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.
Speaker: Crescendo Choir
“Tolling of the Bells: The Spirit Remains”. Two of the big questions religions have sought to answer are: “Why does life exist as we know it?” and “What happens after we die?” Unitarian Universalism does not have THE ultimate answer to either of these questions. … read more.
“Sustenance for Our Souls”. This Bread Communion Sunday, Crescendo Choir will bless us with music that embodies the spirit of our most sacred values. The first line of one of the songs reads “For everyone born: a place at the table. For everyone born: clean … read more.
Music has the power to soothe, excite, heal, motivate, and inspire us. Our guest speaker Conductor Michael Morgan, Musical Director of the Oakland Symphony, will share with us how music has the power to bring us together across all that can divide us. As … read more.
Lights, Camera, Action: RAW REALIZATIONS. Fashioning a world that nurtures the whole of humanity is a long haul journey into arenas that for some are ferocious and scary. Where does change begin? Where does healing begin? All of us have numerous life defining sacred questions … read more.
“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.
Sunday, September 23, 2018… “Both And, People, Places & Experiences”
Are we enough? Am I enough? To think that I am enough, is this arroganance? Is any person, any place, any experience enough? Perhaps it is BOTH AND…enough and there is room for more. Please join … read more.
Sun., Sept 9, Water Communion
Unitarian Universalist minister and activist Rev. Kathleen McTigue in her prose invites us “to resist the headlong tumble into the next moment, taking time to look into one another’s faces and see there communion: the reflection of our own eyes.” … read more.
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.
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.