June 6, 2019
This Week
Sunday Service 
June 9, 2019 10:00am  
Kiya Heartwood
Religious Education - 11:00am-11:55am  

Share the Plate
Transgender Education Network of Texas is an organization dedicated to furthering gender diverse equality in Texas. We work to accomplish this through education and networking in both public and private forums. Through our efforts we strive to halt discrimination through social, legislative, and corporate education.  
Love Notes
Every month, there will be a different group at Live Oak featured in our "Love Notes" appreciation program. You're encouraged to grab one of those pink sheets and let the group know how much you appreciate what they contribute to Live Oak life.  June love notes will be for our Faith Development program.  please be sure to stop by the Love Notes box and show your love!   
A Few Words from the Minister...
Invite Friends for June 16! 
Sunday after next is "Question Box Sunday" ... read more  
Special Notices
Engagement Survey 
Please take 3 minutes before June 30th to take Live Oak's first annual engagement survey to measure how connected we are with each other over time and update directory information.  
Spruce Up the Grounds
The Building has a fresh coat of paint! We have a flashing new LED sign! The grass looks great with repaired sprinkler system! The Labyrinth looks the best it has in years! Now we need some fine tuning of the grounds! Please help out on Saturday morning June 8th starting at 8:30-9:00am.

The bushes in front of the church only need trimming. (Not a major reduction in size.) The playground needs to spruced up and leaves raked up and carried away. General grounds cleaned up before the heat of the summer.

Tools and Supplies needed: Hedge trimmers, rakes, and certainly hats, gloves, and sun screen. The prediction is for temperatures in the 80s with a partly cloudy sky. Just think of all we could get done on Saturday morning! Please show up and help out. Thanks, Tim Buckley
Leadership Development 
The Policy Committee committed to a 2019 Vision Action Plan which includes "Create and implement a leadership structure which ensures leaders have necessary skills, identifies future leaders, matches people with passions, and creates and uses succession plans." A task group to address this plan was formed. If you are interested in being involved in developing a system for assuring future leadership at Live Oak please speak to members of the task group: Rachel Sartin, Rev. Joanna, Julia Mitschke, Lee Collins, and Tim Buckley. Or better yet, attend the next meeting: Wednesday, June 12th at 3pm at the Cedar Park Library. Review Previous Meeting Notes
Women's Labyrinth Group 
Sunday, June 9, 6:30-9 p.m.(Room 103)  
We gather for a labyrinth walk and sharing circle as the Summer Solstice approaches. Through the story of Amaterasu, Japanese  Sun Goddess, we appreciate the gifts of the sun, and we celebrate our gifts as well. Amaterasu says: "Let your light shine!" Please bring something to sit on in the center of the labyrinth and water for yourself. 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, June 10th, 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.   
Live Oak Men Gather   
The Live Oak Men's Group will be meeting Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at 7pm Tuesday in the church Library. Please join this informal discussion. 
The Church Hallway Carpets have been Cleaned  
Thanks to the McPhersons and their grandaughter who spent all day Friday cleaning carpets.  
Thanks, Ray, Becky, and Susan Hansen 
From: The Buildings & Grounds Team
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!

Our summer programming begins this Sunday at 11 AM. Adults are invited to attend weekly discussions on the worship topic called 'Musings on the Message.' Attendees will meet in Room 109 beginning at 11:10 and ending at noon. These groups will mostly be self-facilitated, but you will find all the materials there ready for you to begin each Sunday.

Children and youth are exploring cultural cuisine throughout the summer using the curriculum Books and Cooks. Each week they will engage with food from another culture through a story and cooking a dish together. There will be optional games and art activities to fill time as needed. The class will meet in Room 205 for the summer, and children 5th grade and under should be signed out by a family member by noon. Older youth (middle school and up) are encouraged to sign up to help lead a session, or just come and help with the cooking and storytime.

Since it is a food-based curriculum, each week when you sign your child in at the table in the Fellowship Hall you will find a list of the ingredients for the day so that you can let the teachers know if there is something your child should not have. We will make sure that our dishes are gluten-free, nut-free, and dairy-free as much as possible to avoid common allergens.   Please check each week!

If you are interested in helping over the summer, there are still slots available for teachers. Please see the sign-up in the Narthex or here.

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

Church Calendar
6/2    Flower Communion
6/2    Exploring Membership
6/5    Sack Lunch with the Minister
6/6    Senior Coffee Group

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:
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."
The deadline for the weekly e-newsletter and the Sunday announcements is midnight on Tuesday.  The submission form can be found here
If you have any questions or comments about this Newsletter please email: editor@liveoakuu.org