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 August

August 7: Special service and workshop  

Pastor Laurie preaching:

14 Heavenly Discord  

21 Straighten Up!

28 Lifting up the Lowly

August 7 will be our new music director’s, Benjamin Mertz, first official Sunday (but he will also be here a few Sundays in July with Puja)

Sundays following the service Pastor Laurie will lead a 30 min sermon sharing/discussion when she’s here.

August Events

7  12:30 – 1:30, Jubilee Workshop:”Payday Loans, the Panama Papers and Poverty -Why the fight to end extreme poverty is global and winnable”:  Jubilee themes: predatory payday loans, vulture funds, and anonymous shell corporations.

14: Serving a Meal at St. Mary’s Center.  Contact Catherine Kessler via office@skylineucc.org for more information.

20: 2:00 PM:  Memorial for Jean Lucas

21:  11:15-12:30  Development & Growth Meeting




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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