August 6, 2020
This Week
This Week   
Sunday, August 9, ONLINE at 10:00am  
Practical Taoism   
Kiya Heartwood 
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: https://bit.ly/LiveOakFellowshipHour 
 
Share the Plate:       
Share-the-Plate to Save Their Health 
Our August Share the Plate community partner is Samaritan Health Ministries. This is a clinic for uninsured patients in Williamson and Travis Counties. They provide free or low-cost medical, dental, pharmaceutical, women's health and mental health services. All designated "share the plate" donations, and half of all undesignated donations, will be given to Samaritan Health Ministries for the month of August.
 
A Few Words from the Minister...
A Few Words from the DLFD...
(Director of Lifespan Faith Development)
Chalice Circles Are Back
Never heard of a Chalice Circle before? Here is a brief rundown... read more 
 
 
A Few Words from the President...
Searching for the Middle Path
My path to serving as Live Oak's President actually began over 2 years ago when I agreed to serve as Vice President. Over the past couple years I've been planning out what types of things I wanted to accomplish and how I wanted to conduct the church business during my term. Well y'all, priorities have shifted a bit this year!  Read more  
 
 
Special Notices
Faith Development 8.3 to 8.9.20    
Here's this week's updates...read more 
 
 

Add your words to fall Stewardship book!
The Stewardship Committee is putting together a book for our members and friends during this fall's campaign, and we'd like your words--just a couple of sentences or a paragraph--to inspire, reassure, and amuse readers.

Share your thoughts to one of the questions on the quick form (up to about 75 words). Feel free to answer more than one by submitting the form multiple times.
 
Women's Labyrinth Group on Zoom 
Sunday, August 9, 6:30-9 p.m. We gather for a sharing circle followed by a finger labyrinth walk at this time of First Harvest. What is beginning to come to fruition in our lives? What do we need to continue to nurture and protect for the harvest to come? The group is open to women high school age and older. The Zoom link will be sent via email for those who are on the email list for the Women's Labyrinth Group. If you need a copy of the Live Oak Labyrinth and/or the Zoom link, contact: Linda Webster  
 
 
Join us for the first annual LOUU Lasagna Dinner 
Tuesday, August 11th at 6:30pm 
We'll all make our favorite version of the dish and meet on Zoom for some Covid appropriate dinner fun! We'll break into small rooms, or "tables"
To chat, swap recipes, and reconnect over a meal - as families have done forever.
As an enticement the lovely Mary will be baking homemade bread for the first 14 gluten tolerant homes that sign up! Sign up is available on the Facebook event or via this link.
We can't wait to see you there!
 
 
We Want Your Videos! 
Friday, Aug 7 is the last day to submit your talent and "get to know you" videos.The Talent Show team has been previewing the videos that have already been submitted and we are really excited for you to see them! What a great way to Enrich Connections with each other!  Send them to: talentshow@liveoakuu.org.

Visit Live Oak's Online Sanctuary
Need a moment to catch your breath, to meditate, to be reminded of your faith values? Our "online sanctuary" is open 24-7. On this page, you'll find videos of music, meditations, and readings to soothe your soul. You can find the sanctuary by going to LiveOakUU.org-->Worship-->Online Sanctuary, or simply bookmark this link. New pieces will be added on a regular basis.

Sunday Mornings
On Sunday mornings go to http://www.liveoakuu.org/ and click on the link for the worship service. That will take you to our Youtube Premiere page. Gathering will begin at 9:45, and the service begins at 10:00 am.  
After the service, go back to http://www.liveoakuu.org/ and click on the link to Fellowship Time. That will take you to a Zoom meeting room where we will gather in breakout rooms for a deeper discussion with a small group of members. (It's a great way to get to know other members.)
 
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.

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.) 
 
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

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
Striking a Balance - 19th Annual Caregiver Conference
The largest, longest-run FREE caregiver conference in Central Texas returns August 17th through 20th as a virtual conference, providing unpaid caregivers with relevant information and vital resources to help to ease the challenges of caring for an aging family member. More info 

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 upcoming events are offered free of charge and donations are gratefully accepted at https://ubaru.org/home/Support.  
 
The 4th Annual Star Party will happen virtually Aug 13-16.  For more information visit: https://ubaru.org/home/starParty
 
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. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
 
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