February 7, 2019
This Week
Sunday Service 
February 10, 2019 9:00am and 11:00am
Lives on Fire: Written in the Margins 
Carrie Krause, Director of Lifespan Faith Development 
     
 
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...
How Do You Address Systemic Oppression in Your Spheres of Influence?
Think of your spheres of influence -- at work, on your kid's soccer team, in your neighborhood gardening club -- how can you get people to look closer at how oppression is built into the system?  Read more
A Few Words from the DLFD...  
(Director of Lifespan Faith Development)
Waiting on the World to Change
You know that song by John Mayer... read more
Special Notices
Middle School Social Justice Blogs
Arwyn wrote our 3rd justice blog on the topic of gun violence. You can read the post here . Thanks for the opportunity to share the wisdom and passion of the Middle School youth with you.
 
Sincerely,
Joel, K. Leigh, Clint, Bill
 
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. 
 
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 
 
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. 
 
 
Cooking Covenant Group 
Interested in cooking? The Cooking Covenant group will have its first meeting on Sunday, Feb. 10, at 1:00 in the kitchen/narthex area. See you then! 
 
Women's Labyrinth Group
Sunday, February 10, 6:30-9 p.m.: Women's Labyrinth Group (Room 103); We gather for a sharing circle followed by a labyrinth walk, focusing on the gifts of the Celtic Goddess Brigid-healing, creativity, and transformation-and Her sacred energies of fire and water. Feel free to bring a song, poem or short reading to share with the group or maybe something you've created. The group is open to women high school age and older. Contact: Linda Webster (lilithfree2@gmail.com)  
 
Church Ladies Lunch
The LOUU Church Ladies Lunch group will meet on Monday, February 11th, 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!
 
Buildings & Grounds Meeting - All Are Invited
The February meeting is scheduled for 7pm Monday February 11th in room 106 so we can use the new video conferencing equipment. Please attend personally or via video-conference. Instruction to use Zoom from your home computer are explained in the agenda. JOIN THE DISCUSSION!  
Tim Buckley, Chair G&B Team 
 
February Meeting of Men's Group
The Live Oak Men's Group will be meeting February 12, 2019 at 7pm Tuesday in the church Library. Please join this informal discussion!
 
FRESH FOOD DISTRIBUTION WILL BE FRIDAY FEB. 15TH
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!  
 
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.  
 
 
Capital Fund Committee Met
At the recent Capital Fund Committee meeting, the report on the architect's visit was reviewed and a plan of action is being developed. Review meeting notes.  
CT Goss, Chair, Capital Fund Committee
 
Faith Development   
Here's what you need to know this week!

Middle School CongrUUity information is now available on the Middle School section of the website, and has been sent out to families registered for RE. In order to send youth we need adults willing to go, so contact me if you are interested!

Adult RE -
This is final week to register for New UU class (see below)
New UU:
 Feb. 17, 24, March 3-17 (Five Sundays), 10-10:55 AM, Library
Where do we come from? What are we? Where are we going? New to Unitarian Universalism, or just finding your UU spiritual path changing as you grow and want to share? Consider joining our New UU class starting on February 17th. Participants will get to know each other and explore the spectrum of beliefs and practices that Unitarian Universalists embody, as well as get a sense of the theological grounding of our faith tradition. We ask that you plan to attend all five sessions.
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!

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
 
2/9      Parents of Young Children
2/10    Cooking Covenant Group
2/10    Women's Labyrinth Group
2/11    Church Ladies Lunch
2/12    Men's Group
2/14    Food Sorting
2/15    Fresh Food for All
2/17    Fed & Informed

In the Community
UBarU Camp & Retreat Center Upcoming Events:

Fiber Arts retreat Feb 15-18 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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