Social Justice and Community Outreach Ministry
There are many ways to contribute to Social Justice at Live Oak through the community outreach programs including special fundraising actions to benefit local agencies.
- Hands on Housing
- Share The Plate
- English as a Second Language
- ARCH – Homeless Programs
- Prison Outreach
- Social Action
- Hill Country Community Ministries
- Adult Basic Education
- Justice Ministry
Through Social Justice, we find one way of connecting our experiences as UUs to the wider world. People at Live Oak have been living the values of their faith through their commitment to working for social justice. Over the past few years, the team has involved church people in volunteering at Hill Country Ministries food pantry, helping to feed homeless people through Austin Resource for Chronic Homelessness, operating a literacy justice program and collecting gifts for children at Christmas. The committee has looked for service opportunities that fulfill three basic criteria: they hold true to our UU principles; children and young adults can participate; and a high level of interest and energy exist in the congregation for the particular project. We have seen an ever-increasing number of people become involved in social action projects and anticipate that as our church grows, so will our involvement in the wider world.