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The Fabulous Destiny of an Abundant Heart:

Creating the courage to embrace Universal love to all and towards oneself. A courage where embracing radical inclusivity is found.

If you’re joining us for the first time, we would like to extend a full welcome! Please answer a few questions on our … read more.

Community Voices: What Makes Us Stronger

 Members share a homily about something dear to their experience.

Emily Stoper – “Ageing across Generations.
Patsy Wood – “What the Covenant Group Has Meant to Me”
Sherry Weston-Vigil – “Engaged at General Assembly !”

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In the words of Ruth Wilson Gilmore, “Abolition is about presence, not absence. It’s about building life-affirming institutions.” This Sunday we will address what abolition means to us as UUs and how we might embrace change in our moment of history. 

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I Wonder. What if? Let’s Try!

For the past year, First Unitarian Church of Oakland has been in discernment about the future of Lifespan Religious Education. We have assessed our past, our assets, struggles and possibilities. Join us for worship and a final workshop on the future of Religious Education at … read more.

The Ship of Theseus

Throughout our lives, all of us change. How do we know who we really are? And how do we decide what to hold onto, and what to let go? In this service, we’ll consider what makes each of us ourselves, in our heart of hearts.

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A House Full of Octopuses

As we see our cities and state reopen, we are faced with more and more questions about health and safety. Families, in particular, are looking for ways to connect and receive support in ways that are thoughtful and intentional. Interim Director of Religious Education Alex … read more.