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We are a culturally open,  inclusive, family oriented community, with attenders from diverse spiritual and social backgrounds.  All are welcome to worship with us.  We are also seekers who meet in silent worship expecting to experience direct communion with God, the divine Spirit that infuses all life.  A fundamental Quaker belief is that there is "that of God in everyone." We strive to remain mindful of this, listening and looking for and responding to ‘that of God’ in each other in our daily interactions.  We also seek to conduct our lives according to the Quaker testimonies of integrity, equality, simplicity, and peace. 

For more information about Quakers and Live Oak Friends Meeting in particular, please click here.

The Meeting was founded in 1954, and has been growing ever since. Our meetinghouse is the conception of James Turrell, a well-known artist who is also a Quaker. The architect is Leslie Elkins. Many generous donors from Houston, around the world, and within the Meeting helped us fund the meetinghouse.

The Meeting has about 75 attenders each week (plus or minus). Child care is provided. We have programs for both adult and children's religious education in addition to Meeting for Worship. Live Oak Friends Meeting is affiliated with Bayou Quarterly Meeting.

 

This week's discussion will begin with information about the vital documents needed to be sure that the wishes of the "chronologically enhanced" are honored by their community and family.
"The Journey to Elderhood" is a monthly series of discussions during adult First Day School on the fourth Sunday of each month. Dr. Bob Stecker and MaryBeth Smith will co-facilitate. The series meets on the fourth Sunday of each month, and will continue as long as there is interest. It is open to people of all ages.

Posted 2/22/2017

Christian mystic and theologian whose 14th century book 'Revelations of Divine Love" was the first book written in English by a woman. Mary McKerrall will share about her life and how her writing aligns with Quaker theology, then facilitate discussion of 2 or 3 of her showings, or revelations. More about her at http://www.luminarium.org/medlit/julian.htm

Posted 2/16/2017

"Make a joyful noise unto the Lord" (Psalms). Note that the verse doesn't mention perfect pitch! There will be community singing again this Wednesday at 7 pm before Silent Worship at 8.

Posted 2/13/2017

As we feel called to speak truth to power, we need to know how to do so effectively.
This Sunday's First Day School draws on the training member Tom Cassidy received as part of FCNL's Youth Advocate Corps and Brent Sullivan's experiences in the field.

Posted 2/9/2017

Please keep in mind that we may continue with worship sharing after rise of meeting for worship.

Posted 2/2/2017