May 9, 2019
This Week
Sunday Service 
May 12, 2019 9:00am and 11:00am
It Takes a Village to Heal a Soul:
A 21st Century Unitarian Universalism Part 2
Rev. Joanna Fontaine Crawford
Religious Education - 10:00am-10:55am 
Share the Plate
Wonders and Worries is an organization that provides support for children and teenagers when a parent faces a serious illness. After a consultation to see what would best fit a child or teenager after a parent's diagnosis, they provide counseling in individual or group settings. Wonders and Worries also provides periodic parenting training sessions and family fun events.   
A Few Words from the Minister...
The Power of Sacrificial Love
 When you see the phrase "sacrificial love," what does it stir up for you?  Read more 

Special Notices
Men's Breakfast 
The men of Live Oak are invited to join an informal Saturday morning breakfast on May 11 at 9am in the Fellowship Hall.  There will be a pot of coffee brewing and every one is asked to "bring a dish to pass". Please plan on attending. Any questions? Email Rob Sartin and Sam Gleason at
Mother's Day Picnic this Sunday! 
Skip the lunch crowds and come join us for a picnic this Sunday after second service. Bring something to share* out to the picnic tables and linger a little longer with games and good conversation.
*Chips, cookies, and soda all count as sharable! You don't have to be a cook to participate.
Women's Labyrinth Group  
Sunday, May 12, 6:30-9 p.m in the Library
We gather for a labyrinth walk followed by a sharing circle on Mother's Day. We walk to bless Mother Earth and to bless all the ways that we nurture ourselves and others. Please join us as we share the twists and turns of our lives and support each other along the path. Feel free to bring a poem or short reading or song to share. The group is open to women high school age and older. Contact: Linda Webster ( 
Draft Minutes of Policy Committee Meeting  
The draft of the April 24 Policy Committee Meeting minutes can be found here.
Live Oak Men Gather  
The Live Oak Men's Group will be meeting Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 7pm Tuesday in the church Library. Please join this informal discussion.
Church Ladies Lunch 
The LOUU Church Ladies Lunch group will meet on Monday, May 13th, 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 if you have questions or need more information. We look forward to seeing you!
Book Worms Meeting  
Come and join us!
The next meeting of the Book Worms will be Wednesday, May 15 at 7:15 pm at the house of Becky Southard. We will discuss THE HANDMAIDEN'S TALE by Margaret Atwood. We will also plan our next book. Call if you need directions. 
Live Oak Church will be distributing food to our neighbors. Please volunteer to help :
* Thursday, May 16th @ 1:00 p.m. to approximately 2:30 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, May 17th @ 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: 
One Service 
We start our summer schedule next week.  Beginning 5/19 there were will one service at 10:00am.  RE will be at 11:00am. 
May Congregational Meeting  
May 19, 2019 
The Congregational Meeting will be held in the Sanctuary immediately following the service. The major topics are elections to the Board of Trustees, Assistant Treasurer, and Nominating Committee. There will also be a Capital Fund update and vote and the introduction of an engagement survey for Live Oak.

All members are encouraged to attend. Visitors and friends are welcome. Proxy forms will be available in the Narthex starting May 5. Note that absentee ballots will not be used. Voting will be limited to present members and proxy ballots.

Proxy ballots can also be downloaded here and printed out ahead of time.
Here is the slate of officers:
President - Rachel Sartin (incumbent, eligible for another term) 
Vice President - CT Goss (incumbent, eligible for another term) 
Treasurer - Doug Martin (new candidate) 
Secretary - Christopher Carroll (incumbent, eligible for another term) 
Trustee 1 - Tim Buckley is still in current term 
Trustee 2 - Marie Mulling is still in current term 
Trustee 3 - Linda McCullough (incumbent, eligible for another term) 
Assistant Treasurer #1 - Nicholas Pritchard (incumbent, eligible for another term) 
Assistant Treasurer #2 - Doug Granzow (new candidate) 
Nominating #1 - Becca Russell is serving out Alice Session's term 
Nominating #2 - Julia Mitschke is still in current term 
Nominating #3 - Barbara Coldiron is serving out Ed Long's term 
Nominating #4 - Sanjiv Sarwate (new candidate) 
Nominating #5 - Carolyn Dower (new candidate)
Senior Living 
Upcoming Free Event with the Senior Coffee Club 
Tuesday, May 21 at 6:30pm
Make Social Security Work For You! 
Are you nearing retirement? This free workshop will help you determine how to make the most of your Social Security funds. Topics covered: When to file, What if I'm still working? How much will SSI pay me? What about my spouse? Join our Senior Coffee Club and Mike Smith of Smith Financial Group, an expert in retirement planning, to discuss these important issues. Bring a
Books and Cooks Summer RE 
Ready to serve up some faith development alongside some ethnic dishes?
We need leaders, both youth and adults, to make our summer program a success. Sign up online or on the poster in the Narthex!
Faith Development   
Here's what you need to know this week!

Upcoming Adult RE

Summer Musings on the Message will begin on June 9. Each Sunday at 11 AM you are invited to join a discussion on the worship message in Room 109. These conversations are not a critique of the service, but a chance to reflect on how the message spoke to you, and what challenged you or comforted you in your faith development journey.

Please remember that we are seeking input regarding Adult Faith Formation programming as we begin to plan for next fall. Please take a moment and complete the survey found here. Thanks for your help.

Children & Youth

For the month of May we build the walls of our theological house by focusing on Ecclesiology and talking about congregational polity and covenant. As we approach the end of our RE year, are you interested in learning more about what we do in our RE classes? Would observing help you feel confident leading over the summer or next year? We are having our final  open house on May 12th. Of course, parents are always welcome to observe their child's class, just let us know you are coming.

Summer RE Leaders sign-up is now available, and we need lots of helpers! Don't forget that youth are encouraged to sign up to help lead as well! See the poster in the Narthex, or sign up online at Books and Cooks.

Please consider how you can support faith development by joining one of our teaching or advising teams. The more the merrier, you make friends, support the growth of children and youth and even grow some yourself!

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Church Calendar

5/10  Talent Show
5/11  Men's Breakfast
5/13 Church Ladies Lunch
5/14  Men's Group
5/15  Sack Lunch with the Minister

In the Community
UBarU Camp & Retreat Center Upcoming Events:
Upcoming events at UBarU Camp & Retreat Center:
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 and look under "events."
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