Looking ahead to next “church year”

In terms of how we lay out our worship and religious education calendars, our programming parallels an academic calendar, running from September through May, with special summer services and programs. This is the time of year when we begin making our plans for the “new … read more.

A Letter to Live Oak

Dear Live Oak,

As a religious professional serving Live Oak UU, I give up a lot of my sense of community in order to hold professional boundaries. It can be really hard sometimes. I have a lot of colleagues who struggle with the same thing because … read more.

Faith Development 5.26.19

Here’s what you need to know this week!

 

Adult Faith Development

Summer Musings on the Message will begin on June 9. Each Sunday at 11 AM you are invited to join a discussion on the worship message in Room 109. These conversations are not a critique of the … read more.

Faith Development 5.19.19

Summer hours begin this Sunday
Worship: 10 AM; RE: 11 AM

Here’s what you need to know this week!

Upcoming Adult RE

Summer Musings on the Message will begin on June 9. Each Sunday at 11 AM you are invited to join a discussion on the worship message in … read more.

The Power of Sacrificial Love

When you see the phrase “sacrificial love,” what does it stir up for you?

It is tempting to never use it, simply because it has been used in some very damaging ways. There’s the whole religious idea that God was so mad at humans that his … read more.

Faith Development 5.12.19

Here’s what you need to know this week!

Upcoming Adult RE

Summer Musings on the Message will begin on June 9. Each Sunday at 11 AM you are invited to join a discussion on the worship message in Room 109. These conversations are not a critique of … read more.

The Big Tent of Live Oak

  

These two pictures say so much about Live Oak.

And I think they offer a vision for Unitarian Universalism as a whole.

On April 19, we held a Good Friday Tenebrae service at Live Oak with a communion ritual, lifting up the story of the last days … read more.

Faith Development 5.5.19

Here’s what you need to know this week!

Upcoming Adult RE

This Sunday: Fuller Theological Conversations: Ecclesiology (Our Walls) – Join our final theological conversation for the year at 10 AM in Room 109, as we talk about what holds Unitarian Universalism together as a religious … read more.

Being a Community Partner with BAGA

On April 20th, along with Live Oak Board member Mark Anderson and Administrator Diane Stepakof-Fay, I attended the Bangladesh Association of Greater Austin (BAGA) Pohela Boishakh (Bengali New Year) festival at Fiesta Gardens. There, Live Oak was presented with their 2019 Community Partnership Award “for … read more.