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.
Live Oak UU has moved to a larger space, one that is fully wheelchair accessible! We look forward to seeing you in our new home: 1700 Santa Clara Ave., Alameda (in the Christ Episcopal Church building at the corner of Santa Clara and Grand).
In an increasingly impersonal, modern secular world, we aspire to be a larger family to one another.
Starting NEXT month (June), we will meet three Sundays a month -- and by the fall, we hope to meet every Sunday. Join us at 4:00 p.m. in our church home, 1700 Santa Clara Ave., Alameda (in Christ Episcopal Church).
On the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month, we meet for worship in the sanctuary. On the 2nd Sundays of the month, we meet for a new program we are calling, Speaking Of ... Second Sundays. On these Sundays we will gather in the parish hall (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 will be provided.
On 1st & 3rd Sundays, children and youth join the adults for the first 15 minutes of the worship service, which includes a story for all ages. Children and their teachers then head to their classrooms. Children are, of course, always welcome to stay with a parent in the service.
On 1st, 2nd, & 3rd Sundays, a light supper after: Many friends and members stay after the program 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 email@example.com.
Live Oak's Next Sunday Service:
NOTE: Sunday, May 12 -- Mothers' Day. We will NOT have a program on Mothers' Day this year. We will start our Speaking of ... Second Sundays programming in June.
Sunday, May 19, 4:00 p.m.
What Does It Mean to be a Unitarian Universalist?
Worship Leader: Nanci Armstrong-Temple; Worship Associate: Kris Arrington
What does it mean to be a Unitarian Universalist? What are our principles and sources? And what do they have to do with our worship, and our lives in the weeks between services?
Worship leader Nanci Armstrong-Temple, a lifelong UU, and worship associate Krista Arrington will share their perspectives of what it means to be a UU at this time in history. As our association asks us certain types of loyalties, as our world offers immense challenges not seen before in our history, as our consciences are hard to hear over the sound of the busyness of life, what is our religious calling and how do we meet it?
Please feel free to read the principles and the sources for some background of the beliefs UUs claim to espouse. And bring an open and critically discerning mind. The children and youth will join us for the first fifteen minutes, after which they will go to their classrooms to have their own discussions of what it means to be growing up UU, as well as an opportunity to make chalices, which we adopted as the symbol of Unitarian Universalism in the middle of the 20th Century.
NOTE: For this Sunday only (May 19), we will meet in a different venue because the sanctuary at Christ Episcopal (our usual space) is not available. Please join us at The Home of Truth, 1300 Grand St., Alameda (just 2 blocks from our regular location). Unfortunately, this space is not wheelchair accessible.