January 2, 2020
This Week
This Week   
Sunday, January 5 at 9:00am & 11:00am 
Fire Communion 
Rev. Joanna Fontaine Crawford
Share the Plate:       
Share the Plate to fill some plates
In January, all designated funds and half of all undesignated cash will be donated to Hill Country Community Ministries. They are our community partner and responsible for our signature program, Fresh Food For All.
Love Notes  
Each month, there will be a different group at Live Oak featured in our "Love Notes" appreciation program. You're encouraged to grab one of those pink sheets and let the group know how much you appreciate what they contribute to Live Oak life.  December love notes will be for our Share the Plate Team.  Please be sure to stop by the Love Notes box and show your love!   
A Few Words from the Minister...
Living in the Future
As a kid, how did you imagine 2020?  Read more  
Special Notices
Draft Minutes of Congregational Meeting
The draft minutes of the December 15th Congregational Meeting can be found here.   
2020 Member Name Tags
New name tags have been printed for the new year.  It is understood that folks have their favorite spots to hang their name tags, but this time they will be in alphabetical order.  If you can't find your name tag or there is an error in printing, please tell the people at the Welcome Table.  Any questions?  Contact the Membership Team: membership@liveoakuu.org.
Sample Name Tag:
 (Yes, he was a UU!)
Special Policy Meeting
There will be a special meeting of the Policy Committee at 6:30 PM on Wednesday, January 8 in the Narthex. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the results of the congregational meeting and the bylaws amendments process.

Exploring Membership
Next Class January 5th at Noon in Room 109.  
Women's Stitching Circle  
Got an ambitious project for the new year? (Like crocheting a Baby Yoda?!) Show us!
Tuesday, January 21st in the LO Library from 7 to 8:30 pm
Come join a circle of women who support each other - and not just with our handicrafts - on the third Tuesday of the month. And best of all, we typically share laughs while sharing crafty knowledge.      
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 
Faith Development     
Here's what you need to know this week!
This week we return to our regular schedule of classes. Elementary ages will be creating Homeless Helper kits for purchase. These kits are $3.00 for one or two for $5. You can purchase them in the fellowship hall at the end of the RE hour or immediately after second service for the next couple of Sundays.
Middle and High School will have their usual first Sunday hangout with games and fun activities.
Adults are invited to participate in a five-week series called "The Corruption of Our Democracy." You can read more about the offering on the   Adult Learning page. It is not necessary to register for this class, but you are encouraged to attend as many as you can as they build on each other. Watch the blog posts on the website and in the newsletter for what happened each week so you can stay up to date if you miss out. Finally, if you are interested in helping facilitate this class, please sign up  here.
As I wrote in a previous article we are shifting Our Whole Lives (OWL) scheduling and will offer the upper elementary class again this year to put us on a coordinated rotation. OWL for 4th and 5th grades ONLY will be offered on Sunday mornings from 10 - noon. Class size will be limited and open first to Live Oak members. Due to the potential size of this class, we are not opening it up to the community. If you are interested in your child participating, complete the interest form, mark the following class dates on your calendar, and stay tuned for updates on the scheduling for the mandatory parent meeting in early February.
Feb 23, Mar 1, Mar 8, Mar 22, Mar 29, Apr 5, Apr 19, Apr 26, May 3, May 24  
We continue to need help in our elementary and preschool/nursery areas. If you are interested in serving in one of these areas, please contact Carrie.
??? - Contact Carrie Krause, dlfd@liveoakuu.org
In the Community
Shir Ami Concert this Sunday
January 5th at 3:00pm at Live Oak.  
Congregation Shir Ami presents an afternoon, family-friendly concert featuring Magevet, Yale University's Jewish a Cappella group.
Tickets: $15 at the door.
House Concert Fundraiser for Our Intern Minister 
Perfect for the post-holiday slump! 
Saturday, February 1st 2020, 7 to 9 pm.  
House concert fundraiser to get our intern minister, Kiya Heartwood through seminary (Starr King School for the Ministry).
Did you know that Kiya is an award-winning roots rock, and folk singer-songwriter? Honest testimony from having seen her 'in concert:' wonderful music and lyrics range from funny to heartrending. You do not want to miss this!
What: fundraiser/house concert
Cost: $15.00 per person, $25 per couple or sliding scale
Where: Dower house with light snacks, wine, beer and sparkling water provided. We are five minutes from the church.
RSVP: Carolyn Dower: socialaction@liveoakuu.org (this is NOT a social action event nor a Live Oak event) Address will be given when you rsvp.
UBarU Camp & Retreat Center Upcoming Events:
Fiber Arts weekend  Feb 14-17, 2020 
Our 4th Annual Fiber Arts weekend is coming-Valentine's Day to Monday, President's Day to offer more time for sharing, working on your projects, relaxing and enjoying time with each other.  (Although there is a 2 day option if that works better for you).  
Information and registration also available at  http://ubaru.org/home/FiberArts 
For more information on all events and to register, visit www.ubaru.org and look under "events."
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