June 27, 2019
This Week
Sunday Service 
June 30, 2019 10:00am  
UU History Quiz Show  
Kiya Heartwood
Religious Education - 11:00am-11:55am  
Share the Plate
On the 5th Sundays of a month, 50% of cash and all designated money is deposited in the Large Project Fund. Our Buildings & Grounds Team then uses these funds to take on larger projects that improve our building and grounds. Recently these funds were used to refurbish the lawn sprinkler system. The projects are always necessary.
Thank you, The Buildings & Grounds Team
Love Notes
Every 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.  June love notes will be for our Faith Development program.  please be sure to stop by the Love Notes box and show your love!   
A Few Words from the Minister...
 Rev. Joanna is on vacation this week. 
A Few Words from the DLFD...
(Director of Lifespan Faith Development)
Reflections on GA from a Religious Professional
What a week last week was. It started with collegial conversations... read more 
Special Notices
Kids summering with UU values
Live Oak children and grandchildren acted on UU values of compassion and community Friday when they helped distribute food to neighbors. Six kids on summer break joined adult volunteers in the church parking lot for the once-monthly project.   
"Will what I am doing be part of helping people with their food?" Oliver asked. Yes, definitely. The kids handed out food, carried boxes for recipients, prepared cardboard for recycling and hauled equipment back into the church.  
The youngest child stood on a box to pass out food. John pushed past his shyness to interact. Carrying food to the car of a native Spanish speaker prompted teenager Ellen to think about taking Spanish classes at school.  
Food was given to 77 people, who with their families total hundreds served. This partnership with Hill Country Community Ministries, on the third Friday of each month, helps some recipients every month and others facing only a short-term crisis. Anyone needing food is welcomed and recipients are not asked for ID or income. And, of course, all volunteers are welcomed too.    
Office Closed
The office will be closed on July 4th.
Engagement Survey 
Please take 3 minutes before June 30th to take Live Oak's first annual engagement survey to measure how connected we are with each other over time and update directory information.  
The official Senior Coffee group will not be meeting on July 4th, but the informal group will!  Join us in the Library at 10:30am.  BYOC (Bring your own coffee). 
Our Beloved White Elephant
Yes! It is time for a public confession. Privately, I often refer to our Live Oak buildings as "Our Beloved White Elephant"! 
As I am stepping down from the Buildings & Grounds Team, I have given some thought to our building's history and it's important role in Live Oak's Mission. I invite you to read more.  
Tim Buckley  
Church Ladies Lunch
The LOUU Church Ladies Lunch group will meet on Monday, July 8th, at the La Madeleine at 9828 Great Hills Trail. All Live Oak women and their friends age 16 and over are welcome at this informal lunch. We will begin gathering in the back room around 11:45. Please contact Margaret Sheehan at ChurchLadiesLunch@LiveOakUU.org if you have questions or need more information. We look forward to seeing you!
On the 5th Sunday, volunteers from Live Oak church help serve dinner to the homeless at Austin Resource Center for the Homeless (ARCH). Located at 500 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78701. On Sunday, June 30th, meet up in the church parking lot when volunteers carpool at 5:00pm. You will return by 8:30pm. For more information. Questions contact Alison Dieter by email: arch@liveoakuu.org
2019 Austin PRIDE Parade
Come march with us @ Austin PRIDE 8/10/2019
Live Oak UU is marching in the 2019 Austin PRIDE parade to show our support for our LGBTQ friends and family! This years theme is BOOGIE Wonderland! LOUU and the Central Texas UU Congregations will march together in our own parade space.  You are encouraged to wear a UU shirt and spice it up with BOOGIE Wonderland or rainbow accessories! The Parade kicks off at 8pm at the Texas State Capitol Building and marches down Congress Ave., turning right on 4th St. through the Warehouse District. We will meet at a time and location to be announced 2 weeks prior to the parade. Please let Tanna Thomas or Karen Santhanam know if you have any questions or concerns!  
Membership Team Meeting
The Membership Team gathered and we welcomed new members to the team. The process of becoming a member of Live Oak Church was reviewed. And folks, "There are some changes coming!" But we are taking it one step at a time.  Reviewing the June 12th Meeting Notes will give you some idea of what we are thinking about. We would welcome more people joining our team. If you are interested please email Membership@liveoakuu.org.  
Tim Buckley & Amy Dark  
Fall Campout Nov. 8-10
LOUU church campouts are a great way to Enrich Connections and Embrace Joy!
Blanco State Park will be the location of the fall campout, set for Nov. 8-10. If you have the flexibility, feel free to camp for longer; some of us like to go a couple days before.   Read more 
Faith Development    
Here's what you need to know this week!

Our summer programming continues this Sunday at 11 AM. Adults are invited to attend our weekly discussions on the worship topic called 'Musings on the Message.' Attendees will meet in Room 109 beginning at 11:10 and ending at noon. These groups will mostly be self-facilitated, but you will find all the materials there ready for you to begin each Sunday.

Children and youth are exploring cultural cuisine throughout the summer using the curriculum  Books and Cooks. Each week they will engage with food from another culture through a story and cooking a dish together. There will be optional games and art activities to fill time as needed. The class will meet in Room 205 for the summer, and children 5th grade and under should be signed out by a family member by noon. Older youth (middle school and up) are encouraged to sign up to help lead a session, or just come and help with the cooking and story time.

Since it is a food-based curriculum, each week when you sign your child in at the table in the Fellowship Hall you will find a list of the ingredients for the day so that you can let the teachers know if there is something your child should not have. We will make sure that our dishes are gluten-free, nut-free, and dairy-free as much as possible to avoid common allergens.  Please check each week!

If you are interested in helping over the summer, there are still slots available for teachers. Please see the sign-up in the Narthex or sign-up here

??? - Contact Carrie Krause, dlfd@liveoakuu.org
In the Community
UBarU Camp & Retreat Center Upcoming Events:
Upcoming events at UBarU Camp & Retreat Center:
Sky & Earth youth science camp July 28-Aug 3
For more information and to register, visit www.ubaru.org and look under "events."
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