Speaker: Crescendo Choir

The DIY Punk Scene and Unitarian Universalism

Join us this weekend for a service with Starr King School for the Ministry student Derrick Mustelier as we continue the exploration of active faith and engaged generosity. Derrick will be including reflections on the DIY punk scene and how they resonate with our choices to be active in a Unitarian Universalist congregation, such as this one. Worship associate: Tara Miller, with Crescendo Choir bringing their gift of music.

“I Sing The Body Electric”, Choir Music Sunday – June 2, Worship at 10:20

“I Sing The Body Electric!” All are invited to celebrate the transformative power of music that is central to the worship life of First Unitarian Church of Oakland.  Join, Worship Associate Debby Kaplan, Rev. Sheri, Pastor Jacqueline, Joyful Noise and Crescendo Choir for our annual  … read more.

Not Every Day an Aurora Borealis: Love in a Time of Struggle-Sunday May 5, Worship at 10:20am

Candidate Rev. Theresa Soto has sojourned with the First Unitarian Church of Oakland from Saturday April 27 thru Sunday May 5th. Sunday, May 5th, Rev. Soto will offer their final sermon before the congregation takes a vote to call Rev. Soto as their next settled … read more.

Individual Strength, Collective Power-Sunday-April 28, Worship at 10:20am

Welcome, Rev. Theresa Soto, the ministerial candidate at First Unitarian Church of Oakland. Rev. Soto uses the pronouns, they, them and theirs.They will offer the first of two sermons Sunday, April 28.  Members, friends and allies please come meet Rev. Soto. The sermon title is, … read more.

“Breath & Heart: Sublime Authority” , Annual Bread Communion/Easter Service – April 21, at 10:20am

“Breath & Heart: Sublime Authority”.  Resurrection may not be central to your theological house or maybe it is.  However you engage the stories of Easter, Passover and Spring, come let us worship together.  We will celebrate the flow of our breath and the beat of … read more.

Reflections of Ms. Authority: Women’s Voices – Sunday, March 3 – Worship at 10:20 am

In celebration of Women’s History Month please join Daisy Quan, Worship Associate Kate Lenhardt, and Pastor Jacqueline as diverse female identified persons tell stories about their relationships with Ms. Authority. Crescendo Choir and Joyful Noise under the direction of Renee Witon and Stefan Schneider will … read more.

Incarnation, Proximity, Narrative, Discomfort & Hope

The word incarnate literally means “to make flesh.” How do we put flesh on the bones of our activism so that it makes a real difference. Bryan Stevenson, founder of the Equal Justice Initiative and author of Just Mercy states that there are four elements that make his social change work real and present or incarnate in the world. The four are: proximity, narrative, discomfort and hope. On this Sunday honoring the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, let us come together and explore an additional pathway for our activism. Crescendo Choir will offer us songs from the Civil Rights Movement. Our youth and children will spread poppy seeds and pennies throughout our neighborhood. This is a multi-generational worship service. All are worthy and all are welcome. Please join us.