Dear Live Oak, I’m Worried

Dear Live Oak,

I’m going to get real, and blunt. I’m worried about the parents in our congregation.

I mean, we’re in month 14 of a global pandemic, and on one level, I’m worried about everyone. Of course. This isn’t something any of us have ever gone … read more.

Faith Development 5.10 to 5.16.21

Please note: this is a repeat of last week’s posting. Nothing new this week…

Summer Planning

What’s new or time-sensitive!

School is out at the end of this month and the Children and Youth RE team is considering what we might offer as programming. If you … read more.

What Can You Tolerate?

Last Sunday, I talked about the whole concept of tolerance, and clarified that it does NOT mean acceptance nor agreement. It’s an alternative to intolerance, very simply.

Right now, it can feel like our society has tossed away the entire idea of tolerance … which … read more.

Faith Development 5.3 to 5.9.21

Summer Planning

What’s new or time-sensitive!

School is out at the end of this month and the Children and Youth RE team is considering what we might offer as programming. If you have ideas that you would like to share with us, please send an … read more.

Faith Development 4.26 to 5.2.21

What’s new or time-sensitive!

Adult Faith Development

Chalice Circles are wrapping up their current sessions this month and we will regroup with new circles in October. Mark your calendar.

Also, the Adult Faith Development team is looking for people willing to help with planning and implementing … read more.

Environmental Legislative Action Needed

The Texas Legislature has spent most of their attention on Blackout response bills that try to improve and weatherize power plants. While we need to weatherize our power grid to lessen the chances it will go down again during a polar vortex, they haven’t spent … read more.

The Guinea Worm Straw

What is our “guinea worm straw”?

After being president, Jimmy Carter wanted to focus much of his time and resources. He spoke to experts around the world, asking them what was one problem that with time and attention could actually be solved? Not minimized, but solved? … read more.

Faith Development 4.19 to 4.25.21

What’s new or time-sensitive!

New Book for Asynchronous Book Group

Last week to sign up for the next asynchronous book group? (Deadline is April 25.) This group is open to anyone age 14 and up. We will be reading Dear Martin by Nic Stone. Please sign-up … read more.

Go Ask A.L.I.C.E.

Many of us have seen the values of our homes go up dramatically over the past year. If you own your own home, this can be a very good thing, even with the tax liability, because your asset is growing.

For those who are renting, … read more.