Don’t Put Your Head in the Waffle Iron and Other Advice Nobody Needs: Healing Practices in Our Community

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. * * *

As we explore healing this month, Pastor Theresa asks you to prepare a few things.

  1. What’s the worst advice you’ve ever received that you can share? Remember that whatever it is, it should stay kind and polite and avoid harming anyone.

  2. Bring one item (or a picture of an item) that is your favorite thing.

  3. Bring a soft item of any kind.

  4. Bring a ribbon or yarn or string or something else long that you can tie.

  5. Bring any rabbit–a picture, a stuffy, or a well-behaved real rabbit.

If you don’t have one of those items, you can bring a picture of it, or simply have a sheet of paper where you list the categories. Also, if you are a new friend in our community, you’re welcome without any items, of course, and your imagination.

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 of the worship service 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.

Did you miss last Sunday? You can watch “Once in a Blue Moon” on YouTube.

Embracing Meditation

A time to share what you’re thinking of with care, embracing meditation will be part of worship. 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

  • No Children’s Chapel
    Children’s chapel takes place online on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month. If you need information on how to access, please contact Nicole or Alex.
  • No Club UU
    Club UU, our group for tweens and middle school-aged people, meets online on the 2nd and 4th Sundays 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 and Nicole for more details and information.
  • High School Youth Group
    12:00 to 1:00 PM.
    Over the next few months the high school youth group will take a deep dive into our UU 7 principles. This Sunday we’ll take a look at our 2nd Principle, “Justice, equity and compassion in human relations.” As usual, we’ll have a time of check-in and a time of centering/grounding. Hope to see you there! Contact AmyAlex or Nicole for Zoom information.

Virtual Coffee Hour
Immediately After Worship Service

Let’s gather for coffee and conversation following worship service! You bring your drink or snack and stay on Zoom. We begin with a couple of sing-along songs, followed by an opportunity for everyone to check in. You will need a Zoom link to join. For Zoom details, please email with COFFEE HOUR in the subject line.