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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 growing, multigenerational congregation grounded in the history and heritage of liberal religion. Our shared ministry enlists the whole church family in living out the values we proclaim -- at home, at church, and in the world. We welcome all -- seekers of every religious background with no distinction of class, nationality, race, gender, gender identity, or sexual orientation.

Live Oak members and friends waving at the cameraIn an increasingly impersonal, modern secular world, we aspire to be a larger family to one another.

We look forward to welcoming you 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).

We meet four Sundays a month. Join us in the sanctuary for worship on 1st, 3rd, and 4th Sundays. On 2nd Sundays, we meet in the Guild Room for a less formal discussion program, Speaking Of ... Second Sundays. (The Guild Room is behind and just to the left of the main sanctuary building. Child care is provided all four Sundays.

Children and youth join the adults for the first 15 minutes of all worship services, including a story for all ages. Children and their teachers then head to their classrooms. On 1st & 3rd Sundays, the children meet with their teachers for religious education -- and fun! On 2nd & 4th Sundays, children spend casual time together, guided by skilled childcare providers. Children are, of course, always welcome to stay with a parent in the service.

Light 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.

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Next Up: Live Oak's Sunday Program

Sunday, July 27, 4:00 p.m.
Becoming Whom We Wish to Be
Worship Leader: Darlene Pagano; Worship Associate: Kris Arrington

A worship service of singing and readings celebrating our collectively discerned mission:

We create loving community through worship and service to others.

No homily, no sermon, no personal statements. Using direct-to-the heart messages of our music -- and inspirations from the writings of authors great and humble -- we will celebrate the mission we have chosen for our congregational life. As simple and straight forward as it may seem, our mission summarizes many aspirations and many promises we wish to keep. (You may also wish to look at our Vision document before this service.) Just as our religious association ( recognizes us as an Emerging Congregation, so we are also a community growing into our chosen emerging purpose. Let's reflect, sing and be moved to become whom we wish to be.



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