April 30, 2020
This Week
This Week   
Sunday, May 3, ONLINE at  10:00am  
Psalms: Traditional and Gaia
Rev. Joanna Fontaine Crawford and Kiya Heartwood 
Join us for Worship at 10:00am: https://bit.ly/LiveOakWorship
Join us for Fellowship Time immediately following the service: https://bit.ly/LiveOakFellowshipHour 
 
Share the Plate:       
May's Share the Plate is going to UBarU, a Unitarian Universalist Camp
Retreat Center in the Hill Country near Kerrville, Texas.  Their mission is
to provide a welcoming, peaceful place to gather for spiritual, educa-tional, and recreational purposes in harmony with our Unitarian Universalist principles and the land. 
 
 
Love Notes Recipient for May - Carrot Express Drivers
Every month, we recognize a group for all that they do and bring to the church.  For the month of May, we are recognizing the folks that volunteered to deliver Easter goodies to our kiddos.  Please write a love note to share what this meant to you and your family. Send those love notes to: lovenotes@liveoakuu.org.
A Few Words from the Minister...
Life is Not on Pause
In 1918, in the midst of the pandemic ravaging their city, Grace Universalist Church ran a notice in the Lowell, MA newspaper. Read more  
A Few Words from the DLFD...
(Director of Lifespan Faith Development)
Faith Development 4.26 - 5.3.20
Here's what you need to know...read more 
 
 
A Few Words from the President...
The health of Live Oak during the COVID pandemic.  
I've been hearing some questions and concerns about the health of Live Oak during the COVID pandemic. I want to give you an overview of Live Oak and assure you that we are weathering this challenge effectively. Read more 
 
 
 
A Few Words from the Music Director...
Music is Still Getting Done...
and you may wonder how.  Read more 
 
 
 
 
Special Notices
May Congregational Meeting
The May Congregational Meeting will be held online on May 17 following the morning service. See here for information on how we're going to do it.
 
Monday Meditation
Come as you are...
Let's try something new, and let me (Carrie) be honest, it's for me as much as for you! I'm having trouble keeping my spiritual practice going and wondered if you might help me. Starting next week, I'll be zooming early on Monday mornings - 7:00 - 7:30 AM - to meditate and set my intention for the week. I invite you to join me. I have a sitting meditation, but if you prefer to walk, just grab your phone and join me. I'll experiment with a variety of guided and breathing meditations, too. If you have a practice you would like to share, let me know.
 
We will start with a brief check-in, followed by a 5-10 minute meditation. Finally, we will end our time together by setting an intention for the week (whatever that looks like for you). I hope you consider dropping in. Link will be posted on the What's Happening page. 
 
See you on Monday!
 
Virtual Office Hours
This week: Tuesday, May 5th from 1:00pm - 2:00pm.
Need a question answered?  Just want to say hello?  Diane will be available on Tuesday.  She misses seeing your faces!  See What's Happening This Week for the link.  
 
Zen Meditation Group Meets on Zoom 
Thursdays 7:00-8:30pm 
The Zen Meditation Group is still meeting on Thursday nights.  But now it's via Zoom.  The session will include a check in, meditation, and reading with
discussion. Currently, they are reading, Falling Into Grace -- Insights on the End of Suffering  by Adyashanti.  The link is available on the What's Happening This Week page. 

Tuesday Night Deep Dive 
This regular 7:00pm Tuesday evening Zoom Deep Dive with Kiya is for those who need a deeper check-in and a supportive place to process.  The link can be found on the What's Happening This Week page.

Tuesday Night Deep Dive 
This regular 7:00pm Tuesday evening Zoom Deep Dive with Kiya is for those who need a deeper check-in and a supportive place to process.  The link can be found on the What's Happening This Week page.

Ready for some party games over Zoom?  
Many Jackbox Party games can be played over Zoom, so let's play some Murder Trivia Party 2!  Join u s Mondays at 8:30 pm for a Party Game Night.  Watch out for more information on the Information and Events.  The link will also be available on the What's Happening This Week.
 
Zoom!
We encourage you to connect with Zoom in various ways.  
 
If you are planning a Zoom gathering for Live Oak members on your own Zoom account, please provide Diane with the date, time, link and title of the meeting. She will add it to the What's Happening page.  
 
If you need a zoom meeting scheduled on the Live Oak account, send a request to Diane, and she will help you schedule it and provide the link.  
 
What's Happening This Week
Enriching Connections has become an even more vital part of all that we do. We want to make it as easy for you to stay connected as possible. So we encourage you to add something to your morning routine. As you sip your coffee or tea, go to this link:  http://www.liveoakuu.org/whats-happening-this-week/ 
It will have the most up-to-date information about connection events. Be sure and save the link! We want to enrich connections, but we are also putting safeguards in place so that we can feel safer when we gather in this way. (But if you have a friend who might want to join, feel free to privately send them the link.) 
 
Preparing to Get the Most Out of Sunday's Service
Get ready to worship in a completely new way!  Read more
 
Do You Usually Drop Your Pledge Check in the Offertory Basket?
Here's how to submit payments in the time of Covid-19:
By mail:
Live Oak UU Church
3315 El Salido Pkwy
Cedar Park, TX  78613
Online:
Click the Donate button on the website or follow this link

Sack Lunch with the Minister Goes Virtual 
Wednesdays at noon.   
Sack Lunch with the Minister will be virtual instead of in person.   Join us:  https://bit.ly/LiveOakSackLunch 
 
Live Oak Men's Group 
Thursdays at 7:00pm on Zoom.   
Contact: mensgroup@liveoakuu.org for the meeting link or for more information.  
 
ENRICH CONNECTIONS
Have a great potential member? Concerned that someone is struggling to find their place? Contact the Membership Team and we can reach out. Email: membership@liveoakuu.org 
 
In the Community
Friday Fellowship with UBarU
Every Friday, 6 to 8 pm Central time
We gather in this time between the week that was and the week ahead, to share, to contemplate and to meditate. Friday Fellowship is cosponsored by UBarU and Unitarian Universalist Free Range Ministry.
 
To join, you must register by following this link:  
 
We are adding Zoom's new security fixes. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
 
We look forward to seeing you on Friday.
 
Betty and Robyn
Rev. Betty Skwarek
UU Free Range Ministry
cell: 512-994-8748
 
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