Annual Congregational Meeting: Beware of Oakland Marathon Delays

Sunday, March 19

The annual congregational meeting will take place on the same day as the 14th Oakland Marathon. The race begins and ends at Snow Park at 19th and Harrison Streets at 7 AM, and roads will be opened by 2 PM. Some intersections near … read more.

Youth Families Together! Potluck and Pizza

Friday, March 17

Come to church at 6 PM, when Children and Family Ministries has planned a gathering for a potluck and pizza. The focus is on families with a child in the 6th to 10th grades, all family members are welcome. Then stay for the … read more.

Community Pot Luck

Our Community Pot Luck will resume after worship on March 26. Please bring a ** vegetarian ** dish to share with 6 people, according to this alphabet order, **1st name** A-G a salad; H-P main dish; Q-Z desert. No worries if you can only bring … read more.

Reception to Express Gratitude and Bid Farewell to Pastor Theresa Ninán Soto

Saturday, March 4, 2 to 4 PM, Starr King Room

Come to express thanks and say goodbye. We’ll have tea, coffee and cookies. A simple time. No program or speeches. If the Saturday time doesn’t work for you, you may send a card to Pastor Ninán … read more.

UPDATE: UU American Roots Course Is Cancelled

Tuesdays, March 14, 21, 28, and April 4 and 11

The UU American Roots class has been cancelled for inadequate enrollment. Please use the time to create a better future! Class may be offered in the Fall. Contact Emily Stoper at

UU Dance Is for Everyone

Are you interested in dance opportunities at church? Please follow this link to complete a brief questionnaire, and Tara Miller will follow up with you! For more info, contact Tara directly or via

All You Need Is Love – Beatles Sing-Along

Friday, March 17, 7:00 to 8:15 PM, Starr King Room

Pete Seeger gathered people to sing because it raised energy and made everyone feel good. We can do it too! Please come to sing favorite Beatles songs. Words provided. If you have a song you’d like … read more.

Keeping Current

After a year since reopening, and with our annual congregational meeting coming up on March 19, it’s due time for the office to review and update info about all congregants and especially church membership.

First, if you’ve had any change in your household or contact info–email or … read more.

Rosa Parks Transit Equity Day Webinar and Rally

Saturday, February 3, 12:00 to 1:15 PM

First Unitarian is a member of Genesis, the Bay Area affiliate of the Gamaliel National Network, which mission is to empower ordinary people to effectively participate in political, environmental, social, and economic decisions affecting their lives. On Saturday the … read more.

Community Beautification Day

Saturday, January 28, 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM

Join with the Friends-Stewards of the African American Museum and Library for our monthly Community Beautification Day, at the African American Museum and Library at Oakland (AAMLO), 659 14th Street. Tools, snacks, and water will be provided. At … read more.

Explore Becoming a Member at First Unitarian

Sunday, January 22, 12:00 PM, Starr King Room

Newcomers and friends, the Community Connections team invites you to a gathering to explore membership here at First Unitarian. It is a chance to get to know each other better, learn a bit about our church and congregation, … read more.

Your feedback is music to our ears!

The 2023 Music Visioning Team would like to know what you wish for in the church’s music programs next fall.

Complete a short online questionnaire by January 29 about what you like and what you’d change in the church’s music programs. Printed questionnaires … read more.

Seeking Candidates for the Board of Trustees (updated)

The Nominating Committee is seeking candidates for the Board of Trustees in advance of the annual meeting in March. You must be a member of the congregation to serve. The Board is most in need of people who can serve three-year terms. (… read more.

Enjoy Christmas Eve with Us!

No Rehearsal Christmas Pageant – Saturday, December 24, 5:00 PM

With a spark of imagination and the willing participation of many children, youth, and the young at heart, we will bring to life, right before our eyes, the Christmas Story as told in the Gospels of … read more.

Light These Lights…then Enjoy and Share Cookies!

Saturday, December 17

Stay after the “Light These Lights” holiday concert on Saturday and enjoy a cookie reception in Wendte Hall. Would you like to contribute cookies to share with fellow concertgoers and talented musicians? Please do! And please arrive early to hand them off to … read more.

Book Group Meeting: When Men Behave Badly

Thursday, December 29, 6:30 to 8:30 PM

The book group will meet on December 29 instead of the usual 4th Thursday of the month. This month’s highly touted selection is When Men Behave Badly: The Hidden Roots of Sexual Deception, Harassment, and Assault by David M. … read more.

News from the MUSIC VISIONING TEAM 2023

Changes are coming to First Unitarian music programs. Stefan Schneider will be retiring from his position as co-leader of Crescendo Choir, and leader of Joyful Noise Band in June.

What do YOU want to hear and see in the church’s music programs next Fall? We want … read more.

New Date for December Meeting of the Board

Sunday, December 18, 3:00 to 5:15 PM

In consideration of the holidays, the board of trustees has changed its December monthly meeting date to Sunday, December 18. All members and friends are welcome to attend. As usual, the meeting will begin with a 15-minute public comment … read more.

Share the Warmth – HOLIDAY SOCK DRIVE!

Let’s collect and donate new socks for our unhoused neighbors. Bring new socks each Sunday in December, or drop them off at church or volunteers’ homes (TBA). We’ll have a sock wrapping party at church after the December 18 service or you can wrap the … read more.

Light These Lights!

Saturday, December 17, 7:00 PM

First Unitarian’s annual holiday concert, Light These Lights, returns! After 3 years church musicians are live and in-person in Hamilton Hall again for an evening of holiday favorites and new music by Joyful Noise Band, Crescendo Choir, and talented soloists and … read more.