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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 friends and members stay after worship for a fellowship Accessible icon and assisted listening device iconmeal. Everyone is invited to stay. 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, August 6, 4:00 p.m.
What’s Justice Got to Do with It? (apologies to Tina Turner…)
Worship led by Mary MacKay

We can either have democracy in this country, or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can't have both.” ~ Louis Brandeis

American inequality didn’t just happen. It was created.” ~ Joseph Stiglitz

Again I say unto you, it is easier for a camel to pass though the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.” ~ Jesus of Nazareth [Matthew 19:24]

I was raised with Martin Luther King’s Dream and the belief that "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." And with Thomas Jefferson, who said “I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that his justice cannot sleep forever.” And I tremble for my country!

America has always struggled to reconcile conflicting ideas of opportunity and individualism. Our national schizophrenia around wealth and poverty has once again brought us to a place of economic and moral peril. In a rich nation, rising inequality and changes in the nature of work have left even middle class families struggling – nearly half of Americans would have trouble finding $400 to pay for an emergency. Almost ten million of our neighbors qualify as “working poor” – a category whose very existence should cause us to wince in shame.

While the solutions may be political, the issues are moral. Join us in finding renewed inspiration in our common humanity and the desire for a more just and equitable nation.


Sunday, August 20, 4:00 p.m.
Finding the Hero Within: Exploring the Sacred Aspects of the Hero's Journey
Worship led by Kate Hand and Guest Speaker Kai Marks

Join Guest Speaker, Kai Marks, and Worship Leader, Kate Hand, as we explore how to be the protagonist in our own lives. Joseph Campbell said that a hero is someone who has given his or her life to something greater than him or herself. What makes a hero in our world today, and how do we find something greater -- either to connect with, or to dedicate our lives to? How do we find meaning and purpose and make the world a better place for ourselves and for each other? Kai Marks is a writer, teacher, spiritual director, archetypal consultant, and a member of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Redwood City.

 

 

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