Live Oak Unitarian Universalist Fellowship is a congregation of UUs serving the San Francisco Bay area, especially Alameda, Berkeley, Oakland, Piedmont, San Leandro, and nearby communities.
We create loving community
and service to others.
Live Oak is a growing, multigenerational congregation grounded in the history and heritage of liberal religion. Our shared ministry enlists the whole church family in living out the values we proclaim -- at home, at church, and in the world. We welcome all -- seekers of every religious background
with no distinction of class, nationality, race, gender or sexual orientation.
In an increasingly impersonal, modern secular world, we aspire to be a larger family to one another.
We look forward to welcoming you in our fully wheelchair accessible home: 1700 Santa Clara Ave., Alameda (in the Christ Episcopal Church building at the corner of Santa Clara and Grand).
We meet four Sundays a month. We meet in the sanctuary for worship on the 1st, 3rd, and 4th Sundays of each month. On the 2nd Sundays of the month, we meet for a less formal discussion program, Speaking Of ... Second Sundays. On 2nd Sundays we gather in the Guild Room (behind and just to the left of the main sanctuary building) for an opportunity to share in some ritual, a song or two, and a discussion. Child care is provided all four Sundays.
Children and youth join the adults for the first 15 minutes of the worship service (1st & 3rd Sundays), including a story for all ages. Children and their teachers then head to their classrooms. On 2nd & 4th Sundays, children will have an opportunity to spend time together guided by our skilled childcare providers. Children are, of course, always welcome to stay with a parent in the service.
Light supper after: Many friends and members stay after our programs for a fellowship meal. Everyone is invited to stay to get to know us and to break bread together. We hope you will join us.
For more details, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Next Up: Live Oak's Sunday Program
Sunday, December 15, 4:00 p.m.
Returning to the Light
Worship Leader: Nanci Armstrong-Temple; Worship Associate: Peter Hand
“Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack in everything
That's how the light gets in.”
― Leonard Cohen
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.
Without the darkness of the soil, no seed can germinate. And without the light of the sun, no sprout can grow. As Unitarian Universalists, we are called to embrace traditions and religious sources that celebrate the relationship between light and darkness. Please join Worship Leader Nanci Armstrong-Temple and Worship Associate Peter Hand in a solstice service celebrating a return to the light. The service will include inspirational choir pieces, a lovely story about light during the time for all ages, and a candle lighting ritual led by our beloved Richard Stromer.
Our collection this Sunday will be for Alameda Point Collaborative, specifically for holiday gifts for the children and teens who live there. Cash and/or checks made out to APC are welcome, as are items from this list.
And please also join us for our annual Holiday concert one hour before this worship service.
(There will be a break between the concert and the service so you may attend one or the other ... or both.)