Annual Flower Communion

If you’re joining us for the first time, we would like to extend a full welcome! Please answer a few questions on our Guest Connection Card.   * * *

Flower Communion
Sunday, June 21
9:00 AM – Drive-Through Flower Communion at Church
2:00 PM – Worship Service via Zoom, followed by Virtual Fellowship (in lieu of coffee hour)

A sure-to-be-memorable drive-through service for our annual Flower Communion will take place June 21. If you are not able to participate in a drive-through service, or if you know of someone for whom this is true, please let Rev. Theresa know at so we can consider ways to be more inclusive.

Everyone will have a spot for Flower Communion, only they will be in different places as we practice making room for each other. There is a limited number of safely-distanced spots that can be reserved on the church plaza for the drive-through. Spots will be allocated per family/household unit in a randomized drawing. To be included, please send an email to by Thursday, June 18 (firm!), and tell us how many of you will attend together. We will create a waiting list for anyone whose name is not drawn.

Flower Communion Sunday will continue in the afternoon with a live worship service via Zoom at 2:00 PM, followed by time for fellowship. Please email to request Zoom details.

Whether you will drive through or not, we invite you to send a picture of your garden or of a flower to, along with your name, a line about your picture, and a few words about what you hope will bloom at this time. By this you will help demonstrate the universal beauty of nature through Flower Communion.

Embracing Meditation

We continue to do the embracing meditation on Sunday mornings via Facebook Live on the First Unitarian Church of Oakland Facebook page.

At 10:20 AM, the meditation will start and you will be able to read others’ comments and put the things you’re thinking of with care in your own comments.

Click this link when it’s time:

If you don’t use Facebook, but you would like to include names or words, please feel free to email them or text them before Sunday at 10 AM, with EMBRACING MEDITATION in the subject line.
text: 510-473-7686

Children and Youth Events

A password is required. If you need it, please contact Nicole Fitzhugh at

All events can be found on Zoom at:

Children’s Chapel
10:00-10:25 AM with Nicole Fitzhugh

Club UU (6th – 9th grade) – to be confirmed
10:30-11:30 AM with Maya Ibrahim-Bartley

High School Youth Group – to be confirmed
12:00-1:00 PM with Amy Carlson and the youth advisor team

Virtual Fellowship (in lieu of coffee hour)

Let’s gather for fellowship after worship. You bring your drink or snack and get on Zoom. We begin with a couple of sing-along songs.

Please email for a Zoom meeting invitation. Please specify the date, and if you are joining in for the first time, we invite you also to write a line about what brings you to our church today.