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 and music on 1st, 3rd, and 4th Sundays. On 2nd Sundays, we meet in the Guild Room for classes, discussions, and other ways of being in community. Join us for UU American Roots, a class offered for 5 months (Feb-June, 2015) on 2nd 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. 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
Sunday, August 2, 4:00 p.m.
Treasured Dishes, Fragile Teacups
Worship Leader: Richard Stromer; Worship Associate: Jay Roller
Today's worship service, based on a sermon by UU minister Patrick T. O'Neill, will consider how we might all live richer, more positive, more courageous, more generous lives. The key, according to Rev O'Neill, is moving from a perspective of spiritual scarcity and timidity to one of spiritual abundance and risk. "Our faith should call us to live our lives from a sense of abundance rather than scarcity" he says. To do so, he continues, requires "a greater appreciation, awareness, and use of all the best that is in us -- the good stuff inside each of us, the 'good china,' that we tend to keep locked away much of the time -- our best talents, our deepest loves, our highest ideals and hopes and dreams." Join us as we reflect on the vital importance of taking the "good china" out of our spiritual cupboards and finding space for it our daily lives.