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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 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, gender identity, or sexual orientation.

Live Oak members and friends waving at the cameraIn 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 every Sunday. 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 behind and just to the left of the main sanctuary building.) Things vary on 5th Sundays. Watch here for information about them. Child care is provided every Sunday.

Two girls helping at an intergenerational service.Children and youth join the adults for the first 15 minutes of each worship service, which includes 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.

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.

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Next Up: Live Oak's Sunday Program

Sunday, August 3, 4:00 p.m.
I Could Be A Unitarian Universalist
Michelle Mueller, guest preacherGuest Preacher: Michelle Mueller; Worship Leader: Richard Stromer

In this service, Michelle Mueller, our departing Director of Religious Education, reflects on her spiritual identity and formation through experience with Unitarian Universalists. After graduating from seminary, Michelle secured a job as the DRE for a UU congregation near her hometown in Cherry Hill, NJ, where her primary focus was with children and youth. At her interview, she identified as Wiccan, compatible with Unitarian Universalist values. It wasn’t until after 4 years of DRE work that she started to ponder, I Could be UU. While still Wiccan, Michelle is currently more relaxed and open-minded when it comes to spiritual hybridity. Michelle focuses on UUism's Seven Principles as entry points for thinking, I Could be UU. It is a personal story about the versatility of Unitarian Universalism and the impact that living Unitarian Universalists have had on Michelle’s journey.



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