December 17, 2020
This Week
December 20th at 10:00am
Happy Blitzmas!
Rev. Joanna Fontaine Crawford
This year, we’ve been exploring the history of the London Blitz, and finding parallels to our life in the pandemic. Christmas of 1940 found Britain under siege from air attacks by Germany – and still, they celebrated the yuletide. Perhaps we, too, “need a little Christmas.”  

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

Worship, 10:00 am. Link:

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

Share the Plate
Share The Plate for Health!
Let’s be kind to the Kind Clinic

Our December Share the Plate community partner is Kind Clinic. Kind Clinic was founded with the vision of providing sexual wellness and health for all, regardless of race, creed, gender, or sexual orientation, without judgment or stigma. This month, all designated "share the plate" donations, and half of all undesignated donations, will be given to Kind Clinic.

November Recipient - Resolve $609.39
A Few Words from the Minister
Advent and Spiritual Preparations
If you are willing to do some spiritual preparation, I highly recommend listening to... read more
A Few Words from the DLFD
Faith Development 12.14 to 12.20.20
What's happening this week... read more
Join us at 6:00pm on Christmas Eve
for our candlelight service.
The link will be on the What's Happening page.

Special Notices
Office Closed Until December 28th
Diane will be on vacation next week. Email and voice mail will be checked periodically. Please be patient if your message is not returned right away.
Help Distribute Food to Our Neighbors
Live Oak Church will be distributing food to our neighbors at Fresh Food Friday and need volunteers to help.

* Friday, December 18th @ 8:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. in the Live Oak parking lot. This is when we distribute the food to our neighbors. Volunteers are needed to set up, direct people to the drive through area, collect client information, and place food in the client’s trunk. You do not need to remain the entire 2 & 1/2 hours.

HCCM has asked for 7 people for each activity. We are asking you to please let us know if you will be able to participate in either activity, so we know if we have enough or too many people.

To RSVP or for any questions please contact Donna Durbin at:

Live Oak UU Justice Ministry in the New Year
Preparing to Partner
All I want for Christmas is….Social Justice! Carmen Rumbaut and Darius Long, our two TXUUJM representatives and I attended our first meeting on Tuesday, 12/16. There were 20 participants from all over Texas – Houston, San Antonio, Corpus Christi, New Braunfels, San Marcos, Georgetown and now Cedar Park. It felt good to me to be in the presence of social justice activists. Some items discussed in the meeting: read more
Change your automatic donation
Changing your automated pledge contribution to our new church management system makes giving a breeze! If you've struggled with donating money electronically to Live Oak, this news is for you.

Live Oak is saying goodbye to VANCO's complicated donation screens and adopting Breeze, which will make pledge and other church contributions easier. The assistant treasurers are asking all Live Oak contributors who contribute through VANCO to transition to Breeze by January 1 at the latest. Read more Pages to Visit:
Worship Service & Fellowship Hour: for
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

UBarU Winter Family Camp December 31, 2020 thru January 2, 2021   
Weekend includes winter holiday activities, games, and multi-generational times.
 Fun, campfires, rest and a chance to celebrate some winter holidays
together with folks at camp! Physical distancing, masks and other COVID
accommodations are expected of all participants and staff. Event is limited to
7 family/quaran-team units in cottages and Suites. Tent campers and/or use of
personal campers in encouraged for a limited number of groups.
The deadline for the weekly e-newsletter and the Sunday announcements is midnight on Tuesday. The submission form can be found here
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