May 27, 2021
This Week
May 30, 2021
Side with Love
Rev. Joanna Fontaine Crawford
Love is asking us to live our values, be hospitable and inclusive, educate for liberation, restore and repair, and most importantly, to Side with Love. Join us for this special service featuring stirring music, deep-hearted reflection, and moving testimonies from a range of UU leaders.

Join us for Worship at 10:00am: the link will be on the Live Oak homepage:

Join us for Fellowship Time immediately following the service (approx. 10:45/11:00):

New to Live Oak? Stop by after the service where we can answer any questions you might have.

Share the Plate
May's Share the Plate recipient is NAMI of Central Texas. Their mission is to improve the lives of all individuals affected by mental illness through education, support and advocacy programs. They envision a community that addresses mental illness as a health issue and provides the systems, resources and education for all people to achieve recovery.
Founded in 1984, NAMI Central Texas, formerly NAMI Austin, is a member of the largest grassroots mental health organization in the United States, the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Through innovative education, support and advocacy programs, they are changing the way our community addresses mental health. NAMI Central Texas serves Travis, Williamson, Hays, Bastrop, Burnet, and Caldwell counties.
For more information, resources, support or to volunteer, visit their website at

Go to the Donate link on the Live Oak website’s home page. Use the drop down menu to designate your donation for “Share the Plate”.

April recipient: The Safe Alliance - $1380.00
A Few Words from the Minister
Summer Healing
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Special Notices
Faith Development 5.24 to 5.31.21
What's coming this more

Wondering and Wandering Flower Communion June 6th
On Sunday, June 6, after our online worship service, come up to Live Oak for a special “Wandering Flower Communion.” Park your vehicle, then come around the back way (by the Common Ground building) and walk along the labyrinth and chalice pathway. You’ll find buckets of flowers along the path where you can both distribute the flowers you brought to share, and find a flower to take home with you.
In solidarity and support to our young folks who are not yet eligible to get fully vaccinated, please continue to wear your mask and observe social distancing.

Flower Communion Helpers Needed
On Sunday, June 6, after the online worship service, we will hold a "wandering flower communion" along the chalice pathway. We need a few helpers for this - please let Rev. Joanna know if you can help.

Exploring Membership - June
Please join me the second Sunday in June (June 13) for an online "Exploring Membership" class at noon. In this gathering, we'll get to know each other, and I'll share information about Unitarian Universalism and Live Oak UU Church. I'll also share information about what membership means, and how to become a Live Oak member. - Rev. Joanna

Learn About Climate Change and Poverty
You are invited to attend the Environmental Awareness Group meeting
Thursday Zoom Meeting May 27th @ 6:30pm. Find the link to the meeting on the
What’s Happening webpage.

Topic: Climate Change and Poverty – Climate change has disproportionate impacts on the global poor, including consequences and adaptation abilities

Readings: “The Climate Divide” by Andrew Revkin

Join us to discuss this timely topic. - Chris Mihealsick
Literacy Program - Adult Basic Education Tutors Needed
ABE offers one-on-one lessons to adult students in reading comprehension and writing. Training for new tutors is provided. If you can spend 1 1/2 hours each week giving an online lesson and about thirty minutes for preparation, this may be a good volunteer opportunity for you. Contact Kim Ono or Mary Hengstebeck for more information.
Live Oak Seniors' Coffee Hour
Join us for Coffee hour on Thursdays at 10:30am. On the 1st & 3rd week of the month, Rev. Joanna will lead a lively discussion. The other weeks will be an informal gathering. The Zoom link will be on the What's Happening page.
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Worship Service & Fellowship Hour:
Community Outreach & Social Justice:
In the Community
UBarU Camp & Retreat Center is offering e-events to help you connect with camp and with each other. All the details are at The cottages are available for personal and family get-aways. Just send me an email and we can confirm plans. Details about rates and accommodations

Each Friday at 6:30 p.m.   Join us for Friday Fellowship with Rev. Betty. Friday Fellowship includes meditation, readings, homily and discussion. All are welcome! Co-sponsored by UU Free Range Ministry and UBarU Camp & Retreat Center registration

Each Friday at 10 a.m. Friday  Dance as a spiritual practice, for all ages (adults and kids), genders, abilities, and fitness levels. Set an intention for joy, energy, movement, and community. Open to UUs and wider community, led by Community Minister Rev. Erin Walter. Questions or song requests, contact  link

Youth Summer camps- dates are based on age of camper
Details at

Star Party 9/3 - 9/6 Details at

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