March 29, 2020
  • Office Closed

    March 17, 2020 - April 7, 2020 @ 

  • No In-Person Services for the Remainder of March 2020

    March 29, 2020

    No In-Person Services for the Remainder of March 2020:

    Important Message From the Board of Trustees and Pastor Theresa on Our Response to the Coronavirus

    Beloveds,

    The First Unitarian Church of Oakland Board of Trustees and Pastor Theresa intend to respond to the current Coronavirus pandemic in a way that is fully consistent with our Unitarian Universalist values.

    In this challenging moment, we are thinking specifically of The inherent worth and dignity of every person (including those with compromised immune systems) AND respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are all a part.

    To this end, SUNDAY SERVICES ARE STREAMING ONLINE ONLY FOR THE REMAINDER OF MARCH.

    We are a loving and close-knit community and the urge to hug, shake hands, and stay physically close is so fundamental to us that we feel we cannot risk being in church together. The current CDC recommendations are to stay at least six feet apart from one another. For the good of ourselves and the larger community, we need to take this deeply responsible and protective measure.

    Pastor Theresa will share their sermon video on Sunday on FUCO Facebook page. We will send out instructions for how to access this later in the week.

    The Board and Pastor Theresa ask ALL church groups to refrain from in-person meetings. This includes Children and Family Ministries, along with Our Whole Lives classes and Adult Faith Formation events and classes.

    We are developing support for maintaining our social connections and meetings during this time. We encourage you to use video conferencing, phone conferencing and social media for your church meetings. Please contact us if you need support or suggestions for that.

    WE WILL SEND TIMELY CALLS AND EMAILS REGARDING OUR DEVELOPING PLANS.
    Please reply to this email with questions. Pastor Theresa will be available for clarification and conversation,

    Call 510-473-7686
    Email revsoto@uuoakland.org

March 30, 2020
  • Office Closed

    March 17, 2020 - April 7, 2020 @ 

March 31, 2020
  • Office Closed

    March 17, 2020 - April 7, 2020 @ 

April 1, 2020
  • Office Closed

    March 17, 2020 - April 7, 2020 @ 

April 2, 2020
  • Office Closed

    March 17, 2020 - April 7, 2020 @ 

April 3, 2020
  • Office Closed

    March 17, 2020 - April 7, 2020 @ 

  • Church office closed Friday-Sunday

    April 3, 2020 @ 11:00 pm - 11:30 pm

April 4, 2020
  • Office Closed

    March 17, 2020 - April 7, 2020 @ 

  • Church office closed Friday-Sunday

    April 4, 2020 @ 11:00 pm - 11:30 pm

April 5, 2020
  • Office Closed

    March 17, 2020 - April 7, 2020 @ 

  • No In-Person Services for the Remainder of March 2020

    April 5, 2020

    No In-Person Services for the Remainder of March 2020:

    Important Message From the Board of Trustees and Pastor Theresa on Our Response to the Coronavirus

    Beloveds,

    The First Unitarian Church of Oakland Board of Trustees and Pastor Theresa intend to respond to the current Coronavirus pandemic in a way that is fully consistent with our Unitarian Universalist values.

    In this challenging moment, we are thinking specifically of The inherent worth and dignity of every person (including those with compromised immune systems) AND respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are all a part.

    To this end, SUNDAY SERVICES ARE STREAMING ONLINE ONLY FOR THE REMAINDER OF MARCH.

    We are a loving and close-knit community and the urge to hug, shake hands, and stay physically close is so fundamental to us that we feel we cannot risk being in church together. The current CDC recommendations are to stay at least six feet apart from one another. For the good of ourselves and the larger community, we need to take this deeply responsible and protective measure.

    Pastor Theresa will share their sermon video on Sunday on FUCO Facebook page. We will send out instructions for how to access this later in the week.

    The Board and Pastor Theresa ask ALL church groups to refrain from in-person meetings. This includes Children and Family Ministries, along with Our Whole Lives classes and Adult Faith Formation events and classes.

    We are developing support for maintaining our social connections and meetings during this time. We encourage you to use video conferencing, phone conferencing and social media for your church meetings. Please contact us if you need support or suggestions for that.

