After World War II, the Allies instituted a program of removing Nazi ideology from Germany and Austria. Combined with modern research about the most effective ways of saving a loved one from a cult, we can begin the work of rebuilding our society with the values of Beloved Community. January 31, 2021 @ 10 am Rev. […]
As Adrienne Maree Brown says, “all organizing is science fiction”. As we organize for social justice individually and as a congregation, we have to be clear about the story we want to tell about our collective future. If we focus only on what we are against, we can be pulled in many directions AND never […]
The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King famously shared his dream where his children would live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. In 2021, what does “character” mean?
President-elect Joe Biden called it “an assault on the most sacred of American undertakings: the doing of the people’s business.” On January 6, domestic terrorists forced their way into the US Capitol building. Join us as we reflect on this moment and what it means about democracy in the United States.
Thursday, December 24, 2020 @ 6 pm Rev. Joanna Fontaine Crawford “Love alone could awaken love.“ – Pearl S. Buck Join us for this online Christmas Eve service, featuring the traditions you’ve come to love at Live Oak – music, stories, and even a special ritual of candle lighting. Have your candles ready as we celebrate hope […]
December 27, 2020 @ 10 am Live Oak UU Members 2020 has been quite the year. Humans are meaning-makers, and even in difficult circumstances, we can find useful lessons. In the philosophy of “if you have to go through hell, don’t come out empty-handed,” Live Oak members share lessons they have learned this year that they […]
December 20, 2020 @ 10 am Rev. Joanna Fontaine Crawford This year, we’ve been exploring the history of the London Blitz, and finding parallels to our life in the pandemic. Christmas of 1940 found Britain under siege from air attacks by Germany – and still, they celebrated the yuletide. Perhaps we, too, “need a little Christmas.” […]
December 13, 2020 @ 10 am Live Oak UU Members Join us for an all-ages service that celebrates both the dark and the return of the light, explains some of the winter holidays, and considers the meaning behind this time of the year.
Thursday, December 10, 2020 @ 6 pm Rev. Joanna Fontaine Crawford This has been a difficult year, full of loss, and this holiday season will be different than in years past. Please join us on zoom for this service as we open a space for feelings of grief and loss, and a time for reflection.