Speaker: Geoff Ullerich

Dancing in the Dark, A Winter Solstice Celebration – 9:20 and 11:20

Dancing in the Dark, A Winter Solstice Celebration – 9:20 and 11:20 services
In the depths of the winter, we recognize the holy in darkness and in what promises to emerge from its shimmering depths. As a community of all ages, we gather to celebrate the turning of the season. The service will end with the children and youth hunting for the sun.
This is a Multigenerational Service.

“Holy Lessons from OUR Mysterious Skies”, Worship at 9:20 and 11:20

“Holy Lessons from OUR Mysterious Skies” Yes there is a divine mysterious nature to our shared cosmos.The holy appears in the humblest of places. Do you feel the “holy” in our cosmos? Do you see  the “holy” everywhere? Please join Pastor Jacqueline, Worship Associates Kem … read more.

Accidental Saints: Revealing the Holy in Ourselves and Our Lives, Worship at 9:20 and 11:20

Accidental Saints: Revealing the Holy in Ourselves and Our Lives. Revelation is a word often associated with religious thought, particularly the wrath of the end times in the Christian scriptures. However, Revelation can be and is experienced as sacred moments and acts that reveal the holy to ourselves, sometimes through ourselves.

In Nadia Bolz Weber’s book “Accidental Saints: Finding God in All the Wrong People” she describes her process of discovering the truth of God in everyday people, events, and circumstances. How do we experience revelation in our lives? How is the holy and the divine revealed to us in our struggles, imperfections, and wounds? How can we welcome the Holy into our lives through welcoming Blessed Revelation? Please join guest preacher Amanda Weatherspoon as we explore the gnarly spiritual landscape of revelation and recognizing the holy.Half a Dozen of the Other and pianist Geoff Ullerich and Joyful Noise will illuminate our spiritual journey with music. Come let us be together. There is Children’s Chapel today

From Lakshmi to Fortuna: Faith & Prosperity

Is money the only determinant of prosperity? Please join Pastor Jacqueline and musical trio of Susan Keiter, Joci Kelleher and Sarah Watts, along with Joyful Noise & pianist Geoff Ullerich, as we explore what faith traditions and spiritual paths have to offer us about living a prosperous life. During worship there will be an activity for all ages, especially our children and youth to reflect on stewardship. Stewardship testimonials will be offered by Jane and Gary Facente. Please join us at 9:20 & 11:20. It is good, just and sacred to be together.         

A Vision: Within, Among & Beyond, Worship Services, 9:20 and 11:20

A Vision: Within, Among & Beyond. As an individual, as a family; where are you going and how will you get there? As a religious community where is First Unitarian Church of Oakland going? How will we get there? In these days of hate speech, mass killings, devastating weather patterns and depressing uncertainties for more and more of humanity, beloved communities like First Unitarian Church of Oakland must have a clear and compelling vision that SPIRITUALLY GUIDES AND INSPIRES the DIVERSE WHOLE  of US and offers BRIGHT HOPE for CHANGE. Join Rinda Bartley, Jeff Leyser, Michael Schafer,& Pastor Jacqueline as we prayerfully launch and embrace our  process to co-create a new vision  statement. A vision that will guide and inspire the WE of US to live into our highest aspirations.  Inspirational music will be brought by Stefan Schneider, Geoff Ullerich and Joyful Noise. Members, friends and allies whoever you are, please join us. Together let us imagine the future and begin to discern what we can do to make a remarkable and holy difference for many.  There will be two worship services, 9:20 and 11:20. Children’s Chapel will be provided.

Signed My Life Away

 When do we sign our names on the dotted line and what are we committing to? Let us come together as a beloved community to explore what/who we serve and what/who we are committed to. In worship we will also remember our veterans.  Join, Pastor Jacqueline, Worship Associate Jeanne Rana, Board of Trustees member Janet MacFarland, Pianist Geoff Ullerich, Jazz Pianist Richard Bruehl, and Joyful Noise as we come together to transform our lives and therefore build the world we long for. Please bring your friends.There will be Children’s Chapel in the Starr King Room and then Spirit Art & Games.