Join the Board of Trustees!

At our Annual Meeting on March 19 we will elect 3-4 new members to the Board of Trustees. This body directs church policy and serving on it is an excellent way to contribute to our church. Serving on it is an excellent way to contribute to our church. People with ideas, energy or talent around … Continued

Hospitality Hour Needs You!

Dear Church friends, Many of you know that I coordinate the Hospitality Hour snacks. This ministry is important to welcome new folks and feed regulars. Unfortunately, very few people are bringing in food for Hospitality Hour. If no one signs up, there will be no snacks. My plan is to joyfully bring snacks one Sunday … Continued

Join the Personnel Committee!

The Personnel Committee is embarking on an important project that begins with job descriptions and ends with better support for supervisors within the church to better serve our employees. Can you help? Human resources experience is great, but not necessary. The committee meets monthly on the third Thursday (It was mistakenly advertised as the wrong … Continued

Unitarians At Oakland Women’s March

Here are a few images from January 21, 2017, Oakland Women’s March. UU’s from Oakland, Berkeley, Kensington found each other and “marched” together. “Marched” is not really accurate. We Stood around, sang, and conversed for 2+ hours as we waited for the march to move. I hear the crowd estimate is now at 100,000, stretched … Continued

Updating Our Bylaws

The congregation will be voting on changes to our Bylaws at the Church’s Annual Meeting (Sunday, 19 March 2017) The Board of Trustees is recommending a series of changes to our Church Bylaws.  Some of these are pro forma and simply bring us up-to-date, but others are significant enough to warrant discussion. The Bylaws committee … Continued

Attention Visitors and New Members: New Embracing Journeys Series Offered

Embracing Journeys is for visitors, new members, and long-time members seeking deeper connection. It is here to help you decide whether Unitarian Universalism and First Unitarian are right for you.  It also helps you find your place at First Unitarian and get connected to other church members.  And it’s not just for newcomers; we all … Continued

Boost! West Oakland Seeks Tutors

Please consider tutoring an elementary school student at Boost! West Oakland. Six First Unitarian Church of Oakland members signed up recently but we need at least 13 more. Choose your time: Monday, Tuesday, or Thursday: 3-4:30pm or 5:30-7:00pm, or Wednesday: 1:30-3pm or 5:30-7pm. For more information click here or call Boost! West Oakland at 510-444-7285. … Continued

Board Task Force Updating Bylaws

A Board Bylaws Task Force is reviewing and updating First Unitarian Church of Oakland’s bylaws. It will review the current bylaws so that the Board can recommend changes to the congregation. A series of congregational meetings will let us discuss and collect additional suggestions. We plan to have a congregational vote at or before the … Continued

Guest at Your Table is Here

The theme for this year’s Guest at your Table fundraiser is “Defying Hate.” The program focuses on the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee’s (UUSC) work to protect human rights in the face of hate, Islamophobia and other forms of bigotry. This Sunday we will have brochures and collection boxes available in Wente Hall. We will help … Continued

Lafayette Elementary School Coat Drive

It’s getting cold! Help us get jackets and socks for the 2nd and 3rd graders at Lafayette Elementary School! Jackets should be new (sizes 7-9) and socks should still be in the package. Please bring them to the Boost! West Oakland table in Wendte Hall. Questions? Contact Debbie Brown.