Pastor Jacqueline Duhart

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.

Kwanzaa Service “Be-ings of Creativity, Let It Flow” at 10:20

Please join Pastor Jacqueline in her last service prior to her sabbatical. She will be joined by local musician Michelle Jacques to celebrate the 6th day of Kwanzaa, Kuumba (koo-OOM-bah) Creativity. This is a time to celebrate and raise the energy around cultures of African descent heritages. Members, friends and allies, invite your friends and family and let us come together to dance and sway, clap and stomp our feet to the creative power of music and recognize the holiness in our sacred circle of Be-ings. This is a Multigenerational Service.

“Holy Holy Thou Art”, December 24 – Christmas Eve Candlelight Service, 8:00PM

There are many sacred stories about the spiritual nature of humanity that loom large in our souls during the month of December. Members, friends, and allies please bring your loved ones and join Pastor Jacqueline, Rev. Sheri and Sabbatical Minister Rev. Jeremiah Kalendae for an evening of story telling and sacred quiet. Let us be reminded of who we are as people of faith and fire our spirit for where we are going. On one of the most cherished nights of our lunar calendar, Crescendo Choir under the direction of Anna Lichtenberg will inspire us. Our choir will be joined by guest soprano Natalie John. Come and allow your being to be lifted and transformed by the magical warm glow of candlelight and community. All people and all faith traditions are welcomed. Please bring yummy treats to share during hospitality hour following the 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.

“The Path to Choose”

We welcome this year’s Balazs Scholar Rev. Emese Bodor as our guest preacher. Rev. Bodor’s topic, The Path to Choose. A short journey from Jesus’s world and words through daily Transylvanian life and reality. How do we make our decisions and commitments? Let us come together and celebrate the roots of our Unitarian Universalist heritage and the arrival of Advent. Worship Associate Amanda Smith, Pastor Jacqueline and Crescendo Choir will help us usher in the beauty and sacredness of this season. Joyful Noise will provide acoustic praise and worship prelude to open our hearts to our spiritual journeys. Please join us! All are welcome! This is a Time For All Ages Service.