Guest at Your Table fundraiser, go to our congregation’s special donor page.  Your contribution will be matched, thus doubling its impact. Thank you!

“UU American Roots”: A Course Offered by Emily Stoper

Emily will once again offer her popular course on the history of Unitarianism, Universalism, and UU in America, going back to the beginning. No required reading or exams, just PowerPoint slides and a lot of discussion! When: Wednesday evenings, 7:30 to 9:30 PM, March 24 and 31 and April 7 and 14. Suggested donation: $40; give as much or as little as you like; all are welcome. Sponsored by the adult education program. For more information and a Zoom invitation, email Emily Stoper.