The longest day of the year is the day of the Sun’s fullest strength, a time when we celebrate both His brightness and the first moment of release and turning toward the restful darkness of winter. At First Unitarian, Midsummer’s duality of joy and release … read more.
Speaker: Pianist Geoff Ullerich
“Dignity=To Author One’s Life.” For eight years the First Unitarian Church of Oakland has been the church partner of the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights (EBC). This partnership has allowed the church community to examine the myriad of ways that jails and prisons deny … 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.
Ruth and Naomi: A Path Toward Reconciliation and Redemption. Myths and folktales these forms of storytelling can reveal to us truths about ourselves and our culture that can be difficult to face. One such story is that of Naomi and Ruth; Naomi a refugee from … read more.
Crossroads & Choices, Please join Worship Associates Tara Miller and B Avalon as they invite you to explore the dilemmas that may arise when we are faced with challenging choices at various crossroads in our lives. Special attention will be paid to Hecate, the … 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.