Sunday June 16, 2024 – Un-judge Someone: Lessons from the Human Library

Since 2000, the Human Library has been creating safe spaces for dialogue where volunteer Human Books openly discuss their lived experiences on topics that have garnered stigma, stereotyping, or prejudice. Difficult questions are expected, appreciated, and answered in order to challenge those prejudices. What does un-judging someone mean? Why would anyone want to engage in such a conversation? What can we learn about ourselves and our community from the Human Library?

There are two ways to attend this worship service:

  • In person: Worship service starts at 10:20 AM. We strongly recommend that you wear a mask while in the building. All are invited to stay after worship for Coffee Hour in Wendte Hall.
  • Via Zoom: Click here to join us online for the service and Virtual Coffee Hour. Closed captions will be provided. The first part consists of watching the live stream, and the second part continues our practice of online Coffee Hour. The virtual “doors” open at 10 AM and music commences at 10:20 AM.

Checking out First Unitarian Oakland?

If you’re joining us for the first time, we would like to extend a full welcome!  Please answer a few questions on our online Newcomer Connection Card.  When at church on Sunday, you can also ask questions and get help at the Greeting Table on the patio before the service.

On most Sundays right after the service, we have a quick Newcomer Welcome in the sanctuary — meet up with a church member in front by the pulpit, for a quick introduction to the church and answers to your questions — then join us in Wendte Hall for Coffee Hour.  If you attend via Zoom, you can stay in the Zoom session after the service for informal discussion in our Virtual Coffee Hour.

We look forward to you joining us for worship service each week! For more information, check out About Worship.