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 23, 4:00 p.m.
Stranger and Stranger
Guest Preacher: Carolyn West, Storyteller; Worship Leader: Jay Roller
In April Carolyn shared with us the story, In Emmaus. Through the myth of the Journey to Emmaus, we can see that a chance encounter with a stranger can be a doorway into the divine. But what happens when WE are the stranger? When WE are the doorway for others? As we move into the holiday season, so much is about the familiar, and rightly so.But each of us harbors something different, something outside the expected.When we allow what is unique in us to come to the fore, our world truly brightens.
If you wish you may listen to Carolyn's earlier story, In Emmaus here (once on that page, scroll down to April 6).
Carolyn is the Storyteller for Northbrae Community Church in Berkeley, delighted us with one of her stories this spring. We are pleased to welcome her back to our pulpit. Note: Northbrae Church offers a digital album (or a CD) called "Taking Flight - Northbrae's Favorite Stories from Around the World" with 13 stories told by Carolyn -- American, African, Hindu, and many more.