June 30, 2021 | Announcements & Events

First Sunday Antiracism Discussion & Practice:
8th Principle of UU

July 4, 11:45 AM – 1:15 PM

Racial identity is not shaped in a neutral environment. As people of faith on a spiritual journey toward wholeness, we gather to understand the dynamics of racial identity and to overcome barriers and oppression created by individual, institutional, and cultural racism. This month, we examine the meaning of the 8th Principle of Unitarian Universalism. Gathering sponsored by Journey Toward Wholeness Transformation Team. For more info including Zoom meeting link email jtw@uuoakland.org with FIRST SUNDAY in the subject line.

Summer Programming for Children On Hold

Summer Programming for Children is on hold through the summer. We will resume Children’s Worship in some form when the Church’s program year begins, currently scheduled for September 26th. At that time we will also schedule Club UU for middle-schoolers and High School Youth Group. Please contact our Children & Family Ministries Coordinator, Nicole Fitzhugh, nicole@uuoakland.org for further information.

First Sunday Poetry Circle

July 4, 9:30 AM – 10:15 APM

Please join fellow poetry lovers for an appreciation of favorite poems.  In July and August we will have guest hosts on zoom.  Lawrence Ferlinghetti writes in his poem, “I am Waiting,”

I am waiting
for the green mornings to come again
… and I am waiting
perpetually and forever
a renaissance of wonder.

May it be so!  Contact Ron for more info.

Environmental Justice News

  1. You can still contact your representatives about requiring local refineries to adopt best practices to reduce air pollution. More info =>Environmental Justice News 
  2. SAVE THE DATE –  Sat. Aug. 28 – All-church picnic, organized by EJA
  3. What are YOU thinking and doing about the climate crisis? What would you like to see our congregation do? We want your input! Fill out this survey: https://forms.gle/SbjZa6wfXN9bXyHp9 (need help? contact Heather Macleod)

Church Book Group Meeting

Thurs., July 22, 6:30-9:30 PM

The book will be “The Human Age: The World Shaped by Us” by Diane Ackerman.
“Ackerman takes us to the mind-expanding frontiers of science, exploring the fact that the ‘natural’ and the ‘human’ now inescapably depend on one another (New York Times Book Review), with probing intelligence, a clear eye, and an ever-hopeful heart.”

Sounds good, huh? Contact bookgroup@uuoakland.org for a Zoom link.