Week of 4-18-19 New Announcements & Events

Passover Seder Full. If you have not already RSVP’d for the Passover Seder, please know that all seats have been filled.

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<b>Sun., April 21, 2019 (yes, on Easter!), Listening Sharing Circle, 12:00 noon to 1:00 PM, Starr King Room. </b><span style="font-weight: 400;">There are many changes and transitions … read more.

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Week of 4-11-19 New Events & Info

Sunday, April 14th Men’s Fellowship Discussion and Planning, 9 AM – 10 AM, 3rd Floor Library. Men of the church are invited to a before worship chat about men’s issues and activities of the Men’s Fellowship. The Fellowship has traditionally provided support and friendship among … read more.

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Breath & Heart, Sublime Authority: A Message from Pastor Jacqueline

Just saying, maybe, there might be more than a slight probability that we as Unitarian Universalist (UU) may wrestle a wee bit with our Christian and Jewish roots. Consequently, during this season of Lent and Easter, some of us choose not to directly engage Easter … read more.

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Ministerial Candidate Announced!

On Sunday, April 7th, the Ministerial Search Committee announced our candidate for settled minister: The Reverend Theresa Soto!  The congregation will decide on May 5th whether to call Reverend Soto at special congregational meeting.  Click here to learn more about our candidate and the … read more.

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Week of 4-2-19 New Events & Info

Sun., April 7, First Sunday Poetry, “Kindness Spoken Here.” 9:30 AM – 3rd Floor Library. This month’s theme is “Poems from Prison,” selections from a large collection written by people incarcerated in America’s prisons. Bring a poem or just come to regard. Contact Ron … read more.

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Week of 3/28/19 New Events & Info

Sun, April 14, Not An Ordinary Earth Day Service, 10:20 AM to Noon. Bay Area cities have declared Climate Emergencies. Your Earth Justice Associates (EJA) are concerned for the health, safety, and livelihood of our most vulnerable neighbors. Wide reaching injustices are happening now. Let’s … read more.

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Sun., March 31,12:15 PM, Commmunity Panel and Dialog: What Can We Do About Mass Incarceration?

First Unitarian Church of Oakland
This promises to be a powerful and compelling event! Jonathon Simon is looking at the entire criminal justice system through the lens of the concept of Dignity. Jose Bernal will help us let our elected representatives know that we want change in … read more.

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Sat. April 6, Going Deeper: Building Skills to Become a Better Anti-racism Ally, 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM, Wendte Hall

An advanced session for white allies who have attended the morning workshop. Deeper practice for conversations with those who are skeptical about the impacts of racism.

Cost $60 for public, $30 church members (use code UUOaklandmember)

Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-white-ally-toolkit-two-east-bay-workshops-for-anti-racist-allies-tickets-58879752926

Ally workshop 4.6.19 WITH LINKS

Led by David Campt, … read more.

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Sat., Apr. 6 Dismantling Racism One Conversation at a Time: Tools for Changing Hearts and Minds, 9 AM – 12, Wendte Hall.

White allies against racism!  Do you struggle to respond in work or social situations when someone makes a racist comment or questions the reality of racism?

Learn an innovative approach to using empathy, active listening and relating skills in conversations with skeptics.

50% off for UU Oakland … read more.

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Come, Check Out the New Affinity Group on Disability

Sun., April 28, Disability Identity Discussion Group, 9:15-10:15 AM, 3rd Floor Library. 

If 15% of the people in the world have some kind of disability, that’s because disability is a very broad category that includes conditions and circumstances that are obvious to others as well as … read more.

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