January 7, 2021
This Week
January 10, 2021
Sunday After Insurrection
Rev. Joanna Fontaine Crawford
President-elect Joe Biden called it “an assault on the most sacred of American undertakings: the doing of the people’s business.” On January 6, domestic terrorists forced their way into the US Capitol building. Join us as we reflect on this moment and what it means about democracy in the United States. 

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

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

Share the Plate
Don’t Just Share the Plate; Fill Their Plate, Too
Share-the-Plate with our annual partner
Our January 2021 Share the Plate community partner is Hill Country Community Ministries. HCCM is a coalition of churches assisted by area businesses, civic organizations, service clubs and concerned individuals that provides food, clothing and other assistance for people in crisis and those living in poverty in southwest Williamson and northwest Travis counties. HCCM also spearheads Live Oak’s monthly signature project, Fresh Food for All, which brings fresh produce and other perishables to our community. This month, all designated "share the plate" donations, and half of all undesignated donations, will be given to HCCM.

A Few Words from the Minister

And another thing...
What a week, huh? Read more
A Few Words from the DLFD

OWL and Online Learning??
It appears online learning will continue for the foreseeable future. Live Oak closed our building in the middle of 4th-5th grade OWL. Plans for 8th-9th grade OWL during this school year are cancelled. Here’s an update on Our Whole Lives (OWL), along with a request for feedback from families in the various age groups. Read more
Special Notices
Faith Development 1.4 to 1.10.21
News for the new year... read more
2020 Share the Plate Results
Results of the 12/13/20 Congregational Vote
Quorum was 52 and 59 votes were cast. Both measures of the 12/13/2020 congregational vote passed unanimously. Minutes from the meeting will be available soon.
Women's Labyrinth Group
Sunday, January 10, 6:30-9 p.m.
Women's Labyrinth Group on Zoom; We gather for a sharing circle followed by a finger labyrinth walk, focusing on our hopes and visions for 2021, including Tarot insights. No Tarot experience is necessary. The group is open to women high school age and older. The Zoom link with be sent via email for those who are on the email list for the Women’s Labyrinth Group, as well as more information about the Tarot Year card and a Tarot spread for those who are interested. If you need a copy of the Live Oak Labyrinth graphic and/or the Zoom link, contact: Linda Webster.
Social Justice and Community Outreach Ministries
2021 Social Justice and Community Outreach Ministry at Live Oak. Where are we? Where are we going? How do we get there? Where we are. Read more
Capital Fund Meeting January 12th
The Capital Fund Committee will be meeting Tuesday, Jan 12 at 7:30pm to review the elevator project proposal that will be presented in the special congregational meeting on Jan 31. All are welcome to attend this open meeting. Zoom link will be posted on the What's Happening page.
Live Oak Church will be distributing food to our neighbors at Fresh Food Friday and need volunteers to help.

* Thursday, January 14th @ 1:00 p.m. to approximately 2:30 p.m. food needs to be separated into smaller quantities for distribution. Meet at Hill Country Community Ministries, 1005 Lacy Dr, Leander, TX 78641

* Friday, January 15th @ 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: HCCM@liveoakuu.org
LiveOakUU.org Pages to Visit:
Worship Service & Fellowship Hour: http://www.liveoakuu.org/ for
Community Outreach & Social Justice: http://www.liveoakuu.org/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 http://ubaru.org/home/e-events. 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

We will have a UBarU Zoom presentation on "Archeology in Texas: Institutions, Organizations, Site Types and Work, and A Featured New Kerr County Paleoindian Site." Tuesday January 12th, 7 pm. This is directly relevant to UBarU, as the Paleoindian site to be discussed is not far south of UBarU on the Guadalupe River. We believe pre-historic peoples frequented what is now UBarU at least seasonally for hunting and gathering chert for tool making. Please go to the E-events page at UBarU.org for additional detail on this presentation by a Texas Archeological Steward and the registration link.

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: editor@liveoakuu.org