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 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.
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).
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 in the building just behind and a little to the left of the main sanctuary building.) Things vary on 5th Sundays. Watch here for information about them.
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 will join us.
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Next Up: Live Oak's Sunday Program
Sunday, November 2, 4:00 p.m.
Celebrating Our Dear Departed
Worship Leader: Richard Stromer
In our annual multigenerational worship service honoring Dia de los Muertos -- the Day of the Dead -- we will celebrate through story and song the memory of all of those dear ones who have passed away. Come help us build our communal altar to these loved ones by bringing photos and mementos to share. We will also celebrate our annual Tolling of the Bells Ritual in which we memorialize those people -- and pets -- who have left us in the past year. Children and the young at heart are welcome to come in costume, as we'll also honor the ancient roots of our celebration of Halloween at this service.
The children will stay with us in the sanctuary and will participate in the service in several different ways. (There will be no homily/sermon.) We are looking forward to having the children and youth join us!