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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 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 1st, 3rd, and 4th Sundays. On 2nd Sundays, we meet in the Guild Room for classes, discussions, and other ways of being in community. Join us for UU American Roots, a class offered for 5 months (Feb-June, 2015) on 2nd 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. Accessible icon

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, May 31, 4:00 p.m. -- Congregational Meeting
No Worship Service -- This is a 5th Sunday

We will gather at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 31 (a 5th Sunday), in the Guild Room for our annual budget Congregational Meeting (followed by a potluck). The business will include discussing and approving a budget for the coming fiscal year (July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016). We will also be voting on a change to our Bylaws. Our committees/teams will also be given time to make a brief report.

Everyone is invited to attend this meeting and to actively participate in discussions. Only members of the Fellowship may vote on the budget and the bylaw change. NOTE: There is no programming planned for children this Sunday.

Next Worship Service: June 7

Sunday, June 7, 4:00 p.m.
Duality: How is This Still a Thing?
Guest Preacher: Carolyn West; Worship Leader: Richard Stromer

Duality--the notion that the body and the soul are distinct and separate--has been part of human religious thinking for millennia. Variations of duality can be found in Western, Eastern, and many Indigenous cultures. But with advances in science and the understanding of human life, is it time to jettison this old concept? 

Carolyn, who has delighted Live Oak'ers twice in past services she has led, is a traditional storyteller for the Northbrae Community. Her stories focus on traditional myths, legends, and tales from around the world.

*** Live Oak has two JOB OPENINGS coming up ***

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