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We create a 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.

We have returned to live services, including our choir and community meals after the service. Please look below for the particulars of attending live. The services are also available on Zoom. 

Our services start at 4 p.m. on the first and third Sundays of each month and are held at Christ Episcopal Church in Alameda.

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 the next worship service on Zoom.

Please contact us at if you would like the codes.

'Tending the Circle, Mending the World: 
A Service in Honor of the Jewish High Holy Days'
Sunday, Sept. 17 at Live Oak

Live Oak Worship Leader Richard Stromer will lead our service Sunday in honor of Jewish High Holy Days.

Both Unitarian Universalism and Judaism draw inspiration from many of the same sources and a sizable proportion of UUs have cultural and religious ties to the Jewish faith. 

In our annual honoring of the Jewish High Holy Days, this service will explore the Jewish ethical practice known as Tikkun Olam, a Hebrew phrase meaning "mending the world."

This teaching, which is based on a myth from the Jewish Kabbalistic tradition, encourages us to constant actions, both large and small, which increase compassion, justice, equity, and hope in the world.

As a part of this High Holy Day observance, we will celebrate our Ritual of Letting Go, an opportunity to symbolically release whatever in ourselves and our lives no longer serves us. Like the age-old Jewish custom on which it is based, this ritual encourages us to self-reflection, hope, and renewal, at this season of the year.

Karen Boutilier will be the worship associate for this service that starts at 4p.m. 

Live Oak Recommends
Wearing A Mask At Our Services

Live Oak is applying these Covid precautions for in-person services:

 - masks are welcomed, but optional.

We all have different comfort levels around contact. Please get consent before hugging, shaking hands, etc.


  • We want everyone to be well and stay safe. We will continue to stay in touch with members and friends and 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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