“Authority of the Sacred Whole: How Do We Discern Truths.” Is the whole of US more powerful than any INDIVIDUAL member? What is the authority of our shared ministries? Please join members of the Committee on Shared Ministry – Bev Smrha and Debby Kaplan, and … read more.
Speaker: Joyful Noise Band
The Liturgical Power of Church. Liturgy literally means “the work of the people.” What is the work of the people? Church offers every willing soul a place where we can breathe in and be “in-spired”; opportunities to breathe out and cast off or “ex-pire” what … read more.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
“Surrendering to an Artistic Muse.” The word surrender has been given a bad rap. What about surrendering to the transformative, redemptive, and inspiring power of an Artistic muse? Please join M.J. Westbrook (pencil drawings) and Steve Thomasberger (photography), and Pastor Jacqueline as we explore the … 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.
What does choosing a new minister have to do with my life? What does choosing a new minister have to do with what is happening in our shared world? Please join our guest preacher Dr. Leon Spencer, Pastor Jacqueline, Worship Associate Katrinca Ford, your Search Committee, and pianist Geoff Ullerich and Ted Curran and Band as we embrace what Dr. Spencer has to say about, loving, building unity and living into our aspirations in the search process.