    WE WILL SEND TIMELY CALLS AND EMAILS REGARDING OUR DEVELOPING PLANS.
    Please reply to this email with questions. Pastor Theresa will be available for clarification and conversation,

    Call 510-473-7686
    Email revsoto@uuoakland.org

April 6, 2020
  • Office Closed

    March 17, 2020 - April 7, 2020 @ 

April 7, 2020
  • Office Closed

    March 17, 2020 - April 7, 2020 @ 

April 8, 2020
  • Crescendo Choir Rehearsal, 7:15-9:00, Starr King Room

    April 8, 2020 @ 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

April 10, 2020
  • Church office closed Friday-Sunday

    April 10, 2020 @ 11:00 pm - 11:30 pm

April 11, 2020
  • Multi-generational Passover Seder

    April 11, 2020

    TBA

  • Finance Team Meeting

    April 11, 2020 @ 9:15 am - 12:15 pm
    Crompton Library

  • Church office closed Friday-Sunday

    April 11, 2020 @ 11:00 pm - 11:30 pm

April 12, 2020
  • No In-Person Services for the Remainder of March 2020

    April 12, 2020

    No In-Person Services for the Remainder of March 2020:

    Important Message From the Board of Trustees and Pastor Theresa on Our Response to the Coronavirus

    Beloveds,

    The First Unitarian Church of Oakland Board of Trustees and Pastor Theresa intend to respond to the current Coronavirus pandemic in a way that is fully consistent with our Unitarian Universalist values.

    In this challenging moment, we are thinking specifically of The inherent worth and dignity of every person (including those with compromised immune systems) AND respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are all a part.

    To this end, SUNDAY SERVICES ARE STREAMING ONLINE ONLY FOR THE REMAINDER OF MARCH.

    We are a loving and close-knit community and the urge to hug, shake hands, and stay physically close is so fundamental to us that we feel we cannot risk being in church together. The current CDC recommendations are to stay at least six feet apart from one another. For the good of ourselves and the larger community, we need to take this deeply responsible and protective measure.

    Pastor Theresa will share their sermon video on Sunday on FUCO Facebook page. We will send out instructions for how to access this later in the week.

    The Board and Pastor Theresa ask ALL church groups to refrain from in-person meetings. This includes Children and Family Ministries, along with Our Whole Lives classes and Adult Faith Formation events and classes.

    We are developing support for maintaining our social connections and meetings during this time. We encourage you to use video conferencing, phone conferencing and social media for your church meetings. Please contact us if you need support or suggestions for that.

    WE WILL SEND TIMELY CALLS AND EMAILS REGARDING OUR DEVELOPING PLANS.
    Please reply to this email with questions. Pastor Theresa will be available for clarification and conversation,

    Call 510-473-7686
    Email revsoto@uuoakland.org

  • OWL's 7-9th Grades

    April 12, 2020

    After Church

  • Worship: Easter Sunday

    April 12, 2020 @ 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    Hamilton Hall

  • Church office closed Friday-Sunday

    April 12, 2020 @ 11:00 pm - 11:30 pm

April 15, 2020
  • Crescendo Choir Rehearsal, 7:15-9:00, Starr King Room

    April 15, 2020 @ 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

April 17, 2020
  • Church office closed Friday-Sunday

    April 17, 2020 @ 11:00 pm - 11:30 pm

April 18, 2020
  • Wisdom of World Religions Discussion Group

    April 18, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
    Starr King Room

    The third source of UUism acknowledges the wisdom of many religious traditions around the world. 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

    April 18, 2020 @ 11:00 pm - 11:30 pm

April 19, 2020
  • No In-Person Services for the Remainder of March 2020

    April 19, 2020

    No In-Person Services for the Remainder of March 2020:

    Important Message From the Board of Trustees and Pastor Theresa on Our Response to the Coronavirus

    Beloveds,

    The First Unitarian Church of Oakland Board of Trustees and Pastor Theresa intend to respond to the current Coronavirus pandemic in a way that is fully consistent with our Unitarian Universalist values.

    In this challenging moment, we are thinking specifically of The inherent worth and dignity of every person (including those with compromised immune systems) AND respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are all a part.

    To this end, SUNDAY SERVICES ARE STREAMING ONLINE ONLY FOR THE REMAINDER OF MARCH.

    We are a loving and close-knit community and the urge to hug, shake hands, and stay physically close is so fundamental to us that we feel we cannot risk being in church together. The current CDC recommendations are to stay at least six feet apart from one another. For the good of ourselves and the larger community, we need to take this deeply responsible and protective measure.

    Pastor Theresa will share their sermon video on Sunday on FUCO Facebook page. We will send out instructions for how to access this later in the week.

    The Board and Pastor Theresa ask ALL church groups to refrain from in-person meetings. This includes Children and Family Ministries, along with Our Whole Lives classes and Adult Faith Formation events and classes.

    We are developing support for maintaining our social connections and meetings during this time. We encourage you to use video conferencing, phone conferencing and social media for your church meetings. Please contact us if you need support or suggestions for that.

