Job Opening – Club UU Leader

Club UU Leader Job Description (Temporary part-time)

First Unitarian Church of Oakland is a spiritually alive, radically inclusive, justice-centered congregation in downtown Oakland.  We are seeking a leader for our 6th-8th grade “Club UU”.

The Club UU Leader leads the group at First Unitarian on Sunday mornings, … read more.

Nov 1st Update: Reopening Delayed

11/1/2021 Your Reopening Team has a difficult update: Reopening Delayed

As of Monday, November 1, 2021. the level of COVID-19 risk and cases in our county is back to substantial risk level (orange), up from moderate (yellow). Of course, your Reopening Team is disappointed to see … read more.

Sun Nov 7 – First Sunday for Anti-Opression

First Sunday for Anti-Oppression
Sunday November 7, 2021 – 11:45 to 1:15 – by Zoom

After the service, join for a Q and A time with Zulfat Suara and facilitated caucus time for BIPOC and dominant cultures. We will explore how the mission that we … read more.

UPDATED! Tues Nov 9 – For the Love of Poetry Workshop

UPDATED! For the Love of Poetry Workshop with Ron Weisberg and Pastor Ninán
We will enjoy the fourth session on Tuesday, November 9. “Connection and Compassion”: How does poetry lift us out of our individual selves toward connection with others? We will meet from 7:00 … read more.

Sun Nov 7 – First Sunday Poetry Circle

First Sunday Poetry Circle
Sunday, Nov. 7, 2021 – 9:30 to 10:15 AM – by Zoom

Please join poetry lovers for a time of sharing poems. Noteworthy, a week or so ago was the birthday of Sylvia Plath (Oct 27, 1932); so bring your favorite Plath … read more.

Earth Justice ActionBulletin

Saturday, Nov. 6, Bay Area March for COP 26
Sproul Plaza, UC Berkeley
A march and rally in solidarity with a global day of action demanding our leaders take action on climate justice. Performances, letter-writing campaigns, and screen painting included. FUCO crew will … read more.

REOPENING EVENTS

November 14 for soft reopening for Sunday worship (shorter service, monitor ventilation)
November 21 with our Celebration Sunday, featuring a Ritual of Joy, Grief, and Gratitude.

Details above include safety practices: Proof of vaccination or negative test from 72 hours previous. Masks (folks who can’t wear masks for … read more.

Tues Oct 26 – October Board Meeting

October Board of Trustees Meeting
Tuesday, October 26, 2021, 6:45 to 9:00PM – online

All members and friends are welcome to attend. Meeting begins with a 15-minute public comment period; you also may send comments to secretary@uuoakland.org, to be read aloud for you. … read more.

WATCH: The Condor and the Eagle

Free to watch until Nov 30th. The UU Ministry for the Earth, along with several other organization are sponsoring this film so that it can be freely available.  It is family friendly. Spanish w/English subtitles in some parts. https://event.webinarjam.com/register/204/n7yn7fr3

October 20, 2021 Stop Setting Our World on Fire

OCT 22 Go with us to Sacramento to Join the march to Calstrs, a state pension fund, demanding an end to investments in fossil fuels.  It’s Oct. 22, and carpooling is available.

Oct. 29, take part in the BlackRock, Banks & Biden Youth March –“Stop Setting … read more.

August 26, 2021 | Announcements & Events

Join Us For Coffee Hour After Service !

During Coffee Hour this Sunday, we will be creating breakout rooms to talk about how we might do “coffee hour” differently to create more — and new connections.  Please join us with suggestions on ways to create community.

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August 12, 2021 | Announcements & Events

Wake Now Our Senses  . . . and Heed the Earth’s Call

Join the Earth Justice Advocates might be just what you need. This Sunday afternoon at 12:30 PM we will be talking about the latest UN report on the global climate disaster and ways we … read more.

August 4, 2021 | Announcements & Events

Coming of Age Program Info Meeting

Wed., Aug. 25th, Coming of Age Program Informational Meeting, 7 PM – 8 PM, Zoom link will be provided upon RSVP

For families with youth entering Grades 8 – 10: Nicole Fitzhugh will be hosting an informational meeting about First Unitarian … read more.

July 21, 2021 | Announcements & Events

Spiritual Development Workshop

After Sunday’s service, an all-congregation workshop to consider the spiritual assets, liabilities and staffing needs to best serve the lifespan spiritual development of every member.

Meeting ID: 885 4505 9245
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Board of Trustees … read more.

July 14, 2021 | Announcements & Events

Friend from Guatemala has suffered cruelty and needs help now

At the border in 2017 the US government E, her daughter, and her grandbaby with members of the accompaniment team

E, her daughter, and her grandbaby with members of the accompaniment team

separated our Guatemalan friend E from … read more.

July 7, 2021 | Announcements & Events

Creating Hope & Protecting the Waters – Line 3:Report & Next Steps

This Sunday after service will be a deeper look into the movement against Line 3, an Enbridge tar sands oil pipeline currently being built through Anishinaabe treaty territory in Minnesota threatening the Mississippi headwaters. … read more.

June 30, 2021 | Announcements & Events

First Sunday Antiracism Discussion & Practice:
8th Principle of UU
July 4, 11:45 AM – 1:15 PM

Racial identity is not shaped in a neutral environment. As people of faith on a spiritual journey toward wholeness, we gather to understand the dynamics of racial identity and to overcome … read more.

June 23, 2021 | Announcements & Events

Board of Trustees Meeting This Sunday
All members and friends are welcome to attend. Meeting begins with a 15-minute public comment period; you also may send comments to secretary@uuoakland.org, to be read aloud for you. View the meeting packet for the agenda

Sun, Jun 27, … read more.

June 16, 2021 | Announcements & Events

BIPOC Worship Service | Saturday, June 19, 5:30 PM Pacific

This month, our guest worship leader is Rev. Jen Simon. Those with lived experience of being Black, Indigenous, a person of color, or a person of mixed race, are invited to attend BIPOC Worship Service, along … read more.

June 9, 2011 | Announcements & Events

Worship Associates Blast-Off  Saturday, June 12, 10 AM to 12 PM

As we anticipate reopening our church and offering multiplatform worship services, all are invited to join Rev. Kimberley Debus, worship whisperer, to explore how to work with guests, choose worship elements, and support the flow of … read more.