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Welcoming LGBTQ

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
through worship 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.

Live Oak members and friends waving at the camera We look forward to welcoming you! Be our guest 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 and music on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month (January through December). And for occasional educational or recreational activities, too.

Accessible icon and assisted listening device iconAccessibility is important to us. The sanctuary, guild room, parish hall, bathrooms, and courtyard are wheelchair accessible. We also offer assisted listening devices in the sanctuary. And we have large-print Orders of Service (programs) and hymnals. Just ask the greeter at the welcome table if any of these are useful for you. And please do tell us if you have other needs that we might be able to accommodate.

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. Several times a year, 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. Likewise, parents are always welcome to go into the classroom with their child(ren).

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.

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Next Up: Live Oak's Sunday Program

Skeleton for dia de los MuertosSunday, November 6, 4:00 p.m.
Celebrating Our Dear Departed: A Service in Honor of Dia de los Muertos
Worship led by Richard Stromer and Kris Arrington

In our annual intergenerational worship service honoring Dia de los Muertos -- the Day of the Dead -- we will celebrate through story and song the memory of all of those dear ones who have passed away. Come help us build our communal altar to these loved ones by bringing photos and mementos to share. We will also celebrate our annual Tolling of the Bells ritual in which we memorialize those loved ones who have left us in the past year. Children and the young at heart are welcome to come in costume, as we'll also honor the ancient roots of our celebration of Halloween at this service.

Current Job Opening (10-17-16): Children Religious Exploration Teacher



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