Live Oak UU Fellowship
in Alameda

Our Sunday Services

Live Oak UU Services are held on the first and third Sunday of each month at 4 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church in Alameda, 1700 Santa Clara Ave. 
Generally, our services last about an hour. They are filled with music and meaning and are led by members of our congregation. We frequently feature guest speakers from throughout the Bay Area. 

Most services include the following.
  • Live music (choir, piano, and/or other instruments)
  • A reading and/or a personal reflection
  • A homily or sermon.
  • Embracing Meditation - We invite people to speak aloud the names of those they are honoring, remembering or asking to be held in the embrace of the community.
  • At every service, we sing this Metta prayer (Listen to congregation singing it.)
  • Hymns, congregational singing
  • Offering (supporting one of several non-profits, mostly local)
  • A benediction
  • After a short time visiting with other guests and members, many head to the Parish Hall behind the sanctuary for a shared meal. We welcome all to join us as we break bread together. It's a great chance to get to know people.  There is always plenty of food.

Each Sunday's offering is donated to outside organizations whose values reflect our own. 

Here is an example of a recent service: