Live Oak UU Fellowship
in Alameda

Welcome to Live Oak UU Fellowship

We create loving community
through worship and service to others

Live Oak Unitarian Universalist Fellowship 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.  Please join us as we create a diverse, spirit-growing, justice-seeking community.

Organized in 2009, we are a small lay-led fellowship that aligns itself with the Unitarian Universalist Association. 
We  meet on the first and third Sundays of each month at 4 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church in Alameda.

Our services are filled with music and meaning and are led by members of our congregation. We frequently feature guest speakers from throughout the Bay Area.  After every service,  we have a community meal for all attendees. 

Each Sunday's offering is donated to outside organizations whose values reflect our own.  Recently, we have given to organizations ranging from the Alameda Food Bank and the Boys and Girls Club of Alameda to Americares.

In addition to our services, we have a number of small groups that meet regularly and other activities including game nights and picnics. 

Live Oak welcomes everybody. Everybody means - whatever you look like, however you speak, whoever you love, however you dress, whoever you live with, rich, poor, tall, short, dark, light - in all the myriad confusing ways we are human, we welcome YOU. 

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Save the Date!
'Conspiracy of Beards'
to Perform at Live Oak March 17
See below
Rev.  Ben Meyers
Returns to Live Oak Sunday March 3
On Sunday, March 3,  Rev.  Ben Meyers returns to Live Oak for the first of three consecutive services he will lead for us.

Rev. Ben Meyers is a resident of Oakland, where he enjoys daily strolls around Lake Merritt and spending time with his two-and-a-half-year-old grandson. His ministry spans over 28 years as a parish minister and social justice/community minister for several communities and organizations throughout Northern California. 

Ben frequently sings with our choir. His passion is working with individuals and faith-based communities nationwide as a Solar and Clean Energy consultant. His mission is to accelerate the adoption of clean energy as a moral imperative. As a proud parent of a transgender child, he is also a vocal ally and avid advocate for LGBTQ+ rights.

Live Oak's Darlene Pagano will be the worship associate for this service. We meet at 4 p.m. on the first and third Sundays of each month at Christ Episcopal Church in Alameda.

Save The Date!
'Conspiracy of Beards' 
Will Perform Sunday, March 17 at Live Oak

San Francisco’s 'Conspiracy of Beards,'  a 30 member male choir that performs dynamic, original, a cappella arrangements of the poetic songs of Leonard Cohen, will be performing at Live Oak's March 17 service that begins at 4 p.m.
Well dressed in suits, ties, and the occasional fedora, the choir brings an energized live choral music experience out of churches and tabernacles and into the taverns, art houses, and theaters of the Bay Area and beyond. Transforming Cohen’s lyrics and simple melodies into complex 4- and 5-part harmonies, and with a wide variety of small ensemble and full choir pieces, Conspiracy of Beards achieves a sound that is both robust and tender. Drawing on influences ranging from jazz and gospel to barbershop and doo-wop, the unique arrangements that choir members create capture all of the emotion and humor of Leonard Cohen’s original music and inspire audiences to ponder common human experiences like romance, heartbreak, politics, sex, longing, and spirituality.

Live Oak's Board of Trustees 

From Left to Right, President Jay Roller, Roger Hallsten, Darlene Pagano and Angie Watson-Hajjem.

 Where We Worship

We worship at Christ Episcopal Church at the corner of Santa Clara and Grand Street in Alameda on the first and third Sundays of the month at 4 p.m.

Our mailing address and where we worship is:  1700 Santa Clara Ave.  Alameda, CA 94501 

510  295-7382

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