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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 religious 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 sanctuary, guild room, parish hall, bathrooms, and courtyard are wheelchair accessible. We also offer assisted listening devices in the sanctuary. And we have large-print Orders of Service (programs) and hymnals. Just ask the greeter at the welcome table if any of these are useful for you. And please do tell us if you have other needs that 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 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, too, will join us.

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Next Up: Live Oak's Sunday Program

Sunday, December 3, 4:00 p.m.
Not Your Grandparents' Religion

Worship led by Jay Roller and Darlene Pagano

Salvation is a term that doesn't sit well with many who identify as "liberal religious" or "spiritual, but not religious." But is there something salvific about what groups like our UU Fellowship have to offer? Absolutely.

"Surely the earth can be saved by all the people who insist on love." ~ Alice Walker

Sunday, December 17, 4:00 p.m.
Celebrating the Winter Solstice, Dark and Light
CandlesWorship led by Kate Hand and Richard Stromer

The darkness is upon us. But the days will soon grow longer. Join Worship Leaders Kate Hand and Richard Stromer as we explore and celebrate the darkness and the light that infuses our lives. We'll conclude this service with our annual candlelight ritual. Come and renew your spirit with us.

Come early (3:00 p.m.) for our annual holiday concert. There will be a short break between the concert and the service. Both the concert and the solstice service offer particularly wonderful opportunities for guests to experience Live Oak UU. In the spirit of the season, we welcome all. 

Dec. 17th Holiday Concert: Celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, and Winter Solstice

Join us for a joyful celebration of the winter holidays: Christmas, Hanukkah and Solstice. The choir will perform holiday selections, solos and ensemble pieces including youth and children's music. A sweet (free) holiday concert with a short break before we begin our annual Solstice Service.

Holiday Concert, 3pm, Dec. 17



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