Sacred Fruits: A Midsummer Celebration

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Sacred Fruits: A Midsummer Celebration
Sunday, June 28, 10:30 AM, via Zoom

Midsummer is the season of first fruits. The First Fruits of the year were once considered sacred, but our modern relationship to food often is anything but sacred. In this service we explore first fruits and food justice. We call on the wisdom of wise food thinkers and food justice activists, including Michael Pollan, Alison Hope Alkon, Julian Agyeman, and Jessica Prentice, to inform a ritual worship experience that will help to reconnect us with the sacredness of our food and inspire us to act for justice. Bring a piece of fruit (or appropriate substitute) to eat during the service. Worship Leaders are Zia Swim, Leanna Sac, Piper Rowanoak Swim; Kathryn Winship and Ash Kelly assisting; Anita Thomson on slides.

The live worship will be streamed via Zoom at 10:30 AM and will be followed immediately by time for fellowship. Please email to request Zoom details.

A recording of the worship service will be made and posted on First Unitarian Church of Oakland’s YouTube Channel and Facebook page.

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) – to be confirmed
10:30-11:30 AM with Maya Ibrahim-Bartley

High School Youth Group – to be confirmed
12:00-1:00 PM with Amy Carlson and the youth advisor team

Embracing Meditation

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

Virtual Coffee Hour

Let’s gather for coffee and conversation immediately following worship service! You bring your drink or snack and stay on Zoom. We begin with a couple of sing-along songs. You will need a Zoom link to join. Please email to request Zoom details.