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.
Speaker: Pastor Jacqueline Duhart
“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.
Heriza Kwanzaa, Happy Kwanzaa. All are invited to celebrate Nia (Purpose)the fifth Nguzo Saba (Principle) of Kwanzaa. We will reflect on the collective vocation of building, nurturing and protecting community culture and community. There will be time to tell stories aboutyour culture and then to … read more.
With a spark of imagination and the willing participation of many children and youth, we will bring to life, right before our eyes, the Christmas Story as told in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke. Come and let this ancient story warm your heart. … read more.
Church as live art and theater can be an avenue to address and begin to heal suffering. Please join Worship Associate Jim Briggs who is the Lead Sound Designer and Engineer for Reveal at the Center for Investigating Reporting and Pastor Jacqueline as they interview … 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.
Rev. Sheri, Pastor Jacqueline, and Worship Associate Kem Tetlow will lead our community through a celebration of Day of the Dead. Our children and youth are with us for the entire worship service. We will honor some of the ancestors of our congregation as well … 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.
“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.
“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.