June 4, 2020
This Week
This Week   
Sunday, June 7, ONLINE at  10:00am  
To See My Knee on His Neck
Rev. Joanna Fontaine Crawford
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:       
June's Share the Plate partner is Via Hope: Texas Mental Health Resource, which provides education, training, and consultation to individuals in recovery from mental illness, their family members, and mental health professionals throughout the state of Texas. Reaching out to those on the front lines of mental health, and those suffering, has never been more important than during this time of forced isolation. All designated "share the plate" donations, and half of all undesignated donations, will be given the Via Hope for the month of June.
 
A Few Words from the Minister...
The Worst Year, The Best Year
So what kind of a year is this going to be? Read more  
A Few Words from the DLFD...
(Director of Lifespan Faith Development)
Faith Development News
Here's what is new in Faith Dev...read more 
 
 
Special Notices
Exploring Membership Workshop
You are invited to this Exploring Membership Zoom workshop, Sunday, June 7th from noon to 2pm. RSVP not necessary.  Please join us. The link will be posted on the What's Happening page.
 
Congregational Meeting and Policy Committee Meeting Minutes
The draft minutes for the Congregational Meeting can be found here, and the draft minutes for the May Policy Committee meeting can be found here.
 
 
Buildings and Grounds Team Meeting
The Buildings and Grounds Team meeting is scheduled for 7pm Monday, June 8th.  The Zoom link is on the What's Happening page.
 
Live Oak Trading Post 
Meet up here to offer, ask, or trade items
During the past 3 months of quarantine, I have never taken toilet paper, eggs, and toothpaste for granted as much as I have in the last 3 months. I have seen kindness, resourcefulness, and ingenuity when it comes to getting these everyday items. I'm excited to present to you our Live Oak Trading Post. This is where our members who are in need of items small or large, will be able to put it on the list with their preferred contact information. Other members will be able to look at the list and see if these are items that they can supply; or set up a trade for something else. This list is also set up so that if a member has something to offer, that can be put on the list also and just indicate it is being offered. Please take a moment to look at and use the Trading Post. now we don't have to wait for the next Zoom meeting to see if anyone needs anything! 
 
- Heather Malkawi  
 
 
The Show Must Go On!
We've figured out how to do just about everything else virtually, so why not have a virtual Talent Show!
The Live Oak second annual/special edition Talent Show will be presented on Zoom on Saturday June 27 at 5 p.m. Video entries should be sent to Rev.Joanna. If you kinda wanted to perform in the show but not in front of a live audience, this is your chance! You can do as many takes as you need to and no one will know. Last year we had all kinds of music acts as well as gymnastics, monologue, drag show, clogging and tap dancing. Let's branch out this year and have even more variety! First-timers and pros and everyone in between are all encouraged to perform. And just because you've performed as part of a Sunday service doesn't mean you can't be in the talent show. This is a chance for you to choose your material/music. Please be sure it's family friendly! Questions? Contact Jen Swan.
 
 
Zoom Update 
The folks at Zoom have been hard at work to make Zoom more secure.  They have released an update that includes some security measures.  After 5/30, this update will happen automatically the first time you join a meeting.  It may take a few minutes, so you should plan to join a little early.  It is an option to do it ahead of time.  When you login, you'll see this: 
  Click on "now" and follow the instructions.
 
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.

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

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. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
 
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