September 16, 2019
  • Meditation Sitting Group with Carol Emert- Meets in Rockridge

    September 16, 2019 @ 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm

    The First Unitarian meditation sangha welcomes meditators of all backgrounds and experience levels. Silent meditation begins at 7:15 PM for 40 minutes, followed by check-ins and tea. 

    BART accessible in Oakland’s Rockridge community.

    For location and accessibility questions, contact Carol Emert.

September 17, 2019
  • Covenant Group

    September 17, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Crompton Library

September 18, 2019
  • Crescendo Choir Rehearsal, 7:15-9:00, Starr King Room

    September 18, 2019 @ 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm
    Starr King Room

    Singers rejoice! Crescendo Choir resumes our regular rehearsal schedule on Anyone interested in joining our choir is welcome to attend! See you there!

    For more information, contact co-directors Stefan Schneider Stefan Schneider or Renee Winton

September 19, 2019
  • Personnel Committee Mtg.

    September 19, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
    Crompton Library

September 20, 2019
  • Church office closed Friday-Sunday

    September 20, 2019 @ 11:00 pm - 11:30 pm

September 21, 2019
  • Wisdom of World Religions Discussion Group

    September 21, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
    Starr King Room

    The third source of UUism acknowledges the wisdom of many religious traditions around the world. All are welcome to join this month as Anthony McHugh convenes a guided discussion of the psychology of religion based on William James' book, "The Varieties of Religious Experience." The topic for the following month will be decided at the end of the meeting.
    Contact Anthony McHugh:
    anthonybenjaminmchugh@gmail.com

  • Circle of Oak Mabon Celebration

    September 21, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Starr King Room

    Sat., Sept. 21st, Circle of Oak Mabon Celebration, 7 PM - 10 PM, Starr King Room

    Welcome darkness, harvest, and community! We celebrate the Fall Equinox with a ritual honoring the shifting season. Join us to farewell the Sun-centered growing time of the bright half of the year and welcome in the abundant, healing rest that the Dark Half of the year invites us to enjoy. Blessed Be.

    airtribepriestess@gmail.com

  • Church office closed Friday-Sunday

    September 21, 2019 @ 11:00 pm - 11:30 pm

September 22, 2019
  • Series: Wi$dom Path, 9-10 AM in the 3rd Floor Open Space

    September 22, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
    Third Floor Open Space

    Join Pastor Theresa and Rev. Sheri for this 4-week series! Participants build awareness of their own “money story” and explore their own attitudes and experiences with money, then delve into ways to align faith, values, and a sense of a life calling with their financial ways of being. Contact: revsheri@uuoakland.org for more information.

  • Worship 10:20 am

    September 22, 2019 @ 10:20 am - 11:20 am

  • Church-wide Picnic/party

    September 22, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

    More info to come.

  • Board of Trustees Meeting

    September 22, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
    First Unitarian Church of Oakland, 685 14th Street, Oakland, CA, Program Room

    Board meetings are open to the entire congregation; you are most welcome to come and observe your board in action. There is a new Board of Trustees schedule. In order to be more accessible to our Members, the Board of Trustees has changed the meeting schedule so that we will meet on Sunday afternoon every other month. The other months, we will meet on Tuesday night, as we have traditionally done. Here is the schedule through March 2020.

    Aug. - Tues., Aug. 27,  7- 9 pm 
    Sept. - Sun., Sept. 22,   Noon - 2:30 pm (20 minute open comment period starts at noon)
    Oct. - Tuesday Oct. 22 7:00 - 9:00
    Nov. - Sunday Nov. 24, Noon - 2:30 pm (20 minute open comment period starts at noon) 
    Dec. - Tuesday Dec. 24 (NEED TO CHANGE)
    Jan. - Sunday Jan 26 Noon - 2:30 pm (20 minute open comment period starts at noon) Feb. - Tuesday Feb. 25 7:00 - 9:00   
    March - Sunday March 22, Noon - 2:30 pm (20 minute open comment period starts at noon) 

  • Orientation to Membership

    September 22, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    Orientation to membership

    Our Orientation to Membership Workshop takes place on the 4th Sunday of each month at 12 noon, Room TBA.

