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 progressive religious 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 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).
Join us in the sanctuary for worship on 1st, 3rd, and 4th Sundays. On 2nd Sundays, we meet in the Guild Room for a less formal discussion program, Speaking Of ... Second Sundays. (The Guild Room is in the building just behind and a little to the left of the main sanctuary building.) Things vary on 5th Sundays. Watch here for information about them.
Children and youth join the adults for the first 15 minutes of each worship service, which includes music and a story for all ages. Children and their teachers then head to their classrooms. Every few months, the children stay and participate with the adults in a multi-generational service.
Children are, of course, always welcome to stay with a parent in the service.
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, September 21, 4:00 p.m.
The High Holy Days and the Cosmos
Guest Worship Leader: Bruce Silverman; Worship Leader: Jay Roller
We will be exploring the relationship between ancient religious practices (Jewish and others) and modern psycho-spiritual work, to better appreciate the role each serves in our attempts to heal a broken world. We'll use music, poetry, elements of mysticism, and the spoken word to enliven the service itself, and offer perspectives that might loosen the grip of the entrenched beliefs that so limit our thinking. Be prepared to be stretched a bit as we celebrate the turning of the season.
This service will also include our annual Ritual of Letting Go as part of our observance of the High Holy Days.
Bruce Silverman is a counselor in private practice, a drummer and ritual maker, a husband and father of two, and the founder/director of the Orpheus Healing Arts Institute in the East Bay. He teaches Dream Work, Sacred Music Practices, and Transformational Arts at Wisdom University, formerly (Matthew Fox's) Naropa University West. He has an M.A. in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology and a PhD in Wisdom Studies and works with individuals, couples, families, and groups.