January 31, 2019
This Week
Sunday Service 
February 3, 2019 9:00am and 11:00am
Lives on Fire: All Bound Up Together  
Rev. Joanna Fontaine Crawford 
     
 
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...
Being a Teaching Congregation
Our intern minister is here!  Read more
A Few Words from the DLFD...  
(Director of Lifespan Faith Development)
Living the Theme: Lives on Fire
What would it be like to take on the giants of our time? Read more
Special Notices
Middle School Social Justice Blogs
The second of our Middle School Social Justice Blogs was written by Lynnord Bercu. You can read the post, "I am Autistic," here  . It has been our pleasure to teach the middle school and we hope you get some insight on how thoughtful our Middle School Youth can be!
 
Sincerely,
Joel, K. Leigh, Clint, Bill
 
Draft Minutes of Policy Committee Meeting
The draft of the January 23rd Policy Committee Meeting minutes can be found here and a copy has been posted on the bulletin board in the Narthex.
   
Meeting with Architect
Sunday the Capital Fund Committee met with an Architect. The meeting and the building walk through was extremely beneficial to our future planning. The report on the meeting will serve as a basis for developing plans for expenditure of funds raised through the Capital Campaign. We thank Kristen Anderson's father, Gary Shaw, for offering his valuable time and expertise to Live Oak. 
CT Goss, Chair, Capital Fund Committee
 
Don't Miss Out!  
You don't want to miss these two upcoming faith development opportunities.
 
 
 
Join the Seniors for Coffee 
The seniors gather in the Narthex for coffee and a delicious treat at 10:30 Thursday, February 7th. If you have questions, talk to Rev. Joanna.  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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! 
 
 
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!
 
Fed & Informed - February 17th
Mark your calendar - at noon on Sunday, Feb. 17, we'll be having our quarterly "Fed and Informed" potluck!
 
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.  
 
 
Live Oak Volunteers Serve the Homeless
Tuesday evening at the Austin Resource Center for the Homeless (ARCH), Karl Weston, Karl Mulling, Nan Farris and Alison Dieter served 160 homeless individuals pulled pork sandwiches, coleslaw, and chips. The next time volunteers are needed will be Sunday, March 31st. Contact Alison Dieter for more information about helping at arch@liveoakuu.org.
 
Faith Development   
Here's what you need to know this week!
Adult RE
Planet Healers: Barbara Allen Coldiron and Becky Allen are continuing their class, Planet Healers. On Sunday, February 3 rd, they will be discussing the impact of food on health and world hunger.  There will also be recipes and resources.
Sunday, February 17 th, will be the final class.  There will be a wrap up, discussion of our 7 UU principles and where to go now.

Fuller Conversations: Join us in the library on February 3rd for an introduction to James Luther Adams and Liberal Theology. You may view the introduction video to this class at 

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.

Parent Orientation for 10th-12th grade OWL is this Sunday, February 3, from 1-3:30 p.m. If you are interested in enrolling your youth, you must attend this meeting and register that day. Classes will begin on February 9th. We are partnering with 1st UU for this class and space for those outside our church communities will be limited. Priority will be give to Live Oak and 1st UU members. If you have a youth this cohort and plan to put them in OWL, please contact me at dlfd@liveoakuu.org, as I have a waiting list from the community and need to know how many spots we will have open!

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
2/3      OWL Parent Orientation
2/6      Sack Lunch with the Minister
2/7      Senior's Coffee  
2/9      Parents of Young Children
2/10    Cooking Covenant Group
2/11    Church Ladies Lunch

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
 
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