May 16, 2019
This Week
Sunday Service 
May 19, 2019 10:00am  
Year on Fire
The Live Oak Choir
 
Religious Education - 11:00am-11:55am  
 
Congregational Meeting - 11:00am (details below) 
 
Fed & Informed - 12:00pm (details below)
     
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...
Kicking Off Summer at Live Oak this Sunday!
Great music, great food, news about the summer, and democracy in action -- Make your plans for Sunday morning at Live Oak today!  Read more
 
 
 
 
 
A Few Words from the DLFD...
(Director of Lifespan Faith Development)
Wrapping Up the Year
As the year winds down, I am already looking ahead ... read more 
 
 
 
 
 
   
A Few Words from the Intern...
On April 28 th I preached a sermon on "Old Ways to New Worlds" where I talked about how we can create a personal ethic towards a more sustainable planet. Although Climate Change can create a feeling of hopelessness and being overwhelmed, I believe we each can make a difference. Read more
   
Special Notices
Fed & Informed 
At noon on May 19, 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. 
 
 
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)
 
Capital Fund Committee Meeting
The committee met on May 1st and finalized agenda topics for the Congregational Meeting. Review Meeting Notes  
- CT Goss, Chair Capital Fund Committee
 
Women's Stitching Circle
Got a new or old project? We want to see or help or encourage you! Would you like the company of women just to chat? Come and join us! 
The Live Oak Women's Stitching Circle will meet on May 21st in the Library from 7:00 to 8:30 pm. Come for camaraderie, confirmation and comfort while you work on your handicraft. Or just come for the chatter! 
 
BE PART OF DISTRIBUTING FOOD ON FRIDAY MORNINGS
I have been asked what is it like to help distribute food. On the third Friday of each month The church parking lot is like a Farmer's Market. From 9 to 11am, people stop and select fresh food for their tables. We meet our neighbors and hear their stories. Many of the volunteers have gotten to know individuals and look forward to seeing them each month. Please join the church members at 8:45am on May 17th and I guarantee, you will feel good about yourself and Live Oak Church. 
Thank you, Tim Buckley
 
Exploring Membership June 2, 2019 
Curious about what it means to be a member of Live Oak? 
June 2, 11:00 - 1:00 (Following Service)

Rev. Joanna will lead this "Exploring Membership" workshop where we'll get to know each other, talk a little bit about Unitarian Universalism, and a lot about Live Oak. Long-time attendees and brand new visitors are all welcome! Light lunch and free childcare provided!

For more information, contact membership@liveoakuu.org

Register here
 
 
Senior Living   
Make Social Security Work For You!  
Tuesday, May 21 at 6:30pm
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
friend! 
 
 
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

This Sunday is our congregational meeting at 11 AM. In order for our teachers and advisors to attend the meeting, we will not be having regular RE classes this Sunday. Children 6 and under are welcome to join the PreK staff for free play. Older children and youth are encouraged to either attend the meeting to witness our congregational polity in action (related to this month's theme) or to assist in setting up for 'Fed and Informed.' If they will be helping with set-up, please sign them in at the table in the Fellowship Hall. Carrie will be there to meet them and get things organized!

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!

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

Church Calendar
5/19  Congregational Meeting
5/19  Fed and Informed
5/21  Make Social Security Work for You
5/21  Women's Stitching Circle
5/22  Sack Lunch with the Minister

In the Community
Second Annual ETSIA  Art and Fashion Show at Wildflower UU Church
Saturday, June 1st  4-7 p.m.
1314 Oltorf-- across the street from Travis High Shool
Light refreshments served
 
 
UBarU Camp & Retreat Center Upcoming Events:
Upcoming events at UBarU Camp & Retreat Center:
   
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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