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Live Oak is a progressive spiritual 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.

The church building where we usually meet IS CURRENTLY CLOSED, BUT WE ARE NOT!

While the campus is closed, we continue to meet for worship and fellowship -- ONLINE -- on the first and third Sundays of the month at our usual time -- 4 p.m.! Join us for worship. If you are not on our regular email list but would like to experience one of our on-line services, send a request to Give us a bit of info about yourself and how best to reach you in the future and we'll send you a link to join us in worship for our next service. (Next service date and topic are listed below).

If you regularly receive emails from Live Oak UU Fellowship about upcoming worship services (and other activities), you will receive an email with access information for the next worship service. 

.For more details, please contact

Rev. Pam Gehrke

International Women’s Day: Grandmother Power and New Hope for Gender Justice
March 7 at 4 p.m.
Guest Speaker Rev. Pam Gehrke and Worship Leader Darlene Pagano

Rev. Pam Gehrke, who has led many of our services, returns to Live Oak this Sunday, March 7 at 4 p.m. on Zoom

She will be speaking about "Grandmother Power and New Hope for Gender Justice."

The service will revolve around reflections on historic challenges, the progress of recent years, and prospects for the future, with voices from the International Convocation of Unitarian Universalist Women.

Sunday is the eve of International Women's Day, which sees a number of missions to help forge a gender equal world. 

Celebrating women's achievements and increasing visibility, while calling out inequality, is key to the global celebration. 

Darlene Pagano will be the worship leader for our Zoom service.

If you are not on our regular email list but would like to experience our online services, send a request to Give us a bit of info about yourself and how best to reach you in the future and we'll send you a link to join us in worship.

Please Give To Planned Parenthood 

Planned Parenthood delivers vital reproductive health care, sex education, and information to millions of people worldwide.

Planned Parenthood offers life-saving cancer screenings, birth control, sex education, and STD testing and treatment including PEP and PrEP to prevent HIV infection, infertility services, and more.

Planned Parenthood Northern California serves all people regardless of immigration status, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, disability, or ability to pay.

Care. No matter what is their slogan.

There are all kinds of ways you can help.  Look here. 

Soul Talk Topic for March is:  'Risk'

'When you come to the end of all the light you know, and it's time to step into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing that one of two things shall happen: Either you will be given something solid to stand on or you will be taught to fly.'

-- Edward Teller, theoretical physicist

Soul Talk, Live Oak's monthly adult religious exploration program, offers participants an opportunity to collectively explore a range of topics through both shared readings and thought-provoking discussion.  Come join us as we seek to grow both individually and a community of faith! 

Our next meeting will be on Sunday, March 14, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. via Zoom.  To register for this Soul Talk and receive the Zoom link for this gathering, please email Richard Stromer at no later than Friday, March 12. To allow adequate time for each person's participation in the discussion, attendance will be limited to 10 people.

The theme for this month's Soul Talk is Risk, a topic we've all been wrestling with since the arrival of the pandemic just over a year ago. Which human activity is safe? Which is dangerous? 

Calculating the risk of contracting Covid-19 continues to profoundly affect so many decisions about how we live our daily lives these days. At the same time, the risk is a perennial aspect of life, one that we wrestle with from the time we are children. That said, because risk always involves dealing with uncertainty, we tend to fear and avoid risk and risk-taking, often at great cost to our potential as humans.

Why do many of us see risk primarily as a source of danger, while for others risk is viewed as a source of opportunity? What are some of the psychological and spiritual implications of risk-taking versus risk-avoidance? Please join us we explore these and other questions about risk. 


We want everyone to be well and stay safe. We will continue to stay in touch with members and friends and to update this site with any news. Until then, please take care of yourselves, your friends, and your loved ones. We are thinking of you and will stay connected in other ways. Be well. ~ from both your Live Oak UU Worship Team and the Live Oak UU Board of Trustees.

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