October 15, 2020
This Week
October 18, 2020 10:00am
Playing by Ear: Trusting Yourself
Carrie Krause, Director of Lifespan Faith Development

Trusting yourself is more than guesswork. It requires continued learning and reflection, a commitment to being authentic and a willingness to take a risk. It is also a key step toward trusting others.

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

Worship, 10:00 am. Link: https://link.liveoakuu.org/LOUUworship

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

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.

September Recipient - The Freedom to Read Foundation $588.39
A Few Words from the Minister
Shelter in Peace
What might a Live Oak holiday care package - for every household - look like? Read more
A Few Words from the DLFD
(Director of Lifespan Faith Development)
Pageant Smageant
What, am I crazy? Read more
Special Notices
Faith Development 10.12 to 10.18.20
How to connect with faith development this week...read more

Policy Meeting: Budget Edition this Sunday
The Policy committee is meeting Sunday at 1:00 for our regularly scheduled meeting, with 2021 budget planning being the main topic of discussion. All are welcome via Zoom. The agenda is posted here.
Live Oak Has a New Phone Number
We have new phones and can now use VOIP. This will save us about $100 month. It required a change in our phone number. The new # is: 737-240-3345. Feel free to give it a try! Diane gets lonely in the office by herself. The old number will be disconnected 10/31.
Live Oak Social Justice Zoom Event
Uniting around anti-racism 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
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
Live Oak Church will be distributing food to our neighbors at Fresh Food Friday this week and need volunteers to help.

* Friday, October 16th @ 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 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
Live Oak UU Outreach Endowment Committee
The Endowment Committee will be meeting via Zoom on Monday, October 19 at 7:00 p.m. to review grant proposals received for the current cycle (funds to be disbursed early 2021. Please let us know if you are interested in attending this meeting and we will send you the Zoom link.
Endowment Committee endowment@liveoakuu.org
(and Spouting!) CIRCLE
October 20th 7:00 - 8:30pm
We're staying at home, but getting together via zoom, ready for show & tell and support again. What have you been working on? Or, if you're like me and haven't picked up a craft project since we last met in church, this is your chance to get motivated. I'll be there with my crochet hook! Look for the zoom link on the What's Happening page.
The next meeting of the Live Oak Bookworms will be October 21 at 7:15pm on Zoom. We will talk about Zara Neale Hurston’s book BARRACOON. The book is available at the Austin library, and it is fast reading. Come and join us in the discussion. The link will be on the What's Happening page.

LiveOakUU.org Pages to Visit:
Worship Service & Fellowship Hour: http://www.liveoakuu.org/ for

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
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