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through worship and service to others

Live Oak is a progressive spiritual community in the heart of Alameda. We walk diverse paths to find meaning and purpose but are united by our belief in the worth and dignity of all, and the obligation to express our faith through acts of justice and compassion. Join us as we create a diverse, spirit-growing, justice-seeking community.

We returned to live in-person services at our Sunday, July 18 service at our longtime home at Christ Episcopal Church in Alameda starting at 4 p.m. We also will continue to broadcast our live services on Zoom.
Our next service is on Sunday, Aug.1 at 4 p.m.

If you regularly receive emails from Live Oak UU Fellowship about upcoming worship services (and other activities), you will receive an email with access information for the next worship service on Zoom. 

For more details, please contact


The Next Right Thing
Sunday, Aug. 1 at 4 p.m. 

Our Sunday, Aug. 1 service is titled The Next Right Thing.

This will be our second live service of the year and will be held at our usual location at Christ Episcopal Church at 4 p.m. led by one of our most requested guest speakers Kai Marks and Darlene Pagano.

As we begin to emerge from the pandemic, we find ourselves in a time of re-entry: it's a time to explore those things that fill us with awe and wonder--even in the darkest of times.

No matter the challenges in our lives, we always have the power to do the next right thing and to bring sacred experiences into our everyday lives and into the lives and others.

Kai Marks

"The next right thing" is the place where heaven and earth meet--and where hope and faith call us from the familiar and into the unknown future that shapes our destiny. 

Of course! There will be potluck after the service in the courtyard next to the sancutary. Look below for details.

The service will also be available live on Zoom at 4 p.m.. If you wish to watch, the codes will be in our newsletter.  Write us at if you would like to subscribe. 

Be Sure to Wear a Mask at the Service:
Here are the Rules

For our first services together, please follow these rules which have been developed by Live Oak and Christ Episcopal Church.  The rules may change for future services, so check back.

  • All congregants -- other than the Worship Leaders and musical soloists -- must be masked during the entire service, even while singing.

  • Worship Leaders will be unmasked while in the pulpit and musical soloists will be singing unmasked miked from the front of the sanctuary.

  • Please practice social distancing in the sanctuary. 

They wear a mask...and so should you!

YES! We Will Have a Potluck After The Service

From its earliest days, Live Oak has hosted a potluck after its afternoon services.  For now, the potluck will be held outside, in the courtyard.  Bring a sweater, evenings in Alameda can be cold. When you are outside, you don't need to wear a mask. You can use the church kitchen at Christ Episcopal to keep your food items cold or to warm them up.  For now, we are using compostable dishes and utensils. 

YES! We Will Have The Service on Zoom

Not ready to return to live services? Can't find your Sunday best? Traveling to the South of France? We broadcast the live service on Zoom at 4 p.m. We put the codes in the newsletter. Send us an e-mail at and we'll make sure you will receive the newsletter with the codes. 

Miss the service? We usually put a recording up on the website by Monday evening. 

  • We want everyone to be well and stay safe. We will continue to stay in touch with members and friends and to update this site with any news. Until then, please take care of yourselves, your friends, and your loved ones. We are thinking of you and will stay connected in other ways. Be well. ~ from both your Live Oak UU Worship Team and the Live Oak UU Board of Trustees.

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