Music Sunday, Pride Ritual, BLM Vespers

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.

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“Music Sunday: Lift Every Voice and Sing”
Video Worship Experience
Sunday, June 7

All are invited to celebrate on June 7 the transformative power of music that is central to the worship life of First Unitarian Church of Oakland.

The pre-recorded worship video will begin to play live at 10:30 AM in a YouTube Premiere and will be available for on-demand viewing thereafter. The chat panel will be available for realtime comments and reactions during the premiere.

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 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.

LGBT Pride Ritual
Sunday, June 7, 4:00-5:00 PM

You are invited to join First Unitarian Church of Oakland in celebrating LGBT Pride in a special ritual. Please send an email to for a Zoom invitation!

Want to be involved in planning the ritual? Please email Rev. Theresa Soto, who is eager to collaborate!

When the Stars Begin to Fall: A Vespers Service in Support of Black Lives
June 7, 5:15 to 6:15 PM, via Zoom

Our thoughts and feelings about police violence are complicated by our experiences of the pandemic. We will be joined by congregants from the Mt. Diablo Unitarian Universalist Church and from the First Unitarian Church of San Jose in a time for reflection and sharing. Please send an email to to request Zoom details.

This vespers service will take place in lieu of our regular First Sunday gathering for anti-racism and anti-oppression.