Once in a Blue Moon

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. * * *

We gather for the Witches’ New Year in a time unlike any other. Between the pandemic, the lives lost to police violence, and the upcoming election, there is so much to grieve and fear. However, the cycles of the Earth teach us that after suffering and death always come new life and hope. Gather with us as we honor the hardships and loss of this year and invite in the renewal of the year to come. Worship leaders are Piper Rowanoak Swim, Zia Swim, Kathryn Winship, and Corless Smith. Other worship team members are Susan Keiter, Vincent Raines, Awen Swim.

You will need a Zoom link to join and can request it by sending an email to yesplease@uuoakland.org 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 “Rage, Resilience, and Hope!” 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

  • Children’s Chapel
    10:00-10:25 AM
     with Nicole Fitzhugh. Children’s Chapel will be held the 2nd & 4th Sundays of the month through December. If you need information on how to access, please contact Nicole or Alex.
  • Club UU Returns!
    Club UU, our group for tweens and Middle School-aged people will be returning. We’ll meet over zoom at 10:30 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. First meeting TBA. Contact Alex and Nicole for more details and information.
  • Youth Group Kick Off!
    12:00-1:00 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 1st principle, “the inherent worth and dignity of every person.” 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
11:30 AM Via Zoom

Let’s gather for coffee and conversation following worship service! You bring your drink or snack, and we will begin at 11:30 AM 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, pleas email yesplease@uuoakland.org with COFFEE HOUR in the subject line.