Bridging Ceremony

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

This week in worship, we will celebrate bridging. The Bridging Ceremony celebrates the transition of our youth from a high school experience into young adulthood. While many rituals have changed in shape because of the pandemic, gifts we can still offer each other include witness and celebration.

This week’s worship service video will be posted on the First Unitarian Church of Oakland YouTube Channel by Sunday morning, for viewing at any time you choose. This Sunday, May 31, we invite you to watch the video with other members of the congregation at a Facebook Watch Party at 10:30 AM!

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)
10:30-11:30 AM with Maya Ibrahim-Bartley

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

Virtual Coffee Hour

Let’s have coffee together at 11:30 AM. You bring your drink or snack and get on Zoom. We begin with a couple of sing-along songs.

Please email to request 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.