• Oct2023

    A message from your Director of Lifespan Faith Development and Minister:  Several reliable news outlets are reporting that parents are being highly encouraged to remove any social media that their children have access to before this weekend. Hamas is threatening to put on social media graphic videos of the atrocities...

  • Rev. Joanna was invited to give the invocation at the Leander City Council meeting on October 10. On their agenda was a recognition of Hindu Heritage Month. Below are Rev. Joanna’s invocation words: I invite you to join me in the spirit of prayer and reflection:  Hindu monk Swami Vivekananda...

  • Be Amazed

    October 4, 2023

    Last Sunday, I shared that my personal definition of spiritual involves me paying attention to what is around me, and not taking anything for granted. Often, the outcome of that is being amazed at something I’m looking at, or experiencing. In a poem titled “Sometimes,” the poet Mary Oliver writes:...

  • Sep2023

    Becoming More Accessible

    September 27, 2023

    Part of our goal at Live Oak is to become more accessible to all people. This can take physical forms, such as our elevator, and it can also take the form of being more mindful about communicating, especially about the “norms” in our community. As a society, we are becoming...

  • Process Theology

    September 20, 2023

    Last Sunday, I explained a little bit about process theology, and invited those interested in learning more to ask me for some book recommendations. Several of you have responded, so here you go! Books Process Theology: A Guide for the Perplexed by Bruce G. Epperly Piglet’s Process: Process Theology for...

  • As we approach the Jewish Day of Atonement (September 24), our religious association modeled apologizing for a misstep this week. On Monday, the Unitarian Universalist Association posted this meme on the UUA Facebook page that said, “You’ll feel at home in a UU congregation if you’re looking for a space...

  • Liturgy and Worship

    September 6, 2023

    It is September and as those who have been around Live Oak for a few years know, it is time for changes in our liturgy. “Liturgy” is the ritual of our worship services. With each new church year (Sept-Aug), I create a new order for our services. This keeps things...

  • Aug2023

    Join Live Oak Unitarian Universalist Church at the Pumpkin Patch. Our pumpkins will arrive on Sunday, October 15 and we will have daily pumpkin patch hours until October 30. Stop by to pick your perfect pumpkins and take a few family photos as well. We can’t wait to see you there....

  • Homecoming 2023 at Live Oak

    August 30, 2023

    It wasn’t until my senior year in high school that I actually learned what “Homecoming” referred to. I attended a new high school, that was using the build-up plan. They started just with a freshman class, the next year that class advanced and we had a freshman and sophomore class,...

  • Live Oak UU Pumpkin Patch

    August 27, 2023

    Live Oak UU this fall will be a blast.  Come get your pumpkins starting October 16th!  See here for the October festivities, including Family Fun Day on October 22nd.