March 25, 2019
  • Meditation Sitting Group with Carol Emert- Meets in Rockridge

    March 25, 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.

March 26, 2019
  • Board of Trustees Meeting

    March 26, 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

    March 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

March 31, 2019
  • Worship Dignity=To Author One’s Life 10:20 am

    March 31, 2019 @ 10:20 am - 11:20 am

    Dignity=To Author One’s Life,
    Sunday – March 31 at 10:20 am
    March 31, 2019 at 10:20 am Megan Wachspress, Micky Duxbury, Pianist Geoff Ullerich, Prof. Jonathan Simon, Senior Organizer Jose Bernal. Pastor Jacqueline Duhart, UU Oakland Pop-Up Choir, Worship Associate Tara Miller
    “Dignity=To Author One’s Life.” For eight years the First Unitarian Church of Oakland has been the church partner of the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights (EBC). This partnership has allowed the church community to examine the myriad of ways that jails and prisons deny and erase the dignity of human beings. Please join Jose Bernal, Senior Organizer and Advocate at EBC and Prof. Jonathan Simon, the Lance Robbins Professor of Criminal Justice Law at UC Berkeley as we explore the Unitarian Universalist first principle, the inherent worth and dignity of every person. For more information about our guest speakers see the bios below. This is a Children’s Chapel. The UU Oakland Pop-Up Choir will create a music container for our spiritual explorations. All are worthy and All are Welcome to join us for worship.

    Jose Bernal
    Jose is a Senior Organizer and Advocate at the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights. Jose comes from a family of first-generation immigrants. He grew up in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood. In late 2016, Jose was unanimously appointed by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors to serve on the San Francisco Reentry Council. While on the council, Jose has been a very active force in advocating for local restorative justice policies. Currently, he serves as Co-chair of the Reentry Council’s Policy & Operational Practices Subcommittee. Through grass-roots community work, Jose has previously spearheaded initiatives and campaigns to de-privatize reentry services, and to call for an end to gang injunctions. Prior to joining EBC, Jose was charged with overseeing a shelter program for men of various diverse backgrounds who were experiencing homelessness. Jose is a graduate of Stanford University’s Project ReMade program, an extensive business and entrepreneurship course aimed at empowering formerly incarcerated men and women.

    Jonathan Simon
    – Jonathan is the Lance Robbins Professor of Criminal Justice Law at UC Berkeley where he also directs the Center for the Study of Law and Society. Having received three degrees from Berkeley, Jonathan returned in 2003 as a professor of law and now teaches classes on punishment, prisons, mass incarceration, criminal procedure, criminal law, and legal studies. Jonathan’s scholarship focuses on the role of crime and risk in the governance of contemporary societies. His books include Governing through Crime: How the War on Crime Transformed American Society and Created a Culture of Fear (2009) and Mass Incarceration on Trial: A Remarkable Court Decision and the Future of Prisons in America (2014).

April 7, 2019
  • Poetry Circle

    April 7, 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

    April 7, 2019 @ 10:20 am - 11:20 am

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

    April 7, 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.

April 13, 2019
  • Finance Team Meeting

    April 13, 2019 @ 9:15 am - 12:15 pm
    Crompton Library

April 14, 2019
  • Justice Council Coordinating Team meeting

    April 14, 2019 @ 9:15 am - 10:15 am

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

  • Worship 10:20 am

    April 14, 2019 @ 10:20 am - 11:20 am

April 15, 2019
  • Meditation Sitting Group with Carol Emert- Meets in Rockridge

    April 15, 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.

April 16, 2019
  • Covenant Group

    April 16, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Crompton Library

April 18, 2019
  • Personnel Committee Mtg.

    April 18, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
    Crompton Library

April 21, 2019
  • Easter Egg Hunt

    April 21, 2019

  • Worship 10:20 am

    April 21, 2019 @ 10:20 am - 11:20 am

April 23, 2019
  • Board of Trustees Meeting

    April 23, 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

    April 23, 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

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