Group Email Addresses
About Our Email Groups
These email groups are available for people to send and receive messages and announcements of interest to the Live Oak community.
In the description of the lists below, the email address of the individual email groups is given. Sending an email to that address will result in it being sent to the group. To subscribe to a group, click on the group's email address below. That will create an empty email which will subscribe to the group.
Which email group should I use?
As you can see from the partial list of Live Oak email groups, there are many opportunities at Live Oak to communicate electronically. Along with the email groups of many committees and focus groups, there are several church-wide email groups. It's not always obvious which to use for what kinds of messages.
Announcements and News
liveoakuu-announce is the list to use for church-wide announcements. These can be announcements for activities and events sponsored by the church, sponsored by a committee of the church, or by affiliated groups of the church such as UUA, SWUUC or AIM. This is also for church-wide activities such as memorial services. This is not the list to use for announcements of non-church community events or activities, or for any replies or discussion.
liveoakuu-announce is pre-moderated by the Electronic Communications Committee. What this means is that any message sent to this list is looked at by a human moderator to make sure it meets the above guidelines before it is send out to the distribution list. Therefore, there will probably be a delay between when you sent a message and when it is sent out. Plan your last minute announcements accordingly!
liveoakuu-business is the list to use for discussions about church business. Committees are encouraged to post their meeting minutes here. Any information (including dialogue, discussion, brainstorming) about upcoming church proposals would be appropriate here, though committees with proposals involving complex or sensitive issues may choose other avenues of communication with the congregation that are more appropriate.
Receive the Newsletter (in PDF format)
liveoakuu-newsletter is used to send out the monthly newsletter in PDF format to subscribers of the electronic version. It does not accept postings from subscribers.
Chat (coffee hour discussions in cyberspace)
liveoakuu-chat is the list to use for any other message that doesn't fall into the above categories. This might include theological or philosophical discussions, discussions about current events or politics, or anything you might hear people talking about during coffee hour. Announcements of non-church events (like a lecture at UT, or a party given by a church member) would go here. Links to news stories or articles of interest would go here.
liveoakuu-chat is not pre-moderated and is basically an "open forum", though participants are expected to treat each other respectfully.
Live Oak Joys and Concerns
liveoakuu-joys-concerns is one more dynamic way for Live Oak members and friends to experience support in our community. It is a forum for giving and receiving encouragement in bearing our burdens, and mutiplying celebrations! When you post a message, please provide your first and last name.
If you already have a Yahoo account you can use this URL: groups.yahoo.com/group/liveoakuu-joys-concerns/join
Live Oak Book Group
Live Oak Choir
Live Oak UU Christian Fellowship
Live Oak Men’s Groups
Live Oak Music Committee
Live Oak Women’s Sharing Group
UU Parents Group
Welcoming Congregation (Interweave)
Women of Live Oak Announcements
Young Adult Religious Network (YARN)
Austin area UU chat
If you have any questions or would like to become involved with the Electronic Communications Committee, please contact the committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Questions or problems?
Edited: Tim B 9/3/2012