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. 

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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.


Join us to ask questions about Quaker faith and practice and share about our individual spiritual journeys in light of that faith and practice.

Posted 11/30/2016

Just a reminder, there is no adult first day school at 9:20 am this Sunday due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

Posted 11/24/2016

All welcome to come hear Caroline Double, Community Organizer from the Houston Headquarters of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Texas on "Where Do We Go From Here?" The presentation and discussion will focus on the Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) legislative priorities and the ACLU agenda, and where they intersect. Friends who wish to become active on these issues at the local level will learn of opportunities for service and engagement. 9:20 a.m. in the Meeting House.

Posted 11/17/2016

On Sunday, Nov. 13 Adult First Day School will host a dialogue with medical students from the Institute of Spirituality and Health regarding our Quaker views of spirituality and healing.

9:20 a.m. in the Meeting House. All are welcome to attend.

Posted 11/10/2016