Cinderella and the Barking Pig: Keeping Our Mission Clear in Times of Disruption

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. * * *

Where many things are uncertain, we will move with as much clarity as possible. We will take some time before the Annual Meeting to lean into our shared journey as a community and to put our ethical and spiritual work first. Join us to find out how a barking pig can inform our journey as a community of seekers. The Annual Meeting will follow. Your presence is joyfully encouraged there as well, so that we may build a robust quorum. We hope to see you there.

You will need a Zoom link to join and can request it by sending an email to with SUNDAY WORSHIP ZOOM in the subject line. A recording will be made and posted on First Unitarian Church of Oakland’s YouTube Channel and Facebook page. If you want to talk about being recorded, please reach out to Pastor Theresa.

Embracing Meditation

A time to share what you’re thinking of with care, embracing meditation will be part of the live Zoom devotion at 10:30 AM. If you are unable to join but would like to include names or words, please feel free to email Pastor Theresa or text them at 510-473-SOTO (510-473-7686) before 7 PM Saturday, with EMBRACING MEDITATION in the subject line. Please note that Rev. Theresa is unable to check email on Sundays.

Events for Children and Youth

  • Children’s Chapel
    10:00-10:25 AM with NIcole Fitzhugh. If you need information on how to access, please contact Nicole or Alex.
  • Club UU is Now Part of Our Worship Community
    We are currently assessing the future of Club UU–Our Middle School and Tweenage Group. While we discern its future, we encourage all families to worship together during our Sunday service. From the comfort of your own home, worship however you best see fit. Get up and dance and sing during hymns, write or draw during the sermon, create your own prayer rituals. However you wish to worship, do so as a family and with our larger community. Children’s Chapel and Youth Group Hangouts are still being offered before and after service respectively. If you have any question, feedback, or concern about religious education at UU Oakland, please contact our Interim Director of Religious Education Alex.
  • Youth Group Kick Off!
    12:00-1:00 PM. All high school aged youth are welcome to join us with a song that supports you during these hard times. Prepare a link to share with the group. This week, Interim DRE Alex will be joining Amy to say hi to the group and help decide what the meetings and activities will be like this year. Contact AmyAlex or Nicole for Zoom information.

No Virtual Coffee Hour this Sunday

In consideration of the annual congregational meeting, there will be no coffee hour this Sunday. Be sure to come back the following week!