Chalice surrounded by text reading " May faith in the spirit of life and love for the community of earth and love in the light of each other be ours and in all the days to come."
The First Unitarian Church of Oakland offers an array of groups, classes and workshops designed to challenge and inspire adult learners on the journey of faith formation in our Unitarian Universalist Community.

Our current groups include:

  • Poetry Circle – Meets 1st Sundays, 9:30-10:10 AM, both Zoom & in-person options
    Led by Ron Weisberg.  Bring a favorite poem including one you’ve written.
    Contact Ron at
  • Meditation Sangha – Meets 3rd Mondays, 7:15 to 8:30 PM, both Zoom & in-person options
    Led by Carol Emert, the meditation sangha gathers monthly for sweet fellowship, 40 minutes of silent meditation, prayers of loving kindness, and tea.  We welcome meditators of all backgrounds and experience levels.
    Contact Carol at
  • El Club de Español – Meets weekly on Thursdays, 4:30 to 5:30 PM, on Zoom
    Each week we have a theme to talk about, including books, movies, or a video we all watch and then discuss. Most participants are intermediate-level Spanish speakers, but everyone is welcome and may participate as they are able.
    Contact Corless Smith at for a Zoom link, which will be sent out on the day of the meeting.

For more information about our Adult Spiritual Development programs, contact Jef Melcher at