Sunday March 31, 2024 – Reclaiming Grace

Easter is one of those tricky holidays for Unitarian Universalists. For Christians, Easter celebrates salvation through the grace of God. UUs reject this theology to embrace of a theology of universal salvation, all souls are of worth. The good news of this UU Easter service is that all beings are capable of bringing more beauty and grace into the world, and there is no limit to how much can be made. Join Rev. Laurel and Worship Associate Corless Smith to reclaim grace. Music will be provided by Joyful Noise Band and the Crescendo Choir. At the end of the service there will be a short Easter Parade as the children head out excitedly to their Easter Egg hunt.

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: Join the worship service and Virtual Coffee Hour from any internet browser or with the installed Zoom app. Closed captions will be provided. A Zoom account is not required. 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. Refer to your Chalice Chatter or contact for Zoom details.

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.