A Midnight Clear: Insight from Stillness

If you ask Perry Como, he will tell you it looks a lot like Christmas when you have too much to do, but the landscape is snow-covered and idyllic. Maybe. In 1849, Edward Sears, a Unitarian minister wrote the words to, “It Came Upon a Midnight Clear” as a melancholy reflection on real life at holiday time. Join Rev. Theresa Soto and Corless Smith as we consider what lies between idylls and sadness.

For information on how to join this upcoming virtual worship service, send an email to yesplease@uuoakland.org with SUNDAY WORSHIP in the subject line.

Did you miss last Sunday? You can watch “The Next Right Thing” on YouTube.

Events for Children and Youth on December 13

Children’s Chapel

  • 10:00 to 10:25 AM with Nicole Fitzhugh. This Sunday, the entire congregation is invited to make sun crafts with us. Because this is a multigenerational activity, we will use a special Zoom link. If you need information on how to access, please contact Nicole or Alex.

Club UU

  • 10:30 to 11:30 AM. Club UU, our group for tweens and middle school-aged people meets online for a low-key way to gather with friends. Check-in for care and support, play games, and learn together at Club UU. Contact Alex or Nicole for more details and information.

High School Youth Group Activities

  • 12:00 to 1:00 PM. The high school youth group is taking a deep dive into our UU 7 principles. This Sunday we’ll take a look at the 3rd Principle, “Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregation.” As usual, we’ll have a time of check-in and a time of centering/grounding. Hope to see you there! Contact Amy or Alex for information on how to join in.
  • 1:30 to 3:00 PM. Join UU Livermore for games and silliness over Discord. Contact Alex for sign-in information.