Speaker: Joyful Noise Band

Authority of the Sacred Whole: How Do We Discern Truths – Sunday, March 24th at 10:20 am

“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.

The Liturgical Power of Church, Sunday, March 17- Worship 10:20 to 11:15am

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.

Reflections of Ms. Authority: Women’s Voices – Sunday, March 3 – Worship at 10:20 am

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.

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.

Surrendering to an Artistic Muse Sunday, October 7, 2018 – Worship at 10:20am

“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 – 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.

Love, Unity, Aspiration: Blended Family as Metaphor

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.