September 18, 2022 by Rev. Joanna Fontaine Crawford There has been a movement this past year to censor what students can learn and read about — Critical Race Theory, LGBTQUIA+, unvarnished history, etc. Not here at Live Oak, and not in Unitarian Universalism.
September 11, 2022 by Rev. Joanna Fontaine Crawford. What questions do you have about Unitarian Universalism, Live Oak, or life in general? Rev. Joanna will be answering questions on the fly during this fun and informative service.
This is the final service that Rev. Jami Yandle (our sabbatical minister) will be with us, join us for a service as Rev. Jami says thanks and highlights all the good we are doing here at Live Oak!
Life requires us to make sense of difficult times, large and small. We have all been through a collective trauma with the pandemic. Victor Frankl—Austrian psychiatrist, philosopher, and Holocaust survivor—offers a framework for making meaning constructively in the most difficult of circumstances. Let’s reflect on how our thinking can transform our reality and set us […]
Pandemic life has been a slow-motion roller coaster. Some days we feel almost normal, while other days bring us to our knees. Drawing upon the poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke and her own spiritual practice of music-making, Unitarian Universalist Rev. Erin Walter will reflect on how we may endure ongoing uncertainty while also embracing joy […]
The corporate world and the church world would seem to be mutually exclusive in their goals and processes, but with some terminology mapping and focusing on the people and relationships involved, it’s obvious that we can find some much needed “synergies” between the two. CT has been attending Live Oak for 17 years since being […]
Celebrating a holidays with marginalized communities is a nice gesture. Effective allyship requires more than just a nice gesture once in a while. What kinds of things might help? Michael Van Slyke will explore some possibilities. Michael Van Slyke has been a member of Live Oak UU since 2014. In that time he’s sung with […]
Red light…green light…its about pausing and letting go…then moving forward to do the “work” more intentionally…after we have let go of things post covid and as we are meeting ourselves again in this new reality.