November 20, 2018
  • Covenant Group

    November 20, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Crompton Library

November 25, 2018
  • Worship A Path Toward Reconciliation and Redemption 10:20 am

    November 25, 2018 @ 10:20 am - 11:20 am

    Ruth and Naomi: A Path Toward Reconciliation and Redemption, Sunday Worship at 10:20
    10:20 Jazz Pianist Richard Bruehl, Pianist Geoff Ullerich, Song Leader Susan Keiter, Trustee Rinda Bartley, Worship Associate Alessandro Gagliardi, Worship Associate Katrinca Ford
    Ruth and Naomi: A Path Toward Reconciliation and Redemption. Myths and folktales these forms of storytelling can reveal to us truths about ourselves and our culture that can be difficult to face. One such story is that of Naomi and Ruth; Naomi a refugee from a land in famine; Ruth a foreign immigrant who changes the history of the Jewish people forever. This story invites its hearers to question xenophobic nationalism. This story reveals to us the consequences of toxic masculinity symbolized in the form of famine. It also shows us the path to redemption through opening and awakening to the other and through sacred marriage. Please join us as we boldy and tenderly explore what this story has to tell us today. Music will be offered by Richard Bruehl. Our song leader is Susan Keiter. Our children will be blessed by Children’s Chapel. All are welcome.

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  • Potluck

    November 25, 2018 @ 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 25, 2018 @ 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

November 27, 2018
  • Board of Trustees Meeting

    November 27, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:15 pm
    First Unitarian Church of Oakland, 685 14th Street, Oakland, CA, Program Room

    Our Board of Trustees regularly meets at 7:00 pm, usually on the 4th Tuesday of each month. Board meetings are open to the entire congregation; you are most welcome to come and observe your board in action.

November 29, 2018
  • Church Book Group

    November 29, 2018 @ 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

December 2, 2018
  • Poetry Circle

    December 2, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 10:10 am
    Church Library

    Bring a favorite poem including ones you’ve written. For info, contact Ron Weisberg, ronwei@yahoo.com.

  • Worship 10:20 am In-gathering

    December 2, 2018 @ 10:20 am - 11:20 am

    TBA

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

    December 2, 2018 @ 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.

December 8, 2018
  • Finance Team Meeting

    December 8, 2018 @ 9:15 am - 12:15 pm
    Crompton Library

  • Annual Winter Concert I Dream a World

    December 8, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Hamilton Hall

    Please Join us for our Annual Winter Concert
    I Dream a World
    Saturday, December 8
    7 pm – 9 pm
    Hamilton Hall

    You won’t want to miss this eclectic mix of music featuring the Crescendo Choir, Joyful Noise, and several talented soloists and small groups singing and playing a variety of genres. This event is always a rockin’ good time and a great way to spend time with our church family.

    The show will be followed by a reception in Wendte Hall.

    Free childcare available if need be with advanced notice.

    Contact: Claudia Morgan at morgan94602@gmail.com

    Spread the word! https://www.facebook.com/events/200415430874096/

    Tickets available during hospitality hour after worship on Sundays 
    (limited availability at the door) 
    and at https://idreamaworld.brownpapertickets.com

December 9, 2018
  • Justice Council Coordinating Team meeting

    December 9, 2018 @ 9:15 am - 10:15 am

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

  • Worship 10:20 am

    December 9, 2018 @ 10:20 am - 11:20 am

December 16, 2018
  • Worship 10:20 am Solstice

    December 16, 2018 @ 10:20 am - 11:20 am

    TBA

December 17, 2018
  • Meditation Sitting Group with Carol Emert

    December 17, 2018 @ 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.

December 18, 2018
  • Covenant Group

    December 18, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Crompton Library

  • Board of Trustees Meeting

    December 18, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:15 pm
    First Unitarian Church of Oakland, 685 14th Street, Oakland, CA, Program Room

    Our Board of Trustees regularly meets at 7:00 pm, usually on the 4th Tuesday of each month. Board meetings are open to the entire congregation; you are most welcome to come and observe your board in action.

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