Speaker: Rev. Joanna Fontaine Crawford

Rev. Joanna Fontaine Crawford joined Live Oak as our minister in August 2014.

Content of Character

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King famously shared his dream where his children would live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. In 2021, what does “character” mean?

Sunday After Insurrection

President-elect Joe Biden called it “an assault on the most sacred of American undertakings: the doing of the people’s business.” On January 6, domestic terrorists forced their way into the US Capitol building. Join us as we reflect on this moment and what it means … read more.

Christmas Eve: Awakening Love

“Love alone could awaken love.“ – Pearl S. Buck

Join us for this online Christmas Eve service, featuring the traditions you’ve come to love at Live Oak – music, stories, and even a special ritual of candle lighting. Have your candles ready as we celebrate hope being … read more.

Happy Blitzmas!

This year, we’ve been exploring the history of the London Blitz, and finding parallels to our life in the pandemic. Christmas of 1940 found Britain under siege from air attacks by Germany – and still, they celebrated the yuletide. Perhaps we, too, “need a little … read more.

Blue Christmas Vespers

This has been a difficult year, full of loss, and this holiday season will be different than in years past. Please join us on zoom for this service as we open a space for feelings of grief and loss, and a time for reflection.


Living Advent

Advent has traditionally been a time of waiting and preparation. This year, our holiday has many limitations because of covid. As we live on the continuum of grief and celebration this year, what might a period of advent, of joyful anticipation and spiritual preparation look … read more.

Sarah’s Thanksgiving

The United States was divided into friend and foe, and many were heartsick. It was 1863, and the Unitarian editor of a popular magazine wrote an editorial begging President Lincoln for a national holiday so that “every one who claims the name of American, wherever … read more.