July 25, 2019
This Week
Sunday Service 
July 28, 2019 10:00am  
Auditory Hallucinations
Nick Pritchard
Religious Education - 11:00am-11:55am  
Share the Plate
In July, 50% of cash and all designated money will be donated to
Drive a Senior. Drive a Senior Northwest has been serving seniors in Cedar Park, Leander, and Northwest Austin since 1986.
Direct services are provided by volunteers, but there are many costs associated with keeping over 500 clients and their 8500 rides per year organized! Your donation helps the seniors in your community remain independent by providing free transportation and other support services so they can live in their own homes longer and stay active in their community!
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.  July love notes will be for our Buildings & Grounds team.  please be sure to stop by the Love Notes box and show your love!   
A Few Words from the Minister...
Rev. Joanna is at "The Point" and encourages you to consider going next summer.  ThePointUU.org
Just a reminder: Scams abound.  Rev. Joanna will NEVER ask you to purchase gift cards, send money to an unfamiliar mailing address, etc.  Always call the office if you have a question. 
A Few Words from the DLFD...
(Director of Lifespan Faith Development)
Excited for the Year
I am reflecting on what excites me about coming into a new church year. Read more  
Special Notices
No Newsletter 8/8
There will not be a newsletter on 8/8.  Please submit your items in time for the 8/1 edition (midnight on Tuesday 7/30) . 
Policy Committee Meeting
The Board of Trustees will be having a regular business meeting on Tuesday, July 31 at 6:30 PM in the Narthex. The meeting is open to all members of the congregation.
Office Closed
The office will be closed until 8/12.  
Summer RE Help Needed 
We still have 3 Sundays where help is needed...please volunteer to help here. 
88 families received fresh food on Friday morning! This is the most served since we, as a congregation, committed to partnering with Hill Country Community Ministries over two and a half years ago. This commitment is being carried out by many volunteers.  
Thank You; Rev. Joanna Crawford
Save the Date!  
Women's Potluck on Tuesday, 8/27 at 6:00pm.  
Say It Isn't So! 
The Church Ladies Lunch Group may have had their very last luncheon on July 8th - unless someone steps up to be the new coordinator. Margaret gave notice last month that she is unable to continue serving, due to her mother's health issues. So if one or more of you wants to lead this fun group, please send an email to ChurchLadiesLunch@LiveOakUU.org . Ironically, we had our best attendance in years at our last luncheon, and a good time was had by all. If a couple of you want to serve as co-leaders, the coordinating tasks could easily be shared. Please let us hear from you soon if you can keep this great tradition going for the ladies of Live Oak. 
Help the homeless and connect
Help some of the most needful in our community when Live Oak members work the cafeteria line at Austin Resource Center for the Homeless (ARCH) on Tuesday, July 30. Email organizer Alison Dieter at   arch@liveoakuu.org if you want to go Tuesday or on any fifth Tuesday or Sunday.

Worried about getting to ARCH, 500 E. 7th St., between 5 and 6 p.m.? You can ride with the group, which is the most entertaining UU way to do rush hour. You'll be back at the church no later than 8:30 p.m. Alison can fill you in on more details (Example: We UUs love our sandals but you need to wear closed toe shoes in the ARCH kitchen.) Enrich your connections with other Live Oak members and the very nice staff and clients of ARCH. 
2019 Austin PRIDE Parade
Come march with us @ Austin PRIDE 8/10/2019
Live Oak UU is marching in the 2019 Austin PRIDE parade to show our support for our LGBTQ friends and family! This years theme is BOOGIE Wonderland! LOUU and the Central Texas UU Congregations will march together in our own parade space.  You are encouraged to wear a UU shirt and spice it up with BOOGIE Wonderland or rainbow accessories! The Parade kicks off at 8pm at the Texas State Capitol Building and marches down Congress Ave., turning right on 4th St. through the Warehouse District. We will meet at a time and location to be announced 2 weeks prior to the parade. Please let Tanna Thomas or Karen Santhanam know if you have any questions or concerns!  
Fall Campout Nov. 8-10
Looking for a fun way to connect more deeply with other Live Oak members and friends?  Camping together is one way many of us enjoy fulfilling the Enrich Connections and Embrace Joy parts of our church Mission Statement. Read more
Faith Development    
Here's what you need to know this week!

Each Sunday during the summer the adults are invited to attend our weekly discussions on the worship topic called 'Musings on the Message.'

Children and youth are exploring cultural cuisine throughout the summer using the curriculum  Books and Cooks. 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 story time.

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!

We still have a few opportunities to help out this summer.Please see the sign-up in the Narthex or sign-up here

??? - Contact Carrie Krause, dlfd@liveoakuu.org
In the Community
UBarU Camp & Retreat Center Upcoming Events:
Upcoming events at UBarU Camp & Retreat Center:
Sky & Earth youth science camp July 28-Aug 3
Meaning Makers  
Meaning Makers is a spiritual development program for young Unitarian Universalists (UUs). Through in-person retreats, virtual small group ministry and mentorship, emerging adults explore different aspects of our faith and gain lasting connections.  
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