July 1, 2021
This Week
July 4, 2021
Ain’t That America
Live Oak Members Joel Bercu, Oliver Goss, Cindy La Greca and Carmen Rumbaut, share their thoughts about changes that could be made in the United States so that we might better live into the promise and potential of this nation.

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): https://link.liveoakuu.org/FellowshipHour
Share the Plate
Help support a place of retreat for UUs.
Live Oak’s Share the Plate recipient for July is UBarU, a UU camp and retreat center near Kerrville. Some of our members have enjoyed UBarU offerings for years but if you haven’t, check out the opportunities at this 142-acre property. There are e-events, summer camps for kids and teenagers, adult retreats just ahead in October and a Star Party coming up on Labor Day weekend. It’s a place for UUs and friends to play, learn and feed the spirit.Learn more at www.ubaru.org.

To help support UBarU, go to the Donate link on the Live Oak website’s home page. Use the drop down menu to designate your donation for “Share the Plate”.

May recipient: NAMI - $460.00
A Few Words from the Minister
Looking Forward to September (crossed fingers)
“By Gum, that looks like a new stove!” I said to myself. Read more
A Few Words from the DLFD
Faith Development 6.28 to 7.4.21
This week's news...read more
Special Notices
Vote TODAY for Your Top 5 Services
The votes are in for the finalists - now, go choose your top 5 favorites! To give staff and producers a break for vacations and study leave, we will be following the tradition of Church of the Larger Fellowship and replaying our most popular services this August. DEADLINE: FRIDAY, JULY 2


Save the Date - Saturday, Sept 25
Mark your calendar right now for an all day Recovery and Healing Retreat, sponsored by the Healthy Community Team, on September 25. Breakfast and lunch will be provided for this guided retreat that will help us to process our experiences from the past year, heal as individuals and as a community, and look forward to the future. More details will come later, but we're hoping everyone can be there, so "save the date" now!

Let's get together for a BYO picnic and games. July 11, 4:30-7:00 PM. Live Oak Grounds. Bring your own food, drink and games. Masks required to enter the building. Hosted by Faith Development.

Live Oak UU Covid-19 Policy
Update for the Summer
For Live Oak members planning on using church grounds over the summer for meetings or gatherings the following is the Covid-19 policy:

Outside: Groups can gather without masks. Again please be cognizant of others with their comfort levels about social distancing and masks.

Inside (schedule with Administrator!):  
  • Groups ≤ 20 members in size can meet without masks as long as all members consent.  
  • Groups of more than 20 members should wear masks. Masks should be worn in common areas such as hallways or bathrooms as people may come into contact with others not necessarily in the meeting.
  • Groups with children should always wear masks.

Again these are temporary restrictions over the summer, and we will continue to relax restrictions with updates from health authorities. Read more
Notice to Members


Members you are encouraged to:
Embrace Joy
Enrich Connections
Encourage Growth
Empower Dreams
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.
LiveOakUU.org Pages to Visit:
Worship Service & Fellowship Hour: http://www.liveoakuu.org/
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

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 erinjwalter@gmail.com  link

Star Party 9/3 - 9/6 Details at www.ubaru.org

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