May 26, 2019
  • Affinity Group on Disability

    May 26, 2019 @ 9:15 am - 10:15 am
    Crompton Library

    Sun., April 28, Disability Identity Discussion Group, 9:15-10:15 AM, 3rd floor library. This group is for Church members who identify as disabled and for members who aren’t sure. Questions of disability identity and culture will be explored, especially in the context of our Church’s commitment to build an intentionally multigenerational, multiracial, multicultural, anti-oppressive religious community. Join us on the fourth Sunday of each month. Debby Kaplan debby@swansway.com is the convener.

  • Worship Daring to Create a Culture that Holds ALL of Us

    May 26, 2019 @ 10:20 am - 11:20 am

    As Unitarian Universalists, our first principle states that we are all worthy. At First Unitarian Church of Oakland, we proclaim, “All Are Welcome and All Are Worthy. For both statements to be a truth; we must embrace differences that divide us. Big Question: How do we co-create a new culture that affirms all of what we each bring? Please join Heather Macleod, Amanda Smith, Corless Smith, and Wesley Radez as we explore the spiritual dilemmas and the challenging joys of creating a culture that is an antidote to the soul-killing impact of the larger cultural structure of white supremacy.

  • Potluck

    May 26, 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

    May 26, 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

May 27, 2019
  • Memorial Day Office Closed

    May 27, 2019

May 28, 2019
  • Tea, Biscuits, and a Chat with Pastor Jacqueline

    May 28, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    Third Floor Open Space

    Members, Friends, and Allies of First Unitarian Church of Oakland,

    To everything there is a season! Our shared journey of serving the mission, vision, and communities that define you as members of this liberal, progressive, faith has come to an end. Being your called minister and partnering with so many faith-filled lay ministers to grow love and justice within, among, and beyond the brick and mortar of this Church has been a privilege, a sacred honor, and a childhood dream come TRUE!
    Beginning Tuesday, May 21, I will host three weekly evenings of tea and biscuits from 5:30-8 PM. This is an opportunity to meet with me and share whatever is on your heart. Together, let’s help pave the way to opening your heart deep and wide to your next settled minister. On any of these Tuesday evenings (May 21, May 28 and June 11), if you prefer one to one time, please email me at pastorjacqueline@uuoakland.org to schedule a 20-minute appointment. Or, you can just show up and possibly have one-to-one time, or join a group conversation. I will meet you in the open space just in front of the elevator on the 3rd floor of the church. Day time slots on other days are available with an appointment.
    Mark your calendars for tea and biscuits and chat with Pastor Jacqueline.
    Tis the season!
    Ever4ward,
    Pastor Jacqueline

  • Board of Trustees Meeting

    May 28, 2019 @ 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.

  • Church Book Group

    May 28, 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

June 2, 2019
  • Poetry Circle

    June 2, 2019 @ 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

    June 2, 2019 @ 10:20 am - 11:20 am

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

    June 2, 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.

June 4, 2019
  • Tea, Biscuits, and a Chat with Pastor Jacqueline

    June 4, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    Third Floor Open Space

    Members, Friends, and Allies of First Unitarian Church of Oakland,

    To everything there is a season! Our shared journey of serving the mission, vision, and communities that define you as members of this liberal, progressive, faith has come to an end. Being your called minister and partnering with so many faith-filled lay ministers to grow love and justice within, among, and beyond the brick and mortar of this Church has been a privilege, a sacred honor, and a childhood dream come TRUE!
    Beginning Tuesday, May 21, I will host three weekly evenings of tea and biscuits from 5:30-8 PM. This is an opportunity to meet with me and share whatever is on your heart. Together, let’s help pave the way to opening your heart deep and wide to your next settled minister. On any of these Tuesday evenings (May 21, May 28 and June 11), if you prefer one to one time, please email me at pastorjacqueline@uuoakland.org to schedule a 20-minute appointment. Or, you can just show up and possibly have one-to-one time, or join a group conversation. I will meet you in the open space just in front of the elevator on the 3rd floor of the church. Day time slots on other days are available with an appointment.
    Mark your calendars for tea and biscuits and chat with Pastor Jacqueline.
    Tis the season!
    Ever4ward,
    Pastor Jacqueline

June 8, 2019
  • Finance Team Meeting

    June 8, 2019 @ 9:15 am - 12:15 pm
    Crompton Library

June 9, 2019
  • Bridging

    June 9, 2019

  • Justice Council Coordinating Team meeting

    June 9, 2019 @ 9:15 am - 10:15 am

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

  • Worship 10:20 am

    June 9, 2019 @ 10:20 am - 11:20 am

June 16, 2019
  • Celebration of Pastor Jacqueline

    June 16, 2019

  • Worship 10:20 am

    June 16, 2019 @ 10:20 am - 11:20 am

June 17, 2019
  • Meditation Sitting Group with Carol Emert- Meets in Rockridge

    June 17, 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.

June 18, 2019
  • Covenant Group

    June 18, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Crompton Library

June 20, 2019
  • Personnel Committee Mtg.

    June 20, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
    Crompton Library

June 23, 2019
  • Affinity Group on Disability

    June 23, 2019 @ 9:15 am - 10:15 am
    Crompton Library

    Sun., April 28, Disability Identity Discussion Group, 9:15-10:15 AM, 3rd floor library. This group is for Church members who identify as disabled and for members who aren’t sure. Questions of disability identity and culture will be explored, especially in the context of our Church’s commitment to build an intentionally multigenerational, multiracial, multicultural, anti-oppressive religious community. Join us on the fourth Sunday of each month. Debby Kaplan debby@swansway.com is the convener.

  • Worship 10:20 am

    June 23, 2019 @ 10:20 am - 11:20 am

  • Potluck

    June 23, 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

    June 23, 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

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