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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, October 7, 4:00 p.m.
Radical Hospitality
Worship led by Darlene Pagano and Peter Hand

“What do we owe the stranger?”

How do we respond to needs of others who are not kin? How do we judge who IS our own kind and who is NOT?  What difference does that make to our obligations as members of human communities. How far are we required to go to offer aid and assistance to the most vulnerable and most damaged of persons?

Radical Hospitality is an emerging understanding of inclusion and connection among people. It is regarded as a spiritual practice, a way of better understanding ourselves. 

Let’s look at the parable of the Good Samaritan, the best known biblical story of the care of the violated, of duty to the vulnerable. It is a far more complicated teaching story than it first appears -- and may not be the heart-warming lesson we teach to children.

Sunday, October 21, 4:00 p.m.
Good and Mad: the Role of Righteous Anger as a Catalyst for Change
Worship led by Mary MacKay and Lisa Fry

"A man who does not know how to be angry does not know how to be good. And a man that does not know how to be shaken to his heart's core with indignation over things evil is either a fungus or a wicked man." ~ Henry Ward Beecher

"Usually when people are sad, they don't do anything… But when they get angry, they bring about a change." ~ Malcolm X

As human beings we know well the destructive power of anger -- but is there a constructive role for anger and, if so, how do we transform rage into appropriate action? How do cultural norms dictate who is allowed to express anger and what do the rest of us do? Class, gender, race, may all play a role in how we experience even our own emotions. Join us in exploring the ancient idea of Righteous Anger.



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