If you are seeking…

  • a church that is guided by the teachings of Jesus in an open-minded and progressive way,
  • a way to work for justice and peace, both locally and globally
  • a beautiful, inspiring, natural setting,
  • a diverse, inclusive, multi-racial, open and affirming community,
  • inspiring preaching and music,
  • a community where God’s love knows no bounds, where all are welcome, young, old, rich, poor, different colors and sexual orientation
  • a nurturing faith community that supports families, one where your children can learn that God loves them

Then Skyline UCC is a true place for you.


Upcoming Events

Every Sunday you are invited to join us for Choir Practice at 8:30 am; Worship at 10:00 am; Fellowship at 11:15 am – Child Care & Church School provided – see our Families section.

» For a look at our Year at a Glance, click here! 

Pastor Laurie preaching unless otherwise listed, drawing from scripture, world religions, poetry, and what’s happening in the world.
All are welcome!

Sundays in October:

In this season of unrest, we seek peace and calm. We yearn for the eternal ways of hope, honor, courage, wisdom, and humility. Join us this month as we draw from the highest and best of Christianity and the world’s traditions to resist violence and to restore justice to the rule of love of the neighbor, the stranger, and the sojourner. In the words of the prophet Micah (6:8), “The Holy One has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what is required of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?”

Sundays following the service Pastor Laurie will lead a 30 min sermon sharing/discussion (occasional)

2   World Communion, Honoring St Francis, loving all creatures great and small

9 Coming Out & Indigenous People’s Day

16 Spiritual Persistence  (11:30 am capital improvement feasibility proposal and discussion)

23 The Power of Humility

30 Halloween, All Saints and All Souls day  wear costumes, parade


October Events

Sun, Oct 2, 3:00 PM:  Blessing of the Animals

Fri, Oct 7, 6:30: Movie and Dinner, “This Changes Everything based on climate change / economics book by Naomi Klein.  Hosted by Green Team.  Discussion following with Paul Rockwell.  $10 donation for vegetarian dinner, or bring salad, appetizer or desert.

Sun, Oct 9, During Service: Coming Out Sunday

Sun, Oct 9, After Service:  Ballot Measure – Voter Forum & Information

Sun, Oct 23,  4 pm Celebrating our 10th anniversary with Pastor Laurie (more information to follow)

Sun, Oct 30, During Services:  Costume Parade!


Skyline & UCC Current Missions


Suzan Bateson, Executive Director ACCFB and Rev. Laurie Manning

For the second year in a row, this fall, Skyline has made a major donation and presented a matching challenge to major corporate sponsors to support the fundraising efforts of Alameda County Community Food Bank. Given the recent reports on poverty, particularly among children and the elderly in Alameda County, such donations are critical.

In total, Skyline has contributed $30,000 over the past two years to ACCFB, our matching challenge has been met, and with their purchasing power, our gift has turned into over $500K worth of fresh healthy food for families here in Alameda County. Our efforts were made possible, through the grace of God, working through us, to provide for so many, just like the multiplication of the loaves and fishes, making the world, a bit more like the Kingdom of Heaven.

For our generosity, we have received national recognition from our denomination as well as recognition from ACCFB!



For the fifth year in a row, this month, we will hold our annual Sierra Leone bike fundraiser, to fund five teachers in the school that we built in Makrommay, Sierra Leone, where 400 children from four villages come and learn. One of our beloved members, Sentho, was born in this village, and after the war, the school and much of the village was destroyed.

Together, we are re-building the village and the lives of these children. (Click here to see a Thank You from the Children video.)

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Skyline UCC
A United Church of Christ
12540 Skyline Boulevard
Oakland, CA 94619
(510) 531-8212

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