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! 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.
Accessibility 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Next Up: Live Oak's Sunday Program
Sunday, February 5, 4:00 p.m.
Limits, Personal and Political
Worship Leader: Jay Roller and Guest Preacher UU Minister Zsuzsanna (Susannah) Bartha
Every day I switch time zones and borders as I go to work. My congregation is in Hungary and we live in Romania. Every day I cross the line, show my ID and during this half hour drive of spiritual practice I try to overcome my limits ... beliefs, language, culture, food, weight, mood, thoughts, emotions....you name it.
Last year the power went off New Year's Eve. Such a scandal! Everybody wanted to celebrate, instead people had to struggle with the cold, dark night. I had a déja vu from my childhood years ... we could go weeks without electricity during winter. It was the very hard time of dictatorship. Woodstoves gave heating and light....and something valuable, too. We had time to talk. These powerful teachings of how to overcome the cold and the dark are still with me.
"O Man, strive on, strive on, have faith and trust." (Madách Imre from The Tragedy of Man)