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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. 

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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, South Central Yearly Meeting, and Friends General Conference.

 

As people age, frequently they move to smaller quarters and release a lifetime's worth of accumulated possessions. Additionally, our social contacts and relationships may gradually decrease in numbers, as friends move away, or we relocate to be closer to family. We also lose some significant relationships through death. In the face of these voluntary and involuntary losses, what is our response? What can we aspire to, in the face of loss and new opportunities?

Posted 8/23/2017

The Wednesday Night Discussion Group will continue exploring Parker Palmer's outstanding book, "A Hidden Wholeness," Chapters 5 and 6.

Posted 8/15/2017

A member of the Houston television media will dismantle common misconceptions about "The Media." Come and learn how a television news operation works, how stories go from pitch to air, and how activists can work more effectively to receive media coverage for their causes.

Posted 8/10/2017

Sister Pam Powkowski from The Cenacle, a spiritual retreat center will facilitate a discussion on principles of a spiritual community.

Posted 8/3/2017