“Skin In the Game Kind of Love” – Unitarian Universalism encourages us to believe that love is the “spirit” and love is the “doctrine of our faith communities.” How do we allow LOVE to reveal the BEST of who we are and place us on … read more.
Speaker: Joyful Noise Band
“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.
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.
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”. 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.
“RISE-UP for Climate Justice”. What do our children, economic equality and racial justice have to do with climate change?All are welcome for worship as we explore the intersections of various oppressions and the deadly impacts of global warming. Kristen Tam a member of Youth vs. … read more.
“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.
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.