Speaker: Crescendo Choir

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.

The Illuminating Power of Faith – Sunday, October 14, 2018 – Worship at 10:20am

“The Illuminating Power of Faith.” Please join our guest preacher the powerful Rev. Deborah Lee, and the members, friends, and allies of the First Unitarian Church of Oakland as we faithfully and prayerfully kickoff our 2019 stewardship campaign, “Faith On Fire.” Pastor Jacqueline, Worship Associate … read more.

“Holy Holy Thou Art”, December 24 – Christmas Eve Candlelight Service, 8:00PM

There are many sacred stories about the spiritual nature of humanity that loom large in our souls during the month of December. Members, friends, and allies please bring your loved ones and join Pastor Jacqueline, Rev. Sheri and Sabbatical Minister Rev. Jeremiah Kalendae for an evening of story telling and sacred quiet. Let us be reminded of who we are as people of faith and fire our spirit for where we are going. On one of the most cherished nights of our lunar calendar, Crescendo Choir under the direction of Anna Lichtenberg will inspire us. Our choir will be joined by guest soprano Natalie John. Come and allow your being to be lifted and transformed by the magical warm glow of candlelight and community. All people and all faith traditions are welcomed. Please bring yummy treats to share during hospitality hour following the service.

“The Path to Choose”

We welcome this year’s Balazs Scholar Rev. Emese Bodor as our guest preacher. Rev. Bodor’s topic, The Path to Choose. A short journey from Jesus’s world and words through daily Transylvanian life and reality. How do we make our decisions and commitments? Let us come together and celebrate the roots of our Unitarian Universalist heritage and the arrival of Advent. Worship Associate Amanda Smith, Pastor Jacqueline and Crescendo Choir will help us usher in the beauty and sacredness of this season. Joyful Noise will provide acoustic praise and worship prelude to open our hearts to our spiritual journeys. Please join us! All are welcome! This is a Time For All Ages Service.