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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.

Welcome!

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.

For more details, please contact info@uuliveoak.org.

Next Up: Live Oak's Sunday Program

What’s Justice Got to Do with It? (apologies to Tina Turner…)
Worship led by Mary MacKay

We can either have democracy in this country, or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can't have both.” ~ Louis Brandeis

American inequality didn’t just happen. It was created.” ~ Joseph Stiglitz

Again I say unto you, it is easier for a camel to pass though the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.” ~ Jesus of Nazareth [Matthew 19:24]

I was raised with Martin Luther King’s Dream and the belief that "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." And with Thomas Jefferson, who said “I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that his justice cannot sleep forever.” And I tremble for my country!

America has always struggled to reconcile conflicting ideas of opportunity and individualism. Our national schizophrenia around wealth and poverty has once again brought us to a place of economic and moral peril. In a rich nation, rising inequality and changes in the nature of work have left even middle class families struggling – nearly half of Americans would have trouble finding $400 to pay for an emergency. Almost ten million of our neighbors qualify as “working poor” – a category whose very existence should cause us to wince in shame.

While the solutions may be political, the issues are moral. Join us in finding renewed inspiration in our common humanity and the desire for a more just and equitable nation.

 

 

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