Earth, Celebrate and Save It!

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In celebration of Earth Day, the Earth Justice Advocates will celebrate what we love about the earth, what might threaten our beloved Earth, and what we’re doing about it. Corless Smith and Jeffrey Melcher will conduct a chorus of short messages from the mind and heart: Heather MacLeod will begin with a consideration of the grief we feel at how the earth is treated. Jack Macy will face the plastic menace. Tom Haw will celebrate sun power, and Tom Smith will lift up the saving graces of all-electric homes. Clark Sanford will describe the immense possibilities of regenerative agriculture. Vanessa Warheit presents the conundrum of transportation. Bret Andrews shows us the current legislative actions that address the environment and tells us how to plug into those efforts. Petra Mensch will present a UU youth perspective. Jeffrey Melcher will sing the scintillating “Dirt Made My Lunch,” and the Crescendo octet will sing “My Old Brown Earth.” Please join together with us for this earth celebration and action outline.

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

Did you miss last Sunday? Recordings of past worship services can be found on our YouTube Channel. Please subscribe! If you want to talk about being recorded, please reach out to Rev. Theresa Soto.

Events for Children and Youth on April 18

  • Children’s Chapel, Club UU, and High School Youth Group meet on 2nd and 4th Sundays monthly and will return on April 25. For more information, including how to access, please contact Nicole Fitzhugh, children and family ministries coordinator, or Alex Haider-Winnett, interim director of religious education.
  • High School Youth Games (weekly)
    1:30 to 3:00 PM. Join UU Livermore for games and silliness over Discord. Contact Alex for sign-in information.

Virtual Coffee Hour

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.