August 15, 2019
This Week
Sunday Service 
August 15, 2019 10:00am  
One Light, Many Windows
Rev. Joanna Fontaine Crawford
 
Religious Education - 11:00am-11:55am  
 
Share the Plate: The Dog Alliance  
In August, 50% of cash and all designated money will be donated to this
Cedar Park, Texas-based nonprofit that provides service dogs for veterans who are challenged by the visible and invisible wounds of war. The "Hounds for Heroes" program trains these dogs to assist individuals with post-traumatic stress and mobility issues and provides them to veterans at no charge. The nonprofit also provides therapy dogs to reduce stress in the workplace, the airport, the courts, and schools. Other programs bring therapy dogs into nursing homes and hospitals and encourage reluctant readers through a reading dog program. Learn more at thedogalliance.org.  
A Few Words from the Minister...
Balancing Contradictions
Today's question: "UU seems to value the inherent truth and validity of all faiths How does it balance multiple faiths that seem to contradict each other?"  Read more 
A Few Words from the DLFD...
(Director of Lifespan Faith Development)
Your Faith Development Calendar
Here are some dates you might want to make note of... read more 
 
 
 
 
Special Notices
Movie with a Message: Crazy from the Heart 
Friday, Aug 23, 7pm
Rev. Joanna will be hosting "Movie with a Message" in the sanctuary. The movie, "Crazy from the Heart" stars Ruben Blades and Christine Lahti and tells the story of a high-school principal finding love with a Mexican-American rancher working as custodian in her school. The movie explores issues of bigotry, institutional racism, classism, and sexism. It was made for television (cable) and includes sexual references, light profanity, and racist epithets. (Probably more appropriate for adults and high schoolers.)  A discussion will follow the movie.        
 
Stewardship 2020 Team Needs Your Help! 
The Stewardship team has already starting planning this year's campaign. We would love to add some members to our team and/or recruit volunteers for small tasks (no meeting attendance required!). 2020 is going to be big year and we need a great Stewardship Campaign to make things happen. Examples of things we need help with: stuffing envelopes, helping create a display for the fellowship hall, pricing and/or getting food for the events, setting up for the events, etc.  
Please contact Kristen Anderson if you would like to help  
 
Progress Being Made on Elevator Project 
At the August 7th meeting of the Capital Fund Committee, the drawings for the Elevator Project were reviewed and discussed. Please review the meeting notes. If you have any questions, please email: capitalfund@liveoakuu.org 
CT Goss, Leader of the Capital Fund Committee
 
AN OPEN INVITATION TO PARTICIPATE ON THE MEMBERSHIP TEAM
The Membership Team will meet on Wednesday August 21st at 7pm in the Narthex. Please review the notes from the July meeting and plan to join this Wild and Crazy Team!  
Tim Buckley & Amy Dark, Co-Leaders
 
Bookworms 
The next meeting of the Book Worms will be on Wednesday, Aug. 21 at 7:15 pm. We will meet at Arlene Fisher's in Lago Vista. Our text is Amy Stewart's GIRL WAITS WITH GUN. Everyone is invited.
 
Policy Committee Meeting 
The Board of Trustees will be having a regular business meeting on Wednesday, August 28 at 6:30 PM in the Narthex. The meeting is open to all members of the congregation.
 
Women's Potluck
 
Endowment application
Endowment application due date coming up soon!
The due date for submitting applications for the 2019 Endowment grant is September 30th. The Live Oak UU Church Endowment was created and funded by the congregation in 2006 with the mission of supporting the broader Unitarian Universalist denomination through our outreach efforts. Please visit the Endowment website or email endowment@liveoakuu.org for more information and application submission. We have three potential applicants so far and would love to see more - please pass the word! 
 
Live Oak Members Show Their PRIDE  
Members and friends of Live Oak marched in the Austin 2019 Pride Parade and discussed participation in next year's Cedar Park 4th of July Parade.  
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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, please check the ingredient list each week when you sign your youth in. We will make sure that our dishes are gluten-free, nut-free, and dairy-free as much as possible to avoid common allergens.

School has begun for most families, but our fall RE program doesn't begin until September 9. Please consider how you can help in RE this year by contacting Carrie Krause. We are especially need of more elementary helpers. Let's grow our base of adults sharing the journey with our children and youth. Many hands make light work and allow for a richer experience for all involved.

And with school starting before we split our classes, we are in need of more adult helpers for the next two Sundays. Please consider signing up to assist either on the sign-up sheet in the Narthex or by visiting here.
 
Registration is now available for the new year. If you have not registered before, please use the link on the sidebar. Families who were registered last year have received a link via email to renew their registration. Please let me know if you have lost that link.
 
??? - Contact Carrie Krause, dlfd@liveoakuu.org
 
In the Community
UBarU Camp & Retreat Center Upcoming Events:
Upcoming events at UBarU Camp & Retreat Center:
  
 
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."
 
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