May 30, 2019
This Week
Sunday Service 
June 3, 2019 10:00am  
Flower Communion 
Rev. Joanna Fontaine Crawford
Bring flowers from your garden or from the store for this celebration of community.
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...
The Power of "We Don't Say that Anymore" 
We've all been in that situation with a family member, or a dental hygienist, or someone else we're chatting with - they use a term that our society now acknowledges is prejudiced or unkind. What do you do?  Read more 
A Few Words from the DLFD...
(Director of Lifespan Faith Development)
Weave Us Together
I kept thinking "I'll get to it and finish it later," read more 
Special Notices
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

Register here
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.  
Jon the Seniors for Coffee 
The seniors gather in the Narthex for coffee and a delicious treat at 10:30 Thursday, June 6th. If you have questions, talk to Rev. Joanna. 
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.   
Report on May Food Distribution 
On the May 17th, we served 82 families or 281 individuals. We distributed about 2,124 pounds. Despite most of our regular folks being on vacation, we had an excellent volunteer crew (12 people!) on Friday morning. Always a pleasure to be at Live Oak. Your church has a lot to be proud of! 
Jen Searight 
ReThink Hunger Program Manager 
Hill Country Community Ministries
Let the Painting Begin!  
For the last few months, Jon Durbin has been working behind the scenes meeting with the painting contractor and scoping out the work that needs to be done on the exterior of the building. At the Congregational Meeting the congregation approved the expenditure from Capital Funds. Once Rachel Sartin signed the contract, Diane Stepakof-Fay coordinated scheduling and details. On Monday of this week, the work started. If the weather cooperates, it maybe possible that the newly painted building will be finished by Sunday service. Make sure you take notice and thank everyone for their behind the scenes work! Tim Buckley, 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!

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.

Children & Youth
Today is our annual flower communion. During RE hour everyone is invited to create flower art outside or in Room 204, depending on the weather. The summer program begins next week, June 9th. Children should remain in their grade level for 2018-2019 school year until the fall programming begins.

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,

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 and look under "events."
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