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Welcoming LGBTQ

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.

Welcome!

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.

Live Oak members and friends waving at the camera 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.

Accessible icon and assisted listening device iconAccessibility is important to us. The spaces we use on Sundays (sanctuary, guild room, parish hall, kitchen, bathrooms, and courtyard) are all wheelchair accessible. We also offer assisted listening devices for use in the sanctuary and large-print Orders of Service (programs). Please let the greeter (just inside the front doors) know if any of these will be helpful to you. And please do tell us if you have other needs 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 and more: Many friends and members stay after our worship services for conversation and a fellowship meal. Everyone is invited to stay to get to know us and to break bread together. We hope you, too, will join us.

For more details, please contact info@uuliveoak.org.


Live Oak's Next Sunday Worship Program

Worship: Sunday December 16, 4:00 p.m.
The Miracle of Darkness, a Celebration of Wonder
Worship led by Mary MacKay and Kate Hand

"Every moment of light and dark is a miracle."  ~ Walt Whitman

Even as a child, she had preferred night to day, had enjoyed sitting out in the yard after sunset, under the star-speckled sky listening to frogs and crickets. Darkness soothed. It softened the sharp edges of the world, toned down the too-harsh colors. With the coming of twilight, the sky seemed to recede; the universe expanded. The night was bigger than the day, and in its realm, life seemed to have more possibilities.”  ~ Dean Koontz

In a world that grows ever more illuminated (including those small screens we hold so dear!) we pause to recall the quiet wonder of Darkness – for without the dark we would never see the stars or follow a single candle through the night…  As the earth turns once again toward the sun, JOIN US in celebrating the Winter Solstice -- and the many small miracles that surround us.

And don't miss the Holiday Concert (below), which begins at 3:00 p.m., an hour before the service. Enjoy music of the season (Christmas, Hanukkah, Winter). There will be a brief break between the concert and the service, making it easy for folks to come for one or the other (or both)! There is no charge for the concert. It is our gift to the community. Welcome!

Holiday concert on Sunday, Dec. 16, 3:00 p.m. Free

 

 

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