Northwest Austin/Cedar Park

3315 El Salido Parkway
Cedar Park, Texas 78613


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Rabbi Marie Betcher

Why Are We Here?

One of the most asked questions from time immemorial. Humans search for the reason of our being and existence. Trying to answer it gives us a life map to live by!

Rabbi-Cantor Betcher holds her Rabbinic Ordination and is Certified and Invested as a Cantor. She also has a Bachelor and Master's Degrees in Vocal Performance. She is the Spiritual Leader and Director of Education for Congregation Shir Ami, Cedar Park. She is also a Cedar Park Police & Fire Chaplain. She is very active in the community in Interfaith circles and participates in GLBT Services. She has lectured at many Theological Seminaries on Jews and Judaism and has served both Reform and Conservative Congregations.

Rabbi-Cantor Betcher has performed in concert at Carnegie Hall and The Kennedy Center among many other venues. She has toured England and Sicily in concert performances. She's won operatic competitions including the Bellini International Opera Competition in Sicily.

Unitarian Univeralism

Theological Diversity in Unitarian Universalism

Unitarian Universalism welcomes people with diverse beliefs. There is a rich dialogue in our congregations about many spiritual topics. In addition to holding different beliefs on spiritual topics, individual Unitarian Universalists may also identify with and draw inspiration from Atheism and Agnosticism, Buddhism, Christianity, Humanism, Judaism, Paganism, and other religious or philosophical traditions.

Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations (UUA)

Live Oak is a member of the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations (UUA) which is a voluntary association of autonomous, self-governing local churches and fellowships, which have freely chosen to pursue common goals together. The Association's polity is congregational; Association decisions are made by congregational delegates in business sessions at the annual General Assembly.

Southwestern Unitarian Universalist Conference (SWUUC)

Live Oak UU Church is a member of the Southwestern Unitarian Universalist Conference (SWUUC), known also as the Southwest District. The Southwest District serves seventy-eight congregations in an area which includes most of Texas (excluding the El Paso area); all of Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana; Memphis, TN; Springfield, MO; San Miguel de Allende, Mexico; and several emerging congregations in Mexico.

Unitarian Universalist Churches in the Austin Area

The greater Austin area supports a number of UU congregations. These are the websites for some of the churches:

U Bar U Retreat Center

U Bar U is a Unitarian Universalist Retreat and Conference Center in the rugged ranch land of the Texas Hill Country near Kerrville, Texas. Their mission is to provide a welcoming, peaceful place to gather for spiritual, educational, and recreational purposes in harmony with our Unitarian Universalist Principles and The Land.

Church of the Larger Fellowship (CLF)

The Church of the Larger Fellowship (CLF) is a Unitarian Universalist congregation without walls. Our 3,500 members, with their children, live all over the world. What brings them together is the desire to connect, seek, share and grow. You are welcome here whether you are a CLF member or not.

Unitarian Universalist Service Committee

The Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) is a nonsectarian organization that advances human rights and social justice in the United States and around the world. UUSC envisions a world free from oppression and injustice, where all can realize their full human rights.

Edited: 7/16/2012



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