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
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.
In 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.
For more details, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Next Up: Live Oak's Sunday Program
Sunday, March 16, 4:00 p.m.
Be Ye Lamps Unto Yourselves: Seeking the Truth Within
Worship Leader: Richard Stromer; Worship Associate: Mary MacKay
This worship service will focus on one of the most famous precepts from the Buddhist tradition. Among his final teachings, "Be Ye Lamps unto Yourselves" was the Buddha's answer to the question of how his followers would recognize teachings that were true after he was no longer there to guide them. Like Buddhists, UUs recognize that spiritual freedom requires deep and ongoing questioning of our teachings, our teachers, and ourselves. Indeed, most Unitarian Universalists are familiar with this text as, we often chant it during our worship services. That said, how might a deeper exploration of this ancient teaching enhance our commitment to the process of spiritual inquiry today?