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, December 21, 4:00 p.m.
Worship Leader: Richard Stromer; Worship Associate: Kate Hand
In this service, our annual observance of the Winter Solstice, we will reflect on some of the many ways humankind has celebrated the coming of the shortest day throughout the ages. Since long before the Christian church borrowed this magical time of the year to celebrate the birthday of Jesus, people in the northern hemisphere have been "making merry" at this season. What spiritual significance might we find in the symbols and traditions associated with this ancient feast? What reason for us to celebrate? This service will end with our annual Solstice Candlelighting Ritual.
And come an hour early (3:00 p.m.) to enjoy our annual holiday concert.
Everyone is welcome -- children and adults. The young ones usually enjoy the music and have been known to dance in the aisle! (We will have childcare for the first part of the concert for those children who prefer it. Then, they'll rejoin us for the sing-along portion.
Our choir and Music Director will treat us to Spirituals, Hanukkah songs, secular and sacred Christmas music, and familiar sing-along Christmas favorites. There will be duets, solos, and various ensembles, as usual. Come ... let the spirit and music increase your joy!