Faith Development 1.4 to 1.10.21


If you are interested in an activity packet for January RE lessons, please register HERE. Deadline for registration is January 6. Pickup is on January 9 between 9 and 10 AM.

Faith Development for Families

RE Class Times: (subject to change with advance notice)
PreK – 9:15 to 9:45 AM
K-5th – 11:30 – 12:15
6th-8th – 11:30 – 12:15
9th-12th — Meetings will be announced as they occur

This Sunday, our Pre-K class will begin a month of Teddy Bear lessons. Our elementary classes continue their exploration into becoming more anti-racist. Middle school will look at our fourth principle, the free and responsible search for truth, using clips from Stargate – Ark of Truth. Links to our classes are sent to registered families.

New to Live Oak? If you are interested in visiting a class, and are not registered for RE, please send me an email at

Can’t make the scheduled RE time? No worries. As we say, families are the primary religious educators. All lesson plans are available to registered families via Live Oak Padlet. (Registration link in sidebar.) Lesson plans on the site include optional activities for home related to each session.

Adult Faith Development

Monthly Learning Opportunities

Each month this winter our Adult Faith Team will be promoting a learning opportunity around justice issues. In January we encourage you to participate in a workshop led by UU College of Social Justice and planned/hosted by the Social Justice ministry team at Live Oak. Be sure to read the article in this week’s newsletter about an upcoming opportunity to look deeply at your commitments to social justice. Saying Yes, Saying No takes place on January 24 from 1-2:30 PM. Mark your calendar and plan to join this event that will start Live Oak on a path to gain clarity on where to put our congregational energy for justice work.

Monday Meditation

Monday meditation has restarted. Join Carrie at 7:00 AM on Mondays for a check-in and brief meditation and intention setting time for the week ahead. Link on the What’s Happening page.

Chalice Circles

Chalice Circles have kicked off, but remain open to new members as there is space. Register HERE. Need more information about Chalice Circles? Find it here.

Acorn Groups

Have you been a member of Live Oak for less than a year? You might want to join an Acorn group. A new group will be starting in January. These short-term groups are a chance for you to get to know us better and for us to get to know you better. For more information or to sign up for an Acorn Group, please contact

Learning Resources

Don’t forget to visit the learning resource page for adults to engage in more than what we can offer at Live Oak.

Have an idea for a one time or ongoing online gathering that you are willing to lead? If you do, let us know and we’ll help with scheduling and publicity. And be sure to follow us on Facebook and subscribe to the newsletter for opportunities for online engagement.

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