Live Oak is adapting to the times as we gather virtually until who knows when. Classes are being held via Zoom and offerings are being added all the time. The most current information can be found in our newsletter and in the Faith Development posts each week on the website.
Throughout this time, our overall goal remains the same: To provide a faith development program that fulfills our Live Oak Mission.
Embrace Joy, Enrich Connection, Encourage Growth and Empower Dreams
We gather virtually each week with the purpose to:
- build an affirming and loving community among children and adults;
- teach Unitarian Universalist values, history, and theological concepts;
- encourage a spirit of inquiry in all facets of life; and
- allow space for personal and communal learning and growth.
Gatherings for Children and Youth
Currently we are not leading online classes for children or youth. However, children and youth are encouraged to join our online worship services and fellowship hour and to participate as worship leaders. Registered families will receive an invitation for their children to join one of our weekly check-in sessions – Nursery/Prek, Elementary, Middle and High School. These are an opportunity to share what is happening in each of our lives and engage in online fun. We also have a weekly gathering for parents of teens, led by one of our parents.
Unitarian Universalists believe that families are the primary religious educators, and in these times, that is especially true. To support all families in this work, a Take-Home Faith Development lesson is available to download. (Links are in newsletter and in weekly post.)
For safety reasons, links to these programs are not posted here. If you are interested, please email the Director of Lifespan Faith Development at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gatherings for Adults
Connection is our primary goal right now. Some ways we are deepening our faith in our virtual spaces:
Shared reflection question during worship
Focus questions during fellowship hour
Online lunch with the minister
Senior Coffee Hour
Deep Dive with our Asst. Minister
Meditation on Monday Morning
Opportunities for adults to continue learning in online chalice circles and classes are ongoing as leaders and interest arises. As always, subscribe to the newsletter or read the weekly faith development posts for upcoming opportunities.