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Welcoming LGBTQ

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.

Welcome!

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 the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month (January through December). And for occasional educational or recreational activities, too.

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, too, will join us.

For more details, please contact info@uuliveoak.org.

Next Up: Live Oak's Sunday Program

Sunday, October 15, 4:00 p.m.
Being Human

Worship led by Mary MacKay and Peter Hand

"Church is a place where you get to practice what it means to be human." ~ James Luther Adams

We humans spend a lifetime of practice and still we are learning to be human. Dogs, on the other hand, may be the perfect Zen Masters. A Border Collie is perfectly and completely a Border Collie. Her only inner conflict involves keeping her silly sheep together. That purity of essence is part of what I love and cannot even begin to emulate. What is the essence of my humanness? The fragile edges of life -- the beginning, the end, and serious disability can each teach us something essential about being human – which, whatever else it might be, is a shared endeavor.

And we are delighted to feature very special music: Mary Lou's Apartment jazz band will play several pieces during this service. The group features the compositions and arrangements of the African American musical geniuses Mary Lou Williams and Melba Liston. A compact-yet-mighty big band, Mary Lou’s Apartment is dedicated to performing great American music in an atmosphere of kindness, joy, support and political action.

 

 

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