May 21, 2020
This Week
This Week   
Sunday, May 24, ONLINE at  10:00am  
Enjoy Every Sandwich 
Rachel Sartin 
Join us for Worship at 10:00am:
Join us for Fellowship Time immediately following the service: 
Share the Plate:       
May's Share the Plate is going to UBarU, a Unitarian Universalist Camp
Retreat Center in the Hill Country near Kerrville, Texas.  Their mission is
to provide a welcoming, peaceful place to gather for spiritual, educa-tional, and recreational purposes in harmony with our Unitarian Universalist principles and the land. 
Love Notes Recipient for May - Carrot Express Drivers
Every month, we recognize a group for all that they do and bring to the church.  For the month of May, we are recognizing the folks that volunteered to deliver Easter goodies to our kiddos.  Please write a love note to share what this meant to you and your family. Send those love notes to:
A Few Words from the Minister...
Needed: FUN!
So, Fam -- what are your ideas for special online Live Oak events? Read more  
A Few Words from the DLFD...
(Director of Lifespan Faith Development)
Faith Development News
Here's what is happening this week.  Read more 
Special Notices
May Congregational Meeting
The May Congregational Meeting (originally scheduled for May 17) has been rescheduled for May 24 at 11:00 am.  More information can be found here. 
Policy Committee Meeting 
Sunday, May 24, 1:00pm
The Policy Committee will be having a regular business meeting on Sunday, May 24 at 1:00 PM. This will be following the Congregational Meeting that begins at 11:00 AM. The meeting will be held online via Zoom and is open to all members of the congregation. The Zoom link is here 
Question Box - Send Us Your Questions! 
In June, we'll be doing our traditional "Question Box" sermon, even if it's in this untraditional "online worship" way. But Rev. Joanna & Carrie need your help! Please email a video of yourself asking your question to:
Adults - by Thursday, May 28.  
Tips for your video:  
* If possible, prop your phone up on something solid, rather than have someone hold it. 
* Turn your phone sideways (horizontal) to record.   
* Make sure you are close enough to the mic to be heard clearly.
* Minimize background noise. 
* We need room to "fade in" and "fade out" your video. So: start recording. Smile pleasantly at the camera and mentally count to 5. Ask your question. Smile pleasantly and again mentally count to 5 before moving to turn off the camera.

Questions: Just about anything! Theology, Unitarian Universalism, Live Oak, current events ... want to hear a previous Question Box sermon? Here's the one from 2016.

Capital Fund Committee Meeting 
The Capital Fund committee met May 12 to discuss ongoing projects and prepare for the next phase of elevator funding. The note are published here.

H.O.P.E. Sunday
Every fourth Sunday is H.O.P.E. Sunday - Help Our People Eat!  
Though we are conducting services online for a while it doesn't mean we can't still Help Our People Eat. Instead of bringing non-perishable groceries to Live Oak please consider making a cash donation to Hill Country Community Ministries. If you want to help you can go to and DONATE. $5 will provide 20 meals! They will NEED this more than ever in the coming weeks/months!
Thank You, The HCCM Team
Zoom Update 
The folks at Zoom have been hard at work to make Zoom more secure.  They have released an update that includes some security measures.  After 5/30, this update will happen automatically the first time you join a meeting.  It may take a few minutes, so you should plan to join a little early.  It is an option to do it ahead of time.  When you login, you'll see this: 
  Click on "now" and follow the instructions.
Tuesday Night Deep Dive 
This regular 7:00pm Tuesday evening Zoom Deep Dive with Kiya is for those who need a deeper check-in and a supportive place to process.  The link can be found on the What's Happening This Week page.

We encourage you to connect with Zoom in various ways.  
If you are planning a Zoom gathering for Live Oak members on your own Zoom account, please provide Diane with the date, time, link and title of the meeting. She will add it to the What's Happening page.  
If you need a zoom meeting scheduled on the Live Oak account, send a request to Diane, and she will help you schedule it and provide the link.  
What's Happening This Week
Enriching Connections has become an even more vital part of all that we do. We want to make it as easy for you to stay connected as possible. So we encourage you to add something to your morning routine. As you sip your coffee or tea, go to this link: 
It will have the most up-to-date information about connection events. Be sure and save the link! We want to enrich connections, but we are also putting safeguards in place so that we can feel safer when we gather in this way. (But if you have a friend who might want to join, feel free to privately send them the link.) 
Preparing to Get the Most Out of Sunday's Service
Get ready to worship in a completely new way!  Read more
Do You Usually Drop Your Pledge Check in the Offertory Basket?
Here's how to submit payments in the time of Covid-19:
By mail:
Live Oak UU Church
3315 El Salido Pkwy
Cedar Park, TX  78613
Click the Donate button on the website or follow this link

Have a great potential member? Concerned that someone is struggling to find their place? Contact the Membership Team and we can reach out. Email: 
In the Community
Friday Fellowship with UBarU
Every Friday, 6 to 8 pm Central time
We gather in this time between the week that was and the week ahead, to share, to contemplate and to meditate. Friday Fellowship is cosponsored by UBarU and Unitarian Universalist Free Range Ministry.
To join, you must register by following this link. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
The deadline for the weekly e-newsletter and the Sunday announcements is midnight on Tuesday.  The submission form can be found here
If you have any questions or comments about this Newsletter please email: