November 13, 2019
  • Crescendo Choir Rehearsal, 7:15-9:00, Starr King Room

    November 13, 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

November 15, 2019
  • The Whole Queer Story with S Bear Bergman

    November 15, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    90 delicious minutes of queer and trans storytelling for your tender heart:

    A six-year-old contrives an elaborate excuse to remove a despised frilly top and run through the backyard sprinkler shirtless as the neighborhood boys are free to do.

    The laundry-room discovery of a transgender college student’s boxer-briefs during a visit home leads to a blow-up with his parents.

    A celebration soured by gender policing takes an unexpectedly delicious left-turn into victory.

    A queer, Jewish, trans, international wedding unites two very different, and very nervous, families.

    Heartbreaking, astutely observant, and broadly illuminating, S. Bear Bergman tells stories that draw universal laughter (and sometimes tears) from his queer and trans experiences.

    Doors at 7pm, show at 7:30. 90 delicious minutes of queer and trans storytelling for your tender heart.

    Pay What You Can at the door, suggested ticket price $20.

    Access info: First Unitarian Church of Oakland is fully wheelchair accessible. Gendered washroom information to come. I regret that I am not able to make ASL interpretation available for this performance due to the short timeline.

  • Church office closed Friday-Sunday

    November 15, 2019 @ 11:00 pm - 11:30 pm

November 16, 2019
  • Wisdom of World Religions Discussion Group

    November 16, 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

  • Church office closed Friday-Sunday

    November 16, 2019 @ 11:00 pm - 11:30 pm

November 17, 2019
  • Worship 10:20 am

    November 17, 2019 @ 10:20 am - 11:20 am

  • Earth Justice Associates

    November 17, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

  • Disability Identity Group

    November 17, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

  • Circle of Oak Pagan Gathering, 12 PM - 1 PM, UU Oakland Backyard

    November 17, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    Practicing or curious about a spiritual path that honors the Earth as Divine? Join Circle of Oak for our third Sunday gathering! We'll gather in a sacred circle, ask and answer questions about Earth-based spirituality, and probably craft something. All are welcome!
    Contact Piper Rowanoak:
    airtribepriestess@gmail.com

  • Church office closed Friday-Sunday

    November 17, 2019 @ 11:00 pm - 11:30 pm

November 18, 2019
  • Meditation Sitting Group with Carol Emert- Meets in Rockridge

    November 18, 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.

November 19, 2019
  • Covenant Group

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

November 20, 2019
  • Crescendo Choir Rehearsal, 7:15-9:00, Starr King Room

    November 20, 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

November 22, 2019
  • Church office closed Friday-Sunday

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

November 23, 2019
  • Religious Traditions Discussion Group - Hinduism , 10:30 AM - 12 PM , Room TBA

    November 23, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

    Saturday , Nov. 23rd , Religious Traditions Discussion Group - Hinduism , 10:30 AM - 12 PM , Room TBA

    The third source of UUism acknowledges the wisdom of many religious traditions around the world. All are welcome to join in an investigation of these traditions through guided discussions. This month will begin a chapter by chapter walkthrough of Huston Smith’s “The World’s Religions” starting with Hinduism.

  • Church office closed Friday-Sunday

    November 23, 2019 @ 11:00 pm - 11:30 pm

November 24, 2019
  • Worship Bread Communion 10:20 am

    November 24, 2019 @ 10:20 am - 11:20 am

  • Potluck

    November 24, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

    Potluck After Service, Wendte Hall. 4th Sunday Potlucks after Service. Please join us as we break bread and sit with each other in the community. We hope to see you then! Questions? Please contact Ron Weisberg.

  • Orientation to Membership

    November 24, 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

  • Board of Trustees Meeting

    November 24, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 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. - TBA
    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) 

  • Church office closed Friday-Sunday

    November 24, 2019 @ 11:00 pm - 11:30 pm

November 26, 2019
  • Church Book Group

    November 26, 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

November 27, 2019
  • Crescendo Choir Rehearsal, 7:15-9:00, Starr King Room

    November 27, 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

November 28, 2019
  • Office Closed

    November 28, 2019

  • Congregational Book Group Meeting, 7:30 - 9:30 PM.

    November 28, 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.

November 29, 2019
  • Church office closed Friday-Sunday

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

November 30, 2019
  • Church office closed Friday-Sunday

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

December 1, 2019
  • Poetry Circle, 9:30 AM, 3rd Floor Library.

    December 1, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
    Crompton Library

  • Worship 10:20 am

    December 1, 2019 @ 10:20 am - 11:20 am

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

    December 1, 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

    December 1, 2019 @ 11:00 pm - 11:30 pm

December 4, 2019
  • Crescendo Choir Rehearsal, 7:15-9:00, Starr King Room

    December 4, 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

December 5, 2019
  • Book Group, 7:30-9:30 PM, in Rockridge/Berkeley Border.

    December 5, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Thurs., Dec. 5, Book Group, 7:30-9:30 PM, in Rockridge/Berkeley Border.

    This month's book is "Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City" by Matthew Desmond. It's a brilliant Pulitzer-Prize-winning best seller.
    Contact emily.stoper@gmail.com for information about location and accessibility.
    All are welcome!

December 6, 2019
  • Church office closed Friday-Sunday

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

December 7, 2019
  • Church office closed Friday-Sunday

    December 7, 2019 @ 11:00 pm - 11:30 pm

December 8, 2019
  • Justice Council Coordinating Team meeting

    December 8, 2019 @ 9:15 am - 10:15 am

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

  • Worship 10:20 am

    December 8, 2019 @ 10:20 am - 11:20 am

  • Church office closed Friday-Sunday

    December 8, 2019 @ 11:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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