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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 1st, 3rd, and 4th Sundays of each month. On 2nd Sundays, we meet in the Guild Room for classes, discussions, and other ways of being in community. (The Guild Room is in the building just behind and a little to the left of the main sanctuary building.) Plans vary on the occasional 5th Sundays. Watch this site for information about them.

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, November 29, 4:00 p.m.
Time to Be Together: Let's Play!

This is one of those treasured FIFTH Sundays -- a gift from the "calendar gods." Join us for Games Day! We invite everyone to come, hang out, play games, talk, laugh, and (of course) eat together. We'll meet in the Guild Room at 4:00 p.m. Bring a game or two and a potluck dish to share. Bring a friend, if you'd like. Bring two! These informal socializing events are a good time to introduce friends or family to Live Oak'ers.

All ages are welcome! If you're bringing children, we'd love it if you'd also bring a game or two that the kids will enjoy playing -- and maybe teaching it to some of us grown-ups. And there will be games such as Dominos, Apples to Apples, and others that can be played by kids and adults together! See you Sunday!

And Our Next Worship Sunday:

Sunday, December 6, 4:00 p.m.
Good & Evil: Part 2, Evil -- Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall ...
Worship Leaders: Darlene Pagano and Mary MacKay

I have never met any really wicked person before. I feel rather frightened. I am so afraid he will look just like everyone else.”  ~ Oscar Wilde

From childhood on, we learn how to identify “evil.” Whether the witch or troll of storybooks, or by the sinister music that accompanies the “bad guy” as he rides into the dusty western town, we know evil is “out there,” waiting to be vanquished by “good.” This duality can be useful in storytelling, but leads us astray if we fail to attend to our own -- all too human -- failings. Join us as we claim both light and dark as seasons of the human heart.


Holiday Concert, Dec. 20, 3pm



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