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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 on 1st, 3rd, and 4th Sundays. On 2nd Sundays, we meet in the Guild Room Accessible iconfor 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. Every few months, 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.

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

Next Up: Live Oak's Sunday Program

Sunday, August 31 (5th Sunday)
NO WORSHIP, but a special morning activity
Live Oak UU does NOT have a formal program on August 31.

But a small group of members and friends are planning a hike together (a beautiful day is expected). The group will meet at 10:00 a.m. and hike in Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve (in the Oakland Hills.) They plan to walk to the labyrinth. If you wish to join them -- or if you want more information, please email Many thanks to Roger Hallsten for organizing this activity.


And then, we hope you'll join us as we start a "new church year" on Sunday, Sept. 7!

Sunday, September 7, 4:00 p.m.
Life as a Spiritual Quest
Worship Leader: Richard Stromer / Worship Associate: Mindy Mull

As Unitarian Universalists, we don't base our spiritual lives on any form of communal creed or dogma, but rather on what the fourth of our seven shared principles calls "a free and responsible search for truth and meaning." In this worship service we will explore the perennial image of the quest as a metaphor for the personal search for something deeply meaningful, precious, and sacred. In the process, we will consider why stories about quests have fascinated humans from the epics of the ancient world to movies playing at the multiplex today.



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