Held in the Arms of the Wind

October 8, 2023 by Rev. Joanna Fontaine Crawford. “Trust” is an important concept found in theology, especially among the mystics. There is a practical aspect, too – we are not wholly self-sufficient, and must have some degree of trust simply to exist in this world. The last few years have challenged this trust, but we […]

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Awe of Science

October 1, 2023 by Rev. Joanna Fontaine Crawford. Pneumatology is the branch of systematic theology concerned with Spirit. As theologian Rebecca Ann Parker writes, “This is how we speak about the elemental life-giving presence or forces that move through all things, through all life, that pervade the environment, sustaining life, connecting us together, and effecting […]

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Reproductive Justice

September 24, 2023 by Shan Schaefer. While anti-abortion activists strive to use faith to support their cause, what stories of reproductive health and faith are being left out? How can we look to our own stories and our own histories to fight for reproductive freedom in Texas? Shan Schaffer (no pronouns) is the Just Texas […]

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Question Your Answers

September 10, 2023 by Rev. Joanna Fontaine Crawford. Unitarian Universalism is a faith that encourages and equips members to find the answers to questions of meaning that are most true, most compelling, for them. This year, we embark on a year of opportunities for deconstruction, spiritual exploration, and “finding your compass.”

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Homecoming

September 3, 2023 by Rev. Joanna Fontaine Crawford “Welcome home!” Whether this will be your first time to Live Oak, you’re a regular attender, or you’re a member but haven’t been here in months, come to Live Oak this Sunday to be welcomed home with enthusiasm. This is our annual “water ceremony” service, so bring […]

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To Be Hopeless Would Seem So Strange

August 13, 2023 by Audrey McCann. Fighting the good fight day-after-day, legislative session after legislative session — it wears us down. How do we balance taking care of ourselves in authentic, healthy ways while also continuing to advocate for our Unitarian Universalist values? Pulling inspiration from a song those of us who attended this year’s […]

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