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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 spiritual 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.

The church building where we usually meet IS CURRENTLY CLOSED, BUT WE ARE NOT!

While the campus is closed, we are continuing to meet for worship and fellowship -- ONLINE -- on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month at our usual time -- 4:00 p.m.! Join us for worship. If you are not on our regular email list, but would like to experience one of our on-line services, send a request to Give us a bit of info about you and how best to reach you in the future and we'll send you a link to join us in worship for our next service. (Next service date and topic is listed below.

If you regularly receive emails from Live Oak UU Fellowship about upcoming worship services (and other activities), you will receive an email with access information for this Sunday's worship service.

For more details, please contact

Next Live Oak UU Worship Service -- 4:00 p.m.

Worship: Sunday, June 7, 4:00 p.m.
Cultivating KFC in a TBD World
Sue MagidsonWorship Leaders: Guest Preacher Rev. Sue Magidson and Jay Roller

We're living in a time of great uncertainty. The thresholds we expected and planned for – ends of school years, graduations, weddings, the beginning of summer – have all been cancelled or transformed. None of us knows what will happen next, and that not knowing takes a toll on our nervous systems. Cultivating the spiritual qualities of KFC can help us through this era of TBD.

Rev. Sue Magidson serves as Spiritual Care Coordinator and Chaplain at San Leandro Hospital where she ministers to patients, their loved ones, and staff members. A lifelong UU and longtime member of the UU Church of Berkeley (in Kensington), Sue receiveds her Master of Divinity from Starr King School for the Ministry and completed her chaplaincy training at Saint Francis Memorial Hospital in San Francisco and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Berkeley and Oakland.  She also earned an M.A. and Ph.D in Education from UC Berkeley. She serves as part of the chaplain team at UUCB, and enjoys preaching, teaching, and officiating at weddings and memorial services.

Join us on-line (not in person) Sunday, June 7 (at our usual 4:00 p.m. meeting time), using your computer or smart phone and Zoom. We will send an email to our regular attendeess, members, and friends with a link and instructions on how to access the service.

If you are NOT on the Live Oak UU email list, please feel free to ask for access to this worship service by sending an email to NOTE: You can also enjoy most of our services on our "Past Homilies & Reflections" page, a few days after each service. Anyone is welcome to listen to recordings of previous worship service elements.


During the Covid-19 pandemic, Live Oak Fellowship is practicing social distancing by meeting online only -- the first and third Sundays of each month at 4:00 p.m. To join us as a guest, please send an email asking for access to our on-line worship service. Send that email to no later than noon the day of an upcoming worship service. We'll be delighted to have you join us. It looks like this will be our method of gathering for a while. We will work together to create the same loving connection we have when we are able to gather in the sanctuary together.


We want everyone to be well and stay safe. We will continue to stay in touch with members and friends and to update this site with any news. Until then, please take care of yourselves, your friends and your loved ones. We are thinking of you and will stay connected in other ways. Be well. ~ from both your Live Oak UU Worship Team and the Live Oak UU Board of Trustees.



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