Faith Development 8.3 to 8.9.20

Faith Development Activities

Family Faith Development – (Children & Youth) Our online RE program has begun. Thank you to our volunteers who are leading classes. It couldn’t happen without you! Interested in helping? Send me an email.

Watch the welcome video on our faith development overview page for an explanation of how we gather each week. And don’t forget to register for RE, especially since there are some special permissions for our online environment. A link for RE registration is in the right sidebar. After you register, you are added to an RE email list for your child’s age group. Registered families receive regular emails from me with zoom links and other information.

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

We gather each Sunday for a chalice lighting, story, sharing, and dialogue. Younger children should be accompanied by an adult to help with technical issues. In addition, registered families receive information about a Live Oak Padlet site that contains each week’s lesson plan (in case you missed it). The site includes optional activities for home related to the session.

August/September Activity boxes were distributed. Your next opportunity to sign up for a box will be in mid-September.

RE Class Times: (subject to change with advance notice)
PreK – 11:30 – 12:00
K-5th – 11:30 – 12:15
6th-8th – 11:30 – 12:15
9th-12th – 4:00 – 5:00

Adult Programming Plans

Meditation Mondays with Carrie – (all ages) Come as you are on Monday mornings for a brief check-in, meditation time and time to set your intentions for the week. We gather from 7-7:30. Meeting space is closed at 7:10 when we begin our meditation. Please check the What’s Happening page before coming. Any cancellations will be there.

Chalice Circles

The focus this fall is on connection and Chalice Circles are a great opportunity to engage with others in meaningful dialogue and create smaller communities within the larger Live Oak community. These circles focus on deep listening and dialogue. Groups of 6-10 people commit to meet twice a month, October – April. Topics focus on our monthly themes and are provided by Live Oak staff. Groups follow the guidelines for participation in a covenant group, which include committing to show up, sharing the time, and practicing listening.

Interested in joining a Chalice Circle? Please sign up HERE.

Wellspring Sources

Wellspring Sources class is full! I’m so excited to start on this adventure with those who signed up. Participants should receive an email that includes a link to the schedule for the year. Be sure to mark your calendar with these dates, and reach out to me if you have any questions. Watch for more info coming at the end of August, and don’t forget our retreat on September 12!

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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*See* you throughout the week,