January 17, 2019
This Week
Sunday Service 
January 20, 2019 9:00am and 11:00am
The Rockstar Instinct 
Rev. Joanna Fontaine Crawford 
    
Religious Education - 10:00am-10:55am 
    
Share the Plate
In January, half of all cash and all designated money will go to 
Hill Country Community MinistriesHCCM is a coalition of churches
assisted by area businesses, civic organizations, service clubs and concerned individuals that provides food, clothing and other assistance for people in crisis and those living in poverty in southwest Williamson and northwest Travis counties.  
 
A Few Words from the Minister...
What is "Outreach"?
We often talk about the "outreach" that we do at Live Oak. But what, specifically, is outreach? Read more
Special Notices
Policy Committee Meeting
The Liveoak Board of Directors will meet on January 23rd at 6:30 PM in the Narthex. The packet can be reviewed herePlease note our meetings are paperless (so print your packet if you prefer paper).
The meeting will include a 2018 Financial review and 1st pass goal setting for the 2019-20 year.  
 
All are welcome to attend in person or online via a Zoom meeting:
   
Building Use Training 
If you have keys to the building, and have not already done so, please attend a Building Use Training session.  It's been a while since I offered one, so if you've received keys in the last year, this applies to you!  There will be two sessions next week:
Tuesday, January 22 at 10:00am
Wednesday, January 23 at 6:30pm
 
It'll take about 20 minutes.  Please RSVP so I will have enough handouts.  You do not need to be a keyholder to attend.  
Diane Stepakof-Fay
 
 
Planet Healers: January 20, 27, Feb. 3 and 17, 10:05 - 10:55 AM
Barbara Coldiron and her sister, Becky Allen, will be presenting a simple method to heal our climate. Becky works with Sailesh Rao, a systems specialist with a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, who has been working on climate solutions and founded Climate Healers.
This method of solving the earth's climate gives humanity a grand purpose as stewards of the planet that can save us from the next great extinction.
The Planet Healers class will be a four part series which will tie climate change not only to sustainability, but also to animals, health, and love. You are encouraged to attend all sessions as the last one will be a synthesizing of information to come up with our personal goals to heal the planet.
For information on other upcoming classes, please visit the Live Oak website .
 
Music- Small groups Update
Choir and Instrumental Ensemble Creation in Progress 
Thanks to those who have stated their interest in these new small music groups! There is a piece of music on the schedule for First Service Choir and instrumentalists. It will be "Shine on Me" by Rollo Dilworth, on Feb 10. We need 4 or 5 volunteers of any age to complete this group. Here is a link to the Full Choir version.
This piece presents an opportunity to include instruments. I have several commitments from horn players, unconfirmed for this date, but we can double parts and add bass parts to include everyone interested.

Please contact me if you haven't already! music@liveoakuu.org or in person. Thanks!
Rebecca Maze, Music Director
 
 
Fed & Informed - February 17th
Mark your calendar - at noon on Sunday, Feb. 17, we'll be having our quarterly "Fed and Informed" potluck!
 
 
Looking for Childcare Providers
Live Oak is looking for 2-3 more childcare providers and a childcare coordinator for Sunday morning and occasional events during the week. This would allow for time off and coverage during illness. If you know of someone who is interested, please pass this information along to them. Applications should be submitted to Carrie Krause, dlfd@liveoakuu.org .
 
 
**Please note that providers must be at least 18 years of age and pass a background check prior to employment**
 
 
Embrace More Joy in 2019!
We'd love to help you become more involved at Live Oak. On Sunday, stop at the table in the Narthex with the big "Enrich Connections" sign; member Tim Buckley will be there between 10 am and 11 to answer any questions you may have about all the different ways to enhance your involvement. From book clubs to feeding the hungry, there are multiple avenues for getting to know new friends and do meaningful things.   
 
Service Auction Saturday April 27th! 
Service Auction the social event of the year is planned for 4/27.  
 
It will be GNARLY!  
 
 
Help Distribute Food to Our Neighbors 
Live Oak Church will be distributing food to our neighbors. Please volunteer to help with the following tasks:  
 
* Thursday, January 17th @ 1:00 p.m. to approximately 3:00 p.m. food needs to be separated into smaller quantities for distribution. Meet at Hill Country Community Ministries, 1005 Lacy Dr, Leander, TX 78641    
   
* Friday, January 18th @ 8:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. in the Live Oak parking lot. This is when we distribute the food to our neighbors. Volunteers are needed to set up and take down the tables, help with the selection of food, and help carry food to our neighbors cars. You do not need to remain the entire 2 & 1/2 hours. Your help is appreciated! 
   
This partnership with Hill Country Community Ministries is the church's "signature project". It is our opportunity to live our Mission of ENRICHING CONNECTIONS with our neighbors in need. Any questions please contact Donna Durbin at: HCCM@liveoakuu.org 
 
Faith Development   
Here's what you need to know this week!
We are seeking another Middle School Advisor, 1-2 more elementary leaders and a few adult faith class facilitators. If you are interested in helping in any of these capacities, please contact me at dlfd@liveoakuu.org. Faith Development classes can't happen without your support. Join the team!

High School OWL (grades 10-12) is coming this spring.
The facilitators will meet on January 27th to determine the calendar and schedule the parent orientation, so stay tuned. The class will meet on Sunday afternoons with the exact time and dates TBD. We are partnering with 1st UU for this class and space will be limited with priority given to Live Oak families.

Finally, remember that you can find the latest information about Faith Development programming on the Learning pages of the Live Oak website or in the newsletter. Please keep yourself informed of what is happening!
??? - Contact Carrie Krause, dlfd@liveoakuu.org

Church Calendar
1/17  Sorting Food at HCCM
1/18  Fresh Food for All
1/19  Men's Group Breakfast
1/20  D&D Group
1/23  Policy Committee Meeting

In the Community
UBarU Camp & Retreat Center Upcoming Events:
Full information for each event can be found at:    www.ubaru.org  
 
Fiber Arts Weekend Feb 15-18, 2019
F un, friendship, learning and creating!  Fiber artists of all levels, abilities and experiences are welcome! 
 
 
Astronomy Weekend March 1-3 , 2019
 
SW UU Women's Conference
February 22-24 in Hot Springs, AR  Read more 
 
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