First Covenant Church
Re: Catholic looking for something different
I recommend First Covenant Church on Redwood Road in Oakland (http://www.oaklandfcc.org/newfcc/). My husband grew up Catholic and shares a lot of your feelings. We have attended many churches from Catholic to Presbyterian. This is the first community that we both enjoy and feel a part of. It's very diverse (from an economics POV, age, background, race), which we find very appealing, as it brings a broad world view to the community. Good luck!