Swords into Ploughshares: Remembering Our Future

This Memorial Day weekend, please join Rev. Theresa Soto and worship associate Bill Blakely for a special service to be celebrated live on Zoom! This Sunday we will observe Memorial Day with the theme of “Swords into Ploughshares.” Special pastoral elements will be offered to hold our experiences of the continuing pandemic. Bring an adhesive bandage (or any that you use) for a grief and healing ritual. You will need a Zoom link to join. Please email yesplease@uuoakland.org to request the Zoom details for Sunday’s live online worship service.

The live Zoom worship service will be recorded and made available immediately afterward on Rev. Theresa Soto’s YouTube channel and on First Unitarian Church of Oakland’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/uuoakland/.

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: https://www.facebook.com/uuoakland/

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 nicole@uuoakland.org.

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 yesplease@uuoakland.org to request 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.