December 23, 2020
This Week

6:00 pm
Christmas Eve: Awakening Love
Rev. Joanna Fontaine Crawford
“Love alone could awaken love.“ – Pearl S. Buck
Join us for this online Christmas Eve service, featuring the traditions you’ve come to love at Live Oak – music, stories, and even a special ritual of candlelighting. Have your candles ready as we celebrate hope being reborn.
The link will be on the Live Oak homepage:

If You Have to Go Through 2020, Don’t Come Out Empty-handed
Live Oak Members
2020 has been quite the year. Humans are meaning-makers, and even in difficult circumstances, we can find useful lessons. In the philosophy of “if you have to go through hell, don’t come out empty-handed,” Live Oak members share lessons they have learned this year that they will take with them as the year departs.

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

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

Share the Plate
On Christmas Eve, Share the Plate contributions will go to the Ministerial Discretionary Fund to help congregants in need.

Share The Plate for Health!
Let’s be kind to the Kind Clinic
Our December Share the Plate community partner is Kind Clinic. Kind Clinic was founded with the vision of providing sexual wellness and health for all, regardless of race, creed, gender, or sexual orientation, without judgment or stigma. This month, all designated "share the plate" donations, and half of all undesignated donations, will be given to Kind Clinic.

November Recipient - Resolve $609.39
A Few Words from the Minister
Merry Christmas!
Dear Live Oak ... what a year it has been. Read more
A Few Words from the DLFD
Twas the Week Before Christmas...and here's what you need to know about faith development. Read more
Special Notices
No Newsletter Next Week
Rev. Joanna and Carrie will both be on vacation next week.
UU Justice Ministry in the New Year
Preparing to Partner
All I want for Christmas is….Social Justice! Carmen Rumbaut and Darius Long, our two TXUUJM representatives and I attended our first meeting on Tuesday, 12/16. There were 20 participants from all over Texas – Houston, San Antonio, Corpus Christi, New Braunfels, San Marcos, Georgetown and now Cedar Park. It felt good to me to be in the presence of social justice activists. Some items discussed in the meeting: read more
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 Pages to Visit:
Worship Service & Fellowship Hour: for
Community Outreach & Social 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 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

UBarU Winter Family Camp December 31, 2020 thru January 2, 2021   
Weekend includes winter holiday activities, games, and multi-generational times.
 Fun, campfires, rest and a chance to celebrate some winter holidays
together with folks at camp! Physical distancing, masks and other COVID
accommodations are expected of all participants and staff. Event is limited to
7 family/quaran-team units in cottages and Suites. Tent campers and/or use of
personal campers in encouraged for a limited number of groups.
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