Speaker: Lynn Gallogly

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.

What Do UUs Believe?

You’ve maybe heard that “Unitarian Universalism is the faith where you can believe whatever you want.” Michelle Ma points out that this is not true–that being a Unitarian Universalist and living according to Unitarian Universalist ideals is hard work and that there are, in fact, certain things you might need to believe. She’ll also help you get started on an “elevator pitch” so that you can explain to others what UUs believe and how our justice work is grounded in faith.

Love, Pain, and Caring In Our Schools

Please join Worship Leader Steve Thomasberger and Worship Associate Lynn Gallogly as we contemplate the role of education, learning and teaching in our lives.

As a long-time educator reflecting on his 25-plus years as a teacher, principal and administrator, Steve will share his hilarious, sometimes heart-breaking and always heart-felt experiences with us. We will be discussing the state of our schools today and what we can do to help shape the future.

We will also recognize the role of our congregation in mentoring students at Lafayette School in West Oakland through the Boost! West Oakland project.

John Shinnick and Joe Cristofalo will offer special music for the service.

Oaklandish Black History

Our celebration of Black History Month continues. What role did historic Oakland, California play in shaping the multicultural, multiracial world that we live and play in? Pianist Geoff Ullerich, Guitarist/Vocalist John Shinnick, Joyful Noise, Worship Associate Lynn Gallogly, Rev. Sheri and Rev. Jacqueline are the co-creators of worship and are expecting you. Our Black History Highlight will lift up the rich music of Mahalia Jackson. Please come with your loved ones and your neighbors. All are welcome.

This is a Time for All Ages service.

Joy & Woe, Bound Together: We Give Thanks

First Unitarian Church of Oakland’s Annual Intergenerational Bread Communion Service.  ONE WORSHIP SERVICE, 10:20. Join Pastor Jacqueline, Rev. Sheri, Worship Associate Lynn Gallingly, Board of Trustee member Lisa Rosene, our partner church minister from Okland Transylvania, Rev. Levente Kelemen, Crescendo Choir and Joyful Noise as we come together as a spirit-filled religious community to share our deep griefs and radiant joys. Our children and youth will be in worship for the entire service. Please invite a family and or your neighbors to join us.