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.


what does an elder do? How are you an elder, and to whom? Who is an elder to you?

Posted 3/24/2017

what does an elder do? How are you an elder, and to whom? Who is an elder to you?

Posted 3/24/2017

Using quotes from John Punshon, a mid-20th century Quaker author, teacher and recorded minister to stimulate discussion in worship sharing format, led by Mark Herranen.

Posted 3/18/2017

Join us to hear Bren Hardt, Compassionate Communication (NVC), Brenham, TX.

We will explore…
How we can maintain a balance between activism and our own self-nurture.
How we can show love to our family, friends, fellow activists, and colleagues by strengthening our willingness and skills to deeply listening to one another?

Please attend and join in this opportunity to come together as a community and consider ways to support each other while speaking truth to power.

If you would like to read a related article…

Sister Peace, who previously worked in the office of the mayor of Washington, says action must be inspired by a deep-rooted sense of love. “If we can be strong in ourselves, then we could offer a resistance that is nonviolent,” she said. “But that means that we ourselves are at a place where we can have that recognition and we can offer that to another. And that is a great, great source of love and having the other feel they’re being recognized and listened to and embraced.”


Posted 3/7/2017

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