    WE WILL SEND TIMELY CALLS AND EMAILS REGARDING OUR DEVELOPING PLANS.
    Please reply to this email with questions. Pastor Theresa will be available for clarification and conversation,

    Call 510-473-7686
    Email revsoto@uuoakland.org

  • OWL's 7-9th Grades

    April 19, 2020

    After Church

  • Pop-up Choir

    April 19, 2020 @ 9:15 am - 9:45 am
    Hamilton Hall

    Our Pop-Up Choir is for EVERYONE who enjoys singing in a group and wants to share that spirit. Pop-Up Choir songs are easy to learn and words are always displayed.

    Show up at 9:15 am on these Sundays, learn 2 songs, sing in the service and you're done. No RVSP required. ALL are welcomed and encouraged!

    Questions? Please contact popupchoir@uuoakland.org
    Future Pop-up Choir dates are: 5/24 & 6/14

  • Worship:

    April 19, 2020 @ 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    Hamilton Hall

  • Earth Justice Associates

    April 19, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

  • Disability Identity Group

    April 19, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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

    April 19, 2020 @ 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

    April 19, 2020 @ 11:00 pm - 11:30 pm

April 20, 2020
  • Meditation Sitting Group with Carol Emert- Meets in Rockridge

    April 20, 2020 @ 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 21, 2020
  • Covenant Group

    April 21, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Crompton Library

April 22, 2020
  • Crescendo Choir Rehearsal, 7:15-9:00, Starr King Room

    April 22, 2020 @ 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

April 23, 2020
  • Congregational Book Group Meeting, 7:30 - 9:30 PM.

    April 23, 2020 @ 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.

  • Church Book Group

    April 23, 2020 @ 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

April 24, 2020
  • Church office closed Friday-Sunday

    April 24, 2020 @ 11:00 pm - 11:30 pm

April 25, 2020
  • Church office closed Friday-Sunday

    April 25, 2020 @ 11:00 pm - 11:30 pm

April 26, 2020
  • No In-Person Services for the Remainder of March 2020

    April 26, 2020

    No In-Person Services for the Remainder of March 2020:

    Important Message From the Board of Trustees and Pastor Theresa on Our Response to the Coronavirus

    Beloveds,

    The First Unitarian Church of Oakland Board of Trustees and Pastor Theresa intend to respond to the current Coronavirus pandemic in a way that is fully consistent with our Unitarian Universalist values.

    In this challenging moment, we are thinking specifically of The inherent worth and dignity of every person (including those with compromised immune systems) AND respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are all a part.

    To this end, SUNDAY SERVICES ARE STREAMING ONLINE ONLY FOR THE REMAINDER OF MARCH.

    We are a loving and close-knit community and the urge to hug, shake hands, and stay physically close is so fundamental to us that we feel we cannot risk being in church together. The current CDC recommendations are to stay at least six feet apart from one another. For the good of ourselves and the larger community, we need to take this deeply responsible and protective measure.

    Pastor Theresa will share their sermon video on Sunday on FUCO Facebook page. We will send out instructions for how to access this later in the week.

    The Board and Pastor Theresa ask ALL church groups to refrain from in-person meetings. This includes Children and Family Ministries, along with Our Whole Lives classes and Adult Faith Formation events and classes.

    We are developing support for maintaining our social connections and meetings during this time. We encourage you to use video conferencing, phone conferencing and social media for your church meetings. Please contact us if you need support or suggestions for that.

    WE WILL SEND TIMELY CALLS AND EMAILS REGARDING OUR DEVELOPING PLANS.
    Please reply to this email with questions. Pastor Theresa will be available for clarification and conversation,

    Call 510-473-7686
    Email revsoto@uuoakland.org

  • OWL's 7-9th Grades

    April 26, 2020

    After Church

  • Worship:

    April 26, 2020 @ 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    Hamilton Hall

  • Potluck

    April 26, 2020 @ 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

    April 26, 2020 @ 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

  • Installation of Rev. Soto

    April 26, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

  • Church office closed Friday-Sunday

    April 26, 2020 @ 11:00 pm - 11:30 pm

April 28, 2020
  • Tentative: Board of Trustees Meeting

    April 28, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    First Unitarian Church of Oakland, 685 14th Street, Oakland, CA, Program Room

    The Board was experimenting with a new meeting schedule through March 2020. This is why, starting in April 2020, the Board meeting times are listed as "Tentative." We will update the calendar when it gets closer to April. Board meetings are open to the entire congregation; you are most welcome to come and observe your board in action.

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