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Upcoming Sunday Services & Programs at Live Oak Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

Worship_leader_Stromer_inviting_embracing_meditationJoin us on Sundays! We offer spirited and thoughtful worship services -- plus fellowship -- two (2) Sundays a month (1st and 3rd Sundays of each month) at 4:00 p.m. at 1700 Santa Clara Avenue in Alameda (in the sanctuary of Christ Episcopal Church).

We provide Religious Exploration programming for children and youth on the 1st and 3rd Sundays, too. Of course, kids of all ages are always welcome to stay in the sanctuary with their parent(s). We often have a few young ones there. Likewise, parents are always welcome in the children's classroom.

Many visitors join members and friends after worship to chat or ask questions. And many stay for a fellowship Accessible icon and assisted listening device iconmeal. It's a terrific opportunity to get to know a few people as we break bread together. We hope you will consider joining us for the meal.

Accessibility 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 for any of these. And please do tell us if you have other needs that we might be able to accommodate.

Upcoming Sunday Services & Programs -- 2018

Live Oak UU welcomes you to join us for worship, fellowship, and children's programming twice a month -- on 1st and 3rd Sundays (January through December).

Sunday, July 1, 4:00 p.m.
The New Nation That Must Be
Worship led by Dorsey Blake and Jay Roller

Something is out of balance. There is dis-ease in the land. The status quo cannot be instrumental in healing the land for it is part of its malignancy. Yet, each person carries within the balm to heal and bring wholeness to the nation and all of creation. How do we access the elixir that could joyfully bring a new nation into being?

Rev. Dr. Dorsey Ordell Blake is the Pacific School of Religion's Visiting Associate Professor of Pastoral Leadership and Social Transformation. He was officially installed as Presiding Minister of The Church for The Fellowship of All Peoples in October, 1994. During Dr. Blake’s installation service, Mrs. Sue Bailey Thurman presented Dr. Howard Thurman’s robe — which had not been worn since his death – to Dr. Blake as a symbol of her trust in his leading the congregation “so that there will be no past greater than our future.”

Dr. Blake served as Dean of Faculty and Visiting Professor at Starr King School for the Ministry for six years. He has spoken to small audiences -- and to rallies that have drawn more than 200,000 people. In October 2010 he met His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama and served on an interfaith panel responding to his teachings.

Sunday, July 15, 4:00 p.m.
What Calls Us?
Worship led by Richard Stromer and Jim Freschi

The idea of “being called” or “hearing a calling” is as old as the oldest sacred stories. In the Jewish Torah, we are told of Moses hearing a call from a burning bush urging him to confront the might of Pharaoh to free his people from bondage. According to Buddhist scripture, the young prince who would later become the Buddha is called to leave his father’s palace to find compassion in the face of the sorrows of humankind. The Christian Gospels tell the story of a humble carpenter’s son named Jesus being called to preach a radical message of unconditional love to the world. Are these stories only about the experience of saints, prophets, and saviors or do they offer some wisdom and guidance for ordinary people like us? What calls us -- both as individual spiritual seekers and as a community of faith?

Sunday, August 5, 4:00 p.m.
Worship led by Eleanor Piez and Darlene Pagano

More to come.



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