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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 continue 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 yourself 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, September 20, 4:00 p.m.
Beginning Again in Love
Worship Leaders: Richard Stromer and Jay Roller

Both Unitarian Universalism and Judaism draw inspiration from many of the same sources and a sizeable proportion of UUs have cultural and religious ties to the Jewish faith. Please join us for our annual  homage to the Jewish High Days celebration and the bonds that link these two traditions.

We'll examine what this most important time of the year in the Jewish calendar might mean to  us as UUs, as well as observing a home version of our annual Ritual of Letting Go. Through this ritual, we are given an opportunity to symbolically release whatever separates us from each other and the oneness of all things, thereby allowing us to begin again in love. If there was ever a time in which we – both as individuals and as a society – needed to stop, reflect, repent, and begin again in love, that time is now.  [To celebrate the Ritual of Letting Go at home, we suggest you have ready a small container of water and some granulated salt.]

Join us on-line (not in person) (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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