The Poetry of Worship

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The Poetry of Worship
10:30 AM YouTube Premiere

“What is it we worship?” Can poetry–derived from songs of praise–help deepen our sense of what we make worthy in worship? What is it you deeply love? How can refraining from our habitual business help us find this quiet voice within and see the world in all its tender wonder? And, as luck would have it, we don’t have to do this alone. Join Susan Keiter, Ron Weisberg, Aiden Caitlin Kearns, Rev. Sean Parker Dennison, Renee Witon, Nancy Henderson, and cellist Chris Morales for a medley of poetry, music, and reflection. Read the full text of featured poems here.

This pre-recorded worship video will premiere at 10:30 AM on the First Unitarian Church of Oakland YouTube channel and will be available for on-demand viewing thereafter. The chat panel will be available for realtime comments and reactions during the premiere. Subscribe to our channel to get premiere notifications via email.

Embracing Meditation
10:20 AM

A time to share what you’re thinking of with care, embracing meditation will take place via Facebook Live on the First Unitarian Church of Oakland Facebook page. During embracing meditation, you will be able to read others’ comments and write your own. Click on this link when it’s time:

If you don’t use Facebook but would like to include names or words, please feel free to email Pastor Theresa or text them at 510-473-7686 before Saturday at 7 PM, with EMBRACING MEDITATION in the subject line. Please note that Rev. Theresa is unable to check email on Sundays.

Events for Children and Youth

10:00 to 10:25 AM – Children’s Chapel with NIcole Fitzhugh

10:30 to 11:30 AM – Club UU (6th – 9th grade) with Maya Ibrahim-Bartley

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

All events can be found on Zoom at A password is required; if you need it, please contact Nicole Fitzhugh at

Virtual Coffee Hour
11:30 to 12:10 PM

Let’s have coffee hour together on Sunday from 11:30 AM until 12:10 PM, for the first session, and if people return, we can stay for 20 minutes more. You bring your drink or snack and get on Zoom. We begin with a couple of sing-along songs.

Please email for 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.