April 18, 2019
This Week
Sunday Service 
April 21, 2019 9:00am and 11:00am
Easter: Believe Women 
Rev. Joanna Fontaine Crawford  
Religious Education - 10:00am-10:55am 
Share the Plate
There's no UBarU without U! 
In April, all checks and envelopes marked "Share the Plate" and half of all undesignated cash will go to support UBarU.  The Unitarian Universalist Camp and Retreat Center is located in the storied Hill Country near Kerrville, Texas. UBarU serves UU congregations and other groups consistent with the mission of providing a welcoming, peaceful place to gather for spiritual, educational, and recreational purposes in harmony with our Unitarian Universalist Principles and the land.
A Few Words from the Minister...
Holy, Wild Week  
Storms and Tenebrae and Easter -- and a special award for Live Oak!!!  Read more

A Few Words from the DLFD...
(Director of Lifespan Faith Development)
Faith Development Mini-Retreat
Want to join a small but mighty team as we vision and plan for next year's faith development?  Read more  
Special Notices
April 19 Tenebrae Service 
Friday, April 19 7:00 pm  
Good Friday Tenebrae Service
Tenebrae means "shadows" in Latin. This Unitarian Universalist somber service commemorates the last days of the life of Jesus with readings, communion, and an extinguishing of candles. All are welcome.  
Easter: Baby/Child Dedication 
During the Easter service at Live Oak, we will be having a "Child Dedication" ceremony. This is where the congregation and the parents/guardians dedicate ourselves to the child. If you are a member or intend to make Live Oak your community, and would like your baby/child to be a part of this ceremony, please email minister@liveoakuu.org. More information 
Policy Committee Meeting   
The Board of Trustees will be having a regular business meeting on Wednesday, April 24 at 6:30 PM in the Narthex. The meeting is open to all members of the congregation. The Board expects to vote on new members of the Endowment Committee and plan for the upcoming Congregational Meeting.
Service Auction
We hope to see you at the auction on Saturday, 4/27.  Our biggest social event will start at 6:00 with refreshments and end at 9:00. Babysitting will be provided. 
Endowment News 
There are now two additional pages under the Endowment tab on the Live Oak website.  They are Endowment presentation, an overview of Live Oak's Endowment and Previous Endowment awards, a short write up of each grant that has been awarded between 2013 - 2018 (most recent grants).  
These new additions should help members understand the outreach of our endowment program and assist future grant applicants to understand the size and types of grants that are awarded.
Community Labyrinth Events in April and May
Sunday, April 28, after second church service: Maypole Dance to celebrate Beltane and the beauty of Spring
Saturday, May 4, 1 p.m.: 7th Annual World Labyrinth Day Walk for Peace, a worldwide event, sponsored by The Labyrinth Society. Labyrinth walks are scheduled throughout the world at 1 p.m. in each locality to send a wave of peace all over the planet. For more information: labyrinth@liveoakuu.org
Live Oak Church will be distributing food to our neighbors. Please volunteer to help:  
* Friday, April 19th @ 8:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. in the Live Oak parking lot. This is when we distribute the food to our neighbors. Volunteers are needed to set up and take down the tables, help with the selection of food, and help carry food to our neighbors cars. You do not need to remain the entire 2 & 1/2 hours. Your help is appreciated!   
This partnership with Hill Country Community Ministries is the church's "signature project". It is our opportunity to live our Mission of ENRICHING CONNECTIONS with our neighbors in need. Any questions please contact Donna Durbin at: HCCM@liveoakuu.org
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!
Live Oak UU Talent Show 2019
The talent show is shaping up to be a good one, but there is still room for additional acts.  
The show will be Friday, May 10 in the sanctuary, with a run-through after church on May 5. If you don't want to be on stage, come and watch fellow Live Oakers of all ages reveal their talents. You might be surprised! Childcare will be available upon request for both performers and audience members. Message, text, or email Jen Swan by Wed. May 1 with # of kids and their ages. jmkswan@gmail.com or 512-468-4735. Go here to sign up for the show. or sign up in the Narthex at church. Deadline for signing up is Tuesday April 30. Contact Jen Swan with any questions. 
Spring Campout Rained Out   
Eleven hopeful campers enjoyed Cedar Breaks Park in Georgetown for parts of last weekend, in between a strong thunderstorm and high winds. 
Except for myself, the campers that attended are fairly new to Live Oak and we enjoyed getting acquainted while the weather held out. If you're interested in the campouts, join the Live Oak UU Camping Group facebook page and/or contact me, Jen Swan, at campout@liveoakuu.org. We'll be planning the Fall Campout soon, deciding on a date and location, and suggestions are welcome.

Faith Development   
Here's what you need to know this week!

Upcoming Adult RE

Join the Social Action Forum on April 28, 10 AM, as we wrap up our year of conversations with "What's Next for You?"

Fuller Theological Conversations: Ecclesiology (Our Walls) - Join our final theological conversation for the year at 10 AM on May 5, as we talk about what holds Unitarian Universalism together as a religious community - Covenant and Polity.

Summer Musings on the Message will begin on June 9. Each Sunday at 11AM 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, what challenged you or comforted you in your faith development journey.

Children & Youth

Coming this week, our annual Easter Egg Hunt. I still need more help to make this even happen. Please sign up here and make it a successful and fun morning!

Next week will be our final discussion on pneumatology. As we approach the end of our RE year, are you interested in learning more about what we do in our RE classes? Would observing help you feel confident leading over the summer or next year? We are having an open house on  May 5th or 12th. Of course, parents are always welcome to observe their child's class, just let us know you are coming.

High School Save the Date: Overnight at Live Oak for members of our high school youth group, May 4-5, 7 p.m. to 10 a.m. the next morning. We will need rovers (four total) and some help with breakfast. A sign-up will be sent out to High School families in the next two weeks. Please step up to help out!
Summer RE Leaders sign-up is now available. 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.

Remember that you can find the latest information about Faith Development programming on the   Learning pages of the Live Oak website or in the newsletter. Please keep yourself informed about what is happening!

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


Church Calendar
4/19  Fresh Food for All
4/19  Tenebrae Service
4/21  Egg Hunt
4/24  Policy Meeting
4/27  Service Auction
5/10  Talent Show

In the Community
UBarU Camp & Retreat Center Upcoming Events:
Upcoming events at UBarU Camp & Retreat Center:
Work Bee weekend May 17-19
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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