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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 -- 2017

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, October 1, 4:00 p.m.
Social Justice: What Are We Called to Do Now?

Worship led by Jay Roller with guest preacher Eleanor Piez

Eleanor Piez, guest preacherSocial justice these days is an overwhelming challenge. Even while called to step up and out, we wonder where and how. What will be meaningful in today’s context? Can we still live the lives we might have envisioned? What risks should we take? Eleanor will offer a direction rooted in the UU spiritual and theological context.

Eleanor Piez, a lifelong UU and longtime friend of Live Oak, is a candidate for UU ministry, working toward her M.Div. degree at Pacific School of Religion. She has just returned from a year in Annapolis, MD, where she served as Intern Minister with the UU Church of Annapolis and the UU Legislative Ministry of MD. Her interests include spiritual support for social justice activism, facilitating congregation-based justice work, and strengthening Unitarian Universalism in the public square.

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 that Mary Lou's Apartment jazz band will play several pieces during this service. This 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.

Sunday, November 5, 4:00 p.m.
Dia de los Muertos / Tolling of the Bells

Worship led by Richard Stromer

More info to come.



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