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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 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 1st, 3rd, and 4th Sundays of each month. We are not currently offering any programming on 2nd Sundays of the month.

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.

For more details, please contact

Next Up: Live Oak's Sunday Program

Sunday, June 12 -- NO PROGRAM
Live Oak does not offer any program for adults, youth, or children on the 2nd Sundays of the month.

Perhaps you might choose this "off-Sunday" to strengthen your spiritual life with family, friends, or by yourself: you might choose to meditate; do yoga; pray; read scripture, poetry or other inspirational words; spend quiet time in nature; keep a journal; etc. There are many ways to enrich your spirit -- both alone and in community.

But do join us the following Sunday, June 5. (See below.)

Guest preacher Eleanor PiezSunday, June 5, 4:00 p.m.
The Power of Kindness
Worship led by Richard Stromer and Guest Preacher Eleanor Piez

All of us have known times of grief and struggle, yet we gather in hope of renewed strength and healing. If we lament our sorrows, and courageously enter into the strength and depth of kindness, we can not only heal but reconcile. We can redeem the suffering of our world.

Eleanor Piez is a longtime friend of the Live Oak congregation, a Unitarian Universalist by birth, a student in the Master of Divinity program at Pacific School of Religion, and a candidate for ministerial fellowship with the UUA. She is grateful to Live Oak for serving as her congregational sponsor. She is the mother of two young adult daughters and lives in Richmond, CA.

NOTE: Job Opening at Live Oak UU Fellowship -- Children & Youth Religious Exploration


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