May 23, 2019
This Week

Sunday Service 
May 23, 2019 10:00am  
Stonewall, 50 Years Later 
Kiya Heartwood, Intern Minister
 
Religious Education - 11:00am-11:55am  
 
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...
Planning for Next Year and I Need Your Help!
This is the time of year when we begin making
our plans for the "new church year," beginning in September.  Read more 
 
 
 
 
 
A Few Words from the DLFD...
(Director of Lifespan Faith Development)
A Letter to Live Oak
I want to say thank you to all of you for your kindness and love... read more 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
Special Notices
New Church Directory
The new directory is ready.  Copies will be available to pick up in the Narthex on Sunday.  If you prefer a PDF, email Diane for a link.  
 
Report on Capital Fund Committee Meeting
The Capital Fund Committee met to discuss the next steps in working with an architect. Review the meeting notes. CT Goss, Chair, Capital Fund Committee 
 
Draft Minutes of Congregational Meeting
The draft of the May 19th Congregational Meeting minutes can be found here and a copy will be posted on the bulletin board in the Narthex by Sunday,   May 26. 
 
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
 
 
2019 Talent Show a Great Success!
Judging from the smiles, clapping, whooping and hollering, fun was had by all who attended as well as performed!
 
Nine adults and 5 kids from Live Oak, along with 8 of their friends, presented 14 different acts to an audience of approximately 30 people. I especially enjoyed the opportunity that organizing the show gave me to connect with Live Oak kids in a unique way -- talking to them about their talents and performances, and seeing how creative they are. I thoroughly enjoyed putting the show together and I'm grateful to all who helped make it happen: Rebecca Maze for the idea; Karen Santhanam for lots of great suggestions; Penney Berryman for creating clever posters and more great ideas; Alyssa Mayfield for being a great teammate the entire time and contributing in more ways than I can count; Nick Pritchard for running sound and lights for rehearsals as well as the show; and Liz Maze for her aMAZEing emcee skills! Also thanks to Jennifer Hale for taking photos of each act, and to Rev. Joanna for videoing the show. There's a good chance we'll have another show next year, so be thinking about how YOU can be part of the entertainment in 2020!  Here are some photos. 
 
Live Oak ESL Program supports Bookkeeping Class
Eight serious students can be seen studying in our fellowship hall four hours a day,four days a week. One is a student that took ESL classes here in 2016. They are taking a 128 hour bookkeeping course designed for English as a second language students, which will prepare them to take the National Bookkeepers' Certification Exam. Live Oak is providing the venue for the class and storage space for the computers each student uses. Our partners at Williamson County Literacy Council and our ESL program director, Mary Hengstebeck, recruited students. The instructors - Stan Harper, CPA and Sarah Johnson, ESL specialist, are with Community Action. It is wonderful that Live Oak can provide the space for this class. Without the free space the class would not be offered to these dedicated students. We are fortunate to be partners with the Literacy council ( https://www.literacycouncilwilco.org/) In addition to GED, Adult Basic Education and English as a Second Language, they work with other community organizations to provide vocational training.
 
 
 
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

Today is our end-of-year celebration. The children voted on what snacks and games they wanted and we will be incorporating what is manageable for their celebration this week. Next Sunday will be Flower Communion with art activities during RE hour. The summer program begins on 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, dlfd@liveoakuu.org

Church Calendar
5/29  Sack Lunch with the Minister
6/2    Exploring Membership

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