The gift of faith is one of the greatest treasures you can give your child. Who can I turn to in times of need? What is my purpose in life? How do I make a difference in this world? Where can I find hope? The purpose of religious community is to help humans answer these questions.

For more than 100 years the First Unitarian Church of Oakland has supported people of all ages in finding connection and meaning in their lives. In the Unitarian Universalist tradition we dedicate ourselves to the care and nurturing of our children, and their parents. We promise to love and cherish them, and to build a community in which they can grow old surrounded by beauty, embraced by love and cradled in the arms of peace.

We do not have set answers to life’s largest questions, rather we have tools and practices that support each person’s spiritual development, including the youngest among us.

Spiritual nurture and care is a responsibility shared by parents, non-parents, youth and professional staff. We encourage you to explore if what we offer is what you are seeking. The best way to know if this is the right spiritual home for your family is to dive right in. Come to church often, make Sunday mornings a part of your family’s weekly rhythm, talk about the spiritual themes from church with your child, and see how the members of your family grow and deepen spiritually.

Feel free to get in touch with any questions, concerns or pastoral needs. Rev. Sheri Prud’homme, Associate Minister of Faith Development at Rev Sheri@uuoakland.org