News & Events

Chapel of the Chimes Oakland takes pride in being able to share news and events throughout the year. As a dedicated member of this community and our commitment to giving back, we sponsor several community outreach and charity events and encourage you to check in regularly to get details on how to attend.


  • Begins
    22 Apr

    Sunday Morning Yoga

    Start your Sunday with Free Yoga Chapel of the Chimes will host a yoga class every 4th Sunday of the month, starting March 25 on the Pacific Plaza level. You’ll release stress and find focus and strength while practicing meditative yoga in one of Oakland’s most historic landmarks.Then, take a Sunday morning stroll through Chapel of

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  • Begins
    03 Aug

    Save the Date – Becoming Julia Morgan

    More information coming soon.

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  • How to Select a Grave Marker

    How to Select a Grave Marker

    When a loved one dies, you want to choose a grave marker that honors that person. It must be durable enough that it will stand up to the elements and last for many years. It should also be beautiful, creating a touchstone for future generations to appreciate when they visit the grave of your loved

  • The Beauty of a Candlelight Memorial

    The Beauty of a Candlelight Memorial

    Candles are a special part of any occasion, providing a warm, comforting glow and reminding us of happy times. A single candle in a darkened room can show us the power of light over darkness, and many candles can amplify that light and provide potent symbolism. At a memorial service, candles can be particularly meaningful.

  • Sympathy Cards: Why the Old-Fashioned Way is Best

    Sympathy Cards: Why the Old-Fashioned Way is Best

    When someone dies, it’s important to let the family know you care. One of the easiest ways to do that is to send a sympathy card, which is a simple, tangible way to reach out and share your condolences. You may not realize how much it means to the recipient, but you can be sure

  • Coping with a Funeral after Divorce

    Coping with a Funeral after Divorce

    In the United States, divorce is a reality for many families. In fact, it’s estimated that 40-50 percent of marriages in this country will end in divorce. This makes for complicated family dynamics, particularly when blended families are involved, and it can be hard to know the proper etiquette. The most important thing to remember

  • Visitation Etiquette: What You Need to Know

    Visitation Etiquette: What You Need to Know

    When people have lost someone they love, they can feel isolated and lonely. After a death, it’s customary to visit the grieving family. A visitation before the funeral gives people an opportunity to pay their respects and offer condolences — but if you plan to go, it’s important to know the appropriate, expected behaviors. Sometimes,

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