We Gotta Let the Dough Rise: Bread Communion

If you’re joining us for the first time, we would like to extend a full welcome! Please answer a few questions on our Guest Connection Card. * * *

The ritual of breaking bread together is one that has been shared by the human family in various forms for millennia: giving thanks for the harvest, a prayer that the Earth will sustain life once again. Join us to celebrate the way that bread connects us across cultures and lived experiences. The worship team will include Rev. Soto, Alex Haider-Winnett, Dan Wright, and more.

For this service, please bring something that nourishes you. A slice of bread, a cracker or two, another bread item, or nuts or fruit would also work. You will need several bites. And if it doesn’t work for you to eat in this service, that’s okay too. Instead of taking bites, take smells, or remember a taste, a smell, a sound, a touch that feels good to you. We look forward to reconnecting with our values and shared experiences.

You will need a Zoom link to join and can request it by sending an email to yesplease@uuoakland.org with SUNDAY WORSHIP ZOOM in the subject line. A recording of the worship service will be made and posted on First Unitarian Church of Oakland’s YouTube Channel and Facebook page. If you want to talk about being recorded, please reach out to Pastor Theresa.

Did you miss last Sunday? You can watch “Heart Medicine: Continued Healing in a Pandemic” on YouTube.

Embracing Meditation

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

Events for Children and Youth

  • Children’s Chapel
    10:00-10:25 AM with Nicole Fitzhugh (2nd and 4th Sundays of each month). If you need information on how to access, please contact Nicole or Alex. Be sure to ask for the new Zoom info to be used as of November 22.

  • Club UU
    10:30-11:30 AM. Club UU, our group for tweens and middle school-aged people meets over Zoom on the 2nd and 4th Sundays for a low-key way to gather with friends. Check-in for care and support, play games, and learn together at Club UU. Contact Alex and Nicole for more details and information.

  • High School Youth Group Activities
    12:00-1:00 PM.
     Over the next few months the high school youth group will take a deep dive into our UU 7 principles. This Sunday we’ll take a look at the 3rd Principle, “Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregation.” As usual, we’ll have a time of check-in and a time of centering/grounding. Hope to see you there! Contact Amy or Alex for Zoom information.
    1:30-3:00 PM. Join UU Livermore for games and silliness over Discord. Contact Alex for sign-in information.

Virtual Coffee Hour
Immediately After Worship Service

Let’s gather for coffee and conversation following worship service! You bring your drink or snack and stay on Zoom. We begin with a couple of sing-along songs, followed by an opportunity for everyone to check in. You will need a Zoom link to join. For Zoom details, please email yesplease@uuoakland.org with COFFEE HOUR in the subject line.