October 1, 2020
This Week
October 4, 2020 10:00am
UU Values: Skepticism and Trust
Rev. Joanna Fontaine Crawford

This month, we’re discussing the continuum of skepticism to trust. We need both, and both are Unitarian Universalist religious values. What do you trust?

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

No Fellowship Time this week.

Share the Plate
Wearing a pink ribbon won’t fight breast cancer, but this month’s Share-the-Plate partner will.
Our October Share the Plate community partner is The Breast Cancer Resource Center. The Breast Cancer Resource Center is a place where breast cancer patients ask questions, explore options, and connect with a diverse community of survivors, lifers, and thrivers who are dedicated to supporting and improving the lives of those touched by breast cancer. Through generous community support, all programs and services are offered free of charge to anyone affected by breast cancer. All designated "share the plate" donations, and half of all undesignated donations, will be given to BCRC for the month of October, which is breast cancer awareness month.
A Few Words from the Minister
“I am an optimist because I am a realist.”
So often, we think of optimists as idealists, but to have a grasp on reality means seeing it for what it is, and eschewing both the overly rosy AND the worst-case scenario. Read more
A Few Words from the DLFD
(Director of Lifespan Faith Development)
Faith Development 9.28 to 10.4.20
This week's updates for Faith Development read more
Special Notices
Stewardship Drive
Get your goodie bag at the Stewardship Drive-Through Event on Sunday!
The LOUU Stewardship Pledge Campaign 2021 ends this Sunday! Live Oak counts on annual pledges to create its budget for the coming year, and an annual pledge is also a requirement for active membership.

If you have not turned in your pledge form yet, NOW is the time to do it. Pledge online here and also join us for our Stewardship Drive-Thru event this Sunday October 4th at LOUU from 11:15 am - 1:15 pm to drop off your pledge form, pick up a goodie bag for you and your family and see some Live Oak faces. You’ll stay in your car and drive through the loop in the parking lot.

Check with those in your Geographical Group to see if there is anyone who can’t pick up their own goodie bag so you can grab it for them. We want to make sure everyone who pledges gets one! If you have any questions please email your liaison or the stewardship team: stewardship@liveoakuu.org
Exploring Membership
You are invited to this Exploring Membership Zoom workshop, Sunday, October 4th from noon to 2pm. RSVP not necessary. Please join us. The link will be posted on the What's Happening page.
Live Oak Social Justice Zoom Event
Uniting around antiracism work
It is not enough to be non-racist, we must be anti-racist.
LO Social Action Group is presenting a webinar on Reimagining Public Safety: Justice, Equity, and Anti-racism put on by UT's Center for the Study of Race and Democracy to the congregation with a a discussion group afterwards on OCTOBER 17th, 7:30 to 8:30 pm.

You can view it on your own or right before the zoom discussion group. It's about an hour ending with about a half hour of Q & A. Please take notes while you watch and be willing to talk about what jumped out to you. Did you learn anything new? Let's talk about it and move forward to being an active anti-racist congregation.

Please be prompt for the discussion. Zoom link will be on the What's Happening Page.

Lyndy Dower
Social Action Chair
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-eventsThe cottages are available for personal and family get-aways. Just send me an email and we can confirm plans. Details about rates and accommodations
  • Men Aligned Retreat October 16-18
  • Winter Family Camp December 31 - January 2