February 14, 2019
This Week
Sunday Service 
February 17, 2019 9:00am and 11:00am
Lives on Fire: Rev. Meg Riley 
Rev. Joanna Fontaine Crawford and Rev. Meg Riley 
Religious Education - 10:00am-10:55am 
Share the Plate
In February all checks and envelopes marked "Share the Plate" and half of all undesignated cash will go to support the mission of Austin Diaper Bank. Austin Diaper Bank is dedicated to providing diapers to Central Texas families who need a clean, reliable supply of diapers for a healthy and comfortable quality of life. They support over 10,000 families in Central Texas each year. In Central Texas, 1 in 3 families goes without clean and dry diapers. Austin Diaper Bank is on a mission to MAKE 1 in 3 NONE IN 3. Their goal in 2019 is to provide 600,000 diapers and we can help make that a reality.
A Few Words from the Minister...
Ready to Enrich Your Connections?
There are SO many great things happening at Live Oak. How do you find your particular niche? And if you're new, how to you become more involved, and more connected?  Read more
A Few Words from the DLFD...  
(Director of Lifespan Faith Development)
Shifting a Culture of White Supremacy
This is a journey of learning and some of us are farther down the path than others.  Read more  
A Few Words from your new Intern Minister...
All about Kiya and the Internship
Hello everyone! I'm Kiya ( You pronounce it (k eye yuh ) or Ki, your Intern minister for the next year and a half. I am so pleased to be with you here at Live Oak.  Read more
Special Notices
Feb. 17 Fed & Informed - Sign Up Today!  
At noon on Feb. 17, we'll be having our quarterly "Fed & Informed" potluck. We bring yummy food, load our plates, and sit down to hear from church leaders about what is upcoming at Live Oak. We need volunteers to set up and clean up -- please sign up today. 
Policy Committee Meeting 
The Board of Trustees will be having a regular business meeting on Wednesday, February 27 at 6:30 PM in the Narthex. The meeting is open to all members of the congregation. 
Parents of Young Children Covenant Group 
PYC is officially back! 
We meet on the 2nd Saturday of each month from 5-7pm in room 208 for adult conversation about childcare and family issues that are important to us.
We are an inclusive, open-minded group designed to foster acceptance, appreciation and support among members while building long term friendships. If you have kids, middle school-aged or younger (even babies), please join us. Free child care is provided! Please RSVP with number and ages of children who will need childcare and contact us if you have any questions! parents of youngchildren@liveoakuu.org     
Spring Campout April 12-14 
Everyone is invited to our annual spring campout April 12-14 at Cedar Breaks Park in Georgetown. You can reserve a specific site when you make a reservation: https://www.recreation.gov/camping/campgrounds/232544.  
We usually camp at sites from #18 to about #33. We'll have our customary potluck on Saturday evening, and if there's no burn ban, we can have a campfire and s'mores. If you don't want to camp, the park is close enough that you can come out for the day on Saturday! Join the Live Oak Camping Group facebook page where you can ask and answer questions and have conversations about our campouts. Feel free to message Jen Swan with questions campout@liveoakuu.org 
Call for nominations 
If you are interested in any of the elected positions, or if you know someone who would serve Live Oak well, please email nominating@liveoakuu.org. If you have questions, the Nominating Committee encourages you to read the Bylaws or contact any member of the Nominating Committee for more information. You may use the nominating@liveoakuu.org email address or you may contact any individual member of the Nominating Committee: Barbara Coldiron, Jon Durbin, Susan LaRonde, Julia Mitschke, or Becca Russell 
Sign Construction is Scheduled 
The City of Cedar Park issued a permit for us to build a sign. Construction will start soon and be completed in early March. Volunteers are need to remove the edging around the sign. If you can help, please show up to work on Saturday morning February 16th at 9a.m. Since we will be moving landscaping stones, you might want to bring work gloves.  
Thank you, Sue Buckley 
Join the Seniors for Coffee
The seniors gather in the Narthex for coffee and a delicious treat at 10:30 Thursday, February 21st. If you have questions, talk to Rev. Joanna.   
Volunteers needed for Auction 4/27
The 2019 Auction committee is searching for a few committed individuals to support the biggest social event of the year.  Below is a short list of chores and the minimum of volunteers needed for each chore:
  • 2+ decorating-join a group to plan/create an 80's theme for the event. Decorating will be done Friday, 4/26, the night before the auction.  
  • 2 Crowd control/greeter - arrive early to help direct incoming members  
  • 2. Registrars-assign paddle #s, pass out auction booklets, and ensure that contact information is current. This is a sit down position and arrive early.  
  • 6+ clean up-post auction hardy individuals to put the church back to Sunday standards after the auction on Saturday night  
  • 2+ Food service join a team to select and set up beverages and finger foods. Need to arrive early for set up day of auction and clean up prior to the end of the auction.
Help make this year's auction totally gnarly!  Contact Roberta to get involved. 
Live Oak Church will be distributing food to our neighbors. Please volunteer to help with the following tasks:  
* Thursday, February 14th @ 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, February 15th @ 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 
Women's Stitching Circle 
Need encouragement for a new project or finishing an old one? Come join us! 
The Live Oak Women's Stitching Circle will meet February 19th in the Library from 7:00 to 8:30. Come for comraderie, confirmation and comfort while you work on your handicraft!  
Men's Third Wednesday Lunch
On Wednesday, February 20th, at 11:45a.m., the Men's Linguistic Society Luncheon will meet at the IHOP Restaurant south of Duval at 183. Please join us for lunch and discussion. MORE INFORMATION 
Book Worms February 20 Meeting
We will meet on the 3rd Wednesday, February 20, at 7:15 p.m. in Wendy Marks' home in NW Austin to discuss the curious incident of the dog in the night-time by mark haddon. If you need directions, please contact Wendy.  
Building & Grounds Team Meeting
The B&G Team met on Monday. The previous year's budget was reviewed and there was planning for the new budget year. Because of the deterioration of the temporary Sauber Building, the future relocation of the Music Room was discussed. Please review the meeting minutes.  
Tim Buckley, Chair B&G Team 
Faith Development   
Here's what you need to know this week!

Middle School CongrUUity (a middle school social action conference) information is now available on the Middle School section of the website, and has been sent out to families registered for religious education. Our adult chaperone is in place, so register today - deadline for registration is February 21st. The social justice conference takes place on March 1-3.

Adult RE - If you missed last week's information in the newsletter on the upcoming UUA Common Read discussion on 
Justice on Earth: People of Faith Working at the Intersections of Race, Class, and Environment, you can read more about it here. The discussion will be on April 14 from 12:15 to 2:00 p.m. Bring a lunch and join in the conversation.

This is the final week for the Planet Healers series. There will be a wrap up, discussion of our 7 UU principles and where to go from here. Meet in Room 109.

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 about what is happening!

??? - Contact Carrie Krause, dlfd@liveoakuu.org

Church Calendar

2/15    Fresh Food for All
2/17    Fed & Informed
2/19    Women's Stitching Circle
2/20    Men's Third Wednesday Lunch
2/20    Bookworms
2/21    Senior's Coffee

In the Community
Human Values Fest including Elementary School Art Contest
April 6, 2019. Read more here and

UBarU Camp & Retreat Center Upcoming Events:

Astronomy Weekend March 1-3
Men's retreat March 22-24
Women's retreat March 29-31
Work Bee weekend May 17-19
Summer Family Camp May 25-28
Youth summer camps June 9-29 (based on age)
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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