    This is for visitors and potential new members; long-term members are welcome to attend too. The workshop is designed to help you decide whether Unitarian Universalism and the First Unitarian Church of Oakland is right for you, and allows you to get connected to others in the community. For more info, contact Rev. Sheri revsheri@uuoakland.org

  • Church office closed Friday-Sunday

    September 22, 2019 @ 11:00 pm - 11:30 pm

September 24, 2019
  • Church Book Group

    September 24, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    Church Book Group

    Church Book Group
    Meets 4th Tuesdays (most months),
    7:30 to 9:30 PM, at the Stopers’ home. The group discusses nonfiction books that relate to the church's mission in the areas of justice, nature, history, psychology, etc. There is a core of regulars and drop-ins are always welcome. Watch the Chalice Chatter, the website and the church e-list to see in advance what books have been selected for the next month or two. For information about accessibility and/or anything else about the group, contact Emily Stoper, Emily.stoper@gmail.com

September 25, 2019
  • Crescendo Choir Rehearsal, 7:15-9:00, Starr King Room

    September 25, 2019 @ 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm
    Starr King Room

    Singers rejoice! Crescendo Choir resumes our regular rehearsal schedule on Anyone interested in joining our choir is welcome to attend! See you there!

    For more information, contact co-directors Stefan Schneider Stefan Schneider or Renee Winton

September 26, 2019
  • Congregational Congregational Book Group Discusses Trevor Noah's "Born A Crime" , 7:30 - 9:30 PM.

    September 26, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    on the Rockridge/Berkeley Border

    You're all welcome to join us to talk about Trevor Noah's memoir, "Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood" - a book rich in both humor and substance. Contact Emily.Stoper@gmail.com about location and accessibility.

    Contact Emily.Stoper@gmail.com for information about location and accessibility.

September 27, 2019
  • Kickoff Worship Service for Shared Ministry

    September 27, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Everyone in the congregation is invited for worship that will include reflection, sharing, music, and dreaming big. The title of worship is "Traveling Together". We will explore the values that power the kickoff and our shared ministry.

  • Church office closed Friday-Sunday

    September 27, 2019 @ 11:00 pm - 11:30 pm

September 28, 2019
  • Rev. Soto Startup Weekend

    September 28, 2019 - September 29, 2019 @ 

  • Church office closed Friday-Sunday

    September 28, 2019 @ 11:00 pm - 11:30 pm

September 29, 2019
  • Rev. Soto Startup Weekend

    September 28, 2019 - September 29, 2019 @ 

  • Series: Wi$dom Path, 9-10 AM in the 3rd Floor Open Space

    September 29, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
    Third Floor Open Space

    Join Pastor Theresa and Rev. Sheri for this 4-week series! Participants build awareness of their own “money story” and explore their own attitudes and experiences with money, then delve into ways to align faith, values, and a sense of a life calling with their financial ways of being. Contact: revsheri@uuoakland.org for more information.

  • Worship 10:20 am

    September 29, 2019 @ 10:20 am - 11:20 am

  • Church office closed Friday-Sunday

    September 29, 2019 @ 11:00 pm - 11:30 pm

October 2, 2019
  • Crescendo Choir Rehearsal, 7:15-9:00, Starr King Room

    October 2, 2019 @ 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm
    Starr King Room

    Singers rejoice! Crescendo Choir resumes our regular rehearsal schedule on Anyone interested in joining our choir is welcome to attend! See you there!

    For more information, contact co-directors Stefan Schneider Stefan Schneider or Renee Winton

October 4, 2019
  • All-Church Retreat from at Westminster Woods in Occidental, CA.

    October 4, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - October 6, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
    Westminster Woods Camp, Retreat Center, and Outdoor School, 6510 Bohemian Hwy, Occidental, CA 95465, USA

    Join us for our Annual All-Church Retreat! We'd love to see you there.
    October 4-6, 2019 at Westminster Woods Retreat Center, in Occidental.
    A weekend of connection, nature, games, worship, swimming, and fun!
    Contact Kris Wedding-Crowell, at churchretreat@uuoakland.org

  • Church office closed Friday-Sunday

    October 4, 2019 @ 11:00 pm - 11:30 pm

October 5, 2019
  • All-Church Retreat from at Westminster Woods in Occidental, CA.

    October 4, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - October 6, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
    Westminster Woods Camp, Retreat Center, and Outdoor School, 6510 Bohemian Hwy, Occidental, CA 95465, USA

    Join us for our Annual All-Church Retreat! We'd love to see you there.
    October 4-6, 2019 at Westminster Woods Retreat Center, in Occidental.
    A weekend of connection, nature, games, worship, swimming, and fun!
    Contact Kris Wedding-Crowell, at churchretreat@uuoakland.org

  • Church office closed Friday-Sunday

    October 5, 2019 @ 11:00 pm - 11:30 pm

October 6, 2019
  • Series: Wi$dom Path, 9-10 AM in the 3rd Floor Open Space

    October 6, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
    Third Floor Open Space

    Join Pastor Theresa and Rev. Sheri for this 4-week series! Participants build awareness of their own “money story” and explore their own attitudes and experiences with money, then delve into ways to align faith, values, and a sense of a life calling with their financial ways of being. Contact: revsheri@uuoakland.org for more information.

  • Worship 10:20 am

    October 6, 2019 @ 10:20 am - 11:20 am

  • 1st Sundays for Anti-racism and Anti-Oppression

    October 6, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

    First Sundays for Anti-racism and Anti-Oppression

    Racial Identity Caucusing & Potluck

    First Sunday of Every Month | 12:00 to 2:00 pm

    Starr King Room

    All are welcome. Potluck begins as soon as possible after worship service.
    No need to bring food to participate. Childcare available upon request.

    Racial identity is not shaped in a neutral environment. Caucusing provides supportive space where:

    · Self-identified people of color explore how their identity forms in response to racial oppression.

    · People who identify as white explore how their identity forms in response to white supremacy.

    · People who identify as multiracial with white European ancestry may participate with the caucus of their choice or create another.

    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 an individual, institutional, and cultural racism.

    We warmly invite you to join us!

    Sponsored by Journey Toward Wholeness Transformation Team. For more info contact jtw@uuoakland.org.

  • Church office closed Friday-Sunday

    October 6, 2019 @ 11:00 pm - 11:30 pm

October 9, 2019
  • Crescendo Choir Rehearsal, 7:15-9:00, Starr King Room

    October 9, 2019 @ 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm
    Starr King Room

    Singers rejoice! Crescendo Choir resumes our regular rehearsal schedule on Anyone interested in joining our choir is welcome to attend! See you there!

    For more information, contact co-directors Stefan Schneider Stefan Schneider or Renee Winton

October 11, 2019
  • Church office closed Friday-Sunday

    October 11, 2019 @ 11:00 pm - 11:30 pm

October 12, 2019
  • Finance Team Meeting

    October 12, 2019 @ 9:15 am - 12:15 pm
    Crompton Library

  • Church office closed Friday-Sunday

    October 12, 2019 @ 11:00 pm - 11:30 pm

October 13, 2019
  • Stewardship kick-off

    October 13, 2019

  • Series: Wi$dom Path, 9-10 AM in the 3rd Floor Open Space

    October 13, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
    Third Floor Open Space

    Join Pastor Theresa and Rev. Sheri for this 4-week series! Participants build awareness of their own “money story” and explore their own attitudes and experiences with money, then delve into ways to align faith, values, and a sense of a life calling with their financial ways of being. Contact: revsheri@uuoakland.org for more information.

  • Justice Council Coordinating Team meeting

    October 13, 2019 @ 9:15 am - 10:15 am

    Meeting on the third floor around the board table in the OYC space.

  • Worship 10:20 am

    October 13, 2019 @ 10:20 am - 11:20 am

  • Church office closed Friday-Sunday

    October 13, 2019 @ 11:00 pm - 11:30 pm

October 15, 2019
  • Covenant Group

    October 15, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Crompton Library

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