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At the last business meeting, we approved the roof repair proposal, which amounts to about $175,000. It is critical to move forward, because the longer we wait the more damage is caused by the weather. The property committee has done a terrific job of handling this. The Houston Endowment has given us $100,000 toward the repairs. We have decided to borrow the remaining $75,000 from the our maintenance fund, but to pay it back within 5 years in order to keep the fund whole and growing. Please increase your giving to help the Meeting cover this expense. Thank you for your contribution!

Posted on 1/24/2010 by Webmaster

The Junior High First Day School class is hosting a bake sale on Sunday Feb 14th to raise money to build a games area for kids during the Peace Festival.  Donations of lumber and adult assistance during the building phase would also be appreciated.  Please contact Nell Warnes at nellwarnes@yahoo.com if you would like to help or have questions.

Posted on 1/24/2010 by Webmaster

All are invited to Brigid's Feast Day to be held at Live Oak Friends Meetinghouse, Sunday 6 p.m. January 31. The registration fee of $25 is waived for LOFM members and attenders. Please either register or notify Mary McKerall if you plan to attend.
To register and for more info: http://www.brigidsplace.org/events/Feast-Day-of-St-Brigid.asp

Posted on 1/20/2010 by Webmaster

A day of celebration and networking with local and national organizations working to improve our community!

Where: Live Oak Friends Meeting, 1318 West 26th St., Houston, Texas
When: 1:00PM - 8:00PM

For information contact Lidney Molnari at lidneymolnari@yahoo.com

Posted on 1/20/2010 by Webmaster

 
Dear Friends,
Our neighbors in beleaguered Haiti are facing untold suffering. Yesterday’s 7.0 earthquake devastated homes, schools, hospitals, government buildings, and an already inadequate infrastructure. Estimates of those killed, wounded, or left homeless by the earthquake are staggering. Early estimates are that more than 3 million people have been affected.
I want to be sure that you know that the American Friends Service Committee is responding to the crisis. If you get questions about how people can support AFSC’s response to the Haiti earthquake, please refer people to AFSC’s web site, www.afsc.org, or our toll-free number (1-888-588-2372).
For Friends close to High Point, North Carolina, AFSC’s material assistance program is accepting hygiene kits. For more information, please contact Ann Lennon at alennon@afsc.org or 336-885-6921.
Right now, AFSC staff are trying to get in touch with our partners in Haiti to assess how we can best be of service. AFSC’s plans will unfold as we gain more information and hear from partners in Haiti, but we expect to respond with immediate humanitarian assistance through partner organizations, and then commit our resources to longer term reconstruction, recovery and healing, as resources permit.
If you would like to continue to receive updates about AFSC’s response to Haiti, email us at actioncenter@afsc.org or subscribe online at www.afsc.org. I’ll be sure to keep you informed as the situation progresses.
With warm greetings and New Year best wishes,
In peace,
Mary Ellen McNish
General Secretary, AFSC

Posted on 1/19/2010 by Webmaster

It's Game Night at the Little House on Saturday, Jan 23rd - beginning at 6:30 pm. Bring your favorite games, puzzles and snack food. See you there.
If you have questions, call Joan Stewart.

Posted on 1/19/2010 by Webmaster

Hiram Butler sends us this invitation to an opening of the work of Kyung-Lim Lee, the partner of James Turrell:
An exhibition of drawings by Kyung-Lim Lee will open at
11:00 am - 1:00 pm Saturday 16 January 2010
Devin Borden Hiram Butler Gallery
4520 Blossom Street
Houston, TX 77007
Please join us for a preview and a cup of coffee
713-863-7097
I know both James and Kyung would appreciate your attendance and the opportunity to say hello. They plan to spend the night and attend early meeting for worship the next day.
I'm frequently asked, "What do you do at an opening?" Answer: Come fifteen to twenty minutes late as the artist is always a few minutes late. Walk around and look at the exhibition and then say hello to the artist and tell them something nice about their work. If you have time, have a cup of coffee and spend fifteen minutes talking to someone else you might know in attendance.
Children are welcome, it is one of the reasons we have our openings on Saturday morning.
For wheel chair access, come to the back of the gallery and up the ramp. Either call us from your cell or knock on the back door and we'll open up.
I do hope you can make it.

Posted on 1/12/2010 by Webmaster

The Houston Peace and Justice Center will participate (walk) in the MLK Day Parade sponsored by the Black Heritage Society on January 18. Individual HPJC organizations can bring a sign or banner for their organization and join us (HPJC has registered for the parade, so member groups should not have to do the same unless they want to). The parade begins at 10 am in downtown Houston - corner of Jackson and Texas near Minutemaid Park. We will assemble about 9:00 am so we are ready to go at 10:00 a.m. We will probably be marching close to the KPFT float.
Go to the KPFT website (www.kpft.org) for all the activities surrounding MLK Day.

Posted on 1/12/2010 by Webmaster

For those interested in learning about and serving as a greeter on Sunday morning prior to Meeting for Worship, there will be a Greeter orientation on January 24, 2010, 12:30 p.m.--2:30 p.m. at Barbara Cowan’s home. Lunch will be served and therefore it is necessary to call or e-mail Barbara if you are planning to come (e-mail bcsophia@swbell.net).

Posted on 1/12/2010 by Webmaster

For more information and to register:
http://www.bhfh.org/qsp/qspWho_10.html#Home

Posted on 1/12/2010 by Webmaster