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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 will join us.

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Next Up: Live Oak's Sunday Program

Sunday, March 5, 4:00 p.m.
Grace Happens
Worship led by Richard Stromer

Based on a sermon by UU minister Peter Friedrichs, this service will explore the spiritual idea of "grace." Defined in Christian theology as unmerited divine assistance, grace was an idea very dear to our Puritan ancestors. That said, does the notion of grace retain any relevance for modern Unitarian Universalists?  While Rev. Friedrichs believes it does, he also recognizes that, "like love, the concept of grace is an elusive one." What are the qualities of grace and how might we recognize them in the unfolding of our lives? Join us as we re-examine this powerful spiritual concept in terms relevant to contemporary UUism.

Alamedans (including Live Oak UU) support our Muslim neighbors

Live Oak'ers at rally to support Muslims in Alameda. Muslims greeting supporters at a rally.

About 300 people -- including a contingent from Live Oak UU Fellowship -- showed up on Sunday, January 29, at the Islamic Center of Alameda with the message, “We love our Muslim neighbors.” One Muslim woman was quoted in the media as saying, “Seeing the turnout here is so amazing and so empowering and it just gives me so much hope, that even though the administration is against us, we have people here fighting for us, fighting for our rights, standing next to us, and they’re going to protect us.” She added that she was overwhelmed with joy seeing Alameda’s community unified like this. Live Oak was happy to be a part of this rally.



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