March 4, 2021
This Week
March 7, 2021
Our Ancestors Breath
Carrie Krause, Director of Lifespan Faith Development
Most family trees contain some outlaws or skeletons in the closet--people we might wish to forget or hide away. What do we lose when we cut off part of our heritage? We can find lessons about who we are today, and how we can be better ancestors, if we open ourselves up and wrestle with the stories of our lineage.

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)

Share the Plate
SAFE: Stop Abuse for Everyone is our March 2021 Share the Plate recipient.
The SAFE Alliance is a merger of Austin Children’s Shelter and SafePlace, both long-standing and respected human service agencies in Austin serving the survivors of child abuse, sexual assault and exploitation, and domestic violence.

Go to the Donate link on the Live Oak website’s home page. Use the drop down menu to designate your donation for the “Ministers’ Discretionary Fund.” In addition to those designated donations, half of all undesignated gifts in March will go to the fund.

January recipient: Hill Country Community Ministries $900.00
A Few Words from the Minister
Getting "Shot"
This is a holy moment, as vaccines for this deadly pandemic have come available. It can be a bit of a challenge right now to get one, but not an insurmountable one. And we have people who can help you. Here's my experience. Read more
A Few Words from the DLFD
And How are the Children?
Our collective anxiety level is rising more
Special Notices
Faith Development 3.1 to 3.7.21
A brief update on what's happening! Read more
Community Brush Pickup
Several cities and MUDs in the area are leaving residents to fend for themselves with the massive amounts of brush from trees damaged in the storm. CT is willing to rent a trailer (with funds from the minister's discretionary fund!) and make the rounds to ferry brush to the recycling center for people who cannot manage this with their vehicles or hire someone to do this. This would mostly be the hauling away, but he could also cut up branches that are too large to move reasonably. If you need help, fill out this form. If you know someone who needs help, let them know this is happening in the next week or so (before March 12).
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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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

Saturday, March 6 at 11 a.m. Coffee with the Director where we can talk about what is happening at UBarU, hopes/wishes for camp and ourselves registration

March 26-28 Women-aligned Retreat  
April 9-11 Men-aligned Retreat 
Youth Summer camps- dates are based on age of camper
Details